Coming soon: Exploring the link between creativity and wellness

cancer creative arts
Designed for cancer patients and caregivers


Healing Birds

Birds are a symbol of hope and healing. Join us to mold, paint and decorate your own bird to display at our National Cancer Survivor’s Day Celebration on June 8. You may then take your bird home to enjoy. You are encouraged to attend one of each session. Instructor: Marnie Jeffers

  • Molding Sessions: Tuesday, May 3, 5 to 7 p.m. and Thurs., May 5, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Decorating Sessions: Tuesday, May 17, 1 to 3 p.m. and Thurs., May 26, 5 to 7 p.m.


Flags of Hope

Traditional Tibetan prayer flags were stamped with prayers, mantras, and symbols, and then suspended from ropes to flutter in the breeze, spreading wishes for happiness, hope, and prosperity. Come create flags to display at our National Cancer Survivor’s Day Celebration on June 8. You may then take your flag(s) home to enjoy. Instructor: Dayna Collins

  • Wednesday, May 11, 5:30 to 7 p.m
  • Monday, May 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 10 to 11:30 a.m.


Easy Printmaking

Come make your own prints using various shapes and objects, foam forms, ink and rolling pins. Designed so you can spend a few minutes or a few hours. Offered as part of our National Cancer Survivor’s Day Celebration. Instructor: Sonia Allen

Wednesday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Open Art Sessions

Stop by our lobby every Tuesday in June between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to take part in an art activity. Develop your own creation or be guided on a specific project. Instructor: Sonia Allen

Tuesday, June 7, 14, 21, and 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Join a class!

All classes are held at Salem Cancer Institute, located on the first floor of Building C on the Salem Health campus.

To register, please call 503-814-CHEC (2432) or visit

Supported by a generous grant from the Salem Hospital Foundation.

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