“Virtual Twistshops” are wellness and art therapy focused workshops that promote healing, relaxation, and emotional recovery through creative based intervention. Topics change each time.


“Twistshops” are art therapy-focused workshops that promote healing, relaxation and emotional recovery through art therapy based interventions that are designed to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress related to cancer.

Twistshops welcome individuals who have been touched by cancer to engage in art therapy based workshops that focus on utilizing the arts as a mechanism for healing.

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Survivors, caregivers and previvors are invited to participate. Participants will be guided by a licensed art therapist through a variety of art-making activities that will allow participants to process their past and current experiences as a patient, caregiver or supporter of someone with cancer. Through storytelling and mindful art-making, the intention is to help participants explore different emotions, and in turn revive self, heal and find ways to move forward.

Twist Out Cancer is committed to offering our programming free of charge for cancer survivors, patients, caregivers and family members. If you’re in a position to make a tax deductible contribution to support our work, please feel free to do so. We are so grateful for our community that supports us in so many ways.

September Twistshop with Cancer Wellness Center

September Virtual Twistshop: Lyrical Collages 

When: September 12, 2023 6:00-7:00 pm CT

Description: Connection and Healing—Exploring how we can use lyrics, words along with creative expression as a means of healing and sharing with others  

Suggested Materials: Magazines, scrapbook paper, markers, crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, etc. 

Must register to attend!

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Young Survivors Coalition Wellness Summit Twistshop

Young Survivors Coalition Wellness Summit Twistshop

Led by Twist Out Cancer Twistshop Facilitator, Lindsey Taucher


When: October 6-8, 2023


Young Survivor’s Coalition Wellness Retreat

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Twist Out Cancer x Studio W.I.P. In-Person Twistshop

Twist Out Cancer x Studio W.I.P. In-Person Twistshop

Twist Out Cancer is excited to bring an in person Twistshop and creative experience to our Chicago based community! Join us as we collaborate with Studio W.I.P at their NEW Uptown location!
No art experience necessary! All are welcome.

Where: 1037 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago 60640

When: Saturday, November 4th 2023, 10:30am-12pm

Who: Must be 18+ to attend

Description: Looking for a fun and unique way to tap into your creativity? Well, get ready to grab some spray paint and unleash your inner street artist with our urban art workshop. This interactive Chicago Street Art workshop will allow you the opportunity to create your very own original piece. Plus you’ll get acquainted with the ins and outs of working with spray paint and stencil application. Not the most creatively inclined person? Have no fear, this workshop will be curated by Native 312 artists and staff. At the end of the workshop, you get to take your canvas home!

This event is open to anyone within the Twist Out Cancer community who is looking to make new connections, expand their creativity, and an opportunity to try something new! *MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND BY OCTOBER 28TH!*

90-Minute Workshop Private Workshop

$50 includes event experience, refreshments & snacks!

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December Twistshop: Twist Out Cancer x Young Survivors Coalition – LGBTQIA+ Inclusive

LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Twistshop/Virtual Hang Out

Description & who event is inclusive to: This holiday timed Twistshop will allow participants to celebrate the gifts that are present in their lives, ending the experience with artwork that can be a reminder of the people, places, and things that bring them joy and support their Queer identity. Led by Austin based Art Therapist, Lindsay Taucher.

Suggested Materials: Several pages of 8.5×11 inch printer paper; colored markers; 2-3 magazines for collage; scissors; glue stick or tape; writing pens; writing and/or colored pencils; eraser

Where: Virtual

When: Sunday, December 10th 2023, 6pm CST/7pm EST

Who: Event is inclusive to the LGBTQ+ Young Breast Cancer Community

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Meet The Faciliators
Jacqueline Carmody
Twistshop Director based in Chicago, Illinois
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Mignon Dupepe
Twistshop Facilitator based in Winnetka, Illinois
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Lindsey Taucher
Twistshop Facilitator based in Austin, Texas
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Kim Spaulding
Twistshop Facilitator based in Media, Pennsylvania
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Callie Cullinan
Twistshop Facilitator based in Columbus, Ohio
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If you are interested in learning more, please fill out the form in our brochure.

Also see the brochure here.

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Become a Twistshop Facilitator

Are you a creative arts clinician looking to become a Twistshop Facilitator?We are currently seeking clinicians that work in the creative arts to serve as facilitators for our Twistshop programs.

If you are interested in learning more we hope you will consider applying!

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