The Teaching Artists Program invites Teaching Artists into the hospital setting to offer multi-disciplinary art workshops and one-on-one sessions for pediatric patients facing chronic and life-limiting illnesses. The experience is stimulating and empowering as our participants learn and engage in new ways of expressing themselves such as beat-boxing, creative writing, photography, percussion, and animation.
Serving more than 2,000 patients and their families, the Teaching Artists Program is expanding rapidly and welcoming new artists of a wide range of disciplines every year.
Surprise!Supplies provides art supplies and craft kits to our Young Artists in the hospital setting so that they may have the necessary tools to fully express themselves. The Surprise!Supplies program is made available through a mobile ARTWORKS ART CART!
The Art Cart…
- Brings art supplies to children with limited mobility and those who cannot leave their beds
- Specially designed with infection control in mind, and built to withstand the cleaners and ultraviolet lights used to sanitize the art cart for safe use in the hospital setting
- And each art cart has been generously designed by Pop Artist Ed Heck, a longtime supporter of ArtWorks!
The supplies are available to both pediatric patients as well as their siblings, allowing families to collaborate and communicate in a manner that removes them from the solemn setting of the hospital, and gives the children a chance to play together—an opportunity that is often lacking when a sibling is admitted into a hospital. ArtWorks currently has 32 art carts in 27 hospitals distributing more than 20,000 supplies, with more to launch!
HELP US WITH A SUPPLY DRIVE!
ArtWorks always welcomes art supply donations! Interested in organizing a supply drive for ArtWorks? Please download the Art Supply Drive Informational Packet! For any questions or additional information, please contact ArtWorks at 201-608-0146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Express Yourself is a creative and performing arts exhibition inviting our Young Artists to take part in a program of awe-inspiring performances and a gallery exhibition! On October 7th, we were honored to celebrate the talent and spirit of all our Young Artists alongside over 150 guests at the NYU Kimmel Center. 100 artworks were exhibited in our gallery and the performance showcase featured 15 performances each with distinct meaning and emotion. We look forward to seeing you all again next year! Videographer, Reiley Wooten. Please click here to view the entire photo gallery from the magical day!
Learn more about past and upcoming Express Yourself showcases by visiting the ArtWorks EVENTS page.