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Health & Wellness Programs

Healing Through Art

Overview

Are you curious to try painting?

This program offers cancer patients and caregivers, as well as participants in the hospital's weight management program, a creative way to work through their journey.

In this program, you will: 

  • Learn to express yourself using acrylic paint and canvas
  • Create alongside others who understand in a relaxed, positive environment
  • Experience relaxation, centering and stress reduction through paiting

These classes typically begin with a mind-body warm-up followed by an art exercise, discussion or demonstration. Instructor and cancer survivor, Sheri Kennedy, provides lots of one-on-one attention. She will help you get started, then encourage you to find subject matter that inspires you and our own creative style.

What do cancer treatment and weight management have in common?

  • Both can throw you for a loop
  • Both can leave you feeling a loss of control
  • Both can require navigation of a mountain of complex medical information
  • Both can prompt a rethinking of lifestyle and priorities
  • Management of treatment can be cahllenging physically, mentally, emotionally and socially 

... which is why attendees of this class agree... it can be really nice to do an activity that makes you feel good, helps you relax, and gives you a chance to just be with people who "get it". 

Join us for one class or come every month! 

This class is held one Saturday per month from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Sponsored by The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital. 

Who Should Enroll?

This class is open to all cancer survivors and caregivers, as well as patients of the hospital's weight management program at the Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery

No prior art experience necessary! 

Upcoming Dates

Registration

For more information or to register for this program, call Meg Lemire-Berthel, MSW, Director of Oncology Social Work at 978-937-6142.

Fees

Regular Fee

Free

Employee Fee

Free

Refund Policy

Please call Meg Lemire-Berthel at 978-937-6142 to cancel if you are no longer able to attend.

Additional Notes

Bring your own lunch and paint clothes or a smock. 

Materials are free, including one canvas per class. 

Instructors

Sheri Kennedy

Sheri Kennedy

Visual Artist, Facilitator, Graphic Recorder

Weather Policy

If Lowell public schools are closed due to weather, classes/events held by the Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery will also be cancelled. Visit our website and look for an alert banner.

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