Heather Hunt, textiles and painting teacher

Heather Hunt

location_on Sydney

4.9 (110)
Instagram followers2k

East Village Art House is a small but industrious art Studio, located in historical Balmain and founded by Heather Hunt.

With a wealth of talent EVAH offers workshops and courses in a variety of mediums, ranging from watercolour painting, Acrylic painting, Textile Loom weaving and raffia Weaving, and recently expanding to introduce Clay hand-building workshops. EVAH also offers fun group experiences, including Clay & Rosé and Sip & Paint.

All this packed into the cutest Art studio in Sydney's Inner West.






Classes


Watercolour Painting Workshop

4.9 (30)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Balmain

1 to 8

label $165

Watercolour Painting Class - Central Coast

5.0 (1)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Pretty Beach

1 to 8

label $155

Loom Weaving Workshop - Central Coast

date_range Sat 15 Jun, 1:30pm

location_on Pretty Beach

1 to 10

label $165

Loom Weaving Workshop

4.9 (10)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Balmain

2 to 10

label $185

Raffia Basket Weaving Workshop

5.0 (20)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Balmain

2 to 10

label $125

Raffia Basket Weaving Workshop - Central Coast

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pretty Beach

2 to 10

label $125

Clay Hand Building Workshop

5.0 (6)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Balmain

6 to 10

label $85

Sip Wine and Paint Class

4.8 (17)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Balmain / Mobile

6 to 12

label $65

Clay Hand Building Class - Central Coast

5.0 (3)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pretty Beach

6 to 10

label $115

Kokedama 'moss Ball' Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Balmain

5 to 10

label $120

Kokedama 'moss Ball' Class - Central Coast

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pretty Beach

3 to 12

label $120

Drawing Class, Balmain Inner West Sydney

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Balmain

6 to 10

label $165

Latch Hook Weaving Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Balmain

4 to 10

label $125

Summer School Holiday Kids Painting Workshop: Central Coast

5.0 (1)

6 to 12 years

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pretty Beach

1 to 12

label $60

Drawing Class, Central Coast

date_range Contact for details

location_on Pretty Beach

1 to 12

label $165

Christmas Wreath Fresh Australian Natives

4.9 (8)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Balmain

4 to 12

label $165

Christmas Wreath Workshop: Central Coast

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pretty Beach

6 to 10

label $165





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Reviews

(110)


Diane Stedman Apr 2024


Amazing teacher. Learnt basics that helped me improve my skills and understand water colours as a medium and skills involved

Painting class review by Diane Stedman - Sydney

Maria Del Mar Mar 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Heather helped us to understand how to draw with watercolours, from materials to mixing colours. We all had a fantastic time creating flowers! Thanks so much.

Ruth McDermott Mar 2024


showed the basic techniques to begin with to give confidence.
venue good and the materials appropriate and generous
fun vibe. Would recommend.

Marina Fitzgerald Feb 2024


Great inspirational class with lots useful tips, exactly what I needed to kick start my painting journey

Asa Fredriksson Feb 2024


We had a lovely time at Heather’s class! She was super knowledgeable and friendly, and offered a great intro in to watercolour painting. She was very generous with her time and even bought us coffees and morning tea. I could’ve spent all day with her! We will definitely be back again!

Emily Herman Feb 2024

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Fun class, had a great time. Came home with a beautiful wreath. Would happily take this class again.

Sophie Jan 2024


I really enjoyed this class I learned so much about the basics of pinch pots and a bit of the science behind firing and glazing as well. Heather is an absolutely awesome teacher, so knowledgeable and lovely. I would definitely recommend trying this out.

Beth Russell Jan 2024


Such a beautiful class, Heather is so lovely and knowledgable in her craft! We had such a lovely time and ended up with a beautiful piece of art to keep forever - will definitely go back

Achini Kobbakaduwa Jan 2024


My partner and I really enjoyed this class. Heather explained the process really well while we stepped through making a little pot. She let use our creativity to personalise our creations. She was very friendly and I highly recommend this class.
Looking forward to going back for glazing.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Achini, for the kind words! I'm glad you and your partner thoroughly enjoyed the class, and that my explanations were clear and helpful. It's wonderful that felt I encouraged your creativity in personalizing your little pots. I look forward to welcoming you back for the glazing session soon!

