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Healing Through Art (In-person + Online)

Relax through the process of art-making 

This free program is for both Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center and Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery patients and their caregivers. All sessions will be held in a hybrid format both in person and virtually from 9 am–noon on the second Saturday each month. No classes will be held during the summer months.

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Healing Through Art  is a creative way to meet others while working through your health journey. You will:

  • Learn to express yourself using the visual art media of your choice
  • Connect with others who understand health challenges
  • Have fun creating in a relaxed, positive environment
  • After a brief warm-up, art instructor and cancer survivor Gillian Orlinsky will guide the class with an artistic prompt or suggestion, sometimes accompanied by a demonstration or online video. She will encourage you to find subject matter and art materials that inspire you and your own creative style. The environment is entirely non-judgmental and play is encouraged.

You do not need much for this class but a basic kit of art supplies before the class. Please find, borrow or purchase your supplies before the class. These are suggested materials only, and can be found here: Suggested Art Supplies

stopwatch Dates + times
  • Class will be held one Saturday a month. Please register for each class you plan to attend and indicate whether you plan to attend in person or on Zoom.
people Who should enroll
  • Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center and Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery patients and their caregivers. Beginners are encouraged to sign up, no art experience is required.
money Payments and fees
  • Free


Session Time Session Description
09:00 am - 09:30 am Welcome and group check-in, warm-up, and prompt
09:30 am - 11:30 am Paint/draw/write/play. Work on your own project independently and chat with others in the room and online. Gillian will check-in periodically with you about your work.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Group check-in class wrap up.

Attendees agree: It can be really nice to do an activity that makes you feel good, helps you relax, and gives you a chance to just be with people who "get it." 

You may email instructor Gillian Orlinsky at or call 978.866.7088 with any questions about the class.

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Lowell General Hospital Weight Management + Bariatric Surgery - Chelmsford
20 Research Place
Suite 120
North Chelmsford, MA 01863

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