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KIDS Art Classes With Ms. Paula

Kid’s Arts Inc-spirations!




Hello Creative Kids!

Registration is OPEN for WINTER ART CAMP!

Spaces are still available for this awesome ART CAMP in our new WEST END art space Fremantle WA!

WHEN: Monday to Friday

DATES For Your Diary 

Week 1: July 10 -14, 2023

HALF DAYS 9:30am - 12:30pm

FULL DAYS 9:30am - 3:30pm

WHAT: Two multiple media projects daily (full program to choose from upon registration), from Eco Dye techniques; tie dyeing; canvas painting; fanciful faces; still life; collage; printing; stenciling; kite painting; hand-building pottery; and art journaling! *Please check schedule for individual days.

All art materials and supply kits are provided. BYO water bottle, snack and lunch. 

Taught by tertiary qualified and experienced art teachers.

WHO: Minimum students per day 4. Maximum students 12. 

Ages 6-16 years.

Siblings discounts apply! 

With such small group numbers you will be getting undivided attention. 

HOW: For inquiries please email HERE subject line: 'Holiday Art Camp" and you will be notified about the details and sent a registration form. 

Please remember to leave your name, child's name and/or ages and contact details!


Can my child join for one or two days instead of the whole week?

YES! You can select specific days with the projects and activities you are interested in and wish to attend.

How do my kids know which days suit their creative interests best?

Upon inquiry you will be sent the weekly schedule and they can select to register for specific days. Each day will be equally action-packed with art activities, it just depends on what medium they prefer.

Do I receive benefits by sending more than one child?

YES! Sibling discounts of -15% apply for the 2nd and 3rd child.

What does my child need to bring? 

A smile, healthy snacks, lunch, water bottle, apron or art shirt and a FUN attitude! All art materials for your particular activity are provided.

What if my child has food allergies? 

Please list allergies and instructions upon registration beforehand.

Is the venue indoors or outdoors?

BOTH! Weather permitted we will be moving some projects and working outdoors!

Where is the Winter Camp being held? 

FREMANTLE West End arts precinct! (Full address upon inquiry).

Do parents need to stay?

NO! It's a kids camp! Parents drop off for a full child-free day. (9:30am start and collect at 3:30pm)

After Art Camp, are there any weekly art classes for my creative child to attend where they can learn to develop their creative skills?

Yes! There are weekly classes, afterschool and weekend classes HERE and workshops for ages 3-16y. There are many classes. 

Please email to inquire about further details and register. 

Email subject box: Holiday Art Camp, so we can find your inquiry.

We hope to see you there!

Paula xoxo

Reasons we need more art in our lives:


Art is both an intellectual and an emotional expression of an attitude or experience that is presented in a personal and unique manner. Throughout Arts Inc. programs students will develop an understanding of the visual arts as both a learning area and a form of expression, particularly within the early years setting. It is well documented and recognised that as young children develop, their idea of 'self' can be seen through their creations, and visual arts becomes a language for them to express themselves. 

All of our art courses progress from Petite Picasso's, through to Art Phase 1, Art Phase 2 , and Art Phase 3, to portfolio work,  ATAR, and college entry, allow students to gain an understanding of visual arts and develop their own creativity. In particular, students will develop skills in art, making observations, developing ideas through visual inquiry and creating artworks using a range of mediums across various techniques.

2023 is here! We are taking Art Class Registrations HERE!

We have offered a combination of classes this semester with:

1. IN-PERSON classes in the studio SATURDAY, Sunday Workshops & WEDNESDAY 

2. ZOOM SCHOOL ONLINE WEDNESDAY at home in your own creative space

3. HYBRID combination of students online & IN-PERSON. I teach from my studio with my class, and you join us from your home, wherever you may be.

Age groups and ability apply for Art Phase: ONE, TWO & THREE

Life Drawing Fremantle, Travel Journaling, Foundation Art, Pottery and Figurative Sculpture, weekly classes are geared mainly towards adults but mature teenagers can also register.

Ink and Brush Expressive Portratits (Art Phase 1, 6-8y)

At ARTS Inc. we LOVE kids and believe each child is born creative! We believe each child should be given the opportunity to run a large paintbrush through paint, and have the opportunity to keep inspired! Let your child be guided to create something amazing, with qualified and experienced 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 hands-on program, experimenting with multiple mediums and a variety of techniques. Each art class follows a term-based theme, (so each new season offers new units). 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 art appreciation and awareness of famous artists, plus the needs of the individual, while 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 early brain wiring and involvement in the arts, programs your brain to observe more creatively and to lead an on-going creative life. Art has been noted to have therapeutic health benefits (too many benefits to list here), but long term art involvement and brain wiring is noted to enhance mindfulness and create inner peace and calm.

