Rise & SHINE! in Durham

Sunday, Sept 29 1:00-2:30PM

Sunday, September 29 Join us for a late BRUNCH this year! from 1:00 – 2:30PM at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh RSVP Here Today! Interested in serving as a Table Host or Sponsoring Rise & Shine? Contact us today! Can’t make it on September 29, but still want to help bring creativity and color to kids […]

It’s Mother’s Day!

May 9, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

And we celebrate the moms in our life a little bit more on this day. Thank you for honoring a special mom in your life with a gift to help Arts For Life’s young artists, musicians, and poets. Download one of the cards below to print + mail or email to your mom(s) of choice! […]

We Teach Dinosaurs Too!

March 29, 2019 | By Annie Rogers

Sometimes we have children at our tables who don’t want to do art or who don’t think they are “artists”. Five-year old, Sylas is one of those. He spends a lot of time at Brenner Children’s Hospital while his little brother, Wyatt is in treatment for cancer. One of Sylas’ duties as big brother is […]

C R E A T E: Lion, Tiger, and Bear Masks (oh my!)

July 27, 2018 | By Annie Rogers

It’s been a WILD month at our art tables. No, really…WILD is July’s theme! What better way to celebrate our wild side, than with these simple animal-inspired masks? Materials Colored, White, or Patterned Cardstock Simple Mask Template Scissors 1″ Hole Punch (or scissors) Glue Stick and Tacky Glue Paper strips: shorter (for manes/hair) and longer […]

M E E T: Garrett

| By Annie Rogers

            Garrett, age 6 Arts For Life Artist What’s something you’ve always dreamed about doing? EVERYTHING. I want to learn everything at school and do everything and work everything. Except the news, because I have to wear makeup on the news. What would your superpower be, if you could have […]

Hosting a Table at Rise & Shine Durham

July 5, 2018 | By Rachel Zink

All About Table Hosting! Thank you for considering hosting a table at our Rise & Shine breakfast on Sunday, September 29. It’s a powerful, fun, and easy way for you to help bring the healing power of the arts to children who need it most: kids and teens in treatment in children’s hospitals and clinics. […]

C R E A T E: Silly Creature Heads

June 21, 2018 | By Annie Rogers

It’s summer time! That means it’s time to let loose, have some fun, and get a little wacky…and these silly creature heads are just what the doctor ordered. Simple enough for even the youngest artists at our tables, with just the right sprinkling of fun materials (googly eyes and sequins, anyone?!,) these are always a […]

M E E T: Tatiana

| By Annie Rogers

Tatiana, age 14 Arts For Life Artist What’s something interesting about you? My favorite color is neon green. I make up songs at night when I’m sleepy. What’s something you’ve always dreamed of doing? Travel. I would go to Paris and sit where I could see the Eiffel Tower when the sun is setting and […]

C R E A T E: Moveable Lizards

May 25, 2018 | By Annie Rogers

It’s the simple things. Sometimes you give a young artist a piece of blank paper, cut into a certain shape, and it’s just enough: enough to inspire imagination, to ignite curiosity, to spark some new way of thinking. At Arts For Life, we do a lot of hands-on research when it comes to writing lessons, […]