TwistShops

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“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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have pivoted to run these programs completely virtually for individuals touched by cancer and the larger public that may be feeling isolated and lonely during this unprecedented time.

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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2020

Starting in 2020, Twist Out Cancer will be expanding our Twistshop programming to the virtual space! These programs are open to the public and last an hour. All virtual programs are led by trained art therapists who are well versed in the Twistshop curriculum.

Virtual Twistshops- Once a Month on Tuesdays at 1PM CST, 2PM EST starting in October.
$10.00 to Participate

Join us once a month on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm CST for a virtual Twistshop featuring Licensed Clinical Art Therapist. Mignon Dupepe who will be engaging the group in guided art-making activities each week that will allow participants to process their experiences with uncertainty, isolation and loneliness. There is no cost to participate and everyone is welcome.

Come and connect and create together as we explore sun imagery and metaphors towards calming and emotional regulation. A sun representation, developed from watercolor paints, pastels, markers, pens, and collage papers/materials, will be used to support discussion of observing nature and natural rhythms and a sun meditation practice for stress reduction. No artistic skill is required to participate-just an interest in using art materials for expression and growth and opportunities to connect with others.

Art materials to consider for using with this workshop include:

Plain heavy paper/collage paper/construction paper/watercolor paper

Colorful markers

Color pencils

Crayons

Pastels

Watercolor paints

Acrylic paints

Glue sticks

Scissors

Old magazines/wrapping paper

 

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Join Twist Out Cancer and UI Health for a Virtual Twistshop on August 29, 2020 Here
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Join UI Health. & Twist Out Cancer for a Twistshop Program! Twistshops are art therapy-focused workshops that promote healing, relaxation and emotional recovery. They are designed to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress related to cancer. The program will be expertly lead by Jacqueline Carmody, LCPC ATR-BC.

Register in advance for this meeting.

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Join Twist Out Cancer and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition for a Virtual Twistshop on September 10, 2020
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Join UI Health. & Twist Out Cancer for a Twistshop Program! Twistshops are art therapy-focused workshops that promote healing, relaxation and emotional recovery. They are designed to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress related to cancer. The program will be expertly lead by Mignon Dupepe, LCPC, ATR.

Theme: Pearls of Wisdom

Come and create together as Twistshop partners with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition for an evening of art making and connection. Using art materials and processes and pearl metaphor, we will explore a new understanding of defense mechanisms and personal growth and wisdom in the face of adversity. No artistic skill is required to participate-just an interest in using art  materials for expression and growth and opportunities to connect with others.

Art materials to be considered for using with this workshop include:

Plain heavy paper/collage paper/construction paper/watercolor paper

Colorful markers

Color pencils

Crayons

Pastels

Watercolor paints

Acrylic paints

Glue sticks/quick drying craft glue

Scissors

Old magazines/wrapping paper

Small shells/sand

Small cup of iodized table salt

 

 

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Check out our Backyard Twistshops!
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Due to the pandemic, we are now offering socially distanced backyard Twistshops that can be designed for kids, teens, adults and families. These Twistshops are guided by licensed clinical art therapists and are done in a safe and intimate environment that is outside with strict social distancing measures in place. If you are interested in hosting a private event please fill out the contact form below to learn more about availability and pricing.

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Jacqueline Carmody
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Jacqueline Carmody is a Twist Out Cancer Board Member, Brushes with Cancer Artist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Board Certified Art Therapist. Jaqueline will be running our signature TwistShop programs and is excited to bring this unique program to the community!

“My goal as an art therapist is to provide a safe space for everyone and offer them guidance in exploring different emotions that develop throughout their experience. What typically transpires is evening filled with art making, bonding, and camaraderie.”
Interested?

If you are interested in learning more please check out our brochure complete the form to receive more information.

Also see the brochure here.

If you are interested in partnering with Twist Out Cancer on an upcoming Twistshop please click below to express your interest.

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