Peter Durand

Arts as Healing

In Journal on May 4, 2011 at 8:53 am

PHOTO: Dee Jacobs, Mary Collins, David Binks, Vicki Friedman, Lynn Sanderson

From Washington University in St. Louis:

A group of adults meets regularly in a room at the Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) at Washington University Medical Center to learn how to shade with charcoals, master watercolor strokes, and mold and shape clay. These students may be rediscovering art after many years or learning techniques for the first time. But they also share another common bond — battling cancer.

To learn more about the Arts as Healing program and to view additional patient art, visit

Do you have a story of how graphic facilitation has helped individuals and communities heal?
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