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At Arts For Life, we believe ART IS FOR EVERYONE.
For almost two decades, Arts For Life has been operating with the mission of bringing arts education and engagement to pediatric patients and their families. By meeting them where they are– in the hospital– we enrich patients’ lives, nurture their minds and spirits, and encourage positive healthcare experiences for all.
While meeting and being with people in the hospital will always be a part of Arts For Life’s mission, we also want to think BIGGER. What if we could meet patients and families — and creative kids of all ages — where they are all the time, not just when they’re in the hospital? What if we could meet them in their living rooms, in their cars, in the middle of the night when they can’t sleep?
This is why we created Arts For Life Anywhere: to ensure that ART CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE.
On this site, you’ll find all kinds of resources to ignite and nurture creativity, all developed and curated by a team of people with combined decades of experience teaching and creating art and music with kids.
Here’s what you’ll find:
As you explore the site, we suggest the Blog as a starting point. This is where we’ll connect you with resources from across the web — everything from games to virtual experiences to books and articles– all crowdsourced and curated by our team.
The Lessons page features a selection of tried-and-true original art lessons that we’ve developed, used, and improved through the years we’ve taught them at our art tables and bedside studios in the hospital. These lessons will often coordinate with video demonstrations and focus on unique projects that use simple materials you are likely to have in your house.
The Videos page is where you’ll find new art and music demonstrations by Arts For Life team members posted each week.
On our Downloads page, we’ll feature exclusive original printable materials created by Arts For Life team members.
Looking for recommendations about what supplies to use for your creative projects? Our staff are experts on the subject, and we share this expertise on the Art Supplies page.
This should get you started. We’re working on new content regularly, so be sure to check back once-in-a-while. Or, be sure to sign up for our email list to stay in the loop about what’s new. We promise not to flood your inbox; when you sign up, you’ll receive a weekly email digest every Friday with all the new things from the week.
And as always, if you notice something missing, have suggestions to help us make the site more useful, or just have a question, let us know.
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