OUR SERVICES

Open Studio in the Braemar Charitable Trust Studio. 

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 10am-2:30pm 2 Seddon Road, Frankton, Hamilton.

Open Studio is a self directed program for adults over 16yrs, pick your own project and work at a speed that is comfortable for you. We encourage all of our artists to build their own portfolio of work.

On your first day our art facilitator will offer some suggestions to start you off on your artistic journey. If you have a specific project in mind you might like to start working towards that. 

We ask for $5 for each session to help cover the costs of basic materials and equipment.


Supported Open Studio. 

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 10am-2:30pm 2 Seddon Road, Frankton, Hamilton.


Supported Open Studio is a program for those that would like to be part of a structured art class. Our arts tutor will take you through a range of art activities to introduce you to a wide range of techniques and skills. The goals of supportive open studio are to build a creative portfolio of artwork, meet and make new friends, maintain wellness, be part of community art projects, have fun, share stories and laugh. This is a 2 hour art class. $30 per class with all materials provided. We require 6 people to run this program.


Norris Ward McKinnon Art  Gallery 

Our own bespoke art gallery highlights the skills and aspirations of our artists and is the perfect way to develop the techniques required to be a competent exhibiting artist.  The gallery is also available to the public for hireage $30 per week. 


Arts Therapy
We provide art therapy sessions for people who require therapeutic support to work through difficulties or issues in their lives with our registered art therapists. Art therapy uses creative processes including art making, drama and dance/movement within a therapeutic relationship to improve and enhance physical, emotional and mental welling. Art therapy can be offered to people of all ages and abilities and embraces a variety of psychotherapy theoretical frameworks. This type of therapy can be practiced with individuals and groups, families and communities. Participants do not need to have prior experience of the creative modalities. Beneficiaries may be eligible for WINZ or I AM HOPE funding.  $135 per individual session. An initial 6x sessions is recommended.

Group Art Therapy 
Group art therapy is suitable for teams or groups that are working towards intentional goals or to provide clinical support or professional development  in the workplace, service or school. A 2x hour art therapy group session starts at $420 + gst for a group of 6 and is individually tailored for the group.  There is a ratio of 1:6 with a registered clinical arts therapist. Please contact us for further details.


Corporate Art Classes 
We can provide a wide range of art classes tailored to your individual needs. A typical 2x hour art group class starts at $350 + gst for a group of up to 12 people. These groups are suitable for team building and  professional development.


Community Workshops
We always have new and exciting community workshops starting at our community base. Watch our FB page for the latest updates.


Community Outreach Programs
We provide a range of art programs and services in the wider community with the support from our stakeholders including regular art groups at Waikato Hospital thanks to The Braemar Charitable Trust. We also hold regular art therapy groups in residential homes and schools in Hamilton.


Arts for Health Annual Art Competition & Exhibition  

Our annual community art exhibition and competition is open to the public and provides an avenue for individual artists to exhibit their work.  Watch our Facebook page for more details.   
Our 2020 event is cancelled due to COVID -19.  


Arts in the Park
Celebrating the arts and artists of the Waikato, Arts in the Park is a community fundraising event held in the beautiful Ward Park in the middle of Hamilton.

Our 2020 event cancelled due to COVID -19.