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.

The first drawing

The first drawing
Photo from Progress Report '"A Mother's Haven"' (view small | med | large | orig)

Mother and child

Mother and child
Photo from Progress Report '"A Mother's Haven"' (view small | med | large | orig)

CHAP Artist with her clay creation!

CHAP Artist with her clay creation!
(view small | med | large | orig)

Art Teacher Mary with a wee CHAP Artist

Art Teacher Mary with a wee CHAP Artist
(view small | med | large | orig)

Joy

Joy
At a Down Syndrome Network Oregon Art Club sponsored by CHAP. You can see the joy as these two children create and play with one another. (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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