Project Imagine: Arts in medicine program
Project Imagine is a Las Vegas, Nevada Arts in Medicine Program designed to help children who have been hospitalized or undergoing extensive treatments while in the clinic deal with the pain, anxiety, and feelings of isolation that can often accompany prolonged illness. By providing one-on-one and group art and music enrichment sessions, Project Imagine seeks to create an experience that will allow pediatric patients a chance to step outside their circumstances and explore their creativity.
Using a variety of media, our visiting artists and musicians guide children through the creative process. The techniques used are designed to be fun and comprehensible for children and to encourage the young artists to expand their sense of the possible.
Project Imagine’s team of visiting artists conducts art enrichment sessions at the bedside of young patients during their hospital stay or while undergoing chemotherapy and other cancer fighting treatments in the clinic. Children choose their medium and learn fundamental drawing and painting techniques while creating their own priceless works of art. The artists encourage the children to use the power of their imagination to help reach beyond their circumstances and create the art that will be the legacy of their creativity, insight and vision.
Young Authors Project
The Young Authors Project provides children with a unique opportunity to direct the production of their very own storybook. Visiting artists work as a team to encourage the creative process and aid the young author to develop fantastic characters and exciting, often touching stories. One artist creates a dialogue to inspire the text while the child draws their ideas. Shortly after their session, young patients and their families are presented with a professionally bound, illustrated copy of their very own story.
Using the healing power of music, Project Imagine’s visiting musicians provide music enrichment sessions to help brighten the day of children in the clinic or hospital. Young patients are provided with instruments and encouraged to express their personal style through music, and are able to explore different instruments such as African drums, Tibetan healing bowls, tambourines, maracas and so much more.
Diane Mifsud, Executive Director