Art is Good Medicine

Art Is Good Med Pic Horiz

Art is Good Medicine is an Arts in Healthcare program in partnership with local healthcare providers such as Vidant Health. Professional visual artists and dancers work with adult and pediatric cancer patients and survivors. Through the arts, patients, survivors, and their caregivers can begin to cope with their challenge. In addition, Emerge Gallery and Art Center, Home of the Pitt County Arts Council, offers free adult workshops to anyone affected by cancer including patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers.

All workshops below are free to those affected by cancer including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members over the age of 16.


Tuesday, September 19
6:30pm -8:00pm

Explore the basics in the art of bookmaking in this step-by-step workshop to create your own journal or sketchbook.  Journals are a great outlet to express your thoughts, ideas, and feelings.  Soon you will be able to make your own.
Instructor: Liz Steiner



Tuesday, October 17
6:30pm -8:00pm

A person is able to model, touch, feel, roll, and even pound on clay making it a therapeutic tool.  De-stress, create, and explore with us as we form a bowl and decorate its surface.
Instructor: TBA



Tuesday, November 14
6:30pm -8:00pm

Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing.  The word comes from the verb root shiboru, "to wring, squeeze, press."  Using this technique, create your own silk scarf.
Instructor:Mary Dementev



Tuesday, December 19
6:30pm -8:00pm

Create your own symbolic and wearable piece of jewelry using the art and technique of enameling.
Instructor:Joanne Lang


For more information contact Paula Rountree at (252) 551-6947 or paula@pittcountyarts.org