Art for Cancer Wellness: Community Guidelines

Art Therapy vs Art Class

By participating in Kits to Heart’s art therapy program, you agree to the following:

  • Attendance to all sessions and participation in group discussion are highly encouraged and appreciated.
  • Art therapy is based on expression and processing—as well as the belief that the creative process involved in the making of art is healing and life-enhancing—rather than mastering of technique and execution. Even if art is not your forté, you are encouraged to work within your own artistic comfort zone and skill level.
  • Treat each person and their artwork with care and respect. Positive support to peers is encouraged without any value statements or judgments made about your own or other’s artwork.
  • Each participant is highly encouraged to write a reflection or artist’s statement about their artwork, summarizing or explaining what the artwork is, any symbolism or meaning, color associations, content representation, and/or the process creating the artwork.
  • Confidentiality is key!
  • If applicable, listening to music on headphones while creating artwork is allowed.
  • Limited use of cellphones is expected.
  • Please keep your camera on whenever possible and microphone muted unless speaking.
  • Please inform the facilitator if you are feeling uncomfortable or unsafe in any way.
  • Please reach out with questions about how to use the materials provided if you are uncertain or struggling.