Studies have shown that artwork can enhance a patient’s experience, and that is exactly what 25 Innisdale Secondary School students did at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) on Tuesday, November 10. The school’s unique Integrated Arts program provided students with an opportunity to create pieces for the RVH Corridor Gallery and courtyard. They presented the project titled, “From the Ground Up”, with moving choreography and music, which is all incorporated in the program.
The paintings, sculpture, dance choreography and music were inspired by a patient’s journey through diagnosis and recovery, including those who may not heal. The Innisdale students were also motivated by a past student who was diagnosed with breast cancer, a mother that had passed from cancer, as well as a teacher that is a survivor.
Art@RVH works to create an uplifting experience for their patients, staff, visitors and all community members.
Barrie Examiner- “Innisdale students using art to heal at RVH”