Art Play Studio, is an educational art program that is dedicated to children and adults who are facing hospital stays and medical procedures at the Augusta University Medical Centers, clinics, and centers. Visual art classes are led by Augusta University faculty from art education, counseling, and medical illustration and offered for free. Art Play Studio encourages children, adults, and caregivers to join weekly art sessions at the bedside, in waiting areas, play rooms, or hospital art rooms.

New research suggests that there are potential benefits such as reduced stress and faster recovery times (Stuckey & Nobel, 2010), when patients are actively engaged in mindful practices such as art activities.