Archive for the ‘Oodles of Doodles’ Category

“I am a fighter and will help others get through this disease.” – Makala, 14 Crohn’s disease is a serious, chronic disease affecting the digestive system. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease. For children, the disease can be especially difficult, requiring frequent trips to the bathroom and preventing normal participation in activities with friends and classmates. The[…read more…]

Today is World Cancer Day, a day to proactively approach to the fight against cancer. This day highlights the fact that solutions are within reach for families facing cancer. In honor of this day, we wanted to share with you our program at Hutch School, a fully accredited K-12 school program sponsored by Fred Hutchinson[…read more…]

A new video released by the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences details the importance of art and science in Medical Anthropology and mentions Art with Heart’s successful uses of creativity in healing. In the video Marlaine Figuroa Gray, a UW doctoral candidate in Medical Anthropology, visits the Art with Heart office. “This[…read more…]

GiveBIG is a one-day charitable event hosted by the Seattle Foundation in which donations are stretched thanks to generous sponsors who have pooled their money to help match a portion of every gift. This year, Art with Heart will use GiveBIG contributions to help fund our Magnificent Marvelous Me! Preschool Club—a curriculum designed to support[…read more…]

Art Buddy Program in Action

April 12th, 2011.

By Nancy Stillger, Art with Heart Program Coordinator I was fortunate to spend the morning shadowing Jennifer, an amazing Art Buddy at Swedish Medical Center. Jennifer has been an Art Buddy since 2009. She first attended Art with Heart’s Art Buddy Training and then met Swedish Medical Center’s volunteer requirements to directly work with the[…read more…]

Oodles Highlighted in New Book

October 23rd, 2009.

Art with Heart is please to announce that our “Oodles of Doodles” book  is one of 36 case examples of exemplary health care arts projects and programs highlighted in a new book, “Transforming the Healthcare Experience through the Arts”. In 2005, Oodles of Doodles won a first place honor from the Society for Arts in[…read more…]

Oodles de Doodles in Guatemala!

August 14th, 2008.

Lisa, our Development Assistant, recently took a trip to Guatemala and brought copies of Oodles de Doodles (our Spanish version of Art with Heart’s therapeutic activity book for hospitalized children) for the children she’d be working with in the local cancer ward there. An art therapist named Dulce had been trying for over a year[…read more…]