Counseling & Support: Art Workshops

Artist and volunteer teacher Susan Siegel teaches an Art Expressions acrylics painting workshop. Artist and volunteer teacher Susan Siegel teaches an Art Expressions acrylics painting workshop.

For many people, creating art can be a therapeutic experience during times of health-related fear and anxiety. The creative process can often reduce stress and loneliness, while providing an outlet for you to express yourself.

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, our Art Expressions workshops provide instruction in knitting, watercolor, acrylic painting, and paper collage. Led by professional artists who donate their time and are assisted by volunteers, the workshops are available to current and former patients, their families, and caregivers.

Register for a Workshop

Art Expressions workshops are held in the spring and the fall and meet once a week for four to six weeks. All classes are held in the lounge on the 11th floor of the Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion at 53rd Street. We welcome approximately 12 participants per class, and prior art experience is not required.

Our workshops are free but require advance registration.

Look for the ArtKart

In addition to regularly scheduled workshops, Art Expressions volunteers staff a bright yellow rolling ArtKart in the waiting rooms of the Rockefeller Outpatient Pavilion on most Tuesday afternoons. Patients and caregivers can select from a variety of art projects to work on while waiting for a physician or treatment appointment.

Contact Us

Art Expressions is managed by the Department of Volunteer Resources with the assistance of adviser and facilitator Eileen Gould. For more information about the program to register for a class, or to volunteer, please e-mail Eileen at goulde@mskcc.org or call 212-639-8980.