Tags: art

Interview with Phyllissa Shelton on PopUp Painting’s Third Birthday!

PopUp Painting turns three this week. I put forward a few questions to Phyllissa Shelton, Managing Director of PopUp Painting. From being one of the first business managers in the NHS, a hospital board director, and a leader in transformation across healthcare, ultimately making her way to today: Popping up across bars and restaurants in London for exciting themed painting and […]

Marilyn Monroe in Blue by Andy Warhol

What is Pop Art?

PopUp Painting events are art entertainment experiences, giving people the opportunity to try something new and unleash their creative energy in an informal and friendly environment. We use popular and iconic pieces of artwork as inspiration for our evenings of painting and wine. All of our events are carefully considered to offer the perfect themed […]

PopUp Painting’s Paint!

PopUp Painting’s Paint!

You may have already guessed that a PopUp Painting event can’t run without paint. With two 45 minute parts to an event, the best paint we can use is Acrylic. Acrylic paint is a fast drying medium, perfect for layering, and for having a painting dry enough to take home at the end of the evening.  Although we do encourage […]

A Van Gogh Experience For You

If you’re a fan of the impressionist era and a particular artist, Vincent Van Gogh, then you may have noticed an image flying around lately on the interwebs. The Art Institute of Chicago have created a 3D replica of Van Gogh’s famous Bedroom painting, while also making the room available for rent on Airbnb for only US$10 a night. (Great, […]

My Role as a PopUp Painting Facilitator

Hey there! I’m Annie and I am an artist living in this wonderful city we call London. I am also a PopUp Painting facilitator (one of a team of eight artists). As artist facilitators we are responsible for guiding through your paintings and making sure you have a memorable creative experience.  The best tip I […]

The best ways to book your PopUp Painting event!

Goodbye 2015! If you didn't make it to a PopUp Painting event last year, have no fear -  January is here! New year, new month, new you. January may scream stay in where it is warm and cosy with your blanket, cat and a hot drink. But somewhere in the world January is the warmest month; [...]

Artist of the Week: Leonora Carrington

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Leonora Carrington. Leonora Carrington was an English-born Surrealist painter and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s. Carrington established a distinctive take on Surrealism, working alongside other key members [...]

Artist of the Week: Michael Craig-Martin

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Michael Craig-Martin. Michael Craig-Martin is a painter and sculptor who was born in Dublin in 1941 and educated in the United States, where he studied at Yale University. During his time at Yale, the artist focused his work predominantly on sculpture, with Minimalism and artists such a Donald [...]

This week with PopUp Painting

This week we have run 6 events, with another one coming up on the Southbank tonight. We've been all the way from Wimbledon to Bromley, painting Munchs, Van Goghs and even Mona Lisas! In the spirit of Halloween, we were at The Shortlands Tavern, Bromley, on Monday for a night inspired by Munch's 'Forest'. This [...]

The PopUp Painting Ethos

PopUp Painting's mission is to "bring art out of the classroom and gallery and into the places where people meet on an every day basis". We believe that with a little guidance and the right materials, everybody is capable of unleashing their creativity and creating something they can be proud of. And even if a [...]