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Operating out of our workshop in Wentworthville, ATI Art School & Centre's passionate team commit themselves to teaching and guiding persons of all ages and levels, from beginner to advanced, to help develop and refine their creative skills.

Here at ATI Art School & Centre, we value the the freedom to creatively express yourself and learn without judgement or pressure. We have created a safe learning and social environment for the community to pursue the creative arts.

We offer one-on-one, group and online classes and workshops to cater to those who may be socially anxious or wanting to learn in smaller focus groups. At our core, we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy what they are passionate about, which is why we are open to people of all ages and abilities.

The team at ATI Art School & Centre are experienced and passionate creatives with the sole purpose of sharing their knowledge and love of the creative arts to help you grow – and most importantly, have fun!


ATI Art School & Centre is lead by Atefeh Hekmat, whose artistic practice centres on oil and acrylic painting on canvas. Hekmat has a great love of nature and her works predominately reflect the changing moods of the landscape. Hekmat's works are dynamic and represent her desire to connect with her inner journey as an artist.


With a degree in Psychology from Azad University, Tehran and photography studies in Iran, Hekmat has worked as a professional photographer for Emetis Talar Wedding Function Centre. She has been painting landscapes and figurative work for the last 15 years under the tutelage of Ostad Jafar Shahir in Tehran.


After opening her own art gallery, Hekmat developed several exhibitions with the support of art teachers and friends. She worked as an assistant painter for four years in Iran, learning different styles of painting. Hekmat was invited to work with Tehran Municipality, a job offer she was not able to take as she had to leave the country and seek asylum in Australia. She has since shown her work at SSI’s Art is Our Voice exhibition and a number of community and women-focused events.

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