Calendar of Events
PSCI Center Stage Arts Workshops
This series of workshops offers opportunity to PSCI patients and caregivers to relax, pleasantly distract themselves and build community with each other, using the arts as a vehicle. The workshops are not taught by therapists nor are they offered as therapy; we deliberately choose accomplished artists who are excellent teachers and lead engaging projects in order to keep the workshops non-clinical and fresh. The series is based on the belief that thoughtfully-chosen art engagement is an integral part of health and well-being.
All workshops and musical performances are free for all Penn State Cancer Institute patients and support person. No artistic skills necessary.
Write from the Heart
These uplifting, be-who-you-are workshops awaken the creative spirit, gently, without intimidation. Taught in an atmosphere of warmth, whimsy, and trust, they are a safe haven for experienced and first-timers, alike, especially those who long to write more freely, by overcoming perfectionism and self-doubt. No grades, grammar or competition. No punctuation, spelling, or red pen. Sharing is optional. Mischief, a must!
Discover how writing, without fear, has the power to console, illuminate, and heal us.
Thursdays, June 1, 8, 22, 29, 2017 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Room T3007
TAUGHT BY: Melissa Greene
Melissa Greene is a full-time fiction writer, poet, and writing coach, devoted to bringing out the best in creative people. Fascinated with writing as a therapeutic tool, she created Write From The Heart Creative Writing Workshops, in 2001, to share her belief that the act of writing– made simple – promotes joy, mindfulness, and calm. She teaches adults, children and teens, collaborates with schools and therapists; and leads workshops for cancer patients and caregivers, at the Milton S. Hershey Penn State Cancer Institute; and the Lancaster General Health Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, Pennsylvania. www.writefromtheheart.us
Music in Rhythm Workshop
Guitarist, composer and educator Jay Umble is the author of several jazz guitar books on Mel Bay Publications and is a featured instructor on online jazz education site Mike’s Master classes. Jay is also an adjunct faculty member of Bucknell University and Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania.
This interactive music workshop explores one’s natural inner sense of rhythm through the use of traditional and non-traditional instruments. Class instructor Jay Umble guides you through various rhythm activities and proves that there are no mistakes when making music!
Monday, June 12, 2017 | 5:30 – 6:20 p.m. | Room C1710 Breast Center
Joyful Movement Workshop
Joyful Movement offers cancer patients and their caregivers a way to enjoy the rediscovery of body and breath. Dancing in a chair, supported by holding the chair or standing free, we will move to music from Doo Wap to Motown and from Classical to Folk.
Joyful Movement workshops are designed to:
• improve breathing
• enhance self-confidence and grace
• give the opportunity to move with others
• bring you JOY!
FRIDAY June 2, 2017 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Room T3007
TAUGHT BY: Judith Sachs
Judith is a trained professional dancer, founder of Anyone Can Dance®
Teacher of Dance for Parkinsons®. The daughter and granddaughter of physicians, she is delighted to share her joy of movement with dancers of all abilities and backgrounds.
Judith is a Lifetime Arts Teaching Artist.
For more info or to register please email firstname.lastname@example.org