Arts For Life Blog

M E E T: the Arts For Life Intern Team at Levine Children’s Hospital

December 15, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Maggie, Amy, and Leanna, Interns with Arts For Life Charlotte Why do you think art is important? Amy: It can help you express something that you might not be able to express with words or in any other way, and it helps to relieve stress…AND it’s fun! What is your favorite art material to use? […]

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 […]

M E E T: Alisha

October 13, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Alisha, age 19, Arts For Life Artist What’s your favorite kind of art to make? Anything I can put in my room because I like to decorate my room with the art that I make. How do you “get creative”? I don’t have a plan, I just do what comes to my fingers. Why do […]

C R E A T E: Animal Prints on Watercolor

| By Annie Rogers

When Arts For Life teachers pull out the printmaking supplies, it’s like a beacon: kids just gravitate to the art table. Something about the rolling tools, the squish of ink, the smooth-soft texture of drawing in Styrofoam; it’s just not like anything they’ve ever done before. (See this vintage footage of Arts For Life artist […]

#getcreative #givecreative

September 22, 2017 | By Rachel Zink

Calling All Movers, Shakers, Makers & Creatives! WHAT: #getcreative #givecreative 2017 Campaign WHEN: Nov. 2-3, 2017 WHY: To amplify Arts For Life’s mission through social media and raise much-needed funds HOW: With your help! At Arts For Life, we believe that ART IS FOR EVERYONE. Art is for the patients and families in our hospitals. […]

C R E A T E: Soap and Oil Pastel Diamonds

September 13, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Have you ever drawn with SOAP? (Did you even know you could?) This lesson is always a hit at the art table because it involves using a familiar material (bar soap) in a very unfamiliar way. Sometimes Arts For Life teachers put out the container of cut-up soap bar pieces and make kids guess what […]