Arts For Life Blog

Lesson: Reflective 3D Portrait

February 29, 2016 | 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.

Mary Margaret

Make a “heARTfelt” Difference

February 19, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

We invite you to be a member of our heARTfelt Monthly Giving Club! As a heARTfelt Club Member, you’re pledging a monthly recurring gift, so that Colby, Nykee, Haley, and thousands more kids can count on Arts For Life: every time they visit their doctor, stay overnight at the hospital, or need a creative pick-me-up. […]

2016: The Year of the Artist’s Journey

February 17, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Every year, our dedicated and creative staff of teachers work together to plan a curriculum full of art projects that are engaging, unique, educational and fun! Having monthly themes, for example, helps narrow down which materials and ideas we want to offer to our students to explore. This year, we’re doing something a little different: […]

Calla’s Hit Radio Show

January 15, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

This hit episode of the Arts For Life Radio show is very special, because it features the great singer & ukulele player Calla! This is our 18th episode, and also marks the one-year anniversary of Arts For Life Radio! It’s been a series of wild successes, and we can’t wait to hear the great episodes […]

The 12 Days of Clinic

December 22, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Enjoy “The 12 Days of Clinic,” a fresh take on a holiday classic, from the dynamic duo, “EmAndMM” (11-year-old Emma and Program Director Mary Margaret). Mary Margaret says: The idea for writing the 12 Days of Clinic stemmed from Emma humming the popular holiday tune, The 12 Days of Christmas, at the art table a […]

Tree Box

Lesson: Tree Box

December 20, 2015 | 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.

Giving Tuesday

Mark Your Calendars for #GivingTuesday!

November 30, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

#GivingTuesday is just around the corner: December 1st. We’re excited to take part in this global day of giving for the third year in a row, and we hope you’ll take part, too! How? Glad you asked!

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday: A Day for Giving Back

November 25, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

What Is #GivingTuesday? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. […]