Creative Arts


The Creative Arts program provides our patients, family members, and caregivers with a variety of options to support well-being during cancer treatment. From painting to music and writing, the program provides a range of creative outlets to suit every interest.

Patients who participate in the program say the activities relieve stress, provide an important outlet for self-expression, and offer a welcome distraction from treatment.

Programs include:

  • Creative arts workshops: Painting, jewelry making, collage, knitting, and more.
  • Music therapy and instruction: Our instructors can guide your musical expression through song writing, song sharing, and playing drums and other instruments.
  • Creative writing program: volunteers can help inspire your process and teach new techniques.
  • Creative arts exhibits: Share your art with others. We provide display spaces throughout the Institute.

The studio, located in the Blum Resource Center on the first floor of the Yawkey Center, is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All materials and art instruction are provided free of charge.

The Creative Arts program is part of the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies. For more information about the program, contact the Zakim Center at 617-632-3322 or

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