• Abstract Painting classes, Art Classes, Sydney,

    Art for the heart

    Modernist Techniques

    Abstract Painting classes, Art Classes, Sydney,

    Art for the heart

    self expression

    Abstract Painting classes, Art Classes, Sydney,

    Art for the heart

    painting retreats

    Abstract Painting classes, Art Classes, Sydney,

    Art for the heart

    mutual support

    Abstract Painting classes, Art Classes, Sydney,

    Art for the heart

    annual exhibitions

    Abstract Painting classes, Art Classes, Sydney,

    Art for the heart

    large studio space

    Abstract Painting classes, Art Classes, Sydney,

    Art for the heart

    individual styles

    Abstract Painting classes, Art Classes near Sydney, inner west, Balmain

    Art for the heart

    fun friendships

    Abstract Painting classes, Art Classes, Sydney,

    Art for the heart

    gallery seminars

  • A UNIQUE METHOD OF TEACHING PAINTING for 25 years in Balmain


    Discover your artist within

    hART stART is an expressive painting class providing a teaching method developed by qualified Art Educators. This sequenced course will nurture your creative needs through empathic guidance and expert knowledge. hART stART HAS run successfully for 25 years which is testimony to the integrity of the method.

  • Demystify Abstraction

    The unique hART stART method, with expert guidance and clear explanations, will demystify abstract art, and guide you on an individual path of self-expansion through expressive painting.

  • hART stART studio

    We work from the understanding that art is an exploration of every person's unique experience of the world. It is the uniqueness of this experience which manifests as an individual style.
  • A place to learn

    • weekly classes for beginners
    • abstract & modernist painting
    • qualified empathic art educators
    • carefully sequenced learning 
      with clear explanations
  • A place to share

    • a safe and supportive group
    • sumptuous suppers
    • personable and relaxed
    • authentic lasting friendships
  • A place to grow

    • self-expansion through self expression
    • mindfulness to self-acknowledgement
    • inspirational weekend retreats
    • rewarding annual art exhibition