Many visitors to the Cancer Community Center attend Creative Expression workshops as a way to relieve stress and refuel themselves for the road ahead. They can enjoy spending time with other people affected by cancer, doing things that, on the surface, have nothing to do with cancer or treatment or side effects.
Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom, says “At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer.”
Center participants experience healing by creating masterpieces with: wire and beads, words on paper, paints, inks, yarn and plaster. These creative outlets are a wonderful way to manage stress and foster new friendships.
Most Creative Expression workshops require pre-registration but little more. No experience needed. All supplies are provided free to attendees. To see what’s coming up and to register, visit our Program Calendar.