Arts For Life Blog

2016 Roll & Stroll Kickoff Meeting!

May 3, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

It’s that time of year again! Can you believe it’s our FIFTH year hosting this amazing event?  The Roll & Stroll is our primary fundraising event for our work at Brenner Children’s Hospital – and we’d love for you to be a part of the team to make this year’s the best it can possibly […]

Caution: It’s a Jungle in Here!

April 27, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

As a part of our Journey this month, Arts For Life students are using this springtime weather as an excuse to CONNECT with their wider world in April. From snakes to bugs to fuzzy forest creatures, we have been busy studying our animal friends through our theme of Animals, Habitat, and Environment. Kids have been […]

Volunteers & Interns: the Heart and Soul of Arts For Life

| By Rachel Zink

by Annie Rogers, Arts For Life Program Director at Mission Children’s Hospital It is a Wednesday afternoon, and I am sitting at the Zeis Clinic art table at Mission Children’s hospital, waiting on the next patient. I hear the chime of the elevator as the door opens, and a little voice echos in the quiet […]

Lesson: Animal Print Paper Quilts

| By Rachel Zink

With our December theme, Gifts, Giving, and Holiday Celebrations, and lessons like this one, our Arts For Life teachers are helping kids and families celebrate the generosity, hope, and joy they see around them in the hospital, and spread it through their wider communities.

Lesson: Pastel Resist Bugs

| By Rachel Zink

With our December theme, Gifts, Giving, and Holiday Celebrations, and lessons like this one, our Arts For Life teachers are helping kids and families celebrate the generosity, hope, and joy they see around them in the hospital, and spread it through their wider communities.

Museum on the Move!

April 1, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

What: Museum on the Move Pop-Up Art Exhibit: artwork from pediatric patients at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Arts For Life’s educational art programs, inspired by art in the permanent collection at Reynolda House Museum of American Art Who: Open to the public When: Thursday, April 21st from 5 – 7 pm Where: 3 Downtown Locations […]

March 2016: Colorful REFLECTION

| By Rachel Zink

“OOOH! This looks like FUN!” That’s what Arts For Life student, Piper, said when she walked into the art room at Brenner Children’s Hospital last week and saw the lesson example for these Tie Dye Mini Portraits hanging in the window. Clearly drawn like a magnet to the bright, swirling colors of the example, she […]

When Student Becomes Teacher: The Art of Inspiring a Lesson Plan

| By Rachel Zink

Behind every unique, vibrant, inspiring piece of Arts For Life artwork… there is a unique, beautiful, inspiring artist. And a teacher who has coached, challenged, and encouraged that artist.   And behind each Arts For Life teacher, guiding and providing structure, is a curriculum full of unique, engaging, educational lesson plans. An excellent lesson plan […]

Lesson: Tie-Dye Mini Portraits

| By Rachel Zink

With our December theme, Gifts, Giving, and Holiday Celebrations, and lessons like this one, our Arts For Life teachers are helping kids and families celebrate the generosity, hope, and joy they see around them in the hospital, and spread it through their wider communities.