Art Therapy

The Cancer Center's Art Therapy Program provides a therapeutic outlet for patients and their families utilizing art materials as a form of expression.

A board certified art therapist guides individuals in the creative process providing a wide assortment art supplies and projects. Research has proven that art making has a positive impact on pain management, depression, anxiety, and stress reduction. For centuries, art has served as a healing tool, fostering self-awareness and coping skills.

View the video to learn more about art therapy.

Read Cancer Center's Art Therapy Program Offers Relief Through Expression. Or, read Creative Control.

Art therapy is available at no charge in individual, family and group settings to any interested patient or family member, and the Cancer Center provides not only the know-how and guidance (no previous art experience is necessary), but the materials as well.

Art Studio Workshop

A space for creativity and healing

The creative process involved in making art is healing, enjoyable, and life enriching. Join us in this supportive studio environment for monthly art making workshops designed for both budding and experienced artists.

  • Workshops are offered with no fee to cancer patients and their teen or adult guests
  • No prior art experience is necessary
  • All supplies are provided unless noted in the description

The workshops will resume in September, 2015


Private art therapy sessions are available for UM Comprehensive Cancer Center patients. Contact 877-907-0859 for information on participating in individual therapy.


Events may be cancelled due to weather, illness or unforeseen circumstances. Please call the event cancellation line prior to attending all events: 877-408-PFSS (7377).

Questions? Need more information?

Contact 855-257-3312 for more information or to register.


The Art Therapy Program is made possible by gifts to the Helen and Sonya Fund and the Cancer Center Art Therapy Program. Program supplies are generously supported by the Robert Bruce Dunlap Memorial Fund. Learn how you can help by visiting our Make a Gift web pages.

Still have questions?

Contact 877-907-0859 for more information on participating in individual art therapy.

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