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Art-based programs are designed to help survivors deepen insight, provide inspiration, manage stress and improve overall sense of well-being through engaging in art making with others. A variety of rotating themes and art methods are used. Previous art experience is not required. Art programs are funded in part by the Joyce Kerze Foundation.
Healing Through Art
In this monthly program, survivors utilize a variety of art modalities to promote self-care around themes such as resilience, peace, mindfulness and finding joy.
In this three-hour weekend workshop, survivors utilize a variety of art modalities such as painting, drawing, collaging and poetry as coping and strength-building tools. Common rotating class topics are “building resilience,” “garden as a metaphor” and “reframing your life.” Workshops are offered throughout the year.
Music-based programs are designed to introduce survivors and their caregivers to ways of using music more purposefully to improve quality of life. Music instruments are provided and no previous music experience is required. Music programs are funded in part by the Margaret and Frank White MusicCare Fund.
Monthly workshops introduce survivors and caregivers to the variety of ways that music and music therapy may be helpful in managing common survivorship challenges. Workshop themes rotate throughout the year and include topics surrounding healthy sleeping habits, dealing with pain, managing stress and music-based popular health claims.
Weekly Music Groups
Weekly music groups offer weekly gatherings that give survivors and caregivers the chance to foster empowerment and a sense of community by sharing in the joy of music-making. These groups perform at various events throughout the year.
- Victory Drummers – Prior drumming skills are not required. Drums will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own. The Victory Drummers typically meet every Friday from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at BalletMet, 322 Mt. Vernon Avenue. They do not meet during the months of June, July and August.
- Victory Choir – Learn to sing and have the opportunity to perform in the company of other cancer survivors and caregivers. A varied repertoire of pop, classical, folk, jazz and world music will be sung. The Victory Choir normally rehearses every Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, 1145 Olentangy River Road. They do not meet during the months of July and August.