Event Information
Tough Friends Art Club for Young Adults (Oct 2023) Location: Virtual - assigned links

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

@ 4:30-6:30pm Pacific / 6:30-8:30pm Central / 7:30-9:30pm Eastern

An interactive online workshop where you'll learn about an artist and their creative process, create your own art, and meet some awesome young adult cancer friends. Plus there will be opportunities to win prizes!

This event is for young adults (ages 18-45) that have been diagnosed with cancer before age 40—any stage, any cancer, anywhere in your cancer experience.

Presented by Gilda's Club Madison and Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee.

Theme: Upcycled Spook - Ghostly paintings on vintage ephemera

  • Halloween costumes are encouraged but not required.
  • The first 40 registrants in the United States will receive a mailed kit with thrifted pictures to paint spooky scenes, acrylic paints and brushes.

Space is limited and registration is required.

This Workshop is now FULL and all supply kits have been claimed!

To sign up to get notificaitons about future workshops , please complete this form.

Questions? Email marc@gildasclubmadison.org

This workshop is supported, in part, by Gilda's Club Metro Detroit with funding from the Karen Colina Wilson Foundation.

Materials You'll Need:

  • Mailed supplies (thrifted pictures, acrylic paints and brushes)
  • A cup of water to clean your brushes
  • A black fine line marker, pen, or sharpie.
  • Something to use as a paint palette (can be as simple as a paper plate)
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Table covering to protect the surface you're working on from paint, and a smock or older clothing (acrylic paint is very difficult to remove)
  • Optional Supplies:
    • Additional old pictures or paintings.
    • Blank paper to practice drawings

About Our Host: Chelsey Gomez

Chelsey Gomez is a 31 year old artist and two time cancer survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She is the owner of the cancer awareness brand “Ohyouresotough” which sells humorous nontraditional cancer products on Etsy. She has also developed an online community on Instagram, which aims to change the way society views cancer patients, especially young adult cancer patients. She resides in Florida with her husband Michael and her 6 year old daughter Luna.

Zoom access is provided, in part, by our Technology Sponsor UW Health Carbone Cancer Center.