Through testimonials, anecdotes and feedback from our hospital partners and Young Artists, ArtWorks is proud that our programs have proven to provide a creative outlet and have a positive impact on patient health outcomes.

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The Teaching Artists Program invites Teaching Artists into the hospital setting to offer multi-disciplinary art workshops and one-on-one sessions for pediatric patients facing chronic and life-limiting illnesses. The experience is stimulating and empowering as our participants learn and engage in new ways of expressing themselves such as beat-boxing, creative writing, photography, percussion, and animation.

Serving more than 2,000 patients and their families, the Teaching Artists Program is expanding rapidly and welcoming new artists of a wide range of disciplines every year.

For our Teaching Artists: Per our Social media Guidelines please find the ArtWorks Release Form below

English ArtWorks Release Form

Spanish ArtWorks Release Form



Surprise!Supplies provides art supplies and craft kits to our Young Artists in the hospital setting so that they may have the necessary tools to fully express themselves. The Surprise!Supplies program is made available through a mobile ARTWORKS ART CART.

The Art Cart…

  • Brings art supplies to children with limited mobility and those who cannot leave their beds
  • Specially designed with infection control in mind, and built to withstand the cleaners and ultraviolet lights used to sanitize the art cart for safe use in the hospital setting
  • And each art cart has been generously designed by Pop Artist Ed Heck, a longtime supporter of ArtWorks.

The supplies are available to both pediatric patients as well as their siblings, allowing families to collaborate and communicate in a manner that removes them from the solemn setting of the hospital, and gives the children a chance to play together—an opportunity that is often lacking when a sibling is admitted into a hospital. ArtWorks currently has 32 art carts in 27 hospitals distributing more than 20,000 supplies, with more to launch.

ArtWorks always welcomes art supply donations. Interested in organizing a supply drive for ArtWorks? Please download the Art Supply Drive Informational Packet 
For any questions or additional information, please contact us at 201-608-0146 or



Express Yourself 2019 Photo Gallery

Over 200 Young Artists, their families partners and supporters, gathered at the NYU Kimmel Center for #ExpressYourself2019. We celebrated everyone who bravely shared their stories, voices and creativity with the ArtWorks community. Thank you so much for continuing to support this truly transformative and inspiring day!

Photographs by, Steven R. Hazlett
Videography by, Sammy Levine

Express Yourself is a visual and performing arts exhibition hosted annually by ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation. This free event celebrates the young artists and hospital partners who participate in ArtWorks’ programs throughout the year and is an opportunity to showcase the full-breadth of creative programs offered by ArtWorks in one awe-inspiring day. Over 150 artworks from our hospital partners throughout New York and New Jersey are displayed in a gallery with professional framing donated by our generous framing partners. There are more than 10-20 live performances by young artists, their families and ArtWorks Teaching Artists as well as a series of creative workshops led by ArtWorks Teaching Artists. Young artists as well as their siblings, families and friends have an opportunity to engage, create and celebrate the arts together.