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17 paintings that show what it’s like to be a uni student

Everyone loves a good list of something don’t they? University can be a very special time in your life. There are some incredible opportunities to grow as a human. And also for being extremely silly. Enjoy our list! 1 –  When older students meet younger students! Yep, Freshers Week! A great big bang to your first week […]

What is PopUp Painting?

What is PopUp Painting? PopUp Painting was founded in 2013 by three non-artists determined to Unleash Creativity. Our social painting events bring art out of the classroom and gallery, into the places people meet on an every day basis. We pop up in bars, restaurants and workplaces with themed social painting events - taking inspiration [...]

Artist of the Week: Joelle Avelino

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is artist and PopUp Painting team member Joelle Avelino. Joelle Avelino is a Congolese and Angolan London based artist and illustrator. The artist graduated from the University Of Hertfordshire with a BA (Hons) in Illustration with Marketing. Joelle works with both traditional and digital methods of drawing and painting. […]

NEW VENUES!

PopUp Painting & events are social painting experiences; making art accessible to everyone by bringing it out of the classroom and gallery and into the places where people meet on a everyday basis! That’s right. Art in pubs restaurants and bars, (as well as workplaces). We are proud to work with a great network of […]

Let Christmas come early!

If someone tells you it’s too early for Christmas present buying. Walk away. Stop talking to them. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life! A gift card or voucher, is the most personal present there is. It’s the gift of freedom to buy whatever you want, whenever you want it. It’s the […]

Early birds for September and October!

Great news! Our autumn calendar is filling up. And we've got some awesome early birds for September! Early bird prices are available until the end of August, and there are only a limited number of early bird tickets for each event. Check out our offers below. Book while numbers last! The list below is for [...]

Artist of the Week: Ed Ruscha

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Ed Ruscha. Ed Ruscha is an American artist who was one of the first ‘Pop Art’ artists of the 1960’s and whose work captured American culture in a succinct and dead pan manner. Ruscha’s career began in the early 1960’s when the artist broke away from the painterly […]

OBBY TAKEOVER

The Obby Takeover: How to become an Arts and Craft Wizard for Beginners Obby has taken over the blog today to bring you this piece about the best tips for those people who would like to be more ‘arty’. Obby is a great new website where you can discover incredible courses and workshops all over […]

We’re coming to Manchester!

PopUp Painting launched in London in 2013 with the mission of Unleashing Creativity. We’re all about bringing art out of the classroom and gallery, and into the places that people meet on an every day basis, like bars, restaurants and workplaces. In 2016 we stretched up to Birmingham and dipped our toes into Brighton. Now […]

YES! We do Graffiti events

You know our events by now, but if you don’t allow me to introduce us! Since launch in 2013 we’ve had c.13,000 guests. We are the UK’s leading ‘social painting and wine’ events company, popping up in bars, restaurants and workplaces across London, Birmingham and beyond in the UK. Our events are artist led, and themed […]