The Power of Art

A creative space for you.

Open Monday - Friday 9.30am - 2.30pm

Bring Art into your Life for health and wellbeing

Become an artist at our studio! Our goal is to make art making accessible to everyone, no matter their age, ability or background. 

Join our community of local artists who share their passion for visual art. Create your own work alongside them and get inspired by their creativity!

We are open five days per week Monday to Friday 9.30am till 2.30pm.

Contact us or visit us at our studios.

At Arts for Health we understand how creative art helps to support good mental health. Founded in 1987 we promote public creative classes, studio access and art workshops with almost 3000 creative contacts every year. Arts for Health is a hub for creative success, right here in Hamilton.

Choose your art workshop

Art Therapy for Women 2022 Term 1

Are you wanting to try something different, or treat yourself, but don’t know how to spend your time productively? We offer 8 workshop specifically designed for women who want connection with otherRead more

Art Therapy for Asian Women 2022 Term 1

You want to get more involved in your community, but you don't know how? You want friends but feel like people just don't understand what it's like being an Asian woman living in Hamilton? ArtRead more

Paint like a Famous Artist 2022 Term 1

You love art but have never had an opportunity to explore it? You want a space that feels creative and encouraging without being intimidating? Our 5-week Paint like a Famous Artist course has beenRead more

Paint Like a Famous Artist with a Twist 2022 Term 1

You want to learn new skills? You love art but don't know how to create your own style? Try paint with a twist - an 8 week course that will walk you through different Art Masters throughoutRead more

Journey Through Art 2022 Term 1

You want to learn more about art but don't know how? You want to learn new skills and try different mediums? Journey Through Art: an 9 week course in drawing, painting, collage andRead more

Mini World 2022 Term 1

You think that you might like to try making dioramas but don’t know how? Make something new to put in your own diorama every week. Join us for 9 weeks of art classes! We'll try lots ofRead more

Art Therapy for Families 2022 Term 1

You want to bring more connection into your family life in a fun and creative way? Join us for 8 weeks of workshops in creative learning groups led by an arts therapist - an experience that willRead more

Community Art

Did you know that we have Community Art happening every week, Tuesday-Fridays? It is the perfect place to meet new people, work on your own art projects and work beside people who are feeling creativRead more


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 and helped me to stay healthy. 
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 emotional 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 art last year, I have felt more confident and happy. I come to art because I like coming into the community for health and wellbeing.
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 Community Art Supporters

We are extremely grateful to our funders and sponsors for their support in building an art based space for health and wellbeing.