Art Takeout: Art Classes in a Box!

Art TakeoutTM is a series of individual art projects that were designed by Breanna’s Gift teachers for children who are not able to leave their hospital room to join group classes.

Kathy1_Mosaic_cropIn addition to providing these projects for children and their families at Children’s Minnesota , Ronald McDonald House Charities – Upper Midwest, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, Breanna’s Gift also sends Art Takeout projects to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Richmond, Virginia, Children’s Hospital Los AngelesArnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, Florida  Medical City Children’s Hospital, Dallas, Texas and American Family Children’s Hospital, Madison, WI.

Each “class” contains instructions and all the materials necessary to complete a project. Projects are designed so that they can be fun with or without a “helper”!

Current projects include Make a Sock Puppet, Make a Drawing, Make a Sculpture, Make a Mini Puppet, Make a Watercolor, Make a Mosaic, Make a Pendant and a coloring project for mom and dad called Inside the Lines.

We are grateful to many for helping us put the projects together including individual kids and  adults, Girl Scout troops, art students from De La Salle High School, Washburn High School Ultimate Frisbee Club, neighborhood  families holiday giving get-togethers and corporations such as, Parsons Electric, Barr Engineering, Ascent Solutions and Liberty Property Trust. Your hard work enables us to provide Art TakeoutTM  to so many children.

If you are an individual or group interested in volunteering with the preparation of Art Takeout projects, please contact Art Takeout Coordinator, Denise Crestik at