Tere and Colin Experiences, painting, cooking and baking and desserts 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.




Suzy Urch May 2022

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

My sister, mum and I had a lovely time learning how to make churros with Tere on her adorable boat with her very cute cat, Tippi! Tere is very friendly and it was a great opportunity to ask her all about life living on a boat in the centre of London! She also took lots of pictures and sent us the recipe afterwards. It was easy to get to and there are adequate facilities on site. And of course, the  + more

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat review by Suzy Urch

Andrew Hill May 2022

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

Really excellent class, led expertly y Colin. He was brilliant at helping us explore the techniques and materials, and we left having had a fabulous time, and with some pieces to take home to remember the day by. Would recommend for complete beginners or experts alike.

Wyatt Mitchell May 2022

Spanish Foodie Experience on a Boat

A fun day out with an interesting demonstration of Spanish cooking aboard a beautiful boat by our lovely hosts, Tere and Tippi

Eszter Huczka Apr 2022

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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  + more

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio review by Eszter Huczka Sydney

Sebastian Kalwij Apr 2022

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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  + more

Painting workshop review by Sebastian Kalwij

Alexsandra Debska Apr 2022

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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

Aron Schleider Mar 2022

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

I’m sure you could make Churros anywhere, but you won’t enjoy making them a much as you will with Tere. The boat, the banter the benevolent attention to detail, there was a lot to love. It was a really fun and authentic experience

Sheena Nayak Mar 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

Had an amazing session with the teacher. Very informative, friendly, supportive and most importantly a fun yummy session!

Imran Saeed Mar 2022

Spanish Foodie Experience on a Boat

So good to meet Terre and spend time on her boat talking about all things Spanish cuisine. Knows her stuff! Very welcoming and warm session, super chilled and different from other food experiences we've been on, food was tasty too and we picked up some useful authentic hacks. Thanks again, Terre.

Ella Gardiner Mar 2022

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

What a unique experience! Tere is a wonderful person and it was a delight to meet her! The churros and chocolate are quick and such fun to make let alone delicious. The setting of being in a marina on a 100 year old boat is a dream! Highly recommend this class it’s churrowesome!

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Ella Gardiner Sydney

Adrien Conrath Feb 2022

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

It was an awesome day with Colin in his lovely studio! I learnt a lot of great techniques and Colin helped me along the way in the making of a great piece of art that I am now proudly displaying in my office. The day was not only an opportunity to learn technical skills, but also spend a day with an artist who showed me a lot of their creations. The class was so good that I decided to come back the day after. Thanks Colin for an awesome adventure!

Mae Wilson Feb 2022

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

I booked the class for my 7-year old granddaughter as a treat for her during the school holidays. Tere, the teacher could not have looked after us better – she is an inspiration. I did not appreciate, however, that this was more of demonstration class rather than hands on. My granddaughter did get to do some mixing and stirring – and of course enjoy the delicious churros and hot chocolate. I paid £120 for two participants which I believe was excessive given that I observed (but did also enjoy some churros and hot chocolate). It seems an excessive  + more

Reply from this teacher:

Dear Geoffrey,
Thanks so much for taking the time to provide this review and it was a pleasure to meet you and your little granddaughter Mae, she is a delight! However, I must point out that my class is not described as a fully blown/hands on cookery class and does mention that due to my unusual setting, i.e. a cute houseboat, I cannot provide the facilities that a cookery school would be able to, such as each student having their own oven and deep fryer etc. I do believe that I make this very clear and in fact, my location and what I provide is my unique selling point.

Unlike a commercial cookery school, I accept only small groups and I am happy to offer my class to just one person if they wish to book. Essentially my classes are private classes and my guests get 100% my attention and hospitality, unlike a commercial cookery school. This is made very clear in my online description.

Aside from this, I accepted you bringing your granddaughter but the very idea of a 7 year old getting anywhere near 300 degrees oil to fry the churros is crazy. I take hygiene and safety very seriously and for this reason I was careful to watch Mae and allow her to help only at appropriate times, such as piping the churro dough and stirring the hot chocolate. Once again, this is mentioned in my online description and I also explain this in person before my class begins. I would gain nothing from misleading my guests and for this reason I make sure all the details are correct and am happy to answer inquiries prior to booking if there are any queries.

Regarding the price, I believe this is fair for a private class in a unique setting that cannot be accessed without me. I provide a very personalised experience that is about making memories for my guests as well as myself and I pride myself on this. This is why I take photos during the class and send them to my guests afterwards as a souvenir along with the recipe. Due to my Spanish heritage I am also qualified to discuss the culture of churros in Spain and the various recipes that can be used. I look forward to welcoming future guests on board my little boat soon! :)

Sara Dhami Feb 2022

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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

Smita Vahadane Feb 2022

Spanish Foodie Experience on a Boat

Had an absolutely wonderful time with Tere. The food was delicious, fresh, authentic and so flavorful. Eating home made food is much better than eating at a restaurant, especially when the home is a beautiful little houseboat. Tere was warm, friendly and great company- we had a lovely time getting to know her life and passions.

