From our Teaching Artist workshops and general celebrations of our Young Artists and our programming, there is never a dull moment with ArtWorks!
For their 5th birthday, Elena and Parker wanted to share their love of art with the ArtWorks Kids so they asked their friends and family for donations of art supplies instead of presents. Their supply drive was a HUGE success and this week they delivered a box filled with over 100 small craft kits, paint sets and other amazing gifts. We are inspired and grateful for their generosity. #LetArtHeal
This week, we brought the ArtWorks Surprise Supplies Program to the children and families at Inova Children’s Hospital in Annandale, Virginia! If you know of a children’s hospital or healthcare facility in need of art supplies, please reach out to us. We always welcome the opportunity to bring ArtWorks to Young Artists who use their creativity as a a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development.
The Young Artists at Blythedale Children’s Hospital have come together and decorated over 100 feathers each with its own distinct markings and textures. Thank you to the amazing Child Life Specialists at Blythedale who facilitated this brilliant creation, we are so excited to soar through the NYU Kimmel Center on Sunday November 10th!
ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Robyn Ellenbogen joined Children’s Specialized Hospital in Tom’s River at their monthly Friday Night Fever event.
ArtWorks Partner, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, highlighted their extraordinary #ChildLifeSpecialists and the incredible ways they help children and their families cope during a hospital stay through play, music and art. “Familiar and fun activities can normalize the hospital experience, make it less scary, and help kids be kids,” says Chris Brown, Director of Therapeutic Recreation, Child Life, and Creative Arts Therapies Department.
Express Yourself submission packet and artwork submitted, check! Earlier this month, Kaitlyn at Harlem Hospital worked with Teaching Artist, Michelle Sakhai on the piece, “The Perfect Daytime Sun” and she is now ready for her first #ExpressYourself! We can’t wait for her piece to shine bright on Sunday, November 10th!
ArtWorks has partnered with Color Swell so that your art supply purchases can help make a difference. When you shop at Color Swell for your art supply needs, they will give 10% of all purchases to ArtWorks! Use the promo code “ArtWorksOrg” at checkout and help us continue to bring arts programming to children facing illness.
This past Thursday, we brought together our friends from the Westchester area to meet ArtWorks Teaching Artist, Michelle Sakhai and to see her solo exhibition: The Arcana Series: Interpretations of Tarot (on view at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art until October 19, 2019). We also heard from Senior Child Life Specialist, Jessica Dadigan from Blythedale Children’s Hospital who spoke about the importance of Child Life and the arts in the healing process. Thank you so much to Madelyn Jordon who graciously hosted us and to everyone who came out to learn more about the #ArtWorksKids.