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Complimentary Color Name

Lesson: Complimentary Color Names

July 26, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

July is Printmaking + Color Theory Month at Arts For Life! Teachers have been impressing upon students the very important role color has in artistic composition, through activities like this Complimentary Color Names lesson.

Arts For Life Charlotte at Levine

We’re In the News: An Update From Charlotte!

July 8, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

You’ve already heard the news: that Arts For Life expanded to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte earlier this year. Now, our BIG news is, well, in the news! The Charlotte Observer recently featured us and our Charlotte chapter in their Health & Family section. Here’s a Charlotte update from Program Director Sarah Ness.

Neon Cheetah by Yareni, age 10

Lesson: Neon Animals

June 23, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

June is Animals + Paper Month at Arts For Life, and students across the state are creating fabulous specimens of every genus and species! Animals get the black-light treatment in this lesson, created by our Winston-Salem program director, Betsey McLawhorn. The end result is so bright you’ll have to wear shades!

Birds at Play by Serenity

Lesson: Jacqui Fehl-Inspired Mixed Media

May 23, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Lesson goals: To increase awareness of the artwork of Asheville artist Jaqui Fehl through the creation of a piece of work inspired by her style. To encourage creative thinking by exploring elements of drawing and collage. And to practice the collage skill of layering elements to achieve a dramatic effect.

Brooklyn and Mom

A Mother’s Day Poem

May 10, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Here’s to the ones who wake up when it’s dark and drive two hours in the morning fog to make an 8:00 am appointment.

Arts For Life Expands to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC

April 24, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

  This spring, Arts For Life is celebrating an exciting new partnership in Charlotte: an Arts For Life program at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital! The most comprehensive facility of its kind between Atlanta and Washington D.C., Levine Children’s Hospital has provided outstanding healthcare for children in Charlotte and the greater southeast region since […]

Recycled Cardboard Art

Recycling With Arts For Life!

April 22, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

On this 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Arts For Life continues our commitment to creating unique, student-made art with materials that may otherwise end up in a landfill. It’s a process that starts with a simple act of conservation and ends with beautiful, whimsical, touching, thought-provoking, synergistic artwork that indisputably makes our delicate world an even more beautiful place.

Recycled Water Bottle Crowns

Lesson: Water Bottle Crowns

| By Rachel Zink

On Earth Day and every day, Arts For Life is committed to creating unique, student-made art with materials that may otherwise end up in a landfill. With this lesson, students turn a landfill regular—the water bottle (it’s estimated that 38 billion bottles aren’t recycled each year)—into a wearable work of art!

Music Teacher William Dawson

The Magic of Arts For Life Radio

March 27, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

In 2014, Arts For Life Durham found its musical match with music teacher William Dawson. But you don’t have to take our word for it: You can hear for yourself on Arts For Life Radio!