Welcome to Arts for Health

We are a creative community space for anybody who wants to use the arts for well-being

Everyone is Welcome

As a charitable trust we have been running for 33 years. There is no required level of expertise needed, many of our participants have no previous art experience, while others come to us with a toolbox of knowledge and skills.

If you think that you would like to try any of our activities ring us for an appointment. We can show you through our art studios so that you can get a better idea of what we do.

Many of our artists come to Arts for Health to develop their 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 participate in exhibitions and competitions when they feel ready. This is a great way to celebrate success and to share accomplishments. If you would like to know more about us please contact us.

Latest News

This week we celebrate Matariki and are exchanging home-made stars for home-made fried bread with lashings of butter!  We are proud to work with Matariki Ki Waikato to make this event successful and would like to acknowledge the endorsement of Te Ohu Whakaita Charitable Trust.

Term 3 Art Workshops - Come along and try something new with our Monday and Friday workshops, or if you would like to try Art Therapy we have a few workshops going in this modality too. These are perfect for any person of any ability, with a whole range of exciting new artforms. 

Don't forget our Intertwined exhibition at Artspost, 120 Victoria Street with really great artwork that captures the skills and talents of Hamiltonians and kiwis from across the country.

JOURNEY THRU ART

Looking for a fun creative space to paint, draw and generally hang out with other beginning and medium experienced artists?
This could be just the ticket. Suitable for adults experiencing disability who would like some art tutoring.
Please lets us know if you are bringing a support person with you for the course.
A 10-week course, from 30th July to 8th October 2021
Every Friday from 9.30  - 11.30 
$250 for the Term

Bookings and Payments contact  
https://www.eventspronto.co.nz/event4395 

OPEN ART FRIDAYS

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 projects and work at your own speed.  Our Arts Facilitator is happy to give you a hand if you get stuck.

Every Friday morning 9.30  - 11.30 

Every Friday afternoon 12.30  - 2.30 

$10 per session

Email office@artsforhealth.co.nz for bookings and further details

OPEN ART MONDAYS

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 projects and work at your own speed.  Our Arts Facilitator is happy to give you a hand if you get stuck.

Every Morning morning 9.30  - 11.30 
Every Monday afternoon 12.30  - 2.30 
$10 per session
Email office@artsforhealth.co.nz for bookings and further details

PAINT LIKE A FAMOUS ARTIST - FRIDAY NIGHTS

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 works of the Masters. Perfect for people wanting to get back into painting again, or wanting to try something different or as a present for someone who would like to something fun.
Every Friday 6pm- 8pm starting 6th August to 3rd September 2021

Bookings and payment contact https://www.eventspronto.co.nz/event4398


PAPER MACHE DRAGONS

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 sculpting materials are provided.
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Every Friday from 12.30 - 2.30
$200 for 10 weeks - starts 30 July 2021


Bookings and payments contact
https://www.eventspronto.co.nz/event4396

PAINT LIKE A FAMOUS ARTIST - WITH A TWIST

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 26th July 9.30 - 11.30

Bookings and payments contact 

https://www.eventspronto.co.nz/event4399


COLOURING IN WITH WATER COLOURS

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, or we have some that you might like.  You will learn to transfer your images, stretch your own watercolour paper and then get colouring.  This is a fun laid-back space for people who enjoy doing something relaxing and rewarding.  

Suitable for all abilities.
Basic materials supplied.
$15.00 per session - limited to 6 

https://www.eventspronto.co.nz/event4401

ARTS THERAPY FOR MIGRANT AND REFUGEE WOMEN

Starting Tuesday 3rd August for 9 weeks.

Join our Arts Therapist in our new workshop for migrant and refugee women.

Contact www.surveymonkey.co.nz/r/JBWTZ...

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.