Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

Learn to paint using a variety of materials at this interactive London class.

2 hours Class size 1 to 6     label £75 - £85 (£85 per guest when you book for 1 guest, £75 for 2+ guests)

Tried all the usual London attractions and looking for something a little more unique? Dive into the amazing world of abstract imagery and create a handmade masterpiece with this beginner-friendly art class in London.

You'll meet your expert teacher, Tere, at a meeting place in Hackney, East London and she will take you over to their quirky and bohemian secret studio. There'll be plenty of time to see the sights, ask questions and take pictures before you arrive at a unique and bohemian space in a railway arch, ready to perfect your painting in a calming atmosphere.

After touring the classroom, Tere will introduce you to artist Colin, who'll showcase inspiring artwork and demonstrate tricky techniques before it's your turn to take over and get painting. Don't remember the last time you picked up a paintbrush? This London art workshop is full of step-by-step guidance and will help you relax and unwind as you tap into your creative potential.

At the end of your experience, you'll have a marvellous masterpiece to take home and all the skills to match. Looking for fun group activities to enjoy with your gang? Bring them along and try some painting with a twist together!

Please note:

  • If your painting has not dried by the end of the class, we can send it to you afterwards or arrange collection on a suitable day.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • All the equipment and materials needed for the class.
  • Snacks including biscuits, crisps and cake.
  • Refreshments including tea and coffee.
  • An apron to wear to keep paint off clothing.
  • A small canvas stretcher for your final painting to keep and take home.
What to bring
  • Your imagination and a willingness to learn.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hen do or stag do.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Tere and Colin Experiences is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

all my classes are undertaken with observation of Covid sanitisation rules, good ventilation etc. Also we are fully vaccination and will wear face masks if guests feel more comfortable.

London, London

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Tere and Colin Experiences
Tere and Colin Experiences

5.0 (44)

Hello! We are Tere and Colin, also known by our friends as #Team TC! We are both artists, huge foodies and city lovers with a real passion for sharing experiences with students of all skill levels!

We are Londoners and love our city and where we live, which is on a cute houseboat in a fantastic, friendly and creative East London community. Colin is a full-time artist and shows his art regularly in London and at international art fairs while Tere studied art at the renowned Goldsmiths College and then worked for over 14 years in contemporary art galleries and design studios in London.

We are very sociable and love getting to know new people through hosting dinner parties and get-togethers. We regularly visit art galleries, music concerts, cinema and basically anything fun and cultural.

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Eszter Huczka Apr 2022

The class with Tere and Colin was absolutely wonderful. It was just me and my boyfriend and we got their full attention, they seemed to be genuinly interested in what we create, we could see that they are not doing this for money but because they love art! Colin’s expertise is undeniable and his instructions were very clear. He did help us with our paintings but he gave us full freedom to experiment and make up our own creations. We’d definitely go again and absolutely recommend it for everyone

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio review by Eszter Huczka

Sebastian Kalwij Apr 2022

We had a great time. Colin and Tere were lovely, made us feel at ease straight away in their secret studio (a great space). After explaining how to use different techniques to create some interesting effects we produced some wonderful abstract art ourselves.
Colin is very experienced and a great artist sharing his views and insights into how to make interesting and unique art. Many thanks and we'd love to come back for another lesson.

Painting workshop review by Sebastian Kalwij Sydney

Alexsandra Debska Apr 2022

Great abstract art session with Colin. He guides you thorough painting process and shows secret techniques.
Materials are provided and venue is an art studio which gives all experience special character.
At the end of the class you will have your own piece of art - abstract one.
Highly recommended to every creative soul.

Painting workshop review by Alexsandra Debska

Sara Dhami Feb 2022

We had a great time at the abstract art class and would definitely recommend this class for those wanting to tap into their creative side. Tere and Colin were great hosts, and it was a great to see Colin's work and learn new techniques from both of them! Thank you Tere & Colin for a fabulous few hours :)

Alessandra Pelliccia Feb 2022

Great couple of hours. Had so much fun and leaner a lot! The teacher was super talented. Highly recommend it!

Elvis Bertholle Jan 2022

Colin was a great host and teacher and we all had a great time. It was a very laid back process for us beginners, Colin guided us but also let us lead our own creativity, we truly enjoyed the whole experience.
I definitely recommend this to anyone who's looking to do something different in London and tap into their creative mind!

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Anthony Jan 2022

The whole experience was amazing from start to end! Both Tere and Colin are super creative and very helpful and welcoming! It was a pleasure to see Colin's work and great to learn some new techniques from both of them! Would give them more than 5* if we could! Thank you!

