Individual creative art session enhances quality of life for cancer patient

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I had SO much fun yesterday!!! It was wonderful to just sit and let the creative part of my brain take over for awhile! And Deb and Cindy were absolutely delightful. I’m not a particularly good visual artist, but I had a great time and it was very relaxing. Definitely good for my mental health!  I really appreciate how much the Cancer Center does to enhance quality of life for cancer survivors.  Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this!

Robin

 

Details about the program:

An artist works with individuals according to their abilities. The artists assists the patient by selection of paints and suggestion as to what type of application to use. Subject matter was sometimes suggested but it all depended on the imagination and desire. Very little constraints were placed on what or how the painting/art medium progressed. The artist only stepped in if too many colors were being muddled. Music, live or recorded, was played during the creation process to further relax the patient and to encourage free thought and expression. The patient would then “sign” the painting, preferably in the lower right corner. It’s a unique opportunity to create something beautiful. Please call (319) 369-8100 (or email Danielle.rauser@unitypoint.org) if you are a cancer survivor and interested in signing up for a 1 on 1 creative art session.

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