Once a month between 30 and 40 Yale workers, ranging from postdocs at the School of Medicine to IT techs to administrative assistants, spend their lunch hour painting at an art studio on Chapel Street. The program, sponsored by Being Well at Yale, is designed to ease the stress of the workplace.
Reaction has been very positive, said Kimmel, citing comments from surveys of participants since the program began.
“I probably wouldn’t have done it on my own and now I found a new way to remove stress,” wrote one painter.
“Wonderful program—meeting and laughing with others,” wrote another.
“Lunch time painting break is awesome!! I can relax myself with friends, and try something different!!” wrote still another.