"Bird" by an Artist-patient
Our Artist-in-Residence program depends entirely on monetary and in-kind donations to continue its mission.
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Our Artist's Wish List
In-kind Donations Info>>
Plain Bags, Hats, Tshirts (ALL SIZES, Adult & Youth)
Laminating Paper (Self-Sealing)
Crayola Air Dry Clay
Crayola MODEL MAGIC Clay Tools/Potters Tools Shrinky Dinks
Beads (various sizes)
Jewelry Making Tools
Colorful Duct Tape
Colorful Masking Tape PAPER:
White Drawing Paper
Acrylic Craft Paint
Puffy Fabric Paint
Sponge Brushes/ Rollers
Painting Canvases/ Canvas Boards Wooden Objects for painting (Frames, Boxes, Animals, Shapes, etc.) BASICS:
White Glue (i.e. Elmers)
Hot Glue Guns & Glue Sticks Glue Sticks (3M, Elmers)
Coloring Books for Teens (challenging to find)
Markers (Fine tip, Regular)
Craft Kits, All-in-One Craft Projects
Art serves as a connection between the mind, the emotions and the body.
By integrating art into the care-giving of patients, we improve a child's ability to heal on every level.
Regardless of physical limitations, each child that is hospitalized at Children's gets the opportunity to express their feelings, hopes and fears through art. The Artist-in-Residence program's inclusive, interactive and therapeutic art activities help kids to normalize their hospital experience.
Our Artist-in-Residence works with children in groups or in one-on-one sessions, providing a nurturing and inspirational creative experience to every child.
The creative process helps sick children and teens to cope better with stress, work through traumatic experiences, voice unexpressed thoughts and emotions and to simply enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of the creative process.
Art experiences range from ceramics to printmaking to mural painting. Visitors can view and enjoy some of our patient artwork in a number of locations throughout the hospital, including the second-floor cafeteria as well as in the Outpatient Center atrium.
This Artist-in-Residence program is not funded by the hospital and therefore depends entirely on monetary and in-kind donations to continue its mission. To learn more about how your generosity can help a sick child to heal through the arts please contact:
Ken Mckinney, Director of Philanthropy, Children’s Hospital Foundation email@example.com
Mary Kelly, Director of Child Life Services
510-428-3885, ext. 4424
Visit our webpage to make an in-kind donation.
Again, thank you for thinking of the patients at Children's Hospital.