Art is a great way to express feelings and release worry. No experience required. No experience or artistic talent is required to take part in the art therapy workshops. Here is all you need: curiosity and the desire to try different media, such as painting, clay, wood, pastels, plaster and others. Art therapist will guide you in your artistic exploration and invite you to be creative for pleasure and not performance.

The Foundation, which was the first organization to offer art therapy in the field of oncology, proposes an open studio approach allowing you to attend workshops at a time convenient for you and to stay as long as you wish.

Art therapy helped me find freedom from my fears, my troubles and my regrets…. I was able to refocus on what is important in life. » Nicole, breast cancer.

Who is art therapy for?

The Quebec Cancer Foundation offers art therapy workshops to any persons with cancer, up to one year after their final treatment.
The service targets those who wish:
  • To relax
  • To express themselves through creation
  • To embark on self-reflection
  • To take their mind off things
  • To unwind through art
  • To try different media
  • To meet others who are living a similar situation

What art therapy can offer

  • Personalized follow-up by an art therapy professional
  • To discover their emotions through their creations
  • A stimulating environment
  • A place to share and learn
  • To foster creativity

The benefits

  • Decreased stress and anxiety
  • A better understanding of their emotions
  • A new vision of self, of life with its challenges and dreams
  • To develop creativity

Our art therapists

Our art therapists are professionals who are trained in their field, bringing together both artistic practice and psychological intervention. They encourage creative expression, observation of artistic works and introspection in order to see evolve a new personal vision. Their expertise assists participants to surmount the obstacles caused by the disease, to better concentrate their strengths and to take up new challenges.

Schedules and registration

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING

  • The art therapy workshops are free.
  • Wearing a mask or face cover is mandatory for workshops at the Regional Centres.

Online workshops

Monday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Reservations required
To take advantage of this online service, register here >​

Gatineau

Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Reservations required
To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre, submit a request >
If you have any questions, contact us at 819-561-2262

Lévis

Suspended due to COVID-19
To take advantage of this online service, register here >
To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre, submit a request >
If you have any questions, contact us at 581-502-0184

Montreal

Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Reservations required
To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre, submit a request >
If you have any questions, contact us at 514-527-2194

Quebec City

Suspended due to COVID-19
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
To take advantage of this online service, register here >
To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre, submit a request >
If you have any questions, contact us at 418-657-5334

Sherbrooke

Suspended due to COVID-19
Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. 
Open access
To take advantage of this online service, register here >
To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre, submit a request >
If you have any questions, contact us at 819-822-2125

Trois-Rivières

Suspended due to COVID-19
Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
To take advantage of this online service, register here >
To take advantage of this service at the Regional Centre, submit a request >
If you have any questions, contact us at 819-693-4242