​​​By Angela Smith

The Art for Cancer Foundation offers free creative programs for people living with cancer, their families and caregivers. Creating art is a powerful tool to help express your feelings and increase your emotional healing process, while escaping the stresses of living with cancer. Our free creative programs allow you to explore your creativity and express yourself in a class with other people who understand what you are going through, in a relaxed and supportive environment. 

The Creating from Within program is designed for all skill levels, and provides hands on instruction by caring, professional artists and experienced teachers in a small group setting. These artists guide and support you as you learn to express yourself through art. You can enjoy this beginner’s workshop once or come to this progr​​​​am many times. 

We also offer Guest Artist workshops for people who want to further develop their creative skills. These workshops focus on artistic expression using different media and are led by local professional artists. In this workshop you will learn new techniques to increase your creativity. The Art for Cancer workshops are designed to help you relax and escape the stress of living with cancer. As one of our participants explains, “When I focus on making art, everything else disappears, and I don’t think about having cancer. It focuses my mind away from cancer and leaves me feeling calm and centred.​” As well, our creative workshops will help you to express yourself and tell your story through art. Our workshops are designed for you to have fun, meet new people and learn new skills in a warm and caring environment. 

At Art for Cancer Foundation, we believe that creative expression through art can help alleviate the stress of living with cancer and provide an outlet for personal growth and expression. We invite you to join us for one of our free creative programs. 

To find out more or to sign up for one of our free creative programs, please visit the Art for Cancer Foundation website [opens in new window] »​

Last reviewed: 6/29/2017
Last modified: 1/4/2019 12:33 PM