Most children love to draw, paint, and create. A marker, crayon, paint brush, or glue stick placed in their hands invites them to explore their imaginations and build their own masterpieces. The Hospital Education Program offers art therapy weekly to children who are inpatients as well as to children who visit through outpatient clinics. Art therapy is designed to tap children's creative energy while adding to the healing process. Self-expression, self-confidence, choice-making, and communication are encouraged as children experiment with various art mediums, colors, and textures.
Art classes are available to inpatients and outpatients throughout the University of Virginia Children's Hospital.
All HEP services are free to children and their families. For additional information, contact (434) 924-2658.