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.
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.
Several times per year, our Art Clubs venture out into Portland’s arts community to see a play or dance recital, learn about glass blowing, or host a gallery of CHAP’s own young artists’ original work.