Art For The Soul Program

Cancer Classes & Support Group Update

In a preventative effort to protect our patients and help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Hoag has transitioned its support groups and limited cancer classes to a virtual online experience. Please visit our community education page to register for a support group or class. At this time, all other classes and workshops are canceled.

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Art for the Soul Program

Hoag’s Art for the Soul Program is a series of classes/workshops that use different approaches to art to evoke relaxation, a space for creativity and time to spend with others in the cancer community. Art has been shown to be a therapeutic outlet for expressing difficult thoughts and feelings, and managing symptoms of cancer treatment.

You are encouraged to join us, regardless of experience or skill set!

Thank you to our generous donors for making these programs available:

Gail Wirtz Costello Complimentary Therapies Fund
Robert M. McIntyre Memorial Fund


Ongoing Classes:

Art & Creativity for Healing

Art & Creativity for Healing provides a structured approach of guided art exercises designed to elicit a creative response that encourages the release of stress, grief, anger and many other emotions. By expressing themselves creatively, participants can document their experience in a profound way, thus creating a healing environment for themselves.

Creative Expressions

Creative Expressions provides an engaging, social environment to connect with others and express yourself through arts and crafts. Workshops include various projects where the goal is to have fun and be in the moment. Participants will leave with a project that they have created.

Free Flow Writing

Free Flow writing is a workshop designed to learn free writing techniques and provide a time of supportive sharing that will encourage therapeutic effects as well as a cathartic release of emotions, stress and anxiety. This focus can improve creativity and connection.

Open Studio

Open Studio is a monthly gathering that allows patients and family members to explore different art materials and provides an outlet to create meaningful projects. This workshop is focused on the freedom to create and achieve relaxation through art and craft exploration.

For more information on any of these workshops, call 949-722-6237.