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Paint like a Famous Artist 2022 Term 2

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 been designed for every ability - newbies to those who already know how to paint or draw. Explore the works of 5 great artists and get a chance to recreate their masterpiece each week. You’ll learn new skills, make friends, and leave feeling like you've got some great&nb...

May 6, 2022

A Beginners Guide to Using your Phone to Make 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 learn about devices. With our guided classes you'll be a tech wizz in no time!Bring your own device or use the ones provided to get started towards creating your art. Cost $10 Starting 2nd May - 30th May - Mondays 12.30 - 2.30pmBooking at Events Pronto ...

May 2, 2022

Journey Through Art 2022 Term 2

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 and other cool mediums. Small group setting with lots of fun. Suitable for adults of all abilities and all materials provided.  Cost $125.    Mondays and Fridays available - Quiet classes Mondays 2nd May - 4th June 9.30am - 11.30am- Fridays 6th May - 8th July 9.30am ...

May 2, 2022

Creative Art Therapy For Women Term 2

Our expressive 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 developing new art skills and processes to cultivate your creativity. You will gain an understanding of your own visual processing and the impact it has on your life.  We provide an opportunity for you to step out of your comfort zone into a safe place where all are welcome. Monday Group   Booking at Events Pro...

April 14, 2022

Children's Resilience and Joy (Age 9 - 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 use creativity and art-making to support children to increase their regulation skills, all the while having fun and connecting with others. This is 5 week programme, run by a registered clinical arts therapist, designed for children 9-12 years old. Book your space in eventpronto, and you will be sent...

April 14, 2022

Children's Resilience and Joy (Age 5 - 8)

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 use creativity and art-making to support children to increase their regulation skills, all the while having fun and connecting with others. This is 5 week programme, run by a registered clinical arts therapist, designed for children 5-8 years old. Book your space in eventpronto, and you will be sent our b...

April 14, 2022

Art exhibition extension

Great news! You have another month to work on those all important master pieces. Our exhibition has been pushed back a month due to a double booking at Arts Post. The new dates are; Closing date to enter online Wednesday 27 JulyDrop off your artwork at Arts Post 10-12 noon Wednesday 3 AugustJoin us on opening night and see who our winner is Thursday 4 AugustCollect any unsold work from Arts Post Tuesday 6 September 10-12 noon ...

April 14, 2022

Win $1000 in our August Art Exhibition

It's that time of the year again as we gear up to host our annual art exhibition, this year entitled 'Collusion'. Our goal is to provide all artists with an opportunity to exhibit in their communities, and to celebrate their successes and their achievements. Entry is open to all artists of all abilities with the winning piece receiving $1000 in prize money from local business About Best Practice. If you prefer to admire art rather than create it, consider buying a piece of original high quality ...

March 4, 2022

Kirsty's Twist on Van Gogh

Kirsty held her first solo exhibition on Wednesday 2nd March 2022. Through these painting's Kirsty explored Vincent Van Gogh's style of painting, as well as experimenting with colours and new techniques. Hear Kirsty talk about her journey while working towards her exhibition....

March 2, 2022

Social Art Group

Did you know that we have Community Art happening every week, Monday-Fridays? It is the perfect place to meet new people, work on your own art projects and work beside people who are feeling creative. This is a self directed space but our art tutors can offer suggestions to work through any tricky bits of your process. Come for the whole day or part thereof. Cost $5.00 Mondays - Fridays 9.30am - 2.30pm ...

January 12, 2022

CONTRACT WINNERS

As part of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage Nga What Auaha Creative Spaces Funding, Arts for Health has been selected along with 17 other providers in the Cultural Regeneration Fund, Round 1, to open access to inspiring culture experiences. This means that Arts for Health, from 12th July 2021, will be able to operate five days per week to meet the needs of the community.  There are some great programmes and workshops planned which will be accessible to the public. We hope that these ext...

July 29, 2021

20 YEARS SERVICE

In July 2001 Lynda Preest joined Arts for Health as their administrator. This month we celebrate 20 years of service with a little get-together with some of the artists and team. Lynda was joined by her husband Kevin and she shared a few stories of "the good old days".  Lynda was gifted an original gouache painting of Opito Bay by artist Maisie Bryenton.  ...

July 29, 2021

ART COMPETITION WINNER

Our annual community art competition and exhibition held at Artspost, was won by local artist Elwyn Stone with her acrylic piece called "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work".  Arts for Health was supported by community and local artists and filled all three galleries at Artspost.  The competition was judged by local arts educators Jacqui Kruger and Peter Faulkner.   Opening night was standing room only and several pieces sold on the night.  Thank you to all the wonderful peopl...

July 29, 2021

COLD WAX MEDIUM WORKSHOP

Saturday 27 March 10am-3pm Do you want to try painting with Cold Wax Medium? CWM is a fun way to paint – you will find new ways of expression by incorporating drawing, mono-printing and texture into translucent layers of visual richness.  Unlike encaustic, CWM is non-toxic and needs no heat to use. The medium is suitable for all styles - and for all artists - whether beginner or expert. Janet Mazenier will lead the workshop; she has a formal background in training, and is a full-time pra...

February 18, 2021

GOUACHE PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

Come and join us on Friday mornings in our Beginners and Intermediate class using Gouache.   People have been using Gouache for the last 1200 years for a whole range of creative outlets. Our tutor Maisie will introduce you to the basics of using gouache.  We will supply all the materials and equipment, and you will go home with your own painting or paintings at the end of 8 weeks.  This is a small class of no more than eight people. Dates - Every Friday morning 10am - 11.30am...

February 12, 2021

FAMILY ART NIGHTS

Bond alongside your little one while you both enjoy a fun and creative evening within the world of art. Make your own art works for you each to take home, facilitated by  your art tutor Rhiannon.Canvases, paints and nibbles provided. Limited spaces so book nowFirst Thursday of the month from 6.30pm-7.30pm.  5th February, 4th March, 1st April 2021Suitable for children between ages 6-14 yearsBook here    https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/paint-like-the-masters/hamilton Whe...

February 4, 2021

Fringe Festival Award Win

Arts for Health are pleased to be acknowledged as the Visual Art winners of the Waikato Fringe Festival 2019, ‘Make Some Noice Award’ in their inaugural exhibition ‘Thrive’. Formally a dark and dank hallway, Arts for Health’s brand new gallery received a makeover transforming into a light and airy training and educational initiative. The purpose of this new gallery was to support emerging artists as they developed the skills of exhibiting in public. Manager Cass Hendry describes the aw...

November 30, 2020

Award Winners - Arts for Health

Winners of the Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Spaces Award 2020  Arts for Health is pleased to announce that we have won the prestigious Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Holdsworth Creative Space Award 2020.  We were recognised for our commitment to providing an accessible creative space to those with limited access to make art.  In their comments the judging panel said: “Arts For Health is an outstanding grassroots creative space, run largely by committed volunteers, ...

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