At Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP), the health and safety of the children we serve, their families, our volunteers, and our staff are always our highest priority. Because of the vulnerable population CHAP serves, masks are still required in our art studio, despite the lifting of the mandates.

We are excited, however, to begin opening the studio for select activities and with limits on capacity. Spring Break Open Studios, Inclusive Summer Art Workshops, and parties for children and families are now being held at the studio (with virtual options also available). Weekly Art Club sessions continue to be conducted online, via Zoom. 

Adult volunteers who are fully vaccinated are welcome to volunteer at the CHAP studio. Masks are required to be worn at all times (we will provide you one if you do not have one) and a maximum of 8 volunteers may work in the studio at one time so we can maintain social distancing as much as possible.

Because of the potential medical vulnerability of the children CHAP serves, please do not enter the studio if you have recently been exposed to the virus, are awaiting test results, or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. For those volunteers who would prefer not to come to the studio, we can provide projects that can be completed in the safety of your own home. Contact Faye at for details.

Currently, all in-hospital healing art services remain on hold to protect the hospitalized children and families. Instead, CHAP broadcasts weekly art projects to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for children to follow along in the safety of their hospital rooms and CHAP delivers thousands of Healing Art Care Packages full of art supplies throughout the community. We look forward to being able to resume our in-person creative healing art programs in area hospitals as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Please continue to be safe and well. As always, we wish you and your family HEALTH + CREATIVITY + JOY.

Questions? Email or call 503-243-5294.