CHAP brings the healing power of art to life in 3 ways: In-hospital healing art programs, Art Club and Outreach

In-Hospital Healing Art Program

Each week, CHAP’s teaching artists lead over forty hours of art adventures for children and their families at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Knight Cancer Institute, the OHSU Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinic and Schnitzer Diabetes Center.

CHAP’s in-hospital programs feature a vast array of art supplies and projects designed to spark each child’s imagination to life.

Whether it’s a beading project, animation, puppet-making, collage, or simply drawing with a black marker on a sketch pad, CHAP works to make sure each child finds his or her own voice through the artistic process.

Art Club

CHAP’s popular Art Club Program provides fun and engaging art experiences to children with medical challenges outside of the hospital.

Our monthly Art Clubs, held at the CHAP headquarters and in venues throughout the community, give children with medical challenges the chance to express themselves through creativity.

We have three Art Club groups that meet once per month, our Original Art Club, The Down Syndrome Network Oregon Art Club, and a Teen Art Club. CHAP’s inclusive programs are always provided free of charge to participants and are open to all children and teens affected by pediatric illness or special need. If you would like to join Art Club, or learn more about it please contact our Art Club Coordinator, Grace, at Or give us a call at 503-243-5294.


Throughout the year CHAP will join forces with other organizations at community outreach events as a way to increase our visibility in our community and show solidarity with organizations that have similar missions. We’ve partnered with organizations like United Cerebral Palsy at the Walk Roll and Run event, the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation Dragonslayer Bike Trike and Hike, and the Cure Search Walk, just to name a few. If you are interested in having us bring the CHAP Art Car for painting or other art projects to your event please contact us at, or give us a call at 503-243-5294.