News and Noteworthy

Book Page Flower Pin

Lesson: Book Page Flower Pins

September 24, 2015 | By Rachel Zink

September is Creatures + Wearables Month at Arts For Life! A wearable can be anything from a mask, to a pair of 3D glasses, to a fetching piece of jewelry like this Book Page Flower Pin.

Bug Finger Puppet

Lesson: Bug Finger Puppets

| By Rachel Zink

September is all about creatures at Arts For Life, and our young artists have been as busy as, well, bees creating flying bugs! With simple materials and these steps, you can make a working finger puppet at home.

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!

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.

Complimentary Color Name

Lesson: Complimentary Color Names

| 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.