Art for Cancer Wellness: Mandalas Patients Group with Lacy, Spring 2023

Kits to Heart Art for Cancer Wellness artwork by March 2022 participant Corinna Woodard.

Artwork by March 2022 participant Corinna Woodard.

Workshop Title: Art for Cancer Wellness
Facilitator: Lacy Mucklow, MA, ATR-BC, LPAT-S, LCPAT, ATCS
Schedule: Saturdays, 3 PM to 4:30 PM ET

  • February 4, 2023
  • February 18, 2023
  • March 4, 2023
  • March 18, 2023
  • April 1, 2023
  • April 15, 2023

Workshop Overview: In this six-session workshop series, facilitated by art therapist Lacy Mucklow, participants will be invited to take part in an art therapy wellness group for patients with cancer. Each session, participants will be guided to consider a theme designed to explore feelings, increase self-expression, foster hope and strengths, identify coping skills, expand self-discovery, and engage in mindfulness and grounding.

Week-by-Week Overview: Each workshop will be structured as follows: Check-in, sharing of theme, art making, and discussion. This patient group is focused on creating mandalas as the theme throughout the workshops. Mandalas are open-ended, so each week, the participant can process in their mandala whatever they need to in the moment.

Weeks 1 to 6: Mandalas
Media: Square sketchbook; circular template (lid, plate, cup, etc.); oil pastels; colored/watercolor pencils; other 2D media, if available
Open group with a check-in and lead into the mandala meditation. After the meditation, group members create an original mandala with their materials and share about their artwork at the end of the group during discussion. Discuss experiences making their mandala and share positive effects creating mandalas can have (as shown in research) to see if they found similar benefits. End group with discussion about mandala journaling as a coping tool and experience how regular use of mandala-making can be helpful through this workshop cycle.

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