Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP)

Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP) brings the healing power of art to children and families facing medical challenges. Our mobile team of teaching artists work in local hospitals, clinics and community art spaces. Research demonstrates the importance of art in the healing process: It helps patients and family members cope, encourages compliance with treatment plans, increases self-confidence, encourages self-expression, reduces stress, pain, isolation and anxiety and promotes quality of life.

CHAP Artists Hard at Work

CHAP Artists Hard at Work
Happy CHAP Artists creating in the family room at Doernbecher Children's Hospital. (view small | med | large | orig)

Carl Painting

Carl Painting
Long time CHAP Art Club All-Star & Volunteer Carl hand-painting wooden eye-glasses with his signature touch. These glasses were auctioned off at a benefit for CHAP! (view small | med | large | orig)

CHAP'S Art Club with Down Syndrome Network Oregon

CHAP'S Art Club with Down Syndrome Network Oregon
A CHAP artist gleefully experiences Art Club - one of CHAP's signature out-of-hospital programs. (view small | med | large | orig)

Art Teacher Sharon proudly modeling the necklace

Art Teacher Sharon proudly modeling the necklace
Photo from Progress Report 'Powerful Intersection of Art . . . and Humanity' (view small | med | large | orig)

Bring healing art to children in medical crisis

Bring healing art to children in medical crisis
Photo from Progress Report '"Strength, Comfort and Love"' (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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