ArtistAnd, drawing and painting teacher

ArtistAnd

ArtistAnd

location_on London

local_activity classes: Watercolour PaintingDrawingPainting

4.9 (97)
Instagram followers2k

I have always had an overwhelming love of drawing and anything creative and since the age of 3, when I drew my first almond shape and realised that looked like an eye, I knew this path was the road I wanted to take. Having been self taught for the majority of my career, I was missing the final pieces of the puzzle to full understand and reach a level of realism that I was looking for. After studying and Wimbledon College Of Art and training with some of the finest teachers on this planet, I finally had my missing pieces and I learnt how to see clearer, how to translate what was in front of me to the paper, and how to show other people how to do the same.

I have been sharing this skill for around 5 years now and teaching all kinds of ages. I have met many abilities and faced different obstacles as each persons journey is so unique. Finally I decided that this practice should be shared to everyone and drawing is not only therapeutic but fun! It can be a great source of relief and build amazing memories so I started hosting classes for businesses and creating team building experiences that people will never forget.






Classes







Reviews

(97)


Amanda Feb 2024


Really fun and relaxed, the pace was great, and China was very supportive and skilled.

Marian Lamport Feb 2024

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews


Really enjoyed the drawing and enjoyed listening to the chat. Prefer to listen than join in.

Drawing class review by Marian Lamport

Marian Lamport Feb 2024

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews


I joined this group for the first time. I enjoyed the activity and produced a recognisable drawing. The group was friendly, however I preferred to be in the background listening rather than chatting. Overall I enjoyed it and will be joining future sessions.

Drawing class review by Marian Lamport

Carla Feb 2024


Great class! I loved it! The teacher was great, providing lots of useful tips and techniques

Monthly Beginners Watercolour Workshop review by Carla - London

Lilly Jan 2024


China was very nice and gave us tips :) It was a great class to try out watercolours and I am looking forward to more.

Steph Bogan Jan 2024


Such a good class! China is so knowledgeable with water colours and such a beautiful energy in class, makes it a lovely learning environment. Would definitely go again!

Daria Tikhonova Jan 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class, really enjoyed painting a Christmas card with the group. Very cosy vibe too. Would definitely recommend!

Beatrix Dec 2023


Excellent support to develop skills and great fun as also includes a social element. Highly recommended.

Drawing class review by Beatrix

David Peinturier Dec 2023


The vibe was great and festive. The teacher left enough space for us to explore creatively but answered all questions with theory and even gave us exercises to better ou drawing. The place we very appropriate.

Fiona Hesselden Nov 2023


Thanks China for a the drawing session this afternoon - great feedback from the team and some aspiring artists uncovered! Just the right tone and pace and a great way to round off our team day.

Alexandra Lippai Nov 2023


We had a lovely time with China! She was funny, positive and gave us great tips throughout the class so we were all able to leave with paintings we were proud of!
Highly recommend this class!

Anonymised ClassBento student Nov 2023


Friendly teacher and very clear instructions. Beginner friendly. Lovely setting in a quiet private room in a pub!

Daria Tikhonova Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great teacher, very easy to communicate with.
The experience overall was a good value for money.
I learned a few new watercolour techniques and the ways to get the colors needed.

Anna Williams Oct 2023


Loved the class. China was a really welcoming teacher and we were really impressed with the drawings that we made in the class. The group obviously meet regularly but everyone was really friendly and I enjoyed the chats that happened throughout the class! We would like to join again! Thank you :)

Sophie Osborn Oct 2023


Relaxing and enjoyable. The class was well paced and included everything we needed to create two watercolour paintings. Was interesting to hear a lot of the technical reasonings as to why certain steps were followed. A lovely way to begin the week!

Mireia Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Wonderful first session. Very welcoming and truly enjoyable. Strongly recommended even if you´re a newbie!

Annette Thain Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Entertaining and informative. Slow enough to follow the instructions. Ended up with a better drawing than I could have imagined

Sandra Griffiths Sep 2023


Tricky art subject matter.

Find the weekly question a little challenging and slightly personal. They make me feel a bit vulnerable.
Some questions could be trigger points eg scars, naughty.

Really enjoying class but use this as a wind down.

