Culture Club: Art and Health: Using Visual Art to Explore the Body
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Speaker: Amy Creighton, Artist and Western University Instructor
Cost: $8 or $10 for 2 people per session, $40 for all 8 sessions
Medical students at Western University are being given the opportunity to explore how artists have depicted the body through illness, physical vulnerability, and intimacy in an innovative pilot program. Learn how art is being used to help students see the body as a site of experience, resistance, intelligence, emotion, and illness; moving beyond anatomy and physiology. Class instructor Amy Creighton will show examples of the photography, painting, sculpture, and performance art she has used with her students to develop a broader sense of understanding and empathy as they move forward in their chosen medical practice.