ARTS Inc.
Paula MacMillan Perich

  Creative classes, ART Workshops & Retreats

Arts Inc-spirations Artist Retreats

Norah Head Lighthouse

Oceanic Artist Retreat

July 13-16, 2017

Treat yourself or a friend to a creative 3-night overnight stay, creating art in the newly refurbished Norah Head Lighthouse keeper's heritage cottages. Catch a glimpse of the ocean from every room and spot whales migrating to warmer northern waters. Breathe in the fresh salt air and explore the pristine beaches and wildlife.


Every year I look forward to teaching my mixed media art journaling course at this beautiful annual retreat. I never tire of the 180 degree stunning beachfront location, the ocean surrounds, the sunrise beach walks, the heritage listed cottages, the delicious meals, and the amazing and inspirational body of work students produce in this magical place. 


 You deserve to relax, create and unwind in an indulgent creative weekend! Choose your own pace to enjoy the retreat. Bring a friend or meet wonderful kindred peeps all on their own creative quest.

No matter what your previous art experience is, you will learn new techniques and develop already aquired skills. 


Thursday to Sunday, July 13-16, 2017,  join us as we settle into our cozy creative space. Price includes three days, and three nights accommodation, all meals and beverages, artist quality Kit & Kaboodle* (personal materials list to bring on registration), plus 1:1 future art goal setting session and group tuition of multiple daily workshops. Learn the latest art techniques in-person from Paula with her vast knowledge of art teaching and materials, plus learn her tried and tested techniques and must-have materials.


From sunrise to sunset, you will create your unique art journal, filled with combined mixed media techniques. From multiple illustrations, flip out drawings, pop-up paintings, printmaking your hand carved stamps and then hand-bound  together in your beautiful coffee table keepsake. This will likely become your most treasured journal. 


Combine outdoor plein air painting on location,with daily drawing, surface design, collage and printmaking with a beach-style nautical and oceanic themed creativity, bound into a luscious art journal signature. All of this enjoyment and art-venture at Norah Head’s magical headland. 

Make art in oceanic paradise. 


Registration and inquiry to HERE ! 


Don't leave it too long as overnight accommodation spaces are limited but you can also join as a Day-Tripper from 9:30am to 4:30pm inc. lunch. Once you have messaged us we will send you the full cost for three nights and four days, the daily workshop itinerary and schedules, check-in times and add you to our private Facebook group chat. 

Be part of the art! 

It's nourishment for the creative soul!

Swan Valley Perth, Western Australia, July (TBD), 2017
People of the vines let your imagination flow in this three day workshop! Throw away your creative expectations, and enjoy the process of creating! Join us for an instructional creative weekend workshop, using the latest creative techniques from practicing artists and international art teachers, to develop your own creative voice. Create a unique chapter of your hand bound mixed media art journal, filled with textured, personalized and colourful pages. Whether you are new to creativity or experienced, a novice or professional, you will enjoy the passionate guidance and inspiration of Paula's in-person workshop. Let Paula put 30+ years of creativity into action and learn to build upon art techniques including drawing, painting, stamp carving, printing and collage. Join us 5:00pm-9:00pm Friday night to get started on our first layers which we will build on over the weekend. Saturday and Sunday is 10:30am - 5:30pm, and you will feel invigorated and inspired at the end of each day and enthusiastic to create again the next day! Lunch is NOT included, but available on location at this popular Perth Cafe and restaurant, for those of you who do not want to stop and break the flow of creativity! 
Cost includes the artist quality journal pages, materials starter Kit & Kaboodle* and stamp carving materials. Bookings essential and places are limited. For more information or inquiries firstly read HERE! I hope you can join us! Woo Hoo! Get excited Perth Peeps!

Lennox Head Beachfront

Artist Retreat Lake Ainsworth

April, 6-9, 2018

Sand on your feet. Sea breeze on each breath. Don't say goodbye to summer just yet! Treat yourself, and/or a friend and catch the last of the warm summer weather, beachfront at beautiful Lennox Head. Sunrise morning coffee and meditation over the ocean and sunset cocktails over Lake Ainsworth. Create inspirational art in this beautiful oceanic location, 15 minutes to Byron Bay Australia's most Easterly point. Relax and listen to the waves crashing as you enjoy every sight this beachfront location has to offer. Learn printmaking techniques, play with fanciful fonts and oceanic faces and figures, and experiment with mixed media techniques.  Create your beautiful  oceanic journal inspired by beach imagery and icons, in the land of sand and surf.  Registration is already open, and all inquiries  HERE but don't leave it too long! This popular location will leave lasting memories you will just LOVE to journal about! 


Bali Seminyak Private Tropical Villa Retreat

Jul, 2018

Relax and unwind in our own private tropical Villa Liang, nestled amongst the rainforest in a quiet cul-de-sac.

The word, “Liang”, means in Balinese, “happy” and in Mandarin, “bright”; both of which reflect the ambiance of this charming Villa. Create your own art journal and painting, with Balinese influenced hand carved stamps to print onto canvas and paper. Paint, draw, , imagine, dream and art journal.  Be inspired by the tropical surrounds. Our villa is only a short walk to beaches and restaurants. Non-painting partners are also welcome. Make this your escape artist adventure for the year! This retreat allows you the freedom to explore Bali through artists eyes. You will be given daily challenges, daily inspirations and daily workshops with some free time scheduled in to explore the surrounds.  Enjoy delicious Balinese meals will be prepared for us on location, and sip and relax by our own private swimming pool. I hope you can join us. Don't leave it too long to register. Registration closes June 1st.

Registration or inquiries over HERE.

Oriental Art Express

Shanghai, Beijing & Xian China Retreat

September 2017

Ni Hao, wo de pengyou Creatives! Come join us for one week (with second week option), of awesome creativity and cultural submersion starting in the heart of one of the world's most vibrant cities, Shanghai. Enjoy a feast of art supplies in Shanghai's art street plus enjoy culinary flavours and sights. Take in Shanghai by boat, road and high speed train to Beijing and the Great Wall. Be inspired by the space-age modern architecture against the old charm of little back alleys, where it feels you are stepping back in time in this ever-changing Oriental city. Enjoy the peacefulness of hypnotic Suzhou and surrounds and take in the tranquility of the ancient waterways. Allow your art to break all language barriers, as you document and illustrate your amazing journey through ancient city of Xi'an and the entombed warriors. This will be one retreat you will never forget! Contact me HERE to secure your spot!