Roseanna Giannas Dec 2023


We had such a great time Heather is lovely and our wreaths look amazing hung up on our doors ready for Christmas

Mal Bozic Dec 2023


Loved it! A great team bonding activity, at our offices. Relaxing, fun and a super effective and friendly leader in Heather. Thank you!

Linda Sultmann Dec 2023


Heather was lovely. the guidance and materials she provided were wonderful. such an enjoyable morning and gorgeous finished wreath!

Christmas Wreath Fresh Australian Natives review by Linda Sultmann - Sydney

Liz Brady Dec 2023


Extremely enjoyable morning learning how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath. Heather was fantastic, very knowledgeable, helpful & friendly. Great craft room & a very happy atmosphere.

Janet Raine Dec 2023


We had a lovely afternoon with friends hanging out and making a Xmas wreaths . The scent of wildflowers and eucalyptus was Devine . Thanks Heather !

Lynne Rush Dec 2023


Heather was friendly approachable and knowledgeable. Ample sufficiency of beautiful natives to work with. Enjoyed it very much.

Floristry class review by Lynne Rush - Sydney

Larissa Cook Dec 2023


Loved it! A great selection of flowers and wonderful guidance. A lovely Christmas activity. Thank you

Belinda Barnes Dec 2023


Thank you it was a very enjoyable workshop and a great chance to be creative.

Andrew Hadiwidjaja Oct 2023


My wife and I had a very enjoyable class with Heather. It was extremely well organised and her teaching style was just what we needed. Heather was right we would never have thought initially that we could achieve what we did in such a short amount of time. Will definitely recommend and/or attend another class!

Sip Wine and Paint Class review by Andrew Hadiwidjaja - Sydney

Jan Orman Oct 2023


Heather was personally and patient. She is clearly a multitalented artist. I’m looking forward to more learning with her.

Joy Warner Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Absolutely wonderful experience with Heather, she made be feel very comfortable and explained techniques in easy steps, I could not sing her praises enough. The venue was lovely and light filled with an inspiring view.
I was so inspired I went out and bought some supplies and came home to paint a second kookaburra (the smaller).
Definitely will be coming back for more.

Watercolour Painting Class - Central Coast review by Joy Warner - Sydney

Anna Pizzey Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Heather was lovely, chatty and a great teacher. She is clearly very talented and interested in ideas for future projects.

Claire Jul 2023


Heather was wonderful and full of information. I had an enjoyable and relaxing class with her.

Samantha Chau Jul 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


My sister and I were lucky to have Heather all to ourselves during a Friday morning class. Heather was lively, fun, encouraging and flexible in that she assisted us base on our different skill levels. The studio is in the lovely area of Balmain where you can also grab a nice coffee after a creative and relaxing session!

Watercolour Painting Workshop review by Samantha Chau - Sydney

Samantha Chau Jul 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Our instructor Heather was welcoming, attentive and fun! I loved learning briefly about the raffia material before working with it. If you don’t finish your project, Heather will be sure to provide you with enough materials you can finish it at home.

Raffia Basket Weaving Workshop review by Samantha Chau - Sydney

Amber Maxwell Jul 2023


My son said it was a lot of fun and he enjoyed it very much! He also loved the backyard when they went out for a break because it was full of nature and the leaves on the ground would look great as a painting!

Jane Davie Jul 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Heather was a great communicator and full of helpful tips. The class was the perfect starting point for learning the craft of weaving!

Rick Sombroek Jun 2023


I found Heather very helpful and what she taught opened the door to water colour painting for me.It was a very enjoyable experience with a small group of students.

Martin Przybylski Jun 2023


Thanks Heather for be prepared to run small classes and for providing all required materials.

