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Working on it

Working on it

It’s been a little over a year since our art for women with cancer workshops ended. Partnering with artist Mary Pfaff, our team interviewed women before and after the workshops to discuss the possible ways in which art helped foster the participants’ well-being. We...

An eco-dyeing experience

An eco-dyeing experience

Rust, indigo, and cochineal dyeing/printing are all intriguing ways to add natural colour to mixed media art, as I learned at a workshop in Elizabeth Bunsen’s lakeside studio in Vermont this spring. Incidentally, A Perfect Red, by Amy Butler Greenfield, is a...

Researchers embracing creativity!

Researchers embracing creativity!

In a new publication appearing in the journal Arts & Health, one of my teams explores what it was like for us as researchers to become participants in a creative project – a sort of role reversal. Guided by a professional artist, Mary Pfaff, we started with some...

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