• Workshops

    It is the goal of the Arts in HealthCare program to improve the quality of life for our patients and staff. To date, the program has conducted two therapeutic workshops.

    Body mapping


    This four-day workshop was made possible through the collaboration of The College of Fine Arts, the Ruth Hunt Wood Foundation, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), the UK Arts in HealthCare Program and the UK HealthCare transplant team. In February 2013, Zavier Verhoest of Kenya served as the facilitator for a four-day workshop with eight organ transplant patients. The workshop provided a healing journey and wonderful communal experience for the participants.

    For more information, view the Body Mapping book (PDF, 874 KB) detailing the participants and their artwork. Or watch the body mapping process (2:27 mins.) on our YouTube channel.

    Caring for the Caregiver

    In May 2013, 30 UK HealthCare nurses and nurse managers participated in a movement workshop conducted by Suzanne Costello of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater. Suzanne used movement to reinforce the need for caretakers to replenish themselves so they can take better care of patients. The nursing program plans to conduct a therapeutic workshop each year with a group of UK HealthCare nurses. Watch our Caring for the Caregiver video here.


    Music therapy faculty, staff, and students are available to lead a variety of music and wellness activities including drumming and music-assisted relaxation. For more information on current events, please see the calendar. To speak with someone about scheduling an event, please contact the music therapy program at musictherapy@uky.edu.