Arts For Life Blog

Spring Awakening Art Show

January 30, 2018 | By Rachel Zink

Asheville’s Grovewood Gallery to Host Spring Awakening, a Pediatric Patients’ Exhibition to Benefit Arts For Life Exhibit Dates: April 7 – April 23, 2018 Opening Reception: April 7 from 2 – 5pm From April 7 through 23, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will host Spring Awakening, a pediatric patients’ exhibition to benefit Arts For Life, an […]

C R E A T E: Cubism Self-Portraits

January 23, 2018 | By Annie Rogers

As the first month of the year, January often signals a fresh new start. And fresh new starts naturally inspire introspection and self-exploration. This self-portrait lesson is the perfect art project to honor this inspiration. What’s more, all you need are some scraps of paper and your favorite drawing tools. Go ahead: wriggle into your […]

M E E T: Alexa

January 12, 2018 | By Annie Rogers

I think art is important because without art, I would be so sad. A lot of children like to do art so if there’s no art no children would be able to have art, do art, and be happy.

C R E A T E: Winter Patterned Tree Collages

December 15, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

‘Tis the season for sparkle and shine, and this lesson delivers on both! Metallic paint and Sharpies are always much-coveted materials at our art tables, and at this time of year, you can find them almost anywhere. Embrace the sparkle! Time Frame: 30mins-1hr Skill Level: age 4+ Goals: To explore patterns and repetition through both […]

The Heartbeat Sessions

December 1, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

The Heartbeat Sessions are a growing collection of musical recordings, highlighting the collaboration between young patients and music professionals in the Asheville community. Each session involves incorporating a digital recording of a pediatric patient’s heartbeat into a song selected or created by the patient and their family. The song and the heartbeat are recorded together, […]

Berlin Brothers Christmas Orchestra Concert

November 16, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Buy your tickets for the Friday, December 22nd performance and your holiday merry-making will benefit Arts For Life! (And you may just see a surprise guest appearance from a famous Arts For Life staff member!) Buy your tickets HERE! The Berlin Brothers Orchestra is a 32-piece band including a full horn section and expands to […]

M E E T: Jerri

| By Annie Rogers

  Jerri, Arts For Life Teaching Volunteer and Master Art Lesson Prepare-er Extraordinaire What’s your favorite kind of art to make? Collage and Block Printing.  Why do you think art in the hospital is important? Because it helps an individual relax enough to learn about themselves.  Who inspires you? In terms of art and creativity: […]

C R E A T E: Landscape Book Collages

November 13, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

At Arts For Life, we love collage lessons because collage is such an approachable medium. Unlike painting or drawing or sculpture, which are often daunting for young artists, collage requires no special skills or materials. Even the youngest artists at our tables know what to do with a glue stick and some paper! This lesson […]