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Paint Break

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Jun
20
Thu
Jun 20, 2019
Thursday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Herzstein Wellness Center
Cambridge, MA

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Sep
19
Thu
Thursday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Herzstein Wellness Center
Cambridge, MA
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17
Thu
Thursday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Herzstein Wellness Center
Cambridge, MA
Registration Open
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21
Thu
Thursday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Herzstein Wellness Center
Cambridge, MA
Registration Open

Paint Break is a free, therapeutic painting experience for cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers in the Mount Auburn community.

Registration Details

Paint Break is offered the third Thursday of every month (except July and August). Advance registration is required. 

Fees & Payment

This program is supported in part by grants from the Watertown Cultural Council and Cambridge Arts, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Additional funding is provided by the Sigmund E. Herzstein Jr. Trust, the Marino Health Foundation, the Crivello Fund, and the Hoffman Breast Center Fund.

Description

Paint Break is a free, therapeutic painting experience for cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers in the Mount Auburn community. This program offers a supportive environment where patients, survivors, and loved ones can expressively work through their journey in a shared space.

Every artist will work on their own pieces independently, but will also have the opportunity to interact with one another during creative, mind-body inspired warm up exercises. Materials are provided, including 9" x 12” stretched canvas and acrylic paints. Experienced artists are welcome to bring their own subject matter, non-toxic art materials, and larger canvas if preferred.

Participants will meet in the Herzstein Wellness Center on the third floor of the Wyman building at Mount Auburn Hospital from 10:30am-1:00pm. The event is offered on the third Thursday of each month.
All experience levels welcome!

About the Facilitator

Paint Break is facilitated by Sheri Kennedy, a visual artist, graphic facilitator and visual consultant. Sheri has taught watercolor, acrylic and oil painting with a focus on stress relief to people of all ages, including painting classes through the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, and the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden. Sheri holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Connecticut, a Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a lifetime of painting, teaching and creative problem solving. She is currently a candidate for the Graduate Certificate in Arts and Health at Lesley University.

Contact

Amanda Baier, Wellness Coordinator at 617-499-5197 or send an email

Schedule & Location

Schedule

Date Time Location
1. Thu, June 20 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM Herzstein Wellness Center

Location Details

  • Herzstein Wellness Center
    330 Mount Auburn Street
    Wyman Three
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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