Welcome to Art with Love. The Art with Love Foundation runs free art classes every week open to everyone regardless of age or ability.
We currently run classes in Florence, Italy and Brisbane, Australia. For more information on class times and locations click here.
From time to time we run free workshops on painting techniques. You can find out more here.
In 2014 Stephen Ninnes held a simple Saturday morning art class where people could come together and learn how to paint. Six people came to that first class. That was the beginning of what would become the Art with Love Foundation.
What started in a shed in the Brisbane suburb of Bulimba grew rapidly and soon an extra class was added along with another venue at Teneriffe on the Brisbane River.
On a visit to Florence in 2015, Stephen and Leticia purchased a building and opened up an art class everyLearn More
The Art with Love Foundation was created to teach and promote the Renaissance style of painting. The foundation focuses on the arts that are no longer financially viable to learn, teach or produce.
The foundation provides the philanthropic patronage they need in order to survive.
The foundation aims to nurture a rebirth in art created with love to ensure its survival into the future.
The foundation aims to encourage, foster and protect the arts community around the world.Learn More
All the updates on artworks and goings on at Art with Love. Free classes on learning how to paint and more…
Two immersive days in the Florence studio to learn about and experiment with oil painting techniques.
These are the wonderful people who make Art with Love happen every week in Brisbane and Florence
ARTIST / FOUNDER
ARTIST / TEACHER
ARTIST / TEACHER
SOCIAL MEDIA / COMMUNICATIONS
“When I step into Arte con Amore I feel as
if time had stopped: my daily concerns remain outside and I can finally
devote some time to myself.”
ROSELLA – TEACHER
“Arte con Amore for me is important because
it gives me the opportunity to express my passion for art and to share it
with other people.”
“For me Art With Love is home, as I spend
six to seven days a week here, and up to nine-ten hours a day in this
“Arte con Amore is a unique place. Thanks to
Alessandra and Steve I started painting again after many years. If I had to
pay for a school, I don’t know how I’d have done!”
“I like to spend time here because I can
find different people. Becoming a better painter is my main goal, but there
is much more. Since the day I came for the first time, this place has become
almost like a shelter.”
“I come here to remember the precious value
If you would like to submit a testimonial about us, then email us your words and a photo of yourself and we will add you to this page.