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Paula MacMillan Perich

Arts Inc.~ Nourishment For Creative Souls

Arts Classes

Adults and Children's

With Ms. Paula

Kid’s Arts Inc-spirations!


Art is both an intellectual and an emotional expression of an attitude or experience that is presented in a personal 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. 

This Art course progressing from Petite Picasso's to Art Phase 1, Art Phase 2 , and Art Phase 3, to portfolio and college entry, will allow students to gain an understanding of visual arts. 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.

2021 is here and so is the first semester NEW SCHEDULE

I have offered a combination of classes this semester with:

1. IN-PERSON classes live in the studio

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

3. COMBINATION of students in the Shanghai classroom with my assistant Alice, while I teach from my studio.

Age groups apply for Art Phase ONE, TWO & THREE

WORKSHOPS and other classes are geared mainly towards adults

Full schedule for 2021 January to June Semester CLICK HERE

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 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 techniques and a variety of mediums. Each art class follows a term-based theme, (so each new term 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 see 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 ward off early onset of dementia.

Creative thinking benefits students in other studies, as it leads to children being better problem solvers, more confident, patient, balanced, creative thinkers, 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?

Full weekly PROGRAM HERE

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About the teacher...

Paula MacMillan Perich is an Australian WA-based tertiary educated teacher and practicing artist, settling herself into Fremantle's vibrant creative scene. Inspired by mindfulness and 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!

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, The US, Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai, teaching expressive art through the PYP, MYP, (I)GCSE & IB programs at international schools as well as volunteering teaching in migrant schools in Beijing. Paula has been Artist-In-Residence in Beijing, Shanghai and now Fremantle, Western Australia. Having taught students from a kaleidoscopic range of ages, cultures and social backgrounds, Paula is excited to bring her creative and super colourful workshops to a variety of locations across the globe (when travel can recommence), from Sydney to Shanghai, Rottnest to Norah Head, Byron Bay to Beijing and beyond. 

To have Paula do a demonstration or workshop 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. 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. 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 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 studio relocated to Jin Qiao Shanghai, just before COVID, and now her art program will continue in Fremantle Western Australia.

* Due to Covid-19, Arts in classes are all online until further notice. Please scan her QR code to directly link to her WeChat contact.

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 is an expression of the unique self, and should be accessible to the public, fun, and ever-growing. 

ARTS Inc. 2008-2021

I have had a very busy 2021 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 Fremantle.

Registration for weekly ARTS Inc. studio in-person classes are still ongoing, however all online until further notice, offering a wide creative program for both adults and children. To give your child the best art education at home 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: with more workshops upcoming.

You can inquire or register for the remainder of the 2021 Spring 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 full-time 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. 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 events 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 visit your 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