H’art Studio

We deliver a high quality arts program for adults with developmental disabilities.

Since 1998, our H’art Studio program (formerly H’art School) has been offering adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to reach their highest potential through the arts and indirect learning.
The H’art Studio program offers artists a chance to build important skills while engaged in the practice and enjoyment of visual arts, music, theatre, dance, media arts, and literary arts.

Here are just a few of artistic disciplines you will experience at H’art!

Program Details

This program is offered Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. year-round.

From September to December, H’artists learn art fundamentals and apply them to artistic projects.

From January to March, the artistic streams collaborate and work towards a public performance in April. The summer is a time to experiment artistically, take field trips, and collaborate with visiting artists. Workshops are offered in two art studios and in THE BOX, our inclusive performing arts space.

Artistic Output
Our H’artists have created more than 3000 pieces of artwork, performed on stage in original musicals for thousands, wrote plays, expressed themselves through dance, collaborated on original music for musical theatre, created digital art with iPads and Smartboards, and have written and illustrated three children’s books.

Fee and Financial Assistance
The daily fee to attend H’art Studio is $62 for a full day and $42 for a half-day (as of January 2023). Some H’art Studio artists are able to access financial support to take part in this program.

Bursary Fund
Can’t afford to attend or can’t access financial programs? Our donors and community partners work to remove financial barriers for adults with developmental disabilities. If you have a financial need, you may be able to access support through our Bursary Fund.

Contact us today to find out more and to book your free trial class.

 Virtual H’art Studio
Due to COVID-19, we can also offer a virtual H’art Studio program. Our goals with the new virtual programming have been to:

  • Connect with every H’art Studio artist;
  • Connect them to each other;
  • Set a new routine;
  • Introduce meaningful activities focused on our season’s theme; and,
  • Share positive and encouraging messages through art with the wider community.

The Virtual H’art Studio workshops are open to all registered H’art Studio artists. Interested? Let our team know and we will help you get zooming! Virtual H’art Studio program has its own fee structure. Contact us for the details. 

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You can be a part of a vibrant, exciting and supportive culture that encourages you to explore your possibilities. Contact us today to find out more and to book your free trial class.

H’art Centre is located below Good Life Fitness. The building’s main entrance is off of Barrack Street. Wheelchair access and audience access to THE BOX inclusive performing arts space is available through the entrance on Wellington Street.

237 Wellington St., Kingston, Ontario, K7K 0B5

T: 613.545.1392