Art is Good Medicine

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Art is Good Medicine is an Arts in Healthcare program in partnership with local healthcare providers such as Vidant Health. Professional visual artists work with adult and pediatric cancer patients and survivors. Through the arts, patients, survivors, and their caregivers can begin to cope with their challenge. In addition, Emerge Gallery and Art Center, Home of the Pitt County Arts Council, offers free adult workshops to anyone affected by cancer including patients, survivors, family members, and caregivers.

All workshops below are free to those affected by cancer including patients, survivors, caregivers and family members over the age of 16.

Vidant Cancer Care at Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Tower in Greenville, NC offers a variety of free classes throughout the week for cancer patients, survivors, family members and caregivers. Call 855-698-4326 for more information. Registration is required.

Kitchen Diy Dye Zoom Party

Wednesday, October 21 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Instructor: Mary Dementev

Participants will join the workshop from the comfort of their home via Zoom. You will be able to dip hands and fabric into the world of dye techniques that you can enjoy in your very own kitchen! During this workshop you will be using supplies that can be found in your kitchen, or picked up at your local grocery store, to create a unique cloth scarf and/or kitchen towels.

Supply List
1 Head - Purple Cabbage
2 Tbs - Baking Soda
2 Tbs - Turmeric
Teabags and/or Coffee
1 C - Vinegar
Rubber Bands
2 to 3 kitchen pots and stove burners
Cloth Scarf and/or Kitchen Towel size (white or off-white wool, linen or cotton)
Old towels to clean up any spills or messes
Gloves (recommend but optional)
Apron (recommend but optional)

In order to assure the best dye results possible, it is pertinent that you prep your fabric before our workshop! You will not have enough time to prep your fabric during the workshop. If for some reason you forget to do these steps, or do not have time, then we suggest you still attend the workshop and take notes. Or if you want to practice on your unprepared material, know that it will not last as long and you will most likely have to do it over again.

Click here for a PDF on how to prep your fabric!
We recommend following all of these steps for the best results! We look forward to seeing you during our first at-home workshop!

Register Here!

For more information contact Paula Rountree at (252) 551-6947 or paula@pittcountyarts.org.