Arts For Life Blog

“The Ruby Heart Adventure”

March 23, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

The Ruby Heart Adventure was dreamed up, designed, costumed, directed by, and starring patients and siblings at Brenner Children’s Hospital! Enjoy this season’s newest blockbuster with a bowl of popcorn and your favorite movie candy.

Lesson: Mondrian Animals

February 26, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Combining the distinct painting style of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian with the fun challenge of drawing animals, Mondrian Animals are a fun way to explore and practice drawing, painting, art history, and color theory. Goals Learn about Art History while applying concepts learned into an original piece of artwork. Increase knowledge of a famous painter […]

Love Monster Puppet

Lesson: Love Monster Puppets

February 11, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and a love monster makes a perfect valentine—one that can be enjoyed long after the holiday has passed! This lesson will help you tap into your imagination to create a love-filled, interactive puppet.

Olson Huff Center Art Table

Grant Award: Thanks, Mission VLC!

February 5, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

We’re thrilled to announce that Arts For Life has recently been awarded a $10,000 grant from Mission Health’s Volunteer Leadership Committee (VLC)! We will use the grant money to support our art table at the Olson Huff Center for Child Development.

Lichtenstein Portrait

Lesson: Lichtenstein Portraits

January 31, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

Roy Lichtenstein was an American Pop artist. His bold, colorful style took portraiture to a less serious place than it had been in history. He had fun with his portraits and often connected advertising and comic strip appearances. This lesson will help you create a fun portrait that guides your viewer to have an emotional response to the artwork.

Bands4Good Challenge: The Votes Are IN!

December 17, 2014 | By Rachel Zink

We are a nonprofit partner in NC-based Doing Good Network™’s 2014 Bands4Good Challenge! The competition provides a stage for aspiring and cause-driven musicians to spread the word about their music while raising awareness and important funds for music education. Two artists raising money for Arts For Life have made it to the semifinals.

Welcome to Our New Website!

| By Rachel Zink

We couldn’t be happier to share our brand new and improved website! We’ve been dreaming about a site makeover for quite some time, imagining a home on the web that would let us better share our work and communicate with you: our friends, supporters, and families. And the new does just that.

Rima Boulos, Artist painting

Spotlight On: Rima

December 10, 2014 | By Rachel Zink

Meet nine-year-old Rima, who has been coming to our art table since 2010. She loves to “do art with Betsey or play guitar with Colin.”