Get creative with us

Your community art space

WIN $1000 in our August 2022 art exhibition 

Bring Art into your life for health and wellbeing

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! At Arts for Health we think that everybody should have access to the creative arts and we hope that we can add a little bit of sparkle to your day. It's Ok to be a beginner who is starting out, or to be an experienced artist who has exhibited all around the world. If you like to make art, or think that you might like to, we would love for you to give it a go. 

We are open five days per week Monday to Friday 9.30am till 2.30pm or check out some of our crafty or therapeutic workshops that we run each term. 

Contact us or visit us at our studios to start your art journey now.

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

Empowering Expressive Art (Age 5 - 12)

Are you looking for a creative programme for your child? A way to help them express their feelings and build their relaxation and resilience skills? Join our art therapy programme where we useRead more

Mindful Art Therapy Workshops for Adults

Our mindfulness art therapy workshops offer you a place where you can be inspired and create new possibilities as an experiential process of self-discovery The focus is on improving understanding ofRead more

Social Art Group

Did you know that we have Social Art happening every week, Monday-Friday? It is the perfect place to meet new people, work on your own art projects and work beside people who are feeling creative. ThRead more

Journey Through Art 2022 Term 3

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

Learn how to use your device to Create Art

Wanting to learn the basic functions of your smart phone/tablet, while having the goal to create digital art? Well this is the perfect class for you! Join our 5-week course and learnRead more

Mindfulness Art Therapy Workshops for Women

Our mindfulness art therapy workshops offer you a place where you can be inspired and create new possibilities as an experiential process of self-discovery The focus is on improving understanding ofRead more

Paint like a Famous Artist 2022 Term 3

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


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.