Paula MacMillan Perich

      Arts Inc-spirations For Nourishing Creative Souls

Kids Art Classes With Ms. Pau-la-La

Paula MacMillan Perich is an Australian Shanghai-based tertiary educated teacher and practicing artist, settling herself into Shanghai's vibrant creative scene. Inspired by mindfulness and hands-on experiential practice, Paula's teaching style strives to ignite creative wonder in artists and student learners of all ages. Through her warmth, excitement, and passion for sharing her vast creative knowledge, Paula's philosophy guarantees that students will leave The ARTS Inc. Studio classes feeling fulfilled and inspired to keep creating!

After studying Painting, Printmaking, Film and Photography Paula completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree, at Newcastle University NSW, followed by a Graduate Diploma of Education, studying Art Education. Paula has since been involved in international arts education. Since graduating from university, Paula has lived, traveled, and taught in various countries including London UK, the US, Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai, teaching expressive art through the PYP, MYP & IB programs at international schools as well as volunteering teaching in migrant schools. Having both taught students from a kaleidoscopic range of cultures and social backgrounds, Paula is excited to bring her creative and uber colourful workshops to a variety of locations across the globe from Sydney to Shanghai, Byron to Beijing and beyond. 

To have her teach with your school or organisation CONTACT US HERE!

Paula's own artwork is based primarily in painting, drawing, printmaking and mixed media collage, drawing from a range of mediums and sources of inspiration. She also dabbles in clay sculpture and ceramics. Last year she was Artist in Residence at the Western Academy Beijing, WAB, and recently, she worked with several creative students from Dulwich College Shanghai, doing a mural collaborations in Shanghai's disabled Community Centre, and has been interviewed in a Shanghai magazine in an entrepreneur feature . Read the full INTERVIEW HERE.

Additionally, Paula has developed innovative workshops and teaching programs designed to bring public art to Shanghai City's Kinder, junior, middle and high school students and adults. At the core of her philosophy, Paula believes that an art-practice is an expression of the unique self, and should be accessible, fun, and ever-growing. 

ARTS Inc. 2017

I have had a very busy 2017 year with registration for weekly ARTS Inc. studio in-person classes offering a wide program for both adults and children. 

I am also starting a NEW monthly Sketch and Sip event on the second Friday of each month, starting in September 8th, (October 13; November 10; December 8), with upcoming June 2017 workshops at my Shanghai ARTS Inc. location, David Charles Boutique Art Space Cafe. 

You can enquire or register for September to December, 2017 art classes HERE.

After September 2017 I will have reduced my teaching schedule, especially for weekly classes, for a variety of reasons, one of which is to pursue my own art career. We all need to take time to nourish our creativity and to see where our work takes us next and to focus on some of the other aspects of art as a business.

I may add one or two more venues but it will definitely be a reduced schedule from previous years and I hope you can understand. 

I’m very much looking forward to teaching at the venues lined up here on my Workshops and Retreats pages and hope very much to see some of you there!

If you are interested in having me teach your creative group, or wish to receive my 
E-Newsletters please email me HERE!

Teaching Children: ARTS Inc. Creative Kids Program


Children’s Arts Inc-spirations!

At Arts Inc. we LOVE kids and believe each child is born creative. We believe each child should be given the opportunity to paint, and have the opportunity to keep inspired! Let your child be guided to create something amazing, with qualified art teacher and practicing artist, Paula MacMillan Perich.

At Arts Inc. Kids Classes you can expect your child to be immersed in a highly creative hand-on program, experimenting with multiple techniques and mediums. Each art class follows a term-based theme, (so each new term offers a new unit). Each term is filled with creative discovery, to encourage your child become smART about ART, focusing on the foundations of art - the elements of art and the principles of design, as well as needs of the individual, but allowing each child to discover and explore their own creativity.

There are many benefits of introducing your child to the joys of painting and creativity. Researchers note that involvement in the arts, leads to children being more confident, balanced, creative thinkers, can concentrate longer, they are prepared to take risks, and more likely to lead a creative life path, than those children not as privileged. Full weekly PROGRAM schedule available HERE. *Tuesday classes are still to be included here as we are updating the changes.

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