Adams County Arts Council – Supporting the arts in Adams County, PA

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital’s Healing HeARTS initiative is part of a growing recognition in healthcare that the arts can exert a powerful effect on the healing process. Since its inception in 2015, Healing HeARTS has guided the development of a healing environment within WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital that is intended to promote wellness and self-healing through the arts and reduce stress and anxiety for patients, visitors and employees.

All classes held at the Adams County Arts Council’s Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street.

Horticulture Therapy: Floral Arranging & Design Saturday, August 12, 10-11:30a.m.

Using oasis and locally grown flowers, you’ll create a beautifully unique center-piece to take home and enjoy. Learn about upcycling container options, design techniques and principles while elevating your mood and self-esteem.

Sue McDowell, HTC

$30 ($26 members)


T’ai Chi Chih® – A Moving Meditation

Tuesdays, Sept. 5-October 24, 10:30-11:30a.m.

19 easy to learn movements and one posture. There are no special physical abilities required and standing, or seated, movements are done slowly and gently. It will bring balance and serenity to those who practice regularly. All levels welcome.

Margery Erickson

$90 ($80 members)


Write from the Heart: A Workshop for Cancer Patients & Caregivers

Tues.’s, Sept. 5, 19, Oct. 3, 17, 6-8p.m.

The word is out: creative writing from the heart supports cancer recovery. This uplifting, be who you are, four-session workshop awakens the creative spirit, gently, without intimidation. Taught in an atmosphere of warmth, whimsy and trust, it is a safe haven for experienced and first time writers alike, especially those who long to write more freely by overcoming perfectionism and self-doubt. Discover how writing without fear has the power to console, illuminate and heal us. This program is presented by the Healing HeARTS initiative of WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and the Adams County Arts Council.

Melissa Greene, therapeutic writing coach and teacher.

Registration is required; please call 800-840-5905.

Hatha Flow Yoga

Tuesdays, September 5-26, 5-6:00p.m.

The focus will be on body, breath and mind connection with an emphasis on gentle stretching, flexibility, balance and strength. Good for all levels. Each session is individualized as needed.

Brenda Insalaco

$45 ($40 member)


Tuesday, September 12, 6pm-8p.m.

Intro to Bullet Journaling

Do you love the idea of journaling but have a hard time finding the time to write and organize your thoughts? Bullet journaling is the perfect solution. Bullets are ideas, thoughts and tasks organized into lists. We will create several basic artistic layouts, to personalization the start of your journal. Karen Hendricks

$36 ($32 members)


Horticulture Therapy: Make a Terrarium

Thursday, September 14, 10-11:30a.m.

Create a terrarium using a container of choice and succulents. Learn about plant care, design techniques and principles while reducing your stress. Take home and enjoy.

Sue McDowell, HTC

$35 ($31 members)