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!
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.
April 22, 2015 | 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!
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 […]