Exhibit

Art is Good Medicine

Art Is Good Med Pic Horiz

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 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.


Mixed Media Workshop

Wednesday, December 16 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Instructor: Mary Dementev

Participants will be piecing together and layering different mixed media materials to create a vision of what they hope the new year will bring. During this workshop you will learn how to combine art materials and some found objects in your home. Your artwork should leave you feeling hopeful and focus on emotions and experiences you are looking forward to having in 2021.

Supply List
Canvas
Thick paper or card stock
Cereal or cardboard boxes
Craft paper or colored paper
Magazine clippings
Scissors
Pen and pencil
Glue and water
Paint and bushes (optional)
Stamps and ink (optional)
Different paper punches (optional)

Register here!


Kitchen DIY Dye Zoom Party

Wednesday, January 20 - 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 your 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.

We recommend that you prep your fabric to assist with the longevity of the dye. Click below for directions.

Prep your fabric directions

Supply List
1 Head - Purple Cabbage
2 Tbs - Baking Soda 2 Tbs - Turmeric
Teabags and/or Coffee
1 C - Vinegar
Water
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)

Registration coming soon! 


Embroidered Journal Cover

Wednesday, February 17 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Instructor: Mary Dementev

Participants will join the workshop from the comfort of their home via Zoom. You will be hand sewing a design into a journal notebook cover with a needle, different colored embroidery floss, and possibly beads if you choose. Our instructor will help you navigate the design we have provided for you. Feel free to jot down quick mental notes, your favorite recipes, or dreams from the night before in your new journal!

Supply List
note book (order your own three pack of books)
embroidery needle
different colored embroidery floss or string

seed beads or small beads (optional)
needle tool to punch holes (optional)
cardboard to punch holes
print out of the Emerge design

Registration coming soon! 


Polymer Clay in the Kitchen

Wednesday, March 17 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Instructor: Mary Dementev

Participants will join the workshop from the comfort of their home via Zoom. You will be rolling and forming colorful polymer clay into miscellaneous kitchen items! During this workshop you will learn how to combine the colors purposefully and beautifully to create a sponge/napkin holder, tea light holders, and a set of coasters. You can create different size, colors and shaped items based off the materials you have already available at home.

Supply List
white, black, and colored polymer clay
X-Acto knife or kitchen knife or plastic knife
small bowl or baking ramekin that is oven safe
rolling pin or large round jar
shape stencil or cookie cutter
clear glaze (optional)

Registration coming soon! 


Handmade Book with a Paper Flower Cover

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

Instructor: Mary Dementev

Participants will join the workshop from the comfort of their home via Zoom. You will be assembling a simple paper book and attaching a paper flower and leaves to the cover. Our instructor will help you navigate the designs we have provided for you. Feel free to use your book as a scrapbook for keeping memories and photos of your loved ones or anything you can think of!

Supply List
cardstock (8.5” x 11”) (optional)
scrapbook paper (8.5” x 11”)
printing paper (8.5” x 11”)
colored paper (8.5” x 11”)
needle and thread
paper folding bone or spoon
ruler
needle tool to punch holes (optional)
cardboard to punch holes
print outs of the flower and stem designs (optional)
scissors or craft scissors with a fancy edge
button (optional)

Registration coming soon! 


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