Arts For Life Blog


Three-Year-Old Mia’s Take on the “Wizard of Oz”

September 24, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Mia made a movie, and we’re excited to share it with you! She crafted all the characters, designed the sets, and “directed” this stop-motion movie – with a little help from her digital art teachers, Jenna and Sukhu, and another Arts For Life artist, seventeen-year-old patient Nathan.   Thanks to you, this bit of movie […]

Peace Sign by Skye

Lesson: Peace Sign Paper Sculpture

September 21, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Each year, an International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21 to strengthen the ideas of peace within and among all nations and peoples. This paper sculpture is the perfect Peace Day project!

25X25 Fundraising Challenge

Take the 25X25 Challenge!

September 14, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

At Arts For Life, 25 IS A MAGIC NUMBER! $25 provides one art lesson for a child in the hospital. Take our 25X25 fundraising challenge to help make creativity, discovery, and joy possible for kids and teens in hospitals across North Carolina.

Art Amplified

Behind the Scenes of “Art Amplified”

August 12, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

It was fun to think BIG for our 2014 recycled cardboard exhibit, Outside the Box, at SECCA. So when our academic year intern, Katharyn Valier, began to think even bigger for this year’s show—proposing the idea to combine visual art and music, the two artistic focuses of our Winston-Salem chapter—we didn’t hesitate; the gears in our heads started moving and Art Amplified (which opens this week) is the grand, harmonious result!

Artist Erica

Show Business! Spotlight On: Erica

August 11, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Our latest Winston-Salem art show, Art Amplified: A Fusion of Music & Visual Art, was on display this summer at the Southeastern Center for Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). We talked with exhibiting artist Erica about getting to be part of the BIG show.

Art Amplified Show

Listen to the Music of Art Amplified

August 7, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Enjoy “Colors Reaching” by Colin Allured, inspired by 14-year-old Devin‘s artwork, “The Monstrosity.” Enjoy “Serious/Peaceful/Wistful” by Bill Stevens, inspired by 15-year-old Cindy‘s artwork, “Untitled.” Enjoy “What My Heart Beats For” by Becca Stevens, inspired by 18-year-old Tiffany‘s artwork of the same name. Enjoy “Here I Am” by Matt Kendrick, inspired by 9-year-old Karol‘s artwork, “Best […]

Uriah and Beril

July Is Color Theory Month!

July 26, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

You know that yellow and blue make green. Red and blue make purple. Yellow and red make orange. But do you know about complementary colors? Primary, secondary, and tertiary colors? Analogous colors? Color families? Warm and cool colors? Our students have been learning about them all this month!

Overlapping Glassware

Lesson: Overlapping Glassware

| By Rachel Zink

July is Printmaking + Color Theory Month at Arts For Life! Activities impress upon students the very important role color has in artistic composition, like this lesson, which helps them explore the brilliant effects of layering color.