Art therapy

No experience or artistic talent is required to take part in the art therapy workshops. Here is all you need: curiosity and the desire to try different mediums, such as painting, clay, wood, pastels, plaster and others. The art therapist will guide you in your artistic exploration and invite you to be creative for pleasure and not performance.

The Foundation, which was the first organization to offer art therapy in the field of oncology, proposes an open studio approach allowing you to attend workshops at a time convenient for you and to stay as long as you wish.

“Art therapy helped me find freedom from my fears, my troubles and my regrets…. I was able to refocus on what is important in life.”

Who is art therapy for?

The Quebec Cancer Foundation offers art therapy workshops to any individual with cancer, up to one year after their final treatment. They are also offered to their caregivers. The service targets those who wish:

  • To relax
  • To express themselves through creation
  • To embark on self-reflection
  • To take their mind off things
  • To unwind through art
  • To try different mediums
  • To meet others who are living a similar situation

What art therapy can offer

  • Personalized follow-up by an art therapy professional
  • To discover their emotions through their creations
  • A stimulating environment
  • A place to share and learn
  • To foster creativity

The benefits

  • Decreased stress and anxiety
  • A better understanding of their emotions
  • A new vision of self, of life with its challenges and dreams
  • To develop creativity

Our art therapists

Our art therapists are professionals who are trained in their field, bringing together both artistic practice and psychological intervention. They encourage creative expression, observation of artistic works and introspection in order to see evolve a new personal vision. Their expertise help participants overcome obstacles caused by the disease, to better identify their strengths and to meet new challenges.

Schedules and registrations

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING

  • Art therapy workshops are free. 

Online workshops

Registrations required

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Gatineau

Registrations required: activity offered in French only

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Trois-Rivières

Currently unavailable

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CAREGIVERS
Online workshops

Registrations required

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YOUNG ADULTS
​(15 to 39 years old)
Online workshops

Registrations required

View schedules and register here 

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