Watercolour Painting Workshop review by Martin Przybylski - Sydney

Eleanor Shakiba Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


A super fun, relaxing evening. I loved Heather’s ability to let us each find our own vibe and gently advise without imposing process. This was my first painting attempt and I was excited by the results.

Painting class review by Eleanor Shakiba - Sydney

Sheralyn Andrews Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fun class in a lovely studio. Heather first taught us some basic techniques and gave us lots of activities to practice them. we then each created a larger artwork to take home. It was very informative and great fun.

Rose Clayton Apr 2023


Heather was an awesome teacher, learnt lots of simple techniques which all worked so well together when we put them in our final pieces! The space was lovely, we got a complimentary coffee from next door and left with a new set of brushes, a paint pallet and lots of new skills! Would 100% recommend

Painting class review by Rose Clayton - Sydney

Vladimir Gligorovski Mar 2023

56 ClassBento workshops attended • 44 reviews


The teacher was really great and liked the class what it had to offer it was enjoyable and I found it different I would like to do it again

Deidre Day Mar 2023


Heather was so welcoming and made us feel very relaxed as we entered her beautiful studio, which was so light, bright and well set out for us to enjoy a fun evening of painting. My daughters and I had a lot of fun creating our whale “masterpieces”
I am eager to try Heather’s watercolour classes.

Watercolour Painting Class review by Deidre Day - Sydney

Eliza Bun Feb 2023


We had such a fun and relaxing first class with Heather. She provided us with clear instructions and was very helpful and patient. She also made us feel very at ease with her warm and easygoing nature. We were also provided enough materials to finish our projects at home. Was the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. Highly recommended. Thanks again Heather, hope to visit again soon :)

Latch Hook Weaving Class review by Eliza Bun - Sydney

Amanda Baker Jan 2023


Heather was an engaging, informative, generous teacher, both with her time and supplies. I loved this class!

Watercolour Painting Workshop review by Amanda Baker - Sydney

Wendy Lewis Dec 2022


A fun and leisurely introduction to water colour. Learned some basics and then onto a beautiful bird pic. I happened to choose the Diamond Firetail but you can choose a kookaburra, rosella, toucananything you want. Really enjoyable!

Watercolour Painting Workshop review by Wendy Lewis - Sydney

Louise Looi Oct 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Great course, the class size was nice and small which means we got lots of one on one help and got ask lots of questions. Would attend other courses run by Heather for sure! I brought my own loom so didn’t finish it during my class but I got a good head start.

Textiles class review by Louise Looi - Sydney

Shahbana Adel Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher was great! The venue was nice and there was a hands on approach to techniques. She provided lots of materials and showed us lots of techniques to weave.

Textiles class review by Shahbana Adel - Sydney

Jan Whitfield Oct 2022


What a great afternoon! Really enjoyed this class. Great teacher, great location, everything supplied, and it was fun to get creative and learn something new. I was so inspired I went home and tried out a bunch of other ideas and materials.

Robyn Markus-Sandgren Oct 2022


Teacher well prepared, knowledgeable and friendly. Venue fabulous. Had a great time. Very helpful when you struggle.

Astha Singh Sep 2022


Heather - the art teacher was really great and we had a good experience drawing and painting our art along with lots of chats and drinks.

Helen Dorsett Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Heather is AWESOME - just the right touch and gives you enough space to develop your creativity. All materials provided plus more to finish at home. Lots of discussion on how to do it yourself from the basics. The time flew by with no clock watching. A truly rewarding experience. Recommend for anyone.

Anna Vinson Aug 2022


Heather was very informative, learnt more in 2 hours about watercolour. Painted a bird was given paints palette and brushes to take home. Parking very easy, coffee shop next door. Loved it!

Lisa Hocknell Jul 2022


Great class, some technique work and a painting to take home, thank you very much

Lynette Ross Jul 2022


Teacher was great, venue was great, structure of class was great, end product was ok

Samantha Cairns May 2022


Excellent class for my daughter (12) and I. Heather is a great teacher, small class size and lovely environment.

Mav Middleby May 2022


Little to no experience coming into the class. Left with a feeling of achievement and encouragement! Heather is relaxing and knows her craft. We started simple and slowly built up and there was a lovely balance of fun and discussion.

