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

Wednesday, September 6, 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: Watercolor Painting

  • Our Featured Artist Ginny (see below) will teach us watercolor painting techniques.
  • The first 35 registrants in the United States will receive a mailed kit with watercolor paints, brushes, and watercolor paper.

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   

Materials You'll Need:

  • Watercolor painting supplies we'll send you (includes paint, brushes, and watercolor paper)
  • Paper towels
  • 2 different cups of water
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Optional Supplies:
    • Additional watercolor paper if you'd like.
    • A hairdryer (can help speed up the drying process)
    • Washi Tape (masking tape or painter's tape works too)
    • Thin line pen/marker

About Our Featured Artist Ginny Shudlick

Ginny has always been a maker. Creating things with her hands allows for a creative outlet and the process of making is a form of meditation. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019, Ginny incorporated art as a form of therapy throughout active treatment, always carrying a knitting project to appointments and infusions. Now in survivorship, Ginny continues to create art as part of her mental health practice. She enjoys watercolor, fiber arts, embroidery, and just about any other craft you can find on TikTok. Ginny loves to share her finished works but is really passionate about the creation process and how it helps her to navigate the cancer experience.

You can find Ginny on Instagram at @shudlucky or @the_crafty_cancerino, and on TikTok at @the_crafty_cancerino.

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.