Painting workshop review by Anthony  Sydney

Andy Palfrey Jan 2022

Colin and Tere were such incredible hosts and truly lovely people to spend time with during our team building session. Their warm personalities and uplifting energy made for such a wonderful day. They are such talented individuals, with an endless passion for what they do. Colin has created masterpieces, and his vision is truly inspiring.

You will learn different technics, learn about colour combinations, explore textures and so much more. We were all very happy with the pieces of art we produced during our session and everything we learnt.

Tere also holds cooking lessons which will definitely be on our list for next time. I will be first to recommend them to anyone for a team building session, a friends’ day out, hen do etc. Well worth booking if you are looking for something fun and different to do.

Thanks again to both Colin and Teri for a such an insightful and entertaining day.

Aimara Gallardo Dec 2021

Really great and enjoyable session with two artists who are clearly very passionate about their work. We tried a couple of unusual but fun abstract techniques using stencils, spray paints, and something I wouldn’t know how to describe (you’ll have to try it yourself!). We really appreciate them making the effort to keep our art pieces at the studio to dry and then come and drop it off to us later on. Looking forward to hanging our work! The studio is quite open and spacious which is good for covid but note that it can be a bit chilly so perhaps bring a hoody that you don’t mind potentially splashing some paint on (though they provide aprons).

Jay Drexler Dec 2021

Fun experience in a very cool location. Would recommend to all! Tere and Colin are great hosts.

Therese Cruz Dec 2021

This class is amazing! This is my first time going for an abstract painting class and I could say that after only 2-hours, I have kind of "mastered" 2 great techniques! Colin is an amazing teacher! He was able to share with us his knowledge and patiently guided us through on how to execute them. The venue is awesome too! I would definitely take this class again and learn more from Colin and hopefully meet Tere too!

Meera Adhia Dec 2021

Collin facilitated the session very well. He demonstrated two of his techniques (drag and stencil with paint and spray). And gave creative freedom to express in our own pieces. He was extremely patient and generous. The venue is eccentric and the music was lovely. All materials were provided, making the class good value for money. Enjoyed the class, conversations and the art. Look forward to learning more from Collin. Thanks for sharing your Abstract art skills, techniques and experience.

Amber Davie Oct 2021

We really enjoyed our art experience with Tere and Colin. Both Tere and Colin were really friendly and made us feel comfortable in their charming studio straight away. We really enjoyed seeing some of Colin’s work and trying out some of the techniques for ourselves. It was great to be able to create and take away a couple of our own artworks from the session. Thank you for a great experience!

Hadeel Bugshan Oct 2021

It was a very nice experience with a very inspiring atmosphere
It was just amazing

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio review by Hadeel Bugshan Sydney

Emily Reed Sep 2021

I had a great time at the abstract art class with Tere and Colin. As a complete novice to all things art, Tere was lovely company and Colin was a great teacher. Both of their creative input helped my piece of art become something I was really happy with. I would definitely recommend for a fun and different activity in London.

Painting workshop review by Emily Reed

Dhinil Patel Sep 2021

Amazing class for 3 hours.
Hosts were wonderful teachers and the setting was unique and unforgettable.
I booked the class for my girlfriend's bd and she absolutely loved it!
Will leave you wanting the class to continue for the rest of the afternoon :)

Amina Khatun Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Tere & Colin were friendly, fantastic teachers with tonnes of experience! All materials were provided and the space was great. I produced a piece using acrylics and dragging technique under Colin's guidance. They were warm and encouraging of my imagination which was greatly appreciated. I'm going back to learn more and highly recommend this session!

Juliana Lua Aug 2021

Very friendly and energetic people. It was a pleasure to have met Colin and Tere. I had a great time and managed to reconnect with myself and creating art. It was great to get hands on again and learn new techniques. I would definitely recommend and immerse yourself in a secret studio

Painting workshop review by Juliana Lua Sydney

Evie Highton Jul 2021

Tere and Colin shared their enthusiasm for art and life with what felt like genuine generosity and warmth. We felt really looked after all round, with personal support and attention to detail with what we were making, - it felt they really cared! and an eye always to our comfort and wellbeing. The studio space is intriguing and charismatic, materials and techniques are interesting, fun and I really enjoyed the surprise they offer! It was a total pleasure and very memorable! Thank you Tere and Colin!

Painting workshop review by Evie Highton Sydney

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