Thanks to our resilient kids, volunteers, and partner organizations, we have adapted our activities to continue over video chat. Ink Well members will receive invitations by email.
Event Overview by Location
We prepare tailor-made art kits and specific activities, designed to encourage and support the children being served in the Bellevue Psychiatric Care Ward.
Covenant House of California
We’re grateful to tune in with this group of young adults, who are healing from homelessness within the sanctuary of the Covenant House. Many are interested in careers in the arts so we remotely connect them with pro artists for discussions about portfolios, networking, and making it in the professional arts.
Red Door Community (formerly Gilda’s Club)
Quick sketch! We regularly drop in on this Club House, supporting children who themselves are facing cancer or are dealing with cancer in their family to teach the kids how to draw fun characters and scenes in less than 30 minutes.
Mount Sinai Hospital
Our live drawing show has gone online! Elana Amity and Pedro Delgado have recorded numerous lessons, which we’ve posted for all to enjoy here:
New Alternatives for Children
We haven’t skipped a beat in our events with the kids at NAC! We just rolled ’em right into their foster and adoptive care homes, where we video chat and draw as a group.
IWF PEN PALS PROGRAM:
This ongoing art-by-mail program is offered to any child who is dealing with severe illness or hardship and is not physically able to attend our events. Get more information on our Pen Pals Program here.
*You must be a registered IWF member to attend any event and RSVP is always required.
*Please arrive 5-10 minutes early, late arrivals may not be able to get into some locations.
*Spots are often limited so please RSVP early.