Your scar tells a story of the beautiful masterpiece that is YOU!  Join us for this empowering group painting experience where your scar is given the opportunity to emerge as a beautiful work of art.



Painting your scars on canvas helps you look at your story differently.  There is hidden and powerful beauty in your scars.

Featuring these artists and their one-of-a-kind works of ScART.


Every scar tells a story of survival.

Learn techniques in a powerful course designed to help you accept and embrace surgery scars in a supportive community of survivors.



Sign up to paint in an on-line class

  • Open to anyone who is interested in self-care and emotional healing
  • Ideal for persons with physical scars, but some scars cannot be seen and these are honored in these classes, too.

Sign up your Group to paint

  • Perfect for support groups
  • Honor a friend who has reached a milestone
  • A great group experience for friends and family 
  • Celebrate a "Hero"

Hospital hosted ScART Events

  • Perfect for hospital patient support programs or Professional Development for team members
  • A break-out activity for conferences
  • A great way to involve sponsors

Become a ScART Instructor

  • Receive ScART Certification
  • Teach ScART classes
  • Get listed on this website as a certified instructor/location
  • Supplement your income while positively impacting lives

Did you know that 97% of women have hateful self-talk

when they walk past a mirror?

What do you see when you look in a mirror?

Do you see your scars as "imperfections" or do you see your scars as a mark of your bravery and a story of your survival?  

Everything in life is about perspective.

When you change the way you look at things...

...the things you look at change.

A scar simply means you are stronger than that which tried to hurt you.

Listen to participant experiences - or click here for more inspirational stories.

Hear Elise's story 

Scars from Breast Cancer


Scars from Breast Cancer


Emotional scars from the loss of a child

Participate in an upcoming ScART Event

Anyone with seen or unseen scars is encouraged to participate in ScART. 

Past participants include Cancer Survivors, Open Heart Surgery Survivors,

Organ Donor Recipients, and War Veterans (to name a few). 

A portion of the proceeds from each event will be donated to the “We Lift You Up” Fund - a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to helping women embrace life beyond cancer. 

What is "ScART"?

ScART (which stands for "Scar Art") is an empowering painting experience.  It has been designed as a supportive group experience, where participants are given the opportunity to see their scars through a new lens.  Using art as the tool, participants engage in a 3-part class, comprised of:

  1. An insightful and thought-provoking homework assignment to prepare for the class (done in the privacy of their homes)
  2. A group class experience attended in the studio or in an on-line virtual class with a live instructor
  3. An opportunity to share insights with the other participants in your group, and also optionally on-line in a national story-telling platform that celebrates each ScART participant.

Every scar tells a story.


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.   

Change what you see.

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.

Stay Connected

877-591-5936 x5


ScART Programs

P.O. 2134

Mandeville, LA  70470

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All rights reserved

Photograph Contributors:

Debora Suterko Photography

White Donut Productions

We Lift You Up Foundation

A portion of all proceeds from ScART Events benefit the We Lift You Up Fund -- a 501c3 public charity which creates empowering experiences for cancer survivors, with the ultimate objective of creating a national sisterhood of support.


ScART is an emotional support program created by Lisa McKenzie, Founder of You Night Empowering Events.  Founded in 2013, You Night offers year-round empowering group experiences that help women embrace life beyond cancer.