ChildHelp of LA 10/28/17

ChildHelp of LA 10/28/17

ChildHelp of LA 10/28/17

We face painted, bat puppeted, and scary drawinged the heck out of ChildHelp LA this weekend!  The kids came up with the greatest scenes of ghouls and goblins and haunted pumpkins while we drew their caricatures and had some cackling laughs with all the wonderful care takers there.

Before we left we made sure each child received their very own colored pencil set, sketchpad and eraser.  AND a few lucky devils even got a designer Ink Well t-shirt!

Thank you, parents, guardians, kids and staff at ChildHelp for welcoming us.  We love being a part of your village!  Thank you Ink Well Volunteers: Jeremy Arambulo, Chris Harmon, Christian Lignan, Joseph Scott (West Coast Director), Ashley Simpson, and Monica Tomova.


Gilda’s Club 10/27/17

Gilda’s Club 10/27/17


We were thrilled to spend Halloween with the children and families of Gilda’s Club! We fluttered about, making bat puppets, while face painting and doing caricatures of all the fantastic little ghouls and boys.

Thank you to our Ink Well volunteers: Dayna Gonzalez, Jane Archer, Stefano Imbert, Ellie Rahim and to Franz Palomares, our fearless Gilda’s Club Events Director!

Mount Sinai Hospital 10/11/17

Mount Sinai Hospital 10/11/17

Mount Sinai 10/11/17

Hooray for our version of Hollywood!  Master illustrators, Dennis Calero and Pedro Delgado put on a terrific KidZone TV show with the children being treated at Mount Sinai Hospital.  They all worked together to create BatMan, Mario and owls that hoot hoot!

Bellevue Hospital 10/06/17


Check out the fantastic stop motion shorts, dreamed up by the beautiful Bellevue kids! They all collaborated on three story ideas: one space adventure, one underwater scene, where three lonely mermaids meet and become friends and one where three explorers meet in the desert during a rain storm and one gets whisked away by an eagle! The kids designed each character and prop and quickly learned how to make them animate. We are so proud of these kids for their patient attention and ability to create so much in just an hour and a half’s time!

Thank you, volunteers: Sergei Aniskov, Drew Dernavich, Corey Pandoloh (welcome first timer!) and Elizabeth Winter and to our lovely co-hosts Jane Archer and Lisa LaBracio for making this such a productive, special evening.