Anthony D'Amico May 2022


The class was better than I had expected. It was a surprise for my partner who has been keen to get back into artistry, and a pottery class was a great way to do that. We both thoroughly enjoyed the class, the teaching method, the inclusivity with the other attendees, the pace, the location…there was nothing we could fault. We are both very grateful for Heather being so patient with us and making it a fun environment.

Louise Hird May 2022


This was a fantastic class. Lovely teacher, beautiful space and all
materials provided. Learnt so much about water colour painting

Kate Hird May 2022


Heather was a terrific teacher. We both produced paintings that far exceeded our expectations. Heather explained and demonstrated the watercolour process and techniques well. I went with my sister. We both loved it. Well worth doing.

Elizabeth Chapman Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


My Husband and I really enjoyed this class. Heather was really interesting and informative. The materials were all supplied with extra to take home. It was also a wonderful way to meet new and interesting people. Thoroughly enjoyed it, we will be back for another class, possibly weaving

Diana Mund Mar 2022


Really enjoyed the class Heather is a skilled caring teacher , loved working with the raffia .

Textiles class review by Diana Mund - Sydney

Catherine Gray Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was a fun and relaxing class and Heather was great at stepping us through our water colour processes. The studio was lovely, it was easy to get parking and with materials provided I thought it was great value for money

Watercolour Painting Workshop review by Catherine Gray - Sydney

Marjia Johns Mar 2022


Such a beautiful class, and Heather did such a great job tailoring the class to all of our interests and individual experience. I would definitely recommend for friends, couples, or someone wanting to do something creative for an afternoon

Diana Ferreira Feb 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


It was my first watercolour class and I really enjoyed it.

The teacher was fantastic and gave me loads of information regarding watercolour painting which was really good. She taught different techniques and ways to paint in Watercolour.

She is a very nice person and has lots of experience in art and she has a passion for it too.

The materials were provided and I liked them that I even purchased some from her.

Parking was easy and the venue was easy to find and well lit.

I found the class value for money as I was the only one in the class.

I really enjoy it

Painting class review by Diana Ferreira - Sydney

Lutimila Maafu Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Such a fun & informational class! Cute activity to do with friends, loved the whole experience.

Tracey Kent Feb 2022


What a great introductory class to watercolour painting! All the materials were supplied and were ready for us to start immediately.
Heather talked us through the basics of the materials and techniques, as well as lots of examples that really helped to build confidence in using the medium straight away.
It was a great little studio for the lesson, with a small group of students, allowing opportunity for one on one questions. It was a lovely group of people with lots of interesting chats during the class. Everyone finished with impressive pieces of art for first timers to take home. Each work in the participants own uniques style.
Highly recommend.

Jasmin Lin Jan 2022

61 ClassBento workshops attended • 62 reviews


Heather is a patient, generous, creative and knowledgeable teacher. It was amazing learning raffia weaving. Thank you for a fun Saturday.

Susan Harris Jan 2022


I loved Heather’s watercolour class. I learnt lots, great teacher and venue. You don’t need to take anything just your enthusiasm.

Painting class review by Susan Harris - Sydney

Lauren Evans Jan 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


This was a really great class. Heather is an excellent teacher and the class had a lovely atmosphere. Great location, with loads of cafes nearby. Definitely recommend.

Ann Elliott Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Heather gave me the confidence and knowledge to take my interest in watercolours further. Her instructions were clear, the materials provided were good quality and I’m looking forward to joining her for more classes.

Christian Meier Jan 2022


Friendly and relaxed service with access to great resources (different paints, water colour paper etc.)

Alison Thorpe Jan 2022


Great beginners workshop
Heather explained and demonstrated techniques clearly. It was very enjoyable in a cozy space with all materials provided with take home brushes.

Sir Vasey Oct 2021


Had a great night, we were lucky to have a small class that night. I had no experience painting but Heather made it easy and fun and i was really happy with the result. Thanks Heather :)

Amanda Watson Oct 2021


My guests really enjoyed themselves and can only sing Heather's praises. Highly recommend. 5/5.