Cooking workshop review by Smita Vahadane

Liz Sparrow Feb 2022

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

We had a great time with Tere. A great way to spend a couple of hours. We would Definitely recommend this unique experience You will not be disappointed. Hot chocolate & churros very yummy yummy. 5 stars from us ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Liz Sparrow

Elvis Bertholle Jan 2022

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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!

Kristina Axe Jan 2022

Spanish Foodie Experience on a Boat

Absolutely wonderful experience! Tere was so friendly and put me at ease instantly. The food was delicious, the conversation great, and I learnt lots of new tips and tricks. I will 100% be coming again!

Cooking workshop review by Kristina Axe

Anthony Jan 2022

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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

Andy Palfrey Jan 2022

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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  + more

Aimara Gallardo Dec 2021

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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  + more

Polly Norkett Dec 2021

Spanish Foodie Experience on a Boat

We had such a wonderful afternoon with Tere on her beautiful barge! Tere’s knowledge and passion for Spanish food is second to none. The ingredients she cooked with were top quality and it was great to get up close and personal smelling and tasting the different flavours before Tere cooked with them. The food itself was exceptional, we both left with full bellies and a new appreciation for Spanish  + more

Spanish Foodie Experience on a Boat review by Polly Norkett

Jay Drexler Dec 2021

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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

Therese Cruz Dec 2021

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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.

Araavint Surendran Dec 2021

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

Great teacher, fun atmosphere, cool environment. Would’ve loved to have got involved more but overall nice

Mark Cole Nov 2021

Spanish Foodie Experience on a Boat

Great experience, fantastic experience would suggest anyone doing it. Great company and learnt more than I thought I would

Lizhao Zhang Nov 2021

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

Tere is such an amazing and inspiring lady! I really liked her energy when I was there. Also the churros were great would love to go back again!

Nick Gilbert Nov 2021

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

My partner and I had a really great time with Tere. The setting is so unique onboard a wonderfully decked out canal boat, complete with beautiful art and and even more gorgeous ragdoll cat. Having previously lived in Spain and feeling nostalgic due to Covid, I can honestly say the churros were some of the best I’ve ever had. Memorable evening and would 100% recommend.

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat review by Nick Gilbert Sydney

Sabine Gerner Nov 2021

Spanish Foodie Experience on a Boat

Tere is very nice and the food was tasty. Her houseboat is cosy. We had a great time.

Tom Harrigan Oct 2021

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

Tere is an amazing host, warm, friendly and welcoming. With an obvious passion to pass on her knowledge; Tere’s teaching style and pace was just perfect for us. We both loved the quirkiness of her & Collins floating home - cozy and comforting just like the yummy churros we made, and there was plenty of them. This wasn’t just a cooking lesson for us, this was a brilliant experience and memory  + more

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Tom Harrigan

Ross Mortimer Oct 2021

Vegan Fish and Chips Cooking Class

Tere was extremely welcoming and friendly from the first minute we arrived. The class takes place on her charming boat and is perfect for 2 people. Ideal if you're new to any sort of vegan cuisine as Tere can talk you through it in detail, but equally if you're more familiar then this can be an interesting new recipe. Finally, the food itself was fantastic! I was so impressed with how it turned out and will definitely be trying it myself again soon.

Amber Davie Oct 2021

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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!

Thomas Doyle Oct 2021

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

I went with my girlfriend as a surprise trip - we had an amazing time. Tere was so welcoming and lovely to speak to - I really enjoyed finding out more about living in a marina as much as I did learning to make churros. I would highly recommend to anyone as a different, unique way to spend an evening with a partner.

Hadeel Bugshan Oct 2021

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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

Gaziz Zhotabayev Sep 2021

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

Tere was great - very upbeat and enthusiastic. It was really interesting seeing what life on a boat is like (I'd never considered it before). The churros were delicious as well!

Emily Reed Sep 2021

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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

Margaux Moro Sep 2021

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

The experience was really fantastic! Tere picked me up at the foot of the metro to take me on her boat. We then started to cook the Churros while chatting Then it was time for the tasting. I recommend 100%, it was a great experience and Tere and Colin are very welcoming. It was a real pleasure to talk with her for two hours.

Baking and Desserts workshop review by Margaux Moro

Dhinil Patel Sep 2021

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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!

Orla Hillary Aug 2021

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

Really lovely experience. In a nice area so got to do a bit of site seeing after aswell. Something different and random. Picked up some really cool and fun tips on how to make churros. X

Juliana Lua Aug 2021

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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

Vanessa Young Aug 2021

Create Churros and Chocolate on a Boat

Tere was a wonderful host and the class was great! The unique and beautiful setting also added to the experience.

Evie Highton Jul 2021

Abstract Art Class in a Secret Studio

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  + more

Painting workshop review by Evie Highton

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