Jodie Louza Sep 2023


Another great class. Thank you. Really positive for helping my anxiety, I feel relaxed and enjoy being in the class with such an eclectic group

James Sep 2023


Very relaxing and lots of fun, we met so many lovely people. And China was a great teacher

Declan Taylor Sep 2023


Great teaching, venue, materials, atmosphere, people
A bit like best part of school i.e art class!

Jodie Sep 2023


Loved my first session, can’t wait for the next one. It was really calming and made me happy to just switch off & draw. My first time drawing in 10 years. Thank you

Sandra Griffiths Sep 2023


TeLly enjoyed the class and the banter.
The stories were good tonight.
Well done China

Drawing class review by Sandra Griffiths

Jennifer Paling Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


China was amazing at explaining everything. As a beginner I thought I wouldn't keep up but I did. Little did I know this group meets regularly and what a fantastic group of people. So nice to have a chat and draw too. I never thought I would be able to draw anything like this but China coached us through every element. Still need to shade parts but happy with the result.

Learn to Draw for Beginners review by Jennifer Paling

Sophie Metcalf Jul 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


This class wasnt quite what I expected - I thought it would be a tutorial on the basics of drawing but it appears to be part of a regular class - we just copied a picture and there wasnt much in the way in tution.

Nicola Reiniskeightley Jul 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


As always I loved it, very challenging class and so much fun! Wonderful teacher!

Thank you!

Genevieve Gagnon May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was amazing but those 3 paintings required a lots of techniques. Yes it's a good thing to push yourself butI would have preferred working on 1 or 2 paintings instead of 3
We should have known before the class which colours we will be using, brush sizes etcOverall a nice a nice class but not what I expected. Oh Maybe introducing each other at the beginning of the class could have been great.

Jolyene Yong May 2023


Very good engagement and it was relaxing to draw from the picture provided. I feel comfortable in the session

Nicholas McGeorge Apr 2023


Not sure how close to black and white photograph of the image we are meant to make.

Nicola Reiniskeightley Apr 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Loved it- China is a great teacher and hilarious leader of this group. Really lovely!

Kirsty Bees Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really informal, informative and fun. Lovely people too. Not in the slightest intimidating. Would definitely recommend

Drawing class review by Kirsty Bees

Nicholas McGeorge Mar 2023


Learning by doing and a pleasant atmosphere
More practical demonstrations needed
Nick McGeorge
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Emma Cary Mar 2023


China is amazing and the class is so fun, couldn't recommend more! So go!

Amy Joseph Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The overall atmosphere in the class was great but I wasn't aware it was an ongoing group who had been attending the class regularly, so I don't think it was a 'beginners' level class. It wasn't quite what I was expecting as I don't feel that I was taught any specific techniques and it was a bit too fast.

Teacher's response

Hi Amy,

Thanks so much for your feedback. The class is definitely a drop in service and aimed at beginners. I think this week might have felt more challenging if it was your first time but I'd recommend trying again as each week we look at different things. Sometimes they are more challenging, sometimes they are a lot easier. Each week people improve and get better and we've built a lovely community which is great to be a part of. I hope next time it will feel a bit better to digest. You should be really proud of your drawing!

Best wishes,
China Jordan

Sarah Ahadzi Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


China very good in explaining the drawing. I felt at ease with the class, taking my time with my drawing as I am a beginner.

Jenny Knight Feb 2023


Great drawing but really, the banter was top notch. Lovely friendly community of people bonding over drawing.

Bushra Akhtar Feb 2023


Enjoyed it, learnt about shadowing and how to layer the picture which I havent learnt before.

Fern Pooley Jan 2023

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Really fun session - haven't drawn since I was in primary school but the class was really relaxed and no pressure, and I actually came away with a recognisable drawing!

Gemma Clarke Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great class… really fun, I enjoyed learning the process and the chat. Thank you China

Meghan Armaghan Nov 2022


Everything I expected and more. Great fun, will be attending every week from now on

Drawing class review by Meghan Armaghan

Ruth Hart Nov 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was great fun, I’ll be coming back again. Great teacher answered all my questions.

Chantel Hayward Nov 2022


China was a great teacher - she was friendly, fun and really engaging! Our employees really enjoyed this relaxed and entertaining class and commenting on how much they liked China's teaching style. Thank you for a running a great event for our employees!

