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Art Therapy Workshops - Cancer Support

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  • Event Type:Support Groups

Oncology Support Services  - 2022 Monthly Art Therapy Workshops

Please register via the registration info at the bottom of the page

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 touched by cancer (patients, caregivers and family members) learn the healing benefits of self-expression through art. Participants are welcome to continue (or start) working on their project for the art show (date to be determined), or work on something they feel inspired to create. For those who would like something more structured, we will do some demonstrations or offer a suggested theme. No art experience is needed!

  • 2/7/22 Create a visual expression (drawing/painting/any kind of art!) related to a favorite quote: If you can, please come with a quote that particularly inspires you. We’ll be taking these words of wisdom and making them into something that visually inspires us.
  • 3/7/22 Draw yourself as a superhero or a warrior: 1) What are YOUR superpowers? You will be invited to depict your own image as a superhero with these powers.  Or, alternatively, 2) Draw yourself as a warrior.  You are a strong, capable person –draw yourself with these strengths in mind.
  • 4/4/22 Make a Hope/Wish/Mantra/Prayer flag: This project invites you to send your best wishes, prayers, or mantras for yourself or those around you out into the universe.  Feel free to use drawing/painting materials or fabric to make your flags.
  • 5/2/22 “I am” Collage: Look for words and images that describe your strengths and attributes. With this art experience, you will tap into your own greatness and unique qualities.
  • 6/6/22 Your Special Person/Entity: Choose the people/animals/other entities who matter most to you in life. What are their special attributes? Create a unique portrait, symbol, or expression of how they are meaningful to you. This is a great way to acknowledge what they really mean to you and express your gratitude for them.

Our Art Therapy workshops will meet remotely via Google Meet. Please contact us if you do not have art supplies at home and need materials to take part in any of our workshops. When we meet online, participants always have the choice to turn their camera and microphone on or off, and the level of participation or interaction is up to them. We hope to connect with you!

When: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Where: Google Meet link will be provided after registration
Cost: Free – Please consider donating to BCH Foundation

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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