"ScART" You Night's proprietary Scar Art Painting Program

PAINT YOUR SCARS ON CANVAS.  EXPLORE THE WAY YOU PERCEIVE THEM.  

ScART ("Scar Art") is a program created by You Night founder Lisa McKenzie.  The program is based on You Night's guiding principal of bringing women together in empowering group experiences -- giving them the opportunity to share what they have been through with others who "get it".  A ScART event is a great way for anyone who has surgery scars to meet other survivors to realize they are not alone, and ultimately discovering strength through sisterhood.  The resulting artwork is a one-of-a-kind beautiful piece of art that helps tell each individual's story.  No painting experience or artistic ability is required.   ScART events can be held in any community.  If you would like to hold a ScART event, simply write to us! or visit the ScART website:  www.scartevents.com

Everyone has scars.

When you are coping with a life-changing event or surgery, you may experience a complex array of emotions including anxiety, self-consciousness, fear, depression, frustration and sadness — feelings that, for some, may be difficult to express.

See your scars through a new lens.

Scars are something nearly everyone has to deal with at some point in their lives.  For some, scars are tucked away, never to be thought of again. For others, scars can be a daily reminder of a life event that caused them. The ScART program gives participants the opportunity to examine their emotional relationship to their scars using art as the tool.  

When you are coping with a life-changing event or surgery, you may experience a complex array of emotions including anxiety, self-consciousness, fear, depression, frustration and sadness — feelings that, for some, may be difficult to express.

Find beauty in scars through a national community of survivors.

The objective of the ScART program is to facilitate connections and create conversations with others who have scars at private group or individual paint classes nationwide.

Scars are something nearly everyone has to deal with at some point in their lives.  For some, scars are tucked away, never to be thought of again. For others, scars can be a daily reminder of a life event that caused them.

"This was the first time I looked at my scars as 'beautiful."

ScART fuses the power of self-care and self-acceptance using art as a tool in a supportive group setting.  The ScART homework assignment, which was designed using the guidance of psychologists, therapists, surgeons and women’s health professionals, provides an opportunity for participants to gain new insights, that result in beautiful pieces of abstract art.

Every scar tells a story.

ScART is a tool for participants to express their feelings without having to verbalize them. The groups are a safe place where participants can share with others who have gone through similar experiences, and an outlet to provide some ‘me time’ to make sure participants recognize the importance of practicing self-care.

ScART fuses the power of self-care and self-acceptance using art as a tool in a supportive group setting.  The ScART homework assignment, which was designed using the guidance of psychologists, therapists, surgeons and women’s health professionals, provides an opportunity for participants to gain new insights, that result in beautiful pieces of abstract art.

ScART is a trademark of Lisa McKenzie, Founder of You Night Empowering Events, LLC Copyright 2017. Curriculum copyrighted 2017.   It is illegal to produce or reproduce a work or any substantial part thereof in any material form, to perform the work or any substantial part thereof in public, or, if the work is unpublished, to publish the work or any substantial part thereof.

 

ScART is not intended to replace traditional mental health services. Should you find that this project stirs emotions that require professional help, please reach out to a mental health advisor in your area.

YOU NIGHT EVENTS

We help women embrace life beyond cancer.  All programs are made possible through event sponsorships and donations to the WE LIFT YOU UP Fund.

Email: teamyounight@gmail.com

Phone: 877-591-5936 x3

Registered Charity: 82-4444545

© 2019 by You Night Events, LLC.  You Night, ScART and We Lift You Up are registered trademarks.