This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with Erin Price, LICSW

Looking for more opportunities to connect socially with other young adult cancer survivors? Show off your chemo brain and join us for a virtual Trivia Night! Participants will be broken out into teams of no more than 4 people (if you have a team of people in mind that you’d like to play with, please indicate that in the notes when registering).

YA Social Hour will be hosted monthly on Fridays from 5:30-7:00pm. Each month will have a new “theme” – please see below for the currently scheduled social hours.

  • June 19 – Trivia Night
  • July 31 – Creativity Night
  • August 21 – Game Night

DC Young Adult Cancer Community: https://youngadultcancerdc.org/

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with Erin Price, LICSW and Mindy Brodsky

We’ll spend this time exploring our creative sides and engaging in an art project together. Don’t consider yourself an artist? No Problem! This night is for anyone who wants to just play and have fun while connecting with other young adults impacted by cancer.

Join us for an evening of art journaling and creative expression. Fuse words, images, and everything in between and practice self-care and self-awareness together.

Materials needed (gather whatever you have/want to use from the list below – you do not need ALL of these supplies; the project is easily customizable to what you have on hand to create with):
  • something to create on – examples: a journal, cardstock, or recycle a box, any type of canvas you want!
  • things to create with – magazines, images, drawings, old books, newspapers
  • creativity supplies – paint, crayons, scissors, glue sticks or tape, pens, colored pencils, stamps, markers
  • anything else that inspires you! there are no rules here!

YA Social Hour will be hosted monthly on Fridays from 5:30-6:30pm. Each month will have a new “theme” – please see below for the currently scheduled social hours.

  • June 19 – Trivia Night
  • July 31 – Creativity Night
  • August 28 – Game Night

DC Young Adult Cancer Community: https://youngadultcancerdc.org/

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with Kiersten Gallagher and Kunle Adewale

     

Join special guest facilitator Kunle Adewale for The Art of Putting Things in Shape, a creative and engagement-based art program.

The Art of Putting Things in Shape explores the concept of mindfulness, gratitude and developing coping mechanisms in times of distress, anxiety, panic, crisis and at odd times.

Being an Artist is not a requirement for participation.
WHAT IT ENTAILS
Exploring your environment through Seeing, touching, smelling, tasting and hearing
WHAT YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE

Art Materials

Cards, paper, pens, Pencil or wax crayons , pastels , canvas, Coloured Markers , Water Colour, Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Pens and any other materials that is not listed here
Get Ready to CREATE

This series is held bi-monthly on Wednesdays from 10:30am – 12:30pm. 

Upcoming sessions:

  • July 8
  • July 22

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.

Suggested donation: $10 per class


About Kiersten Gallagher

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.

About Kunle Adewale

Kunle Adewale, is an artist and a development practitioner by profession. He is a graduate of Fine and Applied Arts (Painting and Art History), from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. To hone his skills in leadership, he studied Civic Leadership at Tulane University, New Orleans. His penchant for utilizing arts within the healthcare system spurred him into participating in related professional courses such as: Arts in Health for Helping Professionals in Charlotte; Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida, United States, and Arts in Health Research Intensive, organised by Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida in collaboration with University College London.

Kunle did not stop there. In his quest for more knowledge in the field of Arts in Medicine, he also bagged certificates in: Understanding Dementia and Arts, from University College London (UCL) and, Medicine and The Arts: Humanising Healthcare, from University of Capetown, South Africa. He was one of the selected Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Currently, he is part of a 1-year training programme on Dementia. To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, the 1-year programme brings together a powerful mix of perspectives, approaches, and skill sets from varying backgrounds and disciplines, including neurologists, social scientists, artists, and policymakers.

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with Erin Price, LICSW

Looking for more opportunities to connect socially with other young adult cancer survivors? Show off your chemo brain and join us for a virtual Trivia Night! Participants will be broken out into teams of no more than 4 people (if you have a team of people in mind that you’d like to play with, please indicate that in the notes when registering).

YA Social Hour will be hosted monthly on Fridays from 5:30-6:30pm. Each month will have a new “theme” – please see below for the currently scheduled social hours.

  • June 19 – Trivia Night
  • July 31 – Creativity Night
  • August 28 – Game Night

DC Young Adult Cancer Community: https://youngadultcancerdc.org/

This program is being offered virtually through Zoom. In order to participate and receive the Zoom link, you must register here or by emailing carla@smithcenter.org

with Kiersten Gallagher

Creative expression has often been used in the healing process and it is at the core of Smith Center’s philosophy, but fear of judgment and “not being an artist” can often prevent us from tapping into its healing power. Join us for a virtual Outside the Lines social, where we will catch up as we reclaim art-making as a healing tool.

This series is held bi-monthly on Wednesdays from 10:30am – 12:30pm. 

Upcoming sessions:

  • April 15 (online, social hour)
  • May 6 (online, with special guest Denise Feldman)
  • May 20 (online, social hour)

 

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.

Suggested donation: $10 per class


About Kiersten Gallagher

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.