The Simms/Mann - UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology is part of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCLA Oncology.


Phone: (310) 794-6644 Fax: (310) 794-9615
Mon - Fri: 8:00AM - 5:00PM Sat - Sun: Closed

Healing Through Art

Creative Life Changes Through Artistic Expression

About this Group

The Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology is offering an Art Therapy Workshop for individuals who have or have had cancer. A variety of art techniques, such as automatic drawing, expressive painting, collage, and cut outs are used to explore topics related to health and life changes. Experimenting with unfamiliar methods and materials can lead to the expression of personal metaphors for loss, bodily changes, new career choices, re-evaluating relationships and an appreciation for life and hope for the future. Group discussion is stimulated when members share their artwork with one another.

This group provides opportunities for healing through self-expression by giving voice to losses and fears and offering an active approach to integrating the experience of illness into the self.

What You Should Expect From Groups








For more information, or to enroll, please call the Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology at 310-794-6644 or email

Art Samples

Making art can be a restorative process that assists in the cancer journey. Members of the “Healing Through Art group” at the Center created this artwork. The images below are a sampling of the work produced in the group over many years.

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