You are cordially invited to attend an empowering group painting experience

hosted by:

Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency

Join us for this empowering group painting experience.

Date:  Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Time:  5 - 8 p.m. 

Location:  Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency

68190 Hwy 190 Service Rd, Covington, LA 70433

(Check in starts at 4:45 p.m.)


All supplies will be provided! 

Homework instructions will be provided in an email once you RSVP.



ScART (which stands for "Scar Art") is an empowering group painting experience designed to create empowerment and self-worth. 





Using art as the tool, participants engage in a 3-part class, comprised of:

  1. A step-by-step video-guided homework assignment that offers insightful and thought-provoking activities to prepare for the class
  2. An on-line virtual class with a live instructor (20:1 student:teacher ration).  Private ScART classes are available. 
  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.

Join hundreds of ScARTists in our supportive community.  Start painting today!

Regular Price $97

Your price $0

Gifted to you!



In response to the stay-at-home mandate, and the growing need for social interaction and emotional support programs, This ScART class will be conducted on-line in a private Zoom group class, with other participants invited by your host.


  • All supplies will be provided! 
  • Instructions on how to obtain these supplies will be provided in your confirmation email.
  • A smart phone, tablet or computer with wifi is required to participate.  
  • New to Zoom events online?  No problem!  We'll send you instructions on how to log in!
  • A homework assignment will be emailed to you as soon as you sign up and must be completed prior to the class.


Details to this experience will be emailed to you.


Attend with a open mind, leave with a new perspective and 

a one-of-a-kind work of art.

The photos below are of recent ScART participants.

  • Thought-provoking homework assignment

    A time for personal self-reflection with valuable lessons to use everyday in your life. 

  • Live Step-by-Step Painting Instruction

    Art instructors guide your class as your scar goes from concept to beautiful creation.

  • Supportive Group Class Experience

    Everyone in the class is a survivor like you.  The atmosphere is loving, supportive and uplifting.

  • One-of-a-kind piece of art

    Don't worry if you lack artistic skills.  We use abstract painting techniques that produce beautiful finished art.

  • Share Your Story

    ScART allows you to share your scars in a unique way -- that empowers you and empowers others.

  • Join a Sisterhood

    Let's make a wave!  The world needs heroes and that's what YOU are.  We can't wait to grow our friendships.

ScART Experience Curriculum 

Learn the the art of mastering your thoughts about your scars.

Create empowerment and self-worth using art as the tool.

ScART Coursework Part 1

This part of the ScART Experience takes place in the privacy of the your own home.  This is an e-learning experience (video/audio/worksheets) sent by us at the 72 hour mark prior to the event.  We recommend that you set aside approximately two hours to complete all the Part One activities.  These activities need to be completed prior to the painting event.

  • Introduction: Owning Your Unique Masterpiece

    • Welcome from Lisa McKenzie, ScART Creator

    • About ScART:  Why the program was created

    • The importance of preparing for the Painting Experience

  • Module 1:  Body Love

    • Where does it hurt?  (worksheet)

    • Introduce power of meditation 

    • Body Love Assignment 

  • Module 2:  Up Close & Personal

    • Scar Selfie & Sketch (worksheet)

    • Sample sketches

  • Module 3:  Conversation with your Scars

    • How talking to your body helps you heal 

    • Negative/Positive Scar Talk (worksheet)

  • Module 4:  The Emotions of Color

    • Color Guide
    • Emotions of Color (worksheet)

ScART Coursework Part 2 

The ScART Painting Experience:

This part of the ScART Experience takes place with an instructor.  Participants have three options as to how they would like to participate:

  1. In a studio with a class of other students (based on availability, 10 person minimum per class.  Submit this request form to inquire for your group).
  2. Online in a group ZOOM class with other students 
  3. Private instruction online (without other students)


  • This painting part of the ScART Experience is taught by a live instructor (either in a studio or in an online zoom class)

    Reminder:  All ScARTists are required to complete the components of Coursework Part 1 prior to entering into the Painting Experience.

  • Research shows that even brief autobiographical storytelling exercises can have substantial impacts on psychological and physical health even months after the storytelling. 

ScART Coursework Part 3

Learn how to tell your story:

Your ScART Experience comes with a free membership into the YouCrown Sisterhood.  This is a platform where we celebrate warriors like you!


Upon completion of the Painting Experience, you will receive an invitation to join YouCrown, where we have created a story-telling app that will help you write YOUR story.  Simply fill in the questions and we will send you your crowning statement.


Story telling is essential in emotional healing.  Story telling...

  1. ...shines a light for others
  2. ...helps you develop more courage
  3. ...helps you remember any lessons or insights learned
  4. ...draws out your true character
  5. ...helps others see that being real is not only "ok" it is to be celebrated


Sharing your story is not only a proven therapeutic technique, but it also helps others who are going through something similar.  Be a beacon of light for others and your light inside will grow brighter.

ScART Registration Timeline

  • 1)  Sign up online

    Choose your Painting Experience Option:

    • Group Zoom Class 20:1 Student/Teacher Ratio (class is first come, first serve). If you would like to sign up with a group, please submit this request form.
  • 2) Pick up your supplies 

    Your supplies will be provided to you from the host facility.  Please pickup your supplies during the following days/hours at this location:



  • 3)  Upon registering, you will be sent your homework assignment.  Allow at least 2 hours to finish the worksheets.  All worksheets must be completed prior to the painting event.

