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!
This therapeutic painting session can offer families an opportunity to identify and express the impact cancer has had on their families. This family ritual can give voice to the unspoken, subtle and traumatic changes that have taken place in their system, and offer a space for healing and unity. Each family will collaborate on their own canvas, and be guided through step by step to alleviate any reservations about artistic abilities. This session is for: people in cancer treatment, caregivers, family members, friends etc.
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.
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 21 - 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.