Welcome to Arts for Health

A creative community space for  well-being.


We are open at Level 2 with restrictions. Please contact us to make a booking to attend.

A place for Everyone

As a charitable trust Arts for Health has been serving the Waikato region for 34 years. Everybody who is interested in art making to support their wellbeing is welcome. There is no required level of expertise, some people are just starting out while others are very accomplished artists in their own right.

Many of our artists use our services to develop skills and techniques, while others prefer to use the arts to develop a wider social circle with like minded people.

We encourage all of our artists to build their own portfolio of work and to participate in exhibitions and competitions if they would like. This is a great way to celebrate success and to share accomplishments. 

If you think that you would like to try any of our activities, call in so that we can show you through our art studios so that you can get a better idea of what we do, or you can contact us here.

Workshops

Paint like a Famous Artist 2021 Term 4

Term 4 starts  Friday 22nd Oct 6pm - 8pm for 5 sessions 180.00 for the term Book now at Event Pronto  www.eventspronto.co.nz/artsfor...Read more

Mini World 2021 Term 4

Term 4 starts  Friday 22nd Oct 12.30am - 2.30pm for 8 sessions 160.00 for the Term Book now at Event Pronto www.eventspronto.co.nz/artsfor...Read more

Journey Through Art 2021 Term 4

Term 4 starts  Every Friday 22nd Oct 9.30am - 11.30am for 9 sessions $225.00 for the Term Book now at Event Pronto  www.eventspronto.co.nz/artsfor...Read more

Paint like a Famous Artist 2021 Term 4

Term 4 starts  Every Monday 18th Oct 9.30am - 11.30am for 9 sessions  $160.00 for the Term Book now at Event Pronto www.eventspronto.co.nz/artsfor...Read more

Social Art Group 2021 Term 4

Term 4 starts Monday 18th Oct. Mondays & Fridays 9.30am - 2.30pm $10.00 per session Book now at Event Pronto  www.eventspronto.co.nz/artsfor...Read more

Arts Therapy for Migrant and Refugee Women - Term 3

Sorry this class is now full, Starting Tuesday 3rd August for 9 weeks. Join our Arts Therapist in our new workshop for migrant and refugee women. Contact https://www.surveymonkey.com/r...Read more

Colouring in with Water Colour - Term 3

Sorry this class is now full.    If you are tired of colouring in with your pencils and felts, think about spicing up your pictures using watercolour. You can bring you own colouring pictures, orRead more

Paint Like a Famous Artist - With a Twist - Term 3

Join us on a Monday morning as we explore works by famous artists and add our own little twist.   Basic materials supplied. 10 sessions - $20 per session. Limited to 6 artists. Starts Monday 26thRead more

Paper Mache Dragons - Term 3

Create your own paper mache dragon to hang on your wall. Over 10 weeks you will work through the steps of creating a dragon head sculpture to greet all your friends at the front door. Basic sculptingRead more

Paint Like a Famous Artist - Friday Nights - Term 3

This is a fun 5-week art workshop where we will look at 5 famous artists and recreate a different work each week. By the end of the course you will have 5 'original to you' paintings based on the worRead more

Open Art Mondays - Term 3

If you get distracted by the fridge, stereo, housework or other people, our Monday morning and afternoon workshops might be the perfect place for you. Bring along your own art materials and projectsRead more

Open Art Fridays - Term 3

If you get distracted by the fridge, stereo, housework or other people, our Friday morning and afternoon workshops might be the perfect place for you. Bring along your own art materials and projectsRead more

Testimonials

Arts for Health is somewhere I can go and paint when I don’t have the motivation to manage that in my own house. It helps me leave the house knowing I have somewhere I will feel safe where I am part of a community that supports each other.

Emma Billingham

Arts for health provides great support to the community. As a new artist I find that there is a sense of belonging, ownership and acceptance that makes me feel calm, satisfied and motivated.

Kim McEvilly
I felt art therapy was a great way to express my feelings about life in general.

Phillip L

I highly recommend the art therapy class at Arts for Health. I attended hour sessions once a week for six weeks and experienced some significant shifts. My understanding of how my emotions affect my physical being are decidedly more clear and I am in much closer touch with the cause and effect on myself. Of significance is the return of past levels of confidence and that I am in charge of my whole self and my choices.

Jennifer H
I like coming to Arts for Health as it helps me to get to know new people in the community. Since I started coming to arts last year, I have felt more confident and happy. I come to art because I like coming into the community and being creative.

Lisa Tawhai

It has helped me get back into drawing and learning to paint. It’s allowed me to meet new people all of whom are very helpful and supportive. It’s helped me feel more creative and grow more confidence in my artistic abilities.

Elaine Simons

Our Supporters

We are extremely grateful to our funders and sponsors for their support.