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Heartbeats Artwork at The Hop Asheville

July 27, 2017 | 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 […]

M E E T: Hayley

July 21, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

Hayley, age 14, Arts For Life Artist How long have you known about Arts For Life? Since this morning — today was my first visit to the art table! What is your favorite kind of art to make? Clay and Play Doh. How do you “get creative?” By my mind — you have to think […]

C R E A T E: Clothespin Sharks

| By Annie Rogers

Who knew clothespins could be so much fun?! In this whimsical little lesson, a simple clothespin is transformed into a ferocious (or friendly) chomping shark! Goals To create an interactive puppet using simple, everyday materials (clothespin) To play with overlapping and animation, incorporating a little surprise fish into the art project Vocabulary Overlapping: to extend […]

Roll & Stroll: Double Your Impact!

December 20, 2016 | By Rachel Zink

Thank you for being a part of our 5th Annual Roll & Stroll! Please consider doubling (or tripling or quadrupling!) the difference you’ve made by sponsoring more art lessons for young patients and families at Brenner Children’s Hospital. $25 = 1 art lesson How many will YOU sponsor today?

“Made In House” Art Show and Opening Reception

October 28, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

What: “Made In House” Opening Reception to celebrate newly installed permanent artwork on display at Mission Children’s Reuter Outpatient Center. Who: Mission patients, family members, volunteers, and staff; Open to the Public Where: Reuter Outpatient Center, 11 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803 Arts For Life invites patients, family members, Mission staff and volunteers, as […]

Reflection on an Arts For Life Summer Internship

August 31, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

This week, in each of our chapters across the state, we are saying “so long” to our summer interns. The end of the summer is always bittersweet. 12 weeks – the length of time summer interns commit – goes by in a blink, so packed are their 16 weekly hours with teaching,  planning, community outreach, […]

Lesson: Lines in Motion Collage

July 27, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

Have you ever noticed how everything that moves – cars, bikes, birds, planes, people – moves in a different way? Some things, people, and animals travel slowly with purpose and intention; some travel in choppy rhythm. Some glide, some hop, some roll, some even crash! What if you had to draw that motion? What would […]

Hitting the Jackpot with Leo the Color Man

June 29, 2016 | By Annie Rogers

When a well-known, innovative, inspiring, colorful, and charismatic, professional artist and illustrator seeks you out with an offer to lead a workshop with Arts For Life patients and families, it’s like opening your door to a person standing on your stoop with one of those giant checks and a fistful of balloons. It’s winning the […]

Enriching Community, Celebrating Local Artists

| By Annie Rogers

What do you think of when you hear the word community? Maybe you think of your friends or family, your colleagues or teammates. You might think of your school, your church, or your neighborhood. If you’re a patient or family member going through treatment for a serious illness or disability though, chances are, you think […]