This, I believe, is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?
— ELizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

Meet Your Tutor

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Hi, my name is Perienne Christian and I run The Other Art club, which recently moved from London to Bawdsey, in Suffolk!  

About Me

I am an internationally exhibiting artist and experienced, qualified teacher. I have been running art workshops on a freelance basis at various London art institutions, for the last ten years and have taught part time at the Royal Drawing School, (where I completed my Masters in drawing in 2006) for the last nine years. I was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2010 and have recently exhibited at Christie's in New York and at Buckingham Palace. 

My Teaching Philosophy

I am passionate about art and creativity for all. I believe that everyone has the ability to create art, even if they have not used this muscle for many years. Perhaps you were told in school that you couldn't draw and then never drew again? I have seen time and time again how beliefs such as 'I'm not creative' or 'I'm not artistic' can be washed away with just one session of expressive drawing.

Drawing is a skill which can be learnt like any other. We don't expect to become an expert at playing a musical instrument twenty minutes after first picking it up, but for some reason, we assume that if we can't just pick up a pencil and draw, that we must be deficient in some way or 'just not talented.' But this belief is just part of our cultural conditioning. As Thomas Edison said, 'genius is one percent inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration.' 

Art and creativity are not just for certain special people. Everyone can be, creative. Once we realise that it is only fear that stops us from expressing our creative gifts, there is no limit to what we can achieve. So, come along for a class and see what you can create!


To view my artwork and full CV, please visit my website:


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You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus
— Mark Twain