January 2018

Our 6 favourite illustrations from literature

This week is National Storytelling Week. It's a week running from 27 January - 3 February, and celebrates the tradition of "oral storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination." And we're all about unleashing creativity and creative imagination! It's a bit tricky to write about oral story telling - [...]

Artist of the Week: Amrita Sher-Gil

PopUp Painting's Artist of the Week is Amrita Sher-Gil! Amrita Sher-Gil was an eminent Indian Painter sometimes known as India's Frida Kahlo. She is considered one of the most important painters of 20th century India, and her legacy stands on par with that of the Masters of the Bengal Renaissance. Much of her work was influenced by a strong feeling [...]

Coming up in Manchester!

Welcome to Manchester in February! Recharge yourself this month and start something new. Gain a few pounds of creative skills this February and some extra laugh lines at a PopUp Painting event. Paint, drink, have fun and relax with friends, family or colleges as you discover that inner artist you thought you never had. Get […]

5 Tips to Keep your Paintbrushes in Perfect Condition!

  1: Clean, clean and clean again! Ever started painting on a brand new white canvas only to have your masterpiece prematurely ruined by a sneaky bit of paint lurking in the depths of your brushes bristles?! Well we have and we can tell you it’s not pleasant! Avoid instances like this by giving your […]

New Partnership with ArtDiscount!

Hello from the ArtDiscount team! We are so pleased to be in partnership with PopUp Painting, hopefully ArtDiscount will be able to carry on the artistic fun. Based in sunny Blackpool, our warehouses are full of supplies that will help you grow as an artist or as a beginner, we aim to inspire you to […]

10 Questions To Ask Yourself When Starting A Creative Business

This post originally appeared on Drawn Together Art Collective and is reproduced below with the author’s permission.  We recently read an interesting book on business which states that the most successful companies ask themselves questions about what service they will provide, rather than stating what they will do, when they launch. This encourages business owners to […]

The Art of the Civil Rights Movement

When thinking about the Civil Rights Movement it is often photography and news footage from this period that dominate our visual thinking. These images succinctly capture the brutality of the offences committed against protesters but also the unfaltering resilience and determination for equality. The power of such images has meant that art from this tumultuous […]

Artist Of The Week: Vincent Van Gogh!

This week we are featuring Vincent Van Gogh as 'Artist of the Week'. Vincent Van Gogh is one of history's most iconic and celebrated artists. With masterpieces such as Starry Night and the Sunflowers, his work is among the most recognisable in popular culture. Vincent was born in Zundert, Holland, on 30 March 1853. Growing up [...]

Events coming up this January!

Welcome 2018! Welcome January! So, who here has a new years resolution? Let me guess, give up junk food, give up this, give up that? How about not giving up anything and start something new instead. Gain a few pounds of laughter this january and some extra creative skills at a PopUp Painting event. Paint, […]

PopUp Painting at the London Art Antiques & Interiors Fair! January 2018

  Since our launch our mission has been to bring 'art out of the gallery, and out of the classroom, into the places where people meet on an every day basis'. That's meant bars, restaurants, workplaces, and people's homes. In January 2018 we'll be bringing our events to the London Art Antiques & Interiors Fair [...]