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Cancer Support -- Virtual Art Therapy Workshops

Join us at Boulder Community Health and Rocky Mountain Cancer Center for monthly workshops with art therapists Cindy Gordon and Tamara Schardt. They will help those affected by cancer (patients, caregivers and family members) discover the therapeutic benefits of self-expression through art. No art experience is necessary!

April 5: Grow Your Garden!
Participants will create a symbolic garden to tend and nurture. This garden will include representations of your strengths and unique qualities, goals, and supports. Please bring any materials (drawing, painting, collage) to create your unique garden!

May 3: Our Animal Reflections
In this workshop, you will identify three animals to which you can relate to your physical, cognitive, and emotional parts. All materials are welcome!

We will continue to meet online on the first Monday of each month using Google Meet until otherwise notified. For most of these workshops, you can use any materials including colored pencils, markers, pastels, paints, collage materials. If you need supplies, please let us know!

When: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Google Meet link will be provided after registration
Cost: Free – Please consider donating to BCH Foundation
RSVP: Please contact Tamara Schardt at 303-720-4201 (call or text) or tschardt@aclboulder.org

Tamara R. Schardt, MS
Tamara is a Masters-level art therapist, working toward board certification and registration. She’s also an artist, advocate, and educator who believes art is for everyone; it is a vehicle of expression that can amplify voices, reduce stress, build confidence, create connections and change, and shed light on adversities. Tamara works with clients across the lifespan, individually and in groups, using art therapy and verbal psychotherapy (talk), incorporating mindfulness, educational, adaptive and movement techniques.

Cindy Gordon, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC, CAAP
Cindy Gordon is a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified art therapist. She works with individuals and groups facing the challenges of depression, trauma, body image, grief, anxiety, medical issues and life transitions. Cindy works with clients using both verbal psychotherapy and non-verbal methods (art therapy, photography, and writing) to reduce stress, promote self-awareness, and gain insights about themselves.

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