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Paula MacMillan Perich

Arts Inc.~ Nourishment For Creative Souls

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

ARTS Inc. Authentic Art

Classes, Workshops & Creative retreats

Welcome and thank you for contacting me with your questions about our services. Hopefully your questions can all be answered here. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions, (FAQ’s) and information relating to creative classes and workshops.

Who is the teacher?

All technique-based workshops and curriculum programs are designed and taught by qualified Visual Artist and teacher:

Paula MacMillan-Perich

Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts (B.A.V.A.)

Graduate Diploma (Art) Education

Paula has been teaching art both private tuition and in school systems since 1987. She has taught all age groups and various levels of students, both adults and children since 1987. She has taught many different curriculum programs in multiple countries including International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) from Pre-Kindergarten to senior High School. Paula is so proud of her 2015 senior design student who was accepted into Parson's Art and Design School Paris. Paula aims to adapt her vast depth and breadth of art knowledge to develop students technical skill and understanding of various mediums, to leave you creatively exhilarated, visually fulfilled and self motivated and looking at your art in a more confident way!

You won’t want to stop creating!

To much creativity for one weekend!!

What is an Art JOurnal & Art Journaling?

Art journaling is a creative way to express yourself with mixed media, and to add thoughts about how you feel in a creative way. It is a visual commentary, combining written words and illustrations that you make for your own self. You can share it with others too, or keep it as personal as you like. Pages can be as colourful or as plain as you like. Mixed Media is a mix of drawing, painting, printing, stenciling, stamping, diary, travel memoir, autobiography, art therapy, visual diary, notebook, scrapbook and sketchbook….plus more…!! You can use it to try out new materials as well as do preliminary studies for larger works!

It can be, and is, a work of art in itself!

What kind of things do I put in there?

Ask yourself, what do you want from your journal? You may not end up with exactly what you've imagined, but you could end up with something unimaginable! We often focus on a theme and combine layers of paper, paint, sketches, our own hand-carved stamps, photos, funky font and ephemera to give our pages a jumping off point. It's a balance of words and art and I help you build up layers of background colour and collage then I teach you how to draw faces, figures & fonts and you add the details. I try to give my art journals a particular theme per volume depending on location, although not necessary. I then add notes or key words to finish the pages.

How can I get started In Classes?

Select from the schedule the age/skill appropriate class you wish to start with. They are in order for children and adults should build a basic foundation before launching in to a more technical course. Weekend workshops are a great way to indulge yourself creatively as you submerge yourself deeply into this fun activity. Kickstart the day surrounded by kindred creative (online or in person), the time will be gone in a heartbeat and you won’t want to stop creating! A background in drawing will help you create faster, but not necessary, I will get you started with the basic drawing techniques of faces and figures, no matter what your previous artistic level.

What do I need to bring?

Art Journaling material has no limits and very loose, if any rules. This is why they are so unique. I like to use lots of coloured pencils, watercolour paint and layers of paper, plain or printed, and water based paints, which are dry quickly and loads of matte water based acrylic medium. I strongly recommend you bring whatever you have on hand.

I love to hand-carve, print and stamp and build texture over the top. I build my pages up with varying combinations of layered materials, and add the final details last, as well as some meaningful text, funky fonts, or poetry. I provide a lot of materials but you will need a few basic supplies like a watercolour or mixed media sketchbook and the products on the materials list sent on registration, (plus any favourite medium you would like to bring to show us). I always share a list of what I used to make this project because some people always ask for a specific list. However, I am a big believer in making substitutions and not breaking the bank.

Please check materials list upon registration for each class, but please don't stress over any given supply. Pack your traveling art tote to bring any fun materials with you to the workshops. I will have the ARTS Inc. supplies cart open on the day if you need to purchase anything extra.

Your pages don't need to look exactly like mine - they are your creations. If you want them to be similar, that's fine, but think of substitutions to use up your current supplies.

What product will I end up with?

Depending on your style of workshop, you will end up with your own finished journal and many new mixed media skills and techniques for your next!. You will also have the start of your new creative adventure and the start of one great journal journey. You will begin to look at colours, paper and scrapbooking materials in a new light. Some of my journals are on-going and as I find another great theme-based image, text or stamp, I can keep adding it to my pages!

Insert warning here:The creativity is extremely addictive!!

What is your ‘Kit & Kaboodle*’

Your Kit & Kaboodle* is your materials kit given to you on arrival to participants. It includes the art supplies and tools specific for your workshop. To make our journal pages we use large sheets of heavy 300gms Canson Barbizon watercolour artist quality paper
 for journal making. There are many papers you can use, this one I have tried and tested and trust. Cold pressed paper surface usually feels rough with variations of texture. Hot pressed paper usually is smooth. Essential materials kit is distributed in full, for all the inclusive workshops within the retreat or workshop. Your supply list of your materials to bring will be emailed to you upon registration.

Get ready to StART the Creative Arty Party!!

Also included for retreats and workshops: delicious morning & afternoon tea, tea/coffee, and refreshments

All meals provided on overnight artist retreats.

Group and 1:1 Art tuition for 2 hours

Workshop Cost is priced individually, and placement will be secured on receipt of non-refundable deposit.

Payment accepted: Paypal, WeChat, Alipay or Direct Deposit.

Once you have paid, we send you the electronic receipt, specific materials supplies list to bring, workshop itinerary and full address and directions, to our studio or venue.

You will need to allow 10-15 minutes registration time at the commencement of your course or workshop.

For any more questions or booking information about ARTS Inc. classes, workshop dates, Artist Retreats & Art & Tour Events, or school presentations, please contact me with your inquiry and details to address below.

Also ask me about products like 100% Leather Art Journals, 100% Linen Aprons, Art Supplies, children’s and teens parties, Hens Night parties, ongoing weekly courses & technique demonstrations. Product page coming soon!

Paula MacMillan-Perich

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