Catherine Keele Oct 2022


When I signed up for the class it said that the class size was large enough to blend into the background, but when I attended the class there was some pressure to chat a lot and join in. This was a lovely environment, but unfortunately I wasn't ready for that kind of interaction! I would join again, knowing the environment but I felt that it wasn't quite advertised as expected

Francesca Hurst Oct 2022


China has the ability to help you to learn and develop new skills with no fear of failure. Relaxing but fun and you walk away with actual pictures to show off.

Gayle Lawn-Day Oct 2022


Love this instructor ; fun, interesting; does drawing as well that is well done and interesting

Eira Bevan Oct 2022


I really enjoyed the class had fun and learnt and practiced lots of techniques to help with water colour work.

Cat Appleton Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I really enjoyed the session and learnt some great techniques to improve my watercolour painting. China made it really simple breaking each painting down into different layers.

Painting class review by Cat Appleton

Ceylan Mustafa Sep 2022


Great class as always! Always that bit of anticipation waiting to see what we will be drawing each week!

Drawing class review by Ceylan Mustafa

Ceylan Mustafa Sep 2022


Loved the class- I would highly recommend! A great way to spend a Tuesday evening!

Ceylan Mustafa Sep 2022


I can’t believe I actually managed to draw a half decent elephant! Great class as always :)

Drawing class review by Ceylan Mustafa

Ceylan Mustafa Aug 2022


Another lovely class with China! So relaxing but also learned some new tips and skills for shading!

Drawing class review by Ceylan Mustafa

Ritu Nayyar Aug 2022


great class each week and love the content especially the wine bottle which was fantastic to draw in terms of shape size and shading

Drawing class review by Ritu Nayyar

Leanne Pennick Aug 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Fun, relaxed group with a great tutor. Good to do often as different subject each week.

Ceylan Mustafa Aug 2022


I love this class! It just makes me happy to zone out and draw. My new fave thing to do on a Tuesday night

Ceylan Mustafa Aug 2022


Really enjoyed being able sit down and draw - which I haven’t done for years now and also see how to build the drawing in stages. More of a social atmosphere than I had expected!

Ritu Nayyar Aug 2022


a lovely class to get back into drawing with no pressure or disturbance. friendly and casual which was very relaxing and at my own pace, got really into it!

Drawing class review by Ritu Nayyar

Leanne Pennick Jul 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Not quite the structured ‘class’ I was expecting, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Very relaxed atmosphere, felt like chatting with friends as we drew along. Have booked again for next week.

Nicola Reiniskeightley Jul 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Amazing class as always! Lovely group of people, excellent task! Thank you China :) loved it

Nicola Reiniskeightley Jul 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Loved it! Excellent task, amazing company. China is fantastic as a teacher :) I’ll be booking a class again now

Nicola Reiniskeightley Jun 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Absolutely amazing. A fantastic task and lovely group of people. The teacher is lovely, friendly and very clear with guidance, I’m doing it every week now

Steve Hudson Jun 2022


Really enjoyed it. fun and very helpful. Useful to see how other people used different techniques.

Wendy Walters Jun 2022


Loved it. Created a picture I was pleased with in about an hourGreat atmosphere too!

Nicola Reiniskeightley Jun 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Loved it, very friendly and easy to follow. I thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you so much

Hayley Reader-Curtis Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


A relaxed and fun team session that managed to get everyone drawing, even the complete beginners! Thank you China!

Helena Suryova Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


First time I have attended and most likely not the last! The class was great and China is very good. I didn´t know what to expect and when I saw the Tower bridge picture I almost fainted. However, I think the finished picture turned out great for someone who can only draw a crooked lines :-D

Drawing class review by Helena Suryova

Liselle Fraser Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Very nice class with good atmosphere.
The teacher has always has fun ideas to keep the class engaged whilst teaching different techniques.

Courtney Harris May 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


So fun, enjoyed the picture choice! A great conversation question too, everyone was involved and having fun :)

Lorna Baker May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Relaxed style of teaching worked for me, friendly, fun and really enjoyed creating my toucan. Thanks China.

Courtney Harris May 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


China is amazing, it was a fun way to draw this week. Great as always.

