Our Classes

Putting Art at the HeART of Healing

Creativity

“Finding people who have had, or are going, through similar issues has helped me know I am not going crazy. It has given me resources to get help, learn coping skills, and have a community
I can call on, learn from, cry and laugh with.”

Hirsch Participant

Classes, workshops, and other activities at the Hirsch Center are designed to facilitate creative expression through hands-on learning and experimentation in the arts. We believe that everyone is creative. Although the hectic pace of modern life can break our connection with natural creativity, it never really leaves us — and after a cancer diagnosis, it can be an invaluable tool for self-empowerment and healing.

Our programs are designed to offer a no-pressure, relaxing environment to investigate or reawaken inspiration, while you acquire new techniques and insights from area experts who work or teach in the arts. All programs are free of charge to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers!

Wellness

“I came to this workshop mostly because of  my cancer. Through the class, I felt encouraged, uplifted and motivated. I was able to express myself without feeling judged. Making new friends took away some of my fears.” Hirsch Participant

Why offer free arts instruction? Because we believe, and studies have shown, that regular artistic practice relieves stress, enhances mindfulness, and can generally improve health outcomes. Making art connects us to a profound source of creative flow; we are invited to enter an inner dialogue between ourselves and the materials, which can open up avenues for emotional expression shown to decrease stress and depression.

Along with the benefits of creativity, Hirsch Wellness Network provides activities that foster a balance between the physical and the emotional. Yoga is another very popular class. With a rich tradition going back thousands of years,  yoga has been shown to improve flexibility, build strength and stimulate a healthy immune system response. We invite you to sign up and begin exploring!

Program Registration

7:15 pm
The MeltMethod™ can erase pain and tension in your body by rehydrating connective tissues, restoring pain-free movement and vibrant health, This month, we focus on the upper body, using the roller to provide gentle support[...]
Triad Yoga
1:00 pm
Sketching with a brush is just another way of thinking about applying paint. Come learn this expressive painting skill with artist Bob Nordbruch. We will mix and apply paints to canvas in a spontaneous, impressionistic[...]
Hirsch Center at Revolution Mill
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Water is a natural healer offering physical and emotional release. Guided aquatic sessions promote movement, muscle strengthening and FUN! This program is sponsored by Hirsch Wellness Network and Club Fitness for cancer patients, survivors and[...]
Pool @ Club Fitness (Green Valley location)
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6:30 pm
Join Bill Savage to explore the fundementals of Taiji/Qigong and meditation and benefit from a complete practice for improving health and overall well-being. The gentle, slow movements of Qigong allow anyone to participate and progress[...]
Weatherspoon Art Museum REV Gallery at Revolution Mill
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
4:00 pm
Join this weekly yoga session designed for cancer survivors and their caregivers. In this class gentle yoga postures will be adapted to assist each student’s needs to promote flexibility, mobility and strength. Sessions will evolve[...]
Triad Yoga Institute
1:00 pm
Join Michele Rieder, a certified Zentangle Instructor on a relaxing meditative art form. Zentangling is a gentle practice that eases tension. Lovely pieces of art unfold naturally however, the true beauty of Zentangle lies in[...]
Hirsch Center at Revolution Mill
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Join fine artist Mavis Liggett in the Lobby of Annie Penn Hospital, Reidsville, for an afternoon of beginner painting. Cancer Patients will learn to use water & oil based paints on canvas – along with[...]
Hirsch Studio 130 Revolution Mill
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
Water is a natural healer offering physical and emotional release. Guided aquatic sessions promote movement, muscle strengthening and FUN! This program is sponsored by Hirsch Wellness Network and Club Fitness for cancer patients, survivors and[...]
Pool @ Club Fitness (Green Valley location)
Hirsch Wellness Network

CONTACT US

Call 336-209-0259
Email us at info@hirschcenter.org

LOCATION

1250 Revolution Mill Drive, Suite 130 Greensboro NC 27405

 

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