Anonymized Customer Oct 2021

60 ClassBento workshops attended • 61 reviews


Great skills for impressionistic art. A therapeutic way to destress with painting. Learnt how to blend colours.

Sip and Paint at Home review by Anonymized Customer

Megan Smith Oct 2021


Heather is lovely, such an engaging woman and obviously a very good artist!
The session was relaxed, informative and just a lovely way to spend a Thursday afternoon!

Natalie O'Halloran Oct 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


So relaxing! Heather is so warm and generous and love my basket. A lovely afternoon of coiling and conversation. Strongly recommend

Veronica Lin Oct 2021


Heather was really great and we really enjoyed the session. She walked us through the entire process with a lot of patience! Thanks Heather.

Jessica Hanys Sep 2021


The class was so much fun and Heather was very friendly and helpful! Highly recommend!

Amy Buhell Sep 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Heather was fantastic! It was a wonderful way to connect with friends virtually and the painting was fun and easy to do. Would highly recommend!

Sip and Paint at Home review by Amy Buhell

Sarah Stokes Sep 2021


Absolutely wonderful session! Will definitely be back for more.
Thanks Heather for a lovely evening!

Louise Graham Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Thanks Heather we had a lovley time - so sorry to hear about your week you've experienced too much grief in such a short period.
Hope your session with us cheered you up as much as it cheered us up.
Kind regards
Louise

Rachelle Gaal Aug 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


very thoughtful teacher! Really appreciated the effort that went into the class. Thank you! xo

Natalie O'Halloran Jun 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


My friend and I had a wonderful evening playing with clay. Heather is a warm, highly professional and generous teacher. There were plenty of options of what to make and space to explore our own creative style. Definitely good value for money and lots of fun. STRONGLY recommended

Helen Bersten Jun 2021


The class consisted only of myself and my sister. It was a lovely light open space and Heather Hunt was charming. There was no actual tuition but we were encouraged to use a prior pupil's work as a basis for our painting. I enjoyed the evening.

Sip Wine and Paint Class review by Helen Bersten  - Sydney

Joan Bersten Jun 2021


Heather was very welcoming; venue was pleasant & warm on an extremely cold night.
We were painting with acrylics & provided with 3 different size brushes.
It was a fun night.

Painting class review by Joan Bersten - Sydney

Karyne Ang May 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I enjoyed the class. It was very informal, friendly and the instructor provided clear instructions in an easy relaxed environment. Materials were all supplied, and we each got a bag of more materials to take home to practice some more. The location was great and very conducive for a short relaxed session.

Summer To Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Heather was great and friendly, my husband and I had a relaxing and fun evening painting.

Lynette Dolbel Mar 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Demonstrated well. Friendly helpful advice. Individuality encouraged. Choice of materials were plentiful. A great afternoon.

Ai-Lin Lee Mar 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Enjoyed a wonderful watercolour class today. Still buzzing from all the new techniques I learnt from our teacher Mardi (and hosted by Heather) and going well outside my comfort zone. The class was well structured with Mardi gauging our interest and experience to tailor the class to us and keeping time so we could complete our painting without rush. The studio is in such a good location for a relaxing ferry ride from CQ and walk from Balmain ferry stop. Enjoyed coffee and bites at the cute cafes nearby. Highly recommend! Looking forward to Heather running another class with Mardi again soon,

Amelie Bergeron Mar 2021


Great workshop even for beginners in a nice relaxed environment! You get a lot out of this 2 hours class

Pip Hooper Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great class and venue good. Mardi was fab! First time I’ve painted with watercolours. Learnt a lot!

Tessa Mansfield Dec 2020


The venue was clean and well appointed, all necessary equipment was provided and generous supply of products for use. Guidance and advice was pleasantly delivered, nurturing ideas resulting in a very relaxed and creative environment.
Was such an enjoyable experience we will return! And have already recommended it to friends.

