Expressive Arts

Art as a creative expression has been shown to be extremely therapeutic and can foster healing of mental well-being. The diagnosis and journey through cancer can be stressful, draining, and frightening. Our art programming is here to take away some of that stress through creation of gratifying projects.

Studio Art

From painting to drawing to craft projects, CSC at Gilda’s Club brings in the talent for you to explore your artistic side. Our art instructor is a retired art teacher with over 35 years of experience.  She creates an environment in which each participant creates a piece they are proud to bring home and or share with others.

Once a month we offer a range of creative projects to partake in to relieve stress, bring joy, and meet other CSC at Gilda’s Club members. No previous art experience is ever required.

Jewelry Class

This class will really help you tap into your creative side. Every other month we will work on projects created by our volunteer instructor, Brenda who has a decade of experience in creating and designing jewelry. One month we might be using all different types of beautiful beads to create bracelets, another month we may focus on making teardrop earrings. No experience necessary, but you must be willing to have fun!

Writing and Mindfulness

This interactive workshop is for any of our members who want to write freely from the heart, become more intimate with the breath and explore the areas where creativity and mindfulness overlap. This is virtual workshop held on zoom. Writing and mindfulness if a program of Theater Within.

Intro to Guitar

Nick Lord, a certified music therapist will lead this program teaching the basics of beginner acoustic guitar as well as elements of music therapy. Benefits for music therapy may include reduced anxiety, cancer related fatigue and stress. Class meets once a week. All equipment will be provided and no experience is necessary. Class size is limited.

Intermediate Guitar

Our beginner program was so successful and popular that we are now offering intermediate guitar for those who want to improve their guitar skills. This class meets weekly over the course of six weeks. Previous completion of beginner guitar or your previous guitar experience is required.

Song Writing Workshop

At the John Lennon Real Love Project you will be using John Lennon songs as inspiration, connecting with your creative spirit, and learning basic songwriting techniques from acclaimed songwriter and teacher Sloan Wainwright. This workshop will meet virtually on Zoom. No previous song writing experience is required. The John Lennon Real Love Project is a program of Theater Within.

Open Sewing

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

Open Sewing

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT