Creative Support Series

"It's difficult to put into words the depth of joy this has brought me."
"My mom schedules her appointments around Creative Support Series."

- 2016 Creative Support Series Participants


Our Creative Support Series provides sessions using various art forms to creatively express thoughts and feelings during the breast cancer journey.

Every Tuesday afternoon, local artists from the Rochester community, with the help of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Education Center and the funding of Join the Journey, donate their time to be with you while you wait for appointments or just need a bit of creativity in your day.

Join us to work on an art project designed to be completed in 15 minutes or so while you wait. We have had silk-scarf painting, necklace making, greeting-card designing and more.

The Creative Support Series takes place in the Thomsen Resource Room on the 10th Floor of Mayo Clinic’s Gonda Building every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:00pm. 

2018 Schedule for art projects (subject to change):

  • January – Gayle McMeeking - SEMVA (Painting)
  • February –  Jane Schmidt (Valentine frames) and Courtney Armstrong (Watercolor Cards)
  • March – Pat Philips (Greeting Cards, Bows and Bags)
  • April – Barb Tiescotter (Candy Flower Bouquet)
  • May – Claudia Freed (Watercolor)
  • June – Pat Philips (Greeting Cards, Bows and Bags)
  • July - Barb Schwenk (watercolor)
  • August — Courtney Armstrong (Watercolor Cards)
  • September — Claudia Freed (Watercolor)
  • October — 
  • November — Diane Trisko (Winter Ornaments)
  • December — Susan Bjorsen ( Fabric Wreaths)

For more information, please Contact Us.