Michelle Ng Dec 2020


My friend and I booked a class with Heather on 12/12. From the moment we stepped in, we immediately felt at home. We sipped moscato and shared life stories with Heather while we waited for the last guest to arrive. It’s easy to see that Heather’s workshop/ store is more than just a space. The last guest has known Heather for many years and so while we were making our clay pieces, my friend and I felt part of the community through the stories they were sharing. It felt like turning up to your favourite aunt’s place to do something crafty and beautiful together while catching up on life. It was such a light hearted and fun experience; a real birthday treat for me!

I wouldn’t say I learned many technical skills, but I absolutely recommend Heather’s class if you’re up for a fun and relaxed afternoon/ evening of craft with friends (and friends-to-be). We did make some beautiful pieces that we are so proud of though. Heather even sent us off with a block of complimentary clay so we can continue dabbling in this art form! Can’t wait to get our pieces back. Thanks again for a wonderful afternoon of great fun and laughter, Heather!

Clay Hand Building Workshop review by Michelle Ng - Sydney

Lou Muscolino Nov 2020


Mum and I attended this workshop and loved it! We don’t do things like this often but it’s made us realise that we should. Heather was an excellent teacher. We were the only people in the class and she welcomed us with warmth and wonderful conversation. Her instructions were clear and helpful. She always came over to assist if we ever got stuck while making the baskets too.

For someone like my mum who is always caught up doing things for others, it was really special to see her have some time and space to enjoy learning something crafty and creative. She loved it and I did too! We will definitely be back for more workshops in the future. Thanks so much Heather :)

We love our baskets!

Elizabeth Kuriype Nov 2020


I liked the venue and I liked that there were options on what to paint

Alana Noblett Oct 2020


The class provided excellent materials to work with and allowed freedom of movement and creativity in the room. I am very happy with what I was able to come up with and paint on my canvas with the inspiration posted all around the room as well. The teacher helped all students in need and provided snacks though we were more focused on painting. We were able to draw instead of paint though painting was the most frequently used, so I was able to do line work on my finished painting. I loved the workshop and it was definitely worth while/money/distance. My review photo is of the artwork I completed. Thankyou

Painting class review by Alana Noblett - Sydney

Jonathon Pucar Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A fun and relaxed date night. Heather gave us some artistic guidance and also painted alongside us giving us the freedom to choose our own subject and apply our own interpretation

Rob Fuller Oct 2020


We thoroughly enjoyed our basket weaving classs. Heather is a lovely host and teacher. We came away with a cool basket each. A great afternoon. Thank you Heather

Lia Pipolo Oct 2020


We had a wonderful time with Heather She had a really relaxed approach and we were encouraged to do whatever felt right for us as the individual painter
My partner - first time painter was really surprised at how relaxing it was. We painted different subjects which was fun (Less competition!) and we were both proud of our final product ! Thanks Heather, we will be back

Hartshorne Tracey Sep 2020


The class was very fun and we learnt lots of techniques in weaving that we can do at home. It was great value as we got to keep the loom to make more at home. It was a very enjoyable morning.

Textiles class review by Hartshorne Tracey - Sydney

Michel Manietta Sep 2020


Class excelled my expectations. Learnt so much in a lovely atmosphere with a very friendly & experienced teacher.

Pooja Rao Jul 2020


Great course! Heather was fantastic! Really enjoyable and relaxing course that was practical and fun.

Cassandra Cliff Jul 2020


We really enjoyed the sip and paint class. The teacher Heather was great, she gave good advice and helped when we needed, but let us do our own thing which we really liked.

We'll definitely go back again :)

Painting class review by Cassandra Cliff - Sydney

Rafia Hussain Jun 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Heather was a lovely teacher and the class was great! Had a really good time and got to take home a lovely cute little basket

Joanna Mohammadi Mar 2020


Heather is a beautiful kind soul! She was so encouraging and provided some amazing tips

Highly recommended if you want a genuinely passionate teacher

Painting class review by Joanna Mohammadi - Sydney

Madison McAlpine Feb 2020


A refreshing change for a Sip and Paint. We were actually given the option to paint whatever we liked! Heather's a very talented artist yet lets you find your own style. She had a lovely cheeseboard out and there was great conversation and music. Located in such a cute area of Balmain, tons of restaurants and pubs around for a dinner or drink before or after the class. Will definitely be returning. Thanks Heather!