Creative thinking benefits students in other areas of life and study, as it leads to children being better problem solvers, more confident, patient, balanced, creative thinkers, who can concentrate longer, and are prepared to take risks. They are more likely to continue a creative life path, than those children not as privileged. What are you waiting for?

About the teacher...

Paula MacMillan-Perich is an Australian WA-based tertiary educated visual arts teacher and practicing artist, settling herself into Fremantle's vibrant creative scene. She has just opened the West End Art Gallery and West End Studio and teaching space in the West End Of Fremantle. Inspired by her port city and coastal surrounds and love for hands-on experiential practice, Paula's teaching style strives to ignite wonder and passion in artists and creative learners of all ages. Through her warmth, excitement, and passion for sharing her vast creative knowledge, Paula's philosophy guarantees that students motivation will continue beyond the ARTS Inc. Studio classes, feeling artistically nourished, fulfilled and inspired to keep creating! What are you waiting for?

After studying Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Textiles, Film and Photography, Paula completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree, at Newcastle University NSW, followed by a Graduate Diploma of Education, studying Visual Arts 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, Chicago USA, Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai, teaching expressive art through the ECC, PYP, MYP, (I)GCSE & IB programs at international schools as well as volunteering teaching English and art in migrant schools in Beijing. Paula has been Artist-In-Residence in Newcastle, Beijing, Shanghai and Fremantle, Western Australia. Having taught students from a kaleidoscopic range of ages, cultures and social backgrounds, Paula is excited to bring her creative and colourful workshops to a variety of locations across the globe (when travel is permitted), from Sydney to Shanghai, biking Rottnest Island to Norah Head, Byron Bay to Beijing and beyond. We hope you can join us! 

To have Paula run an art class or creative workshop demonstration with your school or organisation CONTACT US HERE!

Paula's own artwork is 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. 

In 2014 she was Artist in Residence at the Western Academy Beijing, WAB, and 2019, she worked with several creative students from Dulwich College Shanghai, facilitating their Creative, Action & Service (CAS) component of IBDP, with mural collaborations in Shanghai's disabled Community Centre. In  2018 and 2019 she ran collaborative mural workshops with Dulwich College Minhang Puxi Shanghai, and work can be seen around the college. 2022 and 2023 she worked with University of Notre Dame students providing mindfulness art workshops during stressful assessment periods.


Paula has been interviewed and featured in a Shanghai Family Magazine in an entrepreneur feature . Read the full INTERVIEW HERE

In 2018 - 2020 Paula was Artist In Residence in Shanghai's Dream Art Centre where she used her creative expertise and knowledge to develop her own circular art curriculum and train a team of teachers in a variety of techniques. From her private studio she was able to create as well set up her art classroom. Arts Inc's new private studio relocated to Jin Qiao Shanghai, just before COVID, and now her art program will continue in the West End of Fremantle Western Australia.

View here full schedule of classes HERE.

Additionally, Paula has developed innovative workshops and teaching programs designed to bring public art to Fremantle City's Community from Kindergarten, junior, middle and high school students and adults. 

At the core of her philosophy, Paula believes that an art-practice should be enjoyed by all no matter your skill level, and is an expression of the unique self, and should be accessible to everyone to enjoy and ever-growing. 

ARTS Inc. 2008-2022

I have had a very busy 2023 year, despite COVID-19, starting with my second exhibition since relocating to Australia; farewelling the end of an era of my two decades abroad Teaching and painting in Shanghai, China, and moving to my new Arts Inc. studio West End Fremantle.

Registration for weekly ARTS Inc. studio in-person classes are still ongoing, offering a wide creative program for both adults and children. To offer your child the best art education at home we also teach online. Fore more details CLICK HERE!

So far we have offered these popular classes: Fabulous Faces; Silkscreening Basics; Block Printing; Shibori Dye Techniques; Basket Coiling: Mindful Mandalas; Fabric Painting: Hand-Built Pottery; with more workshops upcoming.

You can inquire or register for the remainder of the current Semester art classes HERE.

After January 2021 I will have reduced my teaching schedule, especially for face-to-face weekly classes, for a variety of reasons, one of which is I have returned to University to study my love of Architecture, (the father of all arts), and to build my art business in my new location, and to focus on my own art career. Art Teachers all need to take time to nourish our own 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 community exhibition or en plein air events, but it will definitely be a reduced schedule from previous years and I hope you 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 visit your school, book group, birthday or farewell event or creative group, please register your organisation name, contact and email HERE!

Teaching Children: ARTS Inc. Creative Kids Program

Western Academy Beijing (WAB) Artist In Residence

ARTS Inc. Jin Qiao Shanghai (Dream Art) Artist In Residence

Paula MacMillan Perich

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