with Erika Cleveland

Felted Power Animals Erika Cleveland Smith Center Healing Arts

Discover your power animal and then create your animal in the form of a needle-felted pin. In the Shamanic tradition, the specific strengths and unique abilities of each animal come to assist us, clarify our vision and give us courage on our life path. We will meditate, journal and go on a guided visualization together as a way to discover your animal guide(s). You may want to meditate on your animal prior to this workshop and bring an image of it to work from. Or you can wait and see what comes up.

All materials are provided and no prior felting experience is necessary.

Suggested donation: $25

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.


About Erika Cleveland

Erika Cleveland, healing doll artist and workshop leader is currently finishing up a grant project called “Revisioning Flip Dolls” bringing flip dolls to the N. Street Village for homeless women. This project will culminate in an exhibit at Artists and Makers Studio, February 2018. Erika is inspired by the Shamanic path in her doll making and has used the wisdom of her power animals in her personal life as well. She creates her dolls at the Jackson Art Center in Washington, DC and exhibits them at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and a variety of other venues. To find out more, visit her website: www.transformativehealingdolls.com or her FB page: Facebook.com/transformativehealingdolls. 

With Kiersten Gallagher & Rex Delafkaran

Join our Program Director Kiersten Gallagher & Program Assistant Rex Delafkaran for an afternoon meditation and painting workshop where you will learn techniques that will help you to allow your own creativity to flow. You will work collaboratively with others, and explore how color, creativity, and the act of art making can be healing. Beginners welcome.

Thursdays November 2nd & 16th, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

About Kiersten

Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200 and Certified Herbalist has studied yoga for over 25 years. Over the last decade, Kiersten has developed yoga programs and has provided a place for healing in the cancer community, in underprivileged neighborhoods, for special needs children, for teens and adults with drug addiction and for those struggling with body image. Kiersten invites you on a journey of healing to help guide you to a place where art will make a real difference in your life.  Kiersten’s goal for you is that you feel better when you leave class- mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, than you may have felt when you stepped through the door to begin your practice.

With Kiersten Gallagher & Rex Delafkaran

Join our Program Director Kiersten Gallagher & Program Assistant Rex Delafkaran for an afternoon meditation and painting workshop where you will learn techniques that will help you to allow your own creativity to flow. You will work collaboratively with others, and explore how color, creativity, and the act of art making can be healing. Beginners welcome.

Thursdays November 2nd & 16th 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

About Kiersten

Kiersten Gallagher, RYT 200 and Certified Herbalist has studied yoga for over 25 years. Over the last decade, Kiersten has developed yoga programs and has provided a place for healing in the cancer community, in underprivileged neighborhoods, for special needs children, for teens and adults with drug addiction and for those struggling with body image. Kiersten invites you on a journey of healing to help guide you to a place where art will make a real difference in your life.  Kiersten’s goal for you is that you feel better when you leave class- mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, than you may have felt when you stepped through the door to begin your practice.

With Dr. Donald “Skip” Trump, MD, FACP

Vitamin D Cancer Prevention Dr Donald Skip Trump Inova

Vitamin D has gained considerable attention in recent years because research indicates that low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with a greater risk of many kinds of cancer and poorer outcome following cancer diagnosis. Supplementing vitamin D may also suppress cancer growth and increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

Dr. Trump will discuss this research and what it might mean for cancer patients, care providers and the general population.   Donald “Skip” Trump, MD, joined the Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI) as its Chief Executive Officer on January 5, 2015. Before coming to Inova, Dr. Trump served as president and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, NY, one of the nation’s first nationally designated cancer centers.

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.

About Dr. Trump

Donald “Skip” Trump, MD, joined the Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI) as its Chief Executive Officer on January 5, 2015. Before coming to Inova, Dr. Trump served as president and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, NY, one of the nation’s first nationally designated cancer centers.  Under Trump’s 13-year leadership, Roswell Park substantially expanded its patient care, research and education programs.

Dr. Trump is a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of patients with genitourinary cancers, especially prostate and bladder cancer. He has received peer reviewed research funding from the National Cancer Institute, the Department of Defense and the American Cancer Society.  Prior to accepting the Inova appointment Dr. Trump led the renewal of RPCI’s $19 million, 5-year designation as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. His personal research work involved the development of vitamin D-based approaches to cancer prevention and therapy. Dr. Trump has held previous appointments with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and School of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, University of Wisconsin, and the Johns Hopkins University.  Since his assuming the position of CEO, ISCI in 2015, he has recruited more the 30 cancer clinicians and scientists to develop ISCI program in drug discovery, biomarker development, clinical genomics and clinical cancer trials.  ISCI established the first Molecular Tumor Board in the Spring of 2016.

Hosted by Kiersten Gallagher

BatikWomen

Batik is a popular textile art from Indonesia that centers the mind and liberates the heart through creativity. In this 3-part series, you will decorate a pillowcase using a simple batik painting process. One pillowcase and one pillow insert will be provided. You may bring a second pillowcase to create another design if time permits. Please plan to attend all three sessions to complete your project.

This 3-part workshop will be held on:
May 11 – Paint a design on a pillowcase using a DIY non-toxic fabric glue

May 18 – Use fabric paints to color the pattern around your glue design

May 25 – Remove the glue to reveal your final design

Suggested donation: $30 for all 3 sessions, includes one 18″x18″ pillowcase, pillow insert and all materials

Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.


About Kiersten Gallagher

Outside the Lines Open Studio
As the Cancer Support Program Director, Kiersten fully believes that through the arts we can expand our perspectives and explore new fulfilling ways of being. She invites you to make our space your own refuge, to circumvent your daily routine to spark creativity, to take time for introspection, and draw outside the lines.