Bug Finger Puppet

Lesson: Bug Finger Puppets

September 24, 2015 | 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!

Overlapping Glassware

Lesson: Overlapping Glassware

July 26, 2015 | 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.

Neon Cheetah by Yareni, age 10

Lesson: Neon Animals

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!

Birds at Play by Serenity

Lesson: Jacqui Fehl-Inspired Mixed Media

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.