Finding Our Way through the Arts Workshop
Spring is a season of new beginnings. Join Dr. Deforia Lane and Michael Shirtz in Lakeside on Saturday, May 13 for a special workshop that will revitalize and reinvigorate the soul.
In this Finding Our Way through the Arts Workshop, learn how music and art are vital to living a vibrant, fulfilling life and walk away with everything you need to connect, learn, grow and heal.
Dr. Lane has an extensive background in music therapy. She is the Associate Director of the Seidman Cancer Center and Director of Music Therapy at University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Seidman Cancer Center and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
Shirtz is a singer, producer, composer, conductor, vocal coach and music director for education, repertory theatre, collegiate and pops music productions. He’s a former assistant professor and dean at Terra State Community College and now teaches at Heidelberg University.
The Finding Our Way through the Arts Series is made possible by the Ohio Arts Council’s 2022 ArtsNEXT Grant. The Ohio Arts Council is funded in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.
The Workshop (ages 16+) takes place from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13 in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room. Registration is $35 per person and includes participation in the workshop, supplies, lunch and refreshments. Space is limited, so register early.
9:30-10 a.m. “Getting to Know You… and Our Path for Today”
Meet in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room to connect and prepare the path for learning and exploration.
10-11:30 a.m. “The Rhythm of Life”
Explore the movement in music, learn to find your groove, develop a sense of energy regulation, and use sound and rhythm to connect your spirit. In this session, we’ll explore the concepts of lyrics and songwriting and how to use those lyrics to work through life’s challenges and goals. Whether you consider yourself a musician or not, you’ll find fun and joy in the freedom of improvising and engaging in the combination between music and the text.
11:30-12:30 a.m. Lunch & Outdoor Exploration
Lunch will be provided. Following this time of fellowship, take a walk and explore Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile, Lakeside’s reinvigorating lakefront path.
12:30-1:30 p.m. “Life in Words & Art”
Discover how language, poetry and creative expression through writing can connect, heal and rejuvenate, as well as provide humor and fun.
1:30-2:30 p.m. “Bringing It All Together”
We’ll bring together the joy of music, words and art to create our “personal theme” that can be used as a source of entertainment, rejuvenation, fun, engagement and healing.