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 10 (public classes), 1 to 20

label £85 - £120 (£120 per guest when you book for 1 guest, £95 for 2 guests, £85 for 3+ 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.

If you want a different kind of art class to the franchise style painting and drinking type where students copy a picture in painting by numbers style, then this is the workshop you've been looking for!

You'll meet your expert teachers, Colin & Tere (known as TeamTC), 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.

Save £50 when you book with a friend

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.
  • Warm clothing during cold snaps as the studio is an industrial space with high ceilings (there's a heater though!)
  • Don't wear your best clothes, even with the protective aprons/ hazmat suits we provide, paint has a habit of reaching most places!!
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hen 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, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


East London

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

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Tere and Colin Experiences
Tere and Colin Experiences

5.0 (126)
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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.

Meet Tere and Colin

Join passionate creatives Tere and Colin on their glorious houseboat to indulge in some fun portrait painting, food tasting and decadent dessert making!

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Shivani Radia Sep 2023

Colin was an inspiring artist and teacher. Super patient and shared so many valuable insights with me. I worked with spray paints and learnt so many little tricks and skills with his guidance. Thank you. I would definitely go back for another workshop.

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio review by Shivani Radia - London

Caterina Fungher Jul 2023

My husband and I got really a great time with Colin! He was super welcoming and he explained us the technique before guiding us into our personal projects. I liked the fact he encouraged us to express ourselves giving us the freedom of choosing subject, colours and patterns but being also supportive and always ready to suggest alternatives and solutions! It was a pleasure meeting this great artist and spending some time creating stuff in his secret studio with great music as background! We really recommend this workshop

Charlotte Johnson Jul 2023

Colin was fantastic and took plenty of time to show me the techniques and guide me through the process!

Marek Bak Jul 2023

Couldn't recommend this workshop enough! Tere and Colin were lovely hosts, incredibly knowledgable and very helpful in suggesting lots of ideas for the different kinds of artworks we could create. We booked the workshop as a work social, with a group that had varying levels of exposure to creating art. Everybody had lots of fun and we were very happy with the artworks that we created. Thank you Tere and Colin

Carl Hardiman Jun 2023

I originally booked this class as an experience for my girlfriend thinking I'd just attend to keep her happy.

I've never been so happy to be proved wrong.
We both had a great time at a really cool hidden away studio in East London. Colin is very knowledgeable and patient, even with my alsation puppy just year into it and get going style of doing that everything.

He took lots of time with my girlfriend who is very precise and methodical and really took the time to answer all her questions.

Tere is such a lovely lady and we had such a good chat during the whole thing and she was offering all sorts of helpful hints etc.

We used multiple styles, techniques and stencils. To walk away with our own unique piece. Genuinely both couldn't have been any happier.

Wholeheartedly recommend this to all.

Thanks guys for such an amazing experience and so so sorry for such a late review

Carl and Yvonne.

Antonio Cordasco May 2023

This was an extremely informative class and it was also a lot of fun.
It is great for somebody who would like to try making art, but really does not know where to start.
Colin has shown us some techniques that are very effective at producing interesting visual effects. We have used spray and normal paint, stencils to make patterns and other tools.
Once the techniques are learned, then it's just a matter of keep practicing them at home to develop the skills even more, and using and training your own creativity.

Caitriona Sweeney Apr 2023

Excellent experience. Colin was very knowledge and demonstrated his craft well. There was an abundance of paint supplies in every colour, including metallics. Colin gave advice but never tried to take over the artwork and we were free to be as creative as we wished. The venue was bright with high ceilings. We painted a practice piece on colour paper and we finish on a canvas. Highly recommend.

Painting class review by Caitriona Sweeney - London

Katherine Allvey Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I really enjoyed the class with Colin! His studio is awesome and he is an amazing teacher, very informative and patient. I created some great art on paper and canvas and got to use lots of colourful paints and spray paints too! I was asked to wear warm and comfy clothing before the class, although the studio wasn’t cold at all and I was comfortable throughout the workshop. I can’t recommend this experience enough, excellent for beginners as Colin is such a talented tutor and artist!

Dana Bahram Feb 2023

We wanted to say a huge thank you to Colin for the day that we spent in his studio! We had an immense amount of joy creating art pieces with his guidance. It’s a truthfully inspirational and memorable experience! If you are a creative person, you will love this art lesson!

Gregor Chalmers Jan 2023

Bought this as a Christmas gift for my wife and it was great. Colin was a superb teacher, very knowledgeable and patient. They also made us feel really at ease when booking as my wife is pregnant and they made everything safe and accessible.

Aleksandra Melnikova Dec 2022

Colin was awesome, we thoroughly enjoyed it! Great team outing for us, thank you so much

Nikki Hinton Nov 2022

Thanks Colin for making our 60th birthday celebrations so very special. We really had the most fabulous time making some art. Your expertise was second to none and we are both delighted with the end results. Highly recommend to anyone, even total novices like ourselves. We will be back!

Saijal Naik Nov 2022

Teri was lovely and hospitable. Colin was knowledgeable and happy for us to experiment. Lots of materials/ paints to choose from. Unique venue under railway arches and they made sure we were warm throughout the class. We learnt fun techniques and were allowed to carry on till we were happy. Overall , a fun and flexible experience with great hosts!

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio review by Saijal Naik - London

Kelly Dorbek Nov 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was the perfect birthday present for my boyfriend. We had an amazing time in the workshop with Colin. He’s a great teacher who shares his own experience of what works well, but also lets you do what you feel is best. Can’t wait to pick up our works of art!

Francesco Pelle Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We had an amazing time learning and painting from Colin! He's an amazing teacher and artist, and above all patient and kind. We had so much fun in his studio where he provided us with all the materials (and hundreds of colours) and he guided us giving tips on how to create two pieces of art for each one, one on paper and one on canvas.
Really suggest to take this class with him if you want to try something different and going home with beautiful pieces of abstract art!

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio review by Francesco Pelle - London

Richard Pengelley Nov 2022

An excellent introduction to abstract art, my host was Colin and it was a one to one which was great for really getting to grips with the techniques. Was shown a number of styles and approaches in the opening demonstration, then it was over to me to do get creative. I started off unsure as to what I was doing but by the end I was totally into it and the final piece evolves wonderfully. I highly recommend as it was an excellent experience letting go of conventions and just going with the flow.

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio review by Richard Pengelley - London

Daniella Edkins Oct 2022

We had a great time today thank you Wonderful to do something different and exciting. :)

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio review by Daniella Edkins - London

Jessica Kusnierek Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I really enjoyed this class,so much fun
I never worked with spray paints and acrylics before,completely new to all of this
Colin is a wonderful teacher,under his guidance I created a lovely painting to take home.
Highly recommend,really enjoyed every minute of it

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio review by Jessica Kusnierek - London

Viviana Pinto Aug 2022

It was a lovely experience!
Tere and Colin are an amazing couple of artists.
We had a great day!
I definitely recommend!

Painting class review by Viviana Pinto - London

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 - London

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 class review by Sebastian Kalwij - London

Alexsandra Debska Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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 class review by Alexsandra Debska - London

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!

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 class review by Anthony  - London

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

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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 - London

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 class review by Emily Reed - London

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

3 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

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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 class review by Juliana Lua - London

Evie Highton Jul 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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 class review by Evie Highton - London

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