HOLA! is our Hospice Online Art group for patients and carers, which runs every Monday. It’s less of an art class and more of an invitation to meet with others, talk, play and try things out with a focus on discovering, or rediscovering, the pleasure and joy of creativity.

About us

New experiences, company and chat

‘HOLA’, started in September 2020 in response to the impact of COVID restrictions. It runs every Monday from 2:00 – 3:30pm and is open to both in-patients at the hospice and out-patients in the community. It’s hosted on a Zoom video link by Hans Clausen, the hospice community artist, accompanied on occasion by students or guest artists.

Absolutely no previous art experience is required. You’ll have the opportunity to join in with simple guided activities, bring your own ideas to share, or simply be there and enjoy the company and the chat. New members are welcome to join on any week and to stay as long as you like.

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Our aim

The aim of the group is to bring people together through an interest or curiosity in art as a starting point for conversations and creative adventures.

Each session follows a loose theme and/or method of working but with plenty of opportunity for deviation and distraction… sometimes the most exciting things are discovered or created by accident!

What we do

The group runs across two month blocks with slight changes in theme or focus from block to block, over recent months our themes have included; ‘Cut and Paste’ (an introduction to collage), ‘Sounds and symbols’ (an exploration of connections between music and drawing), ‘Doodling is Drawing’ (where scribbling becomes artworks) ‘In Blossom and in Bloom’ (looking at art as a celebration of spring). 

Participants have said:

“That's really brightened up my day!”

“I really enjoy the classes and appreciate the company”

“I almost didn't come today because I was feeling really fed up but I'm so glad I did, it really has made my day.”

Join us

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To receive the details for joining us please complete the simple registration form on the Arts web page via the link below. 

To find out more, please contact us at the Arts Team at St Columba’s Hospice Care: email:

Artwork image credits: Adrienne, Marek, Pam, Paul and others.

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