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Rise of experience economy brings ‘paint and sip’ to Oxford

Reports from Harris Poll and Eventbrite show that millennials are spending more and more of their income on ‘experiences’ (spending over $1 Trillion a year in the industry) over ’things’ – with similar trends in the UK (BBC, Radio 4, Nov 2018).  As the experience economy takes off, companies like PopUp Painting are expanding across the country. The […]

JOB: ARTIST in Oxford

Passionate about unleashing creativity? Us too! PopUp Painting is the UK’s leading ‘sip and paint’ company, having painted with some 35,000 people across the UK since 2013. With features in the BBC and the Raconteur, we run 70+ events a month right across the country. Our mission is to bring art out of the classroom and gallery, […]

Job: Artist + Event Manager in London

Passionate about unleashing creativity? Us too! PopUp Painting is the UK’s leading ‘sip and paint’ company, having painted with some 35,000 people across the UK since 2013. With features in the BBCand the Raconteur, we run 70+ events a month right across the country. Our mission is to bring art out of the classroom and gallery, into [...]

Job: Artist in Leeds + Huddersfield

Passionate about unleashing creativity? Us too! PopUp Painting is the UK’s leading ‘sip and paint’ company, having painted with some 35,000 people across the UK since 2013. With features in the BBCand the Raconteur, we run 70+ events a month right across the country. Our mission is to bring art out of the classroom and gallery, into […]

We ran 10 famous portraits through the FaceApp and the results were… interesting

FaceApp is taking the world by storm, so we decided to run some of the world's most famous portraits through it The results were really... something. What's your fave? 1. Van Gogh, Self Portrait (1889) Van Gogh's beautiful brush strokes seem to have protected him from the worst of the FaceApp! 2. Johannes Vermeer, Girl with [...]

Help bring PopUp Painting to your city

Passionate about unleashing creativity? Us too! PopUp Painting is the UK’s leading ‘sip and paint’ company, having painted with some 30,000 people across the UK since 2013. With features in the BBCand the Raconteur, we run 70+ events a month right across the country. Our mission is to bring art out of the classroom and gallery, into […]

Happy LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month. It’s a month dedicated to the celebration and recognition of LGBT people throughout history – a community which has often been invisible or marginalised in the mainstream. For example: did you know that it was only in 1967 that “homosexual acts” between men were decriminalised? And that it wasn’t until […]

What can creativity do for our mental health?

Blue Monday is considered to be the most depressing day of the year. Based on a campaign from 2005, the idea is that people are most likely to feel their most unhappy on one of the last Mondays of January. Whatever the credibility of this campaign, Blue Monday has taken on significance as a day […]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a more creative 2019

How to have a more creative 2019 You don't quite have to go the full 'New Year, new me' this New Year. We've got 5 (relatively simple) resolutions to give you a more creative 2019. 1. Start small - A doodle a day Not everything you do needs to be the equivalent of painting the [...]