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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 […]

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 […]

C R E A T E: Willow’s Creative Cats Lesson

| By Annie Rogers

Read the Book, Follow the Lesson! In the bright, whimsical world of Willow, the title character of this wonderful children’s book, trees are pink, skies are yellow, and snowmen are not always men. But Willow’s strict art teacher doesn’t agree. Over the course of the book, we watch grumpy Ms. Hawthorne, inspired by the free-willed […]

M E E T: Exzavean

| By Annie Rogers

Exzavean, age 6, Arts For Life Artist What’s your favorite kind of art to make? I love to make masks. I love the strings and building things that make it 3D. Mask projects are my favorite because we make something we can wear. How do you get creative? I like to make things like power […]

Pop-up! at Camino Brookstown

July 27, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

If you couldn’t make it to SECCA on July 6th for the Spoonful of Sugar opening reception, never fear! Select works from the show are on display at Camino Brookstown in Winston Salem now through September 29th. Stop in to view the delectable confection-inspired paintings created by young Arts For Life artists at Brenner Children’s […]

Heartbeats Artwork at The Hop Asheville

| By Annie Rogers

Missed Arts For Life Asheville’s annual art show, HEARTBEATS,  on June 14th? Don’t worry! You can still view the artwork created by young artists at Mission Children’s Hospital at The Hop’s Merrimon Avenue location Stop by for a cool, delicious ice cream treat (like a scoop of chocolate-Oreo…yum!) and feast your eyes on some amazing […]