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Transforming Mountains of Medical Paperwork into Art

  • InterUrban ArtHouse 8001 Newton Street Overland Park, KS, 66204 United States (map)
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For patients, caregivers, families or anyone dealing with the trauma related to health, wellness, and healing - InterUrban ArtHouse will be offering a variety of art therapy meetups that will help you through your difficult time! 

As a person navigates through the system of cancer treatment, mounds of
paperwork accrue in a person’s life. This workshop will offer participants an
opportunity to transform their excess paperwork into “papercrete” (a material
created from mixing paper and concrete) sculptures. This cathartic process offers participants an empowering opportunity to transform excessive paperwork into something meaningful and tangible.

Although an underlying theme of these sessions is breast cancer, all are welcome regardless of the type of illness you or your loved one might be experiencing.

Feb 15 - Hands that Heal- Plaster Hand Sculptures (Thursday 1-3:00 pm)

Feb 22 - Transforming Mountains of Medical Paperwork into Art (Thursday 1-3 pm)

March 8 - Mandala Making with Medical Tools (Thursday 7-9 pm)

March 15 - A Blanket for Me (Thursday 7-9 pm)

March 18 - Family art making- Painting project (Sunday, 1-2:30 pm)

March 22 - Compassion Fatigue- the Care of Caregivers Mosaic Making (Thursday 1-3 pm)

April 5 - Jewelry making- The Care of Caregivers (Thursday 1-3 pm)

April 19 - Externalizing Cancer- I am not my disease (Thursday 1:30-3 pm)


Sessions are led by Licensed Art Therapist, Sherri Jacobs, MS, LMFT, MA, ATR. 

Sherri received her master's degree in marriage and family therapy from Friends University in Kansas City, and her master's degree in art therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has worked for many years as an art therapist with children, adolescents, families, elderly and people with dementia.

Sherri is founder of Heartland Art Therapy, a trained mediator, approved by the Kansas Supreme Court, past president of the Kansas Art Therapy Association, TEDxOverlandPark founder, and has held numerous civic leadership positions. Sherri is married and raising four children in the Kansas City area.

Earlier Event: February 22
Oil & Acrylic Painting Class
Later Event: February 22
Life Drawing - Open Studio