Art Therapy

Guided by a trained art therapist, participants use a range of materials to produce drawings, paintings, sculptures and collage.

ONJ23-06-120062 artmaterials website1400x900_0009_20

What are the details?

Art therapy is different from traditional art classes because the emphasis is on the process of creating, rather than the end product. The process of art making can be relaxing, healing and help relieve stress. It may offer insight into your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. No art skills are necessary to participate in these classes.

Art therapy sessions are available to individuals and small groups throughout the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre.

Art therapy - Open Studio

Open Studio is an weekly drop-in art session that gives ONJ Centre patients and their carers access to time, space, art materials and the support and assistance of our art therapist. It is an invitation to create as you wish and at your own pace. No artistic skills or experience are needed.

Learn to work with different art materials (for example watercolour and acrylic paints, pastels, collage and mixed media) alongside a community of others to enhance self-expression and relaxation.

Open Studio is held every Wednesday from 2-4pm in the Wellness Centre Group Room.


Different art workshops are held in the Wellness Centre every month. Download the latest copy of our calendar, 'What's on in Cancer Care' to find out about upcoming workshops.

Who do I contact?

Senior Art Therapist

Fiona Scottney

+61 3 94969972


Wellness Centre

Level 3R, ONJ Centre

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

+61 3 9496 3799