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Art Therapy Workshops - Cancer Support

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  • Event Type:Support Groups

Oncology Support Services  - 2021 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!

  • September 13: What am I Grateful For?: In this workshop, we will explore the variety of people, places and things for which we are grateful. Participants can choose the media that feels right to them.
  • October 4: Our Evolving Selves: In this workshop, participants will reflect on their joys and interests at different points in their lives and integrate these varied elements into an image. For example, think about how the idea of “play” has changed for you over time….is there anything you would like to bring back?
  • November 1: Inner-Self / Outer-Self: In this workshop, participants are encouraged to bring any materials (for example: paper, box, mask, collage materials, markers/paints/pencils) to create an image of their internal world, along with one or more images of what they show others. Participants will be invited to imagine what elements they may want the world to see and what that experience could be like.
  • December 6: Emotions as a Landscape: In this workshop, participants will be invited to represent their feelings as a landscape. In this special session, we will be creating our art pieces within the safe container of a circle or mandala.

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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