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Artists in the Making

August 4, 2016

Faculty and staff at Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine recently had the opportuniy to participate in art classes.Some GA-PCOM faculty and staff recently participated in art classes as part of the “Work on Wellness” program.

Like many centers of learning, life on campus is primarily structured around our programs and our students. As many of our programs took a break during June and July, some faculty and staff members had time to revamp and refresh for the coming year.

Student Affairs’ Tamara Scaccia, an artist by training, stepped up to offer art classes as part of the College’s “Work on Wellness” program this summer. Many participants experienced the joy of art for the first time.

“This is amazing—my first time to ever paint. Tamara makes it easy,” Dr. Regina Fleming said.

“Getting to know your colleagues in a relaxing way, the challenge of stepping out of your comfort zone, I’ve enjoyed it very much,” said Student Affairs’ Leanne Henry-Miller.

Participant have painted pumpkins, flags and a tree of life.

Subjects have included studies on poppies, a tree of life, the American flag and butterflies with more to come.

As “Here Comes the Sun,” wafted through the make-shift art studio, Tamara said, “There are no mistakes in art. Everyone comes out with it looking the way you perceived it.”

Here’s hoping these lessons on life continue!

Visit the GA-PCOM Facebook page to view more photos from the "Work on Wellness" art class.

About PCOM Georgia

Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science, and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment. For more information, visit or call 678-225-7500.

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