Art Club

CHAP Art Clubs provide engaging art experiences outside the hospital to children and teens with medical challenges.

Our monthly Art Clubs, held at the CHAP studio, give children with medical challenges the chance to express themselves and connect with others through creativity. CHAP’s inclusive programs are provided free of charge to participants and are open to all children and teens affected by pediatric illness or special need. Art Club provides a safe place where children are recognized for their creativity and ingenuity, not by their disease of diagnosis.


Just like our work in the hospital, we invite the whole family to participate in art making. We believe in inclusion, and that when one person is unwell/diagnosed, their family can feel the effect. Parents and siblings are encouraged to come play with us!

We have two Art Club groups that meet once per month, our Original Art Club and DSNO Art Club.

If you would like to join one of our Art Clubs or learn more about them, please contact our Studio Art Teacher, Scarlett, at or give us a call at 503-243-5294 and introduce yourself. We’ll gladly add you to the Art Club email list that best fits your family. Art Club families receive email invitations to each art club, providing a sneak peek at the projects planned. All you have to do is RSVP and say you’re coming! Our studio can fit up to 15 art makers per art club, so RSVP’s are very much appreciated!

Thanks to your support, our Art Club programs were voted into the Top 3 finalists in the category “Bright Classes for Special Needs Kids” in Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards.

And then we won!! Read all about it

Thank you!


Original Art Club

Meets on the 3rd Saturday of the Month Composed of cancer survivors, outpatients living with chronic illness, medical challenges and/or disability, and their siblings.

The Down Syndrome Network Oregon (DSNO) Art Club

Art Club in partnership with The Down Syndrome Network Oregon. Meets on the 1st Saturday of the Month Composed of children + teens with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum, other developmental differences, and their siblings.