Mount Sinai Hospital 11/18/15

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Tonight on our KidZone TV show, our IWF Director of Mount Sinai Events, Elana Amity, gave a lesson on drawing Winnie-the-Pooh and the ever-talented Pedro Delgado created characters built out of colored shapes!  We even had a young patient, Ruby, join us in the studio.  It was a lively lovely night and we are grateful to these two fab artists and to all the great kids who drew along with us.

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Bellevue Hospital 11/17/15

Bellevue Hospital 11/17/15

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The sincerity and heart these kids always put into their work means so much to us.  Tonight they made their own “dream pillows” that showed what they want to imagine as they sleep, what they felt grateful for now and what they dream of doing in the future.

One girl designed a world of fashion and lettered her name with her very own font.  Another who wants to go into the military depicted jets racing across the sky and emblems of honor.  A very industrious boy created a 24-hour school with aquariums and hot air balloons near the Broadway Junction.  And another boy who longed for farmlands drew a beautiful barn with a deer loping through the fields.  After they were all done each child gave a presentation of what they made.

Thank you, kids and Bellevue staff, for sharing these unforgettable moments with us, thank you to our Director for Bellevue Events, Jane Archer, for leading the night, and to our devoted volunteers: Elana Amity, Stefano Imbert, Jeanine Henderson, Oded Naaman, Nathan Schreiber, Elizabeth Winter and a warm welcome to new member, Eleanor Rahim!

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Ronald McDonald House NYC 11/07/16

IMG_4052Today was comic book day!  We brought home-made comics and helped the kids draw their cover page and start to fill them with their own stories and favorite characters.

First the kids showed us how it’s all about this game, “Road Blocks,” now so we watched them play and learned how to draw those blocky blokes.  Then Nathan Schreiber whipped up a fierce Goku and Vegeta fusion dance for a Dragon Ball Z fan, Joyce Pedretti blazed across the paper on Starfire with a DC Comics devotee, Elizabeth Winter got to draw with one little darling who just wanted bunnies and princesses and puppies, and all the while everybody got their caricatures done by Joe Vissichelli!

All the kids received their own art kits so that they could continue their comics on their own and keep drawing whatever they dream up whenever they like.  Keep at it, kids, and thank you for sharing your day with us!