From our Teaching Artist workshops and general celebrations of our Young Artists and our programming, there is never a dull moment with ArtWorks!

Happy Birthday To Board Chair, David Kaufthal

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to ArtWorks Board Chair and Founding Board Member, David Kaufthal. Your dedication and support is invaluable and enables us to bring arts programming to over 20,000 children facing illness in New York and New Jersey each year. Thank you for your trust and leadership. We hope you have a most wonderful day!

Artwork by Victoria, age 9, from Northwell Children’s Hospital (2010). 

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ArtWorks Teaching Artist Steven at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Steven Hazlett loves working with the Young Artists at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Photographic inspiration is all around with an abundance of colorful beads, buttons and other materials, as well as ocean friends in the hospital’s aquarium. Image: Steven Hazlett with some special Young Artists and Recreational Therapist, Julie Mayers. 

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Creative Arts Therapy Week!

ArtWorks is grateful to partner with hospitals and healthcare facilities that rely on #CreativeArtsTherapists to help their patients explore their feelings through art and music. We love it even more when we get to see their collaborations with Young Artists come to life. Check out Music Therapists, James Maxson and Kristen O’Grady from Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center with Young Artists Oliver and Stephanie at ArtWorks’ Express Yourself 2018.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May the luck of the Irish be with you on this St. Patrick’s Day! We are seeing the green of spring with this shamrock inspired work from 2009 by Young Artist, Marissa.

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ArtWorks X Andy Warhol

“A Different World” by ArtWorks Young Artist Lara, age 10, from The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has found common ground with pop artist Andy Warhol. Much like Warhol, Lara uses familiar icons of contemporary life in her artwork to express her own view of our world. “Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again” is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York through March 31, 2019.

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Celebrating Children’s Craft Day!

Ali, age 10, from Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center created “Birdie and Nest” (2009) and told ArtWorks “I made this bird out of tissue paper, #raffia, #feathers, and #texturedpaper. I had lots of fun using glue to tap them down.” Join in the fun this #NationalCraftDay and tag ArtWorks in your next craft project! 

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Annual Teaching Artist Training Session

Thank you, Montefiore Health System for hosting ArtWorks this past weekend for our annual Teaching Artists Training Session. We love getting together to share experiences, compare ideas and discuss policies from social media to self-care. Special thanks to Genevieve Lowry (ArtWorks Advisory Board Member and Acting Director of the Child Life Program/ Bank Street College of Education) and Ingrid Ordonez-Street (Program Supervisor and Child Life Specialist at CHAM) for your expertise and insight into the role of a #ChildLifeSpecialist and thank you to Meghan Kelly for making it all possible! #LetArtHeal #ArtWorksKids

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Happy International Women’s Day

ArtWorks is privileged to work with extraordinary women from young artists and teaching artists, to Child Life Specialists, doctors, our staff, Board and more. We celebrate them today and everyday. Tell us about the women who inspire you by tagging ArtWorks in your #InternationalWomensDay post!

“Different” by ArtWorks Young Artist, Cree from Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital (2003).

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Exciting New Program At RWJ with ArtWorks and the Rutgers Garden

We are thrilled to announce a new year-long collaborative program with ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Robyn Ellenbogen and The Rutgers Garden at Bristol Myer’s Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. This program aims to promote creativity through the use of organic materials obtained from the Gardens and projects will be approached through a multidisciplinary lens using storytelling, music, poetry, writing, performance, fine art techniques, animation and sculpture. This program is generously funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation. Pictured here is Robyn Ellenbogen with RWJ Child Life Specialist, Sarah Devlin.

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