Sip Wine and Paint Class review by Madison McAlpine - Sydney

Sophie Jalowsky Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Heather was an amazing teacher and the class was so much fun. It was intimate and personal, and Heather really cared about all of our pieces of art. She was incredibly personable and overall a wonderful person to spend a couple of hours with! The studio was organised and we had more than enough supplies. Heather even set up a cheese and fruit platter for us. In the end, I left with a painting that I love and one that I would never have taken the time/ gathered the supplies to do myself. I have nothing but great things to say!

Sarah Dicks Feb 2020


Heather is an incredible teacher and creates such a welcoming atmosphere.
10/10 do this class!

Lori Hunter Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The Sip Wine and Paint Workshop was so much fun. Heather was a lovely host and she gave us some great tips along the way.

Susan Schmocker Jan 2020


Heather was a great teacher. I felt immediately comfortable with her and I feel confident to take basket weaving a step further. I leave in Balmain and I will drop in should l need further assistance. Great venue and also the food provided was generous and delicious.
Susan

Natasha Laving Jan 2020


We had a fantastic afternoon with Heather! All materials were provided along with a delicious cheese platter!
We we essentially taught the beautiful art of basket weaving, but along with this we learnt the magic of mindfulness and friendly chatter as we created our pieces. I will definitely be back to experience more of Heathers crafty wisdom.
5 stars

Raffia Basket Weaving Workshop review by Natasha Laving - Sydney

Michelle Laving Jan 2020


Very relaxed environment and lots of fun learning how to basket weave! Well organised workshop.

Susan Britton Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Heather was exactly as her other reviews described. Cheerful, patient, full of ideas and generous by nature.
The studio is a bright light and lovely space in Balmain.
I was so impressed that she held the class for me one on one as the other group who were booked were coming up from the coast and couldnt get through in time because of the fires. She honoured my booking anyway. Although I had booked a coil basket weaving class, she was able to change it to raffia hat making as that was what I particularly wanted to do. She was so helpful and was just such an interesting person having lived in many places and thus with such a wide knowledge of weaving techniques from Japanese to Madagascar!
This class was one of the best things I have done for years. The coffee next door was also excellent, a bonus.

Georgina (Gina) Dec 2019


Heather was so lovely and so knowledgeable, she was very patient with me. I thoroughly enjoyed my time and have come away with with the skills and supplies to finish my project and can’t wait to do more. Her shop was well set out and easy to find. Definitely will go back for more!

Carollyn Nathan Sep 2019


Lovely few hours learning to weave. The time flew by and Heather was a great host and teacher. Very clear instructions and I feel I will be able to complete the project on my own with the materials provided.

Despina Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This class was definitely worth it, I walked away feeling quiet confident in being able to continue working on my own projects at home. Heather was very helpful and patient and could easily answer any questions that I had. I will be recommending East Village Art House to everyone I know!

Textiles class review by Despina  - Sydney

Joanne Aug 2019


Wonderful class! Heather is lovely and welcomed us into her studio for a fun afternoon. It was really easy to pick up and I’m so pleased with the end product. Heather had lots of tips and techniques for how to make different baskets. All the materials were provided - which was great because I wouldn’t have known the right kind of raffia to buy or any of the extras, and we got sent home with a goody bag with enough materials to make several more baskets. Heather walked us through how to prepare and dye raffia using natural materials too. I really enjoyed this class - highly recommend!

Raffia Basket Weaving Workshop review by Joanne  - Sydney

Joanne Aug 2019


Heather was very patient and friendly.

I loved that all the materials for the class were provided and I took home enough raffia, needle and even scissors to do a few more on my own. Heather explained how she made all the colours.

The group was nice and small allowing for extra help and lots of chatting. We hope to catch up for another class soon!

Textiles class review by Joanne  - Sydney

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