    Part 1 includes guided video with instructions.  This will be emailed to you prior to the class. 

  • 4)  Day of Painting Event

    Be sure you have completed the homework assignment, particularly the scar sketch.


    Have your supplies ready in a comfortable place to paint in your home.  You will be painting with acrylic paints so be sure to wear clothing that you don't mind getting paint on. 


    Log on using the Zoom Meeting link provided.


    The ScART Painting Event will last approximately 2.5 hours.

  • 5) Share your story and insights

    A story-telling worksheet will be sent to you upon conclusion of the class.   


    Thank you for attending!  We look forward to meeting you!

Meet your ScART INSTRUCTOR Leadership Team

Our experienced team comes from the world of mental and emotional health therapy, as well as art instruction.  Like you, they have scars and are fellow ScARTists.

Deborah Tonguis

ScART Program Development Director

You Night Corporate Programs Director

Moira Love

Freelance Artist

ScART Team Leader / Instructors

Melinda Breaux

Certified ScART Instructor

Professional Family Therapist

Debbie serves in You Night’s Corporate Team as Programs Leader.  She is a 33-year veteran educator with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, a Master's in Student Development and a Doctorate in Teacher Leadership. She has taught at the University of New Orleans, Loyola University, Cal State Long Beach, USC and  St. Tammany Parish Schools.  In 2009, Debbie was named the 2009 Louisiana Teacher of the Year, and was honored to represent our state at the White House, serve on committees at the National Department of Education, give key-note speeches at educator conferences and lead professional development sessions all across the country. Debbie is a published author (The Teacher as Facilitator of Global Consciousness), designs and facilitates learning and leadership programs for business and industry, non-profit charitable organizations (such as You Night!), and serves on local policy making committees advocating for teacher-led, vision-based education reform.

Moira Love is a freelance artist from Sierra Madre, California.  She is happily married with four boys.  She has painted murals all over the U.S. and has commissioned artwork sold worldwide.  Moira has been painting for over 30 years and teaching private group classes for 15 years.  Corporate team building art classes have been a wonderful addition, as well as art classes for hospitals.  Moira is involved in organizations supporting nurses and giving them an outlet to further their education and creativity through art.  Moira has now joined the ScART program as a team leader, representing the West Coast.

Undergraduate degree in Education (BA) from SLU in 1988, MEd in Counseling from SLU in 1995, Acquired licensure as Professional Counselor and Marriage Family Therapist in 2007, also from SLU. Have been working as a school counselor since 2006. Facilitating Support Groups for Mary Bird since  2012. 

Recently certified in Mindfulness by Terry Fralich, LCPC (who just so happens worked with the Dalai Lama for 25 years) and certified in Telemental Health through Holy Cross University. Member of You Night Sisterhood and a ScART graduate.

ScART is pleased to be in partnership with Painting with a Twist -- a national "Paint and Sip" company that has studios located in 41 states.  Painting with a Twist is committed to giving back to the local community, making the ScART program a perfect collaboration.

ScART is a program created by Lisa McKenzie, Founder of You Night Empowering Events -- a national sisterhood dedicated to empowering women who have been diagnosed with cancer.  For more information, and to bring a You Night Sisterhood chapter to your city, visit:   877-591-5936 x3 

There are many ways to get involved with ScART Events.  Hospitals, conferences and retreats host this program as an empowering experience for their patients or registrants.  Groups sign up to experience this together or to celebrate a loved one.  Art Instructors get certified to host events in their cities or studios. For more information, visit:  877-591-5936 x5


The YouCrown sisterhood is a national sisterhood that celebrates the strength and resiliency of remarkable women from all over the world.  It's a platform that shares stories and shines a light on triumphs so that others will have hope.  Members will have the opportunity to earn "jewels" that unlock features and prizes. 


Once you join the YouCrown membership site after completing ScART, you will earn the "Green Magnesite" -- which we selected not only for its beauty, but because it is an extremely rare and precious jewel -- just like you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't have artistic ability?

What do I wear?

I don't have physical scars.  Can I still participate?

Can I bring a friend/loved one for support?

Will I have the opportunity to have my ScARTwork displayed at a community event?

What if I want to maintain contact with my fellow ScARTists after the event is over?

There are a couple of opportunities to do this:

  1. Like and participate in our Facebook Page:  @ScartEvents
  2. Like and participate in our Instagram Page: @ScartEvents
  3. Join our National Sisterhood: (free membership will be offered to all ScART participants)

I have more than one scar.  Do I paint them all?

Can I draw my scars in any pattern that I want, or do I have to paint them on the canvas the same way that they look like on my body?

You can choose where to put the mud (similar to a modeling paste) used to depict your scars on the canvas. They do not have to correlate with the same places on your body.  There are no hard and fast rules!

Will the class be all women?

Do I have to complete all of the homework prior to the class?

Some of the homework -- such as the meditation -- is optional.  All of the worksheets are mandatory.  It is up to you how much time you spend, but taking time to finish the coursework (without being rushed) has incredible benefits.

Stay Connected

877-591-5936 x5


ScART Programs

P.O. 2134 Mandeville, LA  70470

Copyright © 2019 ScART Events.

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.