Bedside Art Program
completed coloring page of shapes

Explore the arts

Gifts of Art artists-in-residence visit adult patients and their guests with FREE art-making projects. Do you want to try a simple and fun art project or immerse yourself in coloring? Artists-in-residence bring free art- making projects right to your room. A visit by an artist-in-residence is an opportunity to try something new, discuss art, or simply have fun!

You can select from a variety of diverse art kits with materials and designs from around the world or enjoy one of our special original art coloring books. Art kits include journals, beaded bracelets, paper folding, greeting cards, drawing, painting, and more.

To meet our many requests, patients may receive two coloring books and up to two art kits per week.

Request an Art Kit, Coloring Book or Visit
By Phone or Email
Request Bedside Art. Artist-in Residence available M-F.

Request Bedside Art on MyUofMHealth Bedside on a Michigan Medicine inpatient iPad or ask a clinician to request it on MiChart

Creating Art at the Bedside – Who Could Benefit?

• Promotes relaxation
• Distracts from pain
• Comforts patients and families
• Lifts mood/spirit
• Promotes emotional healing and well-being
• Creating art is fun!

Special Art Service

Comfort Legacy Kits for sacred end-of-life moments

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Online Art Projects
Art on Demand
A patient smiles with a coloring book from the Bedside Art program
Coloring Books

Pages to color from Gifts of Art Coloring Books

Start Coloring
female staff member and patient holding a hamsa art page
Hamsa Hands

You can make your own Hamsa Hand now for protection and good fortune

Make your Hamsa Hand
Van Gough Sunflowers cartoon
Hospital to Home Videos

Continue with art projects started in the hospital by watching Hospital to Home videos about Gifts of Art projects

Watch Hospital to Home Videos
colorful fabric rolled up on the table
Art Resources

Discover online art resources from around the world

See Art Resources