Arts 4 Us

Thanks to our generous supporters, we are able to offer free drop in group art therapy for kids aged between 5-12. This is an opportunity for kids to make new connections while meeting other people in a fun environment – and provides the therapeutic benefits of art making and wellbeing support. Find out more about the benefits and locations now.

How does Arts 4 Us help?

Arts 4 Us is a drop in group arts therapy programme held during term time for school aged children. Art is used as a medium to aid self esteem and confidence, strengthen self identity and develop art skills. Take a look at this video to learn more about Arts 4 Us from some of our therapists.

Arts 4 Us therapy locations

Our Arts 4 Us programmes take place in Auckland and Dunedin.


  • Oranga – Kelly Elrick Room: Oranga Community Centre, 52 Waitangi Rd, Onehunga
    Day & time: Tuesdays 4pm – 5pm

Term 1 2024: 13 February – 9 April (no session on 2nd April) | Term 2 2024: 30 April – 25 June

  • South – Kereru room: Manu Tukutuku 32 Riverton Drive, Randwick Park
    Day & time: Thursdays 3.30-5.15pm

Term 1 2024: 22 February – 11 April | Term 2 2024: 2 May – 4 April 2024

  • Te Atatu Peninsula – Matata (Fernbird) Room: Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre
    Day & time: Fridays 3.30-4.30pm

Term 1 2024: 9 February – 5 April (no session on 29th March) | Term 2 2024: 3 May – 5 July (no session 28 June)


  • Central – St James Presbyterian Church, 393 King Edward Street, Dunedin

Arts 4 Us Dunedin is paused for Term 1 2024 – we look forward to returning in Term 2!

Arts 4 Us costs

Arts 4 Us is a free drop-in programme. You don’t need to register beforehand, you can just turn up with your child if it suits you!

What other group art therapy sessions do you offer?

We also offer two other group art therapy sessions. They are:

  • Arts 4 Us Specialty for school age children, tweens and teens on the Autism Spectrum and with related disorders
  • Arts 4 All a drop in arts therapy programme for adults in Christchurch

Further information

To find out more please contact us at 09 636 3029 or email