Courtney Harris May 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Always an incredible time, I'm learning a lot of different strategies and tips to make my drawings come to life!

Zoe Crabtree May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Really fun and engaging lesson! The host was very friendly and welcoming and I learnt a lot

Courtney Harris May 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Still loved it but was a challenging one this week with the new style. China is always lovely!

Courtney Harris Apr 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Lots of fun, really enjoy the process that China follows and also the chat. Very relaxed atmosphere.

Courtney Harris Apr 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


A really fun class! China is lovely and the class had a great, super relaxed atmosphere.

Drawing class review by Courtney Harris

Noreen Thomson Apr 2022

54 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews


Learning more at every class. Really enjoyable and friendly group. Well paced and excellent teacher

Learn to Draw for Beginners review by Noreen Thomson

Noreen Thomson Mar 2022

54 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews


Great session- learning a lot. Welcoming group and teacher. Recommend to anyone wanting to brush up on their skills

Drawing class review by Noreen Thomson

Galina Karavaev Mar 2022


A really enjoyable and relaxing class while learning how to draw. Look forward to attending more.

Noreen Thomson Mar 2022

54 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews


Learning a lot at this class. Informative and interesting. Friendly group - thank you to everyone

Noreen Thomson Mar 2022

54 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews


As always very enjoyable and interesting. Informative and supportive teacher. Lovely group!
Would definitely recommend

Noreen Thomson Mar 2022

54 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews


Always informative and engaging. Lovely group - welcoming and supportive. Would recommend to anyone who wants to try drawing

Eve Stobbart Mar 2022


Lovely teacher, talks you through how to get things right and makes you feel welcomed and confident!

Drawing class review by Eve Stobbart

Rebecca Corbould Feb 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I really enjoyed the session. Felt a bit apprehensive before starting but everybody was very friendly and the class was good fun. I also learnt lots so thank you.

Noreen Thomson Feb 2022

54 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews


Thanks- really useful class. Enjoyed this class a lot. Gained some new skills- and good fun

Noreen Thomson Feb 2022

54 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews


Learning a new drawing skill was excellent-challenging but fun. Supportive group members and teacher.

Noreen Thomson Feb 2022

54 ClassBento workshops attended • 46 reviews


Very inclusive- made welcome in the group. Informative session. Good pace and supportive comments from everyone.

Vikki Pennock Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


China did a really good job on teaching us how to shade in this class. I loved the class and the atmosphere with all the delegates chatting. I thought I'd try out this class with my mum, and she loved it too!

Kirsten Smith Jan 2022


China was a great teacher and host! It was really fun and I'm pleased I manage to draw something after such a long break. Thanks so much :)

Leanne Pisavadia Jan 2022


Great class, fabulous teacher. Has improved my drawing skills and confidence so much. Don't be afraid to shade :)

Drawing class review by Leanne Pisavadia

Shreena Soomarah Jan 2022


Really really good fun! Helped us realise what's possible in art. We'll be back!

Leanne Pisavadia Jan 2022


Fabulous class, awesome teacher! Have been so impressed with the end result, getting a great drawing done in an hour feels like a real achievement. Highly recommended

Souky Arsalane Jan 2022


Great teacher! Lovely atmosphere. Well organised. Fun.
I would definitely recommend this class around me.

David Setchell Jan 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Very well presented, and easy to follow.

And tremendously friendly

I've booked more!

Thanks

Kim Abbott Nov 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Great Fun Team really enjoyed it. Will look to do it again! China thank you so much for today.

Alka Chandiramani Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Enjoyed it, thank you China! It was wonderful to meet everyone virtually and some laughs & fun.

Learn to Draw for Beginners review by Alka Chandiramani

Naomi Reuben Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Such a wonderful evening learning to draw with my friends. China's an awesome teacher plus she's super friendly, we wanted her to stay after the session to hang out. I highly recommend this drink and draw option, especially as it can be done from the comfort of your home.

Shaina Huang Jul 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


China's amazing and super friendly! Great combinations of people in the class as well.

Viktoria Varga Apr 2021


Amazing class and amazing teacher. She creates a fabulous classroom atmosphere.
Thank you so much for a great time.

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