Art for Cancer Wellness: Spring 2024

Kits to Heart Art for Cancer Wellness

Thank you for your interest in participating in Kits to Heart's Art for Cancer Wellness program! Kits to Heart offers free, virtual workshops for patients, caregivers, survivors, and healthcare workers. Participants are guided to explore a theme designed to explore feelings, increase self-expression, foster hope and strengths, identify coping skills, and engage in mindfulness and grounding. Materials are included and no art experience necessary!

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Spring 2024 Groups

Six bi-weekly workshops, plus special Art Hives. Please click on the group names to view respective weekly schedules.

Patients Group

Ideal for adults currently undergoing cancer treatments and those who are within six months of treatments.

Process Painting Patients Group
Thursdays, 6 PM to 7:30 PM ET

  • February 8, 2024
  • February 22, 2024
  • March 7, 2024
  • March 21, 2024
  • April 4, 2024
  • April 18, 2024

            Survivors Groups

            Ideal for adults who are more than six months out of treatments.

            Creative Self-Exploration Survivors Group with Em
            Thursdays, 6 PM to 7:30 PM ET

            • February 1, 2024
            • February 15, 2024
            • February 29, 2024
            • March 14, 2024
            • March 28, 2024
            • April 11, 2024

                  Oncology Healthcare Workers Group

                  Open to clinicians and providers—including oncologists, nurses, and social workers—who work with people with cancer.

                  Art Journaling for Healthcare Workers
                  Wednesdays, 6 PM to 7:30 PM ET

                  • January 31, 2024
                  • February 14, 2024
                  • February 28, 2024
                  • March 13, 2024
                  • March 27, 2024
                  • April 10, 2024


                        Em Jones, MA, ATR-P, LGPAT, BFA

                        Em JonesEm Jones (she/her) is a registered and licensed graduate professional art therapist providing trauma informed art therapy in Baltimore, Maryland. A native of Baltimore, Em earned her Master of Arts in Art Therapy from Notre Dame of Maryland University and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

                        Em's multifaceted experiences working as an art therapist with adults, adolescents, and children of diverse backgrounds and needs allows her to support individuals in a unique and collaborative manner. With an extensive background in art-making and creative processes, Em guides individuals through a creative healing experience that honors their journey and helps them to discover new meaning about themselves and their experiences. Em believes in art as a way of knowing; she is invested in the healing and transformative power of creative action for self-understanding, wellness, and improved engagement with life.

                        Lacy Mucklow, MA, ATR-BC, LPAT-S, LCPAT, ATCS, CCTP, CIMHP

                        Lacy Mucklow

                        Lacy Mucklow (she/her) is an art therapist who has been practicing in the Washington, DC-area since 1999, working in various sites including home-based counseling, school, IOP/PHP, and inpatient hospitalization settings. Aside from facilitating groups with Kits to Heart, she currently works with active duty service members in an intensive outpatient program and in private practice with all ages. Lacy has a BA in Psychology with a Studio Art minor from Oklahoma State University and an MA in Art Therapy from The George Washington University. She is currently working on her PhD in Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University.

                        Lacy finds the power of art to be healing on many levels, and also enjoys incorporating mindfulness methods in her practice in conjunction with art-making to help people relax and reduce their stress levels. She has released two meditation albums, "Lavender Dreams" and "Lavender Destinations," to assist people with personal mindfulness and relaxation as well as in a larger group setting. She has also authored the New York Times Bestselling book Color Me Calm, five other therapeutically themed coloring book titles, and Mom and Me: An Art Journal to Share, Create, and Connect Side by Side to help parents communicate more effectively with their children through making art. As a cancer survivor herself, Lacy is honored to bring art for wellness with Kits to Heart.

                        Connie Zabokrtsky (she/her) is a trauma-informed art therapist with both clinical and community-based experience providing talk therapy, arts-based therapies, self-care practices, and educational curricula to individuals and groups. Connie uses expressive art mediums, both in-person and virtually, to enrich mind/body connections, self-reflection, and stress-relief. She has an avid commitment to research that informs ongoing, multidisciplinary literature review supporting the work of military and first-responder providers, COVID-19 as a socio-cultural change agent, autobiographical art making as self-reflective narrative, and arts-based interventions to support children suffering traumatic injury in war/conflict zones.

                        Luisa Mariño, MA, ATR-BC, LCPAT (MD), BFA

                        Luisa Marino

                        Luisa Mariño (she/her) is a registered and licensed art therapist and artist. In her work, she focuses on establishing a trusting and authentic relationship with individuals and communities. Before going deeper into the therapeutic process, she encourages each person to explore their creativity through a variety of art techniques. She also enjoys collaborating with partners and adapting therapeutic interventions to specific needs. As a researcher, she is interested in exploring the intersections among art therapy, education, and community work.