MFA Artful Healing offers art-making activities for children, teens, young adults, and their families in Boston-area hospitals and healthcare centers. The MFA currently provides off-site workshops at Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. These art workshops provide a fun and creative experience for participants undergoing medical treatment.
Art expression engages the imagination, helps alleviate anxiety, and provides a space for positive interactions and communication --and the result is a beautiful piece of art to keep.
MFA Artful Healing is generously supported by Carol and Terry Wall. Additional support for the program at MGH is provided by June N. and John C. Robinson. With thanks also for the support of The Claudy Family.
About the MFA Artful Healing workshops
Quotes from participants
Parent - Patient Entertainment Center, Boston Children’s Hospital
“The Artful Healing session was wonderful! The kids were engaged and many of them voiced that they felt better than when they first started the group. We are so honored to have this program on our unit and look forward to future sessions!”
Staff– Psychiatry Inpatient Service, Boston Children’s Hospital
“When I go back to school I will bring these materials to teach my art teacher how to make prints like the MFA because it is the most fun art project I have ever done.”
Patient - Pediatric Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
“[U]ndertaking an activity with people who can sympathize with your struggles is a truly wonderful experience.”
Ilana Rose Kittrell- age 15, brain tumor survivor.
STEPS at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Support group for adolescent and young adults brain tumor survivors)