Arts Access: Artwell


Artwell is a community Art program, which aims to provide a safe, creative, and friendly space for people experiencing mental health concerns, including those living with, or in recovery from mental illness. The program promotes and enables mental health well-being through the creative practice of art making. Artist, art therapist and experienced mental health professional Peter Fanton, facilitates social engagement, individual and collaborative art making, as well as guided activities to enhance personal meaning making, self-awareness and enjoyment in Art.


Artwell is held in line with school terms and almost every Wednesday. Excluded days listed in each term. $6 per session. 
There are no Artwell Sessions on public holidays or during school holidays

2022 TERM 1

From Wednesday 2 February until Wednesday 6 April, 10:30am to 12:30pm
(Please Note: No class Wednesday 23 March)

2022 TERM 2

From Wednesday 4 May until Wednesday 22 June, 10:30am to 12:30pm 
(Please Note: No classes Wednesday 11 May)

2022 TERM 3

From Wednesday 13 July until Wednesday 14 September, 10:30am to 12:30pm
(Please Note: No classes Wednesday 3 & 10 August)

2022 TERM 4

From Wednesday 5 October until Wednesday 14 December, 10:30am to 12:30pm 
(Please Note: No class Wednesday 9 November)


Things to Note

These sessions are run in person, in the Studio in Cube 37 at the Frankston Arts Centre. Due to current health advice, we are able to run sessions in line with capacity and density requirements. If this advice changes, these sessions will be delivered online and you will be advised.

Upon arrival to Cube 37, you will be asked to check in, either via your own smartphone or using the check in point at the venue. Staff will demonstrate the procedure upon arrival.

Please see our Covid-Safe plan which we ask you to comply with when visiting Cube 37 and Frankston Arts Centre. This is regularly updated to adhere to the latest government directives.

If you would like to attend the sessions, either as an existing participant or a new one – we ask that you RSVP to let us know of your attendance. We usually don’t collect RSVP’s but due to the current landscape, it is important for us to know numbers especially so we can accommodate all participants and be COVID Safe.

For enquiries about Artwell, please email us or call 03 9784 1896. 

About the Facilitator

Hi everyone, my name is Peter Fanton and I am both excited and proud to be facilitating the Artwell program at Cube 37. As an artist, and creative arts therapeutic practitioner, it is important for me to align my professional practice with evidenced-based research and practice, demonstrating the alliance between creativity and well-being. I am passionate about the Arts and facilitating creative processes that incite curiosity and personal inquiry into ‘what’s possible’.

My professional background includes Teaching and Education, Community Development, both in Australia and overseas, Community Health including Mental Health, including Trauma-informed Practice, Community Arts and Therapeutic Arts Practice. Amongst other qualifications, I have a Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Practice and a Masters Degree (MA) in Therapeutic Arts Practice. I am a registered and licensed Practitioner (AThR), specializing in multi-modal, experiential, Creative Arts Practice.

Petr Fanton from Artwell standing in front of a graffiti wall