Art Classes for Cancer Patients

March 24, 2012 by  

On Monday, April 2nd 2012, Art Classes for Cancer Patients are being held at the Hewlett House, located at 86 E Rockaway Road in Hewlett, New York. These classes begin at 11:00am to 12:00pm.

These art classes are being offered to cancer patients as a form of therapy. These classes show patients how to use terracotta flower pots to create something beautiful. These weekly classes are held every Monday morning at Hewlett House. Art therapy is used to assist cancer patients to use the creative side of the brain, it is believed in the medical world that a creative activity promotes healing.

This form of art therapy assists patients to express hidden emotions they have a hard time releasing. This reduces their fears, stresses, and pent up anxieties. This also provides them with much needed freedom, which there can be little of when you’re fighting a disease and undergoing treatment. This form of therapy is believed to change brainwave patterns and the way chemicals are released within the brain, promoting a happier and more carefree individual.

It is believed this type of therapy assists people managing physical and emotional problems related to cancer treatments, and a more confined lifestyle, providing them with a way to come to terms with the emotional conflicts they may be battling. Many graphics used in the past were based on line art drawings and silhouettes, which would look great, painted on these tiny flowerpots.

These classes are free and this event is open to everyone. Posters and fliers are up in Hewlett, New York, poster printing is a great way of advertising these classes and raising awareness of the patients involved. Classes occur every Monday morning but please call ahead to register as space is limited. For additional information, please call 516-374-3190.