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10 Ways To Use Up An Hour!

You can all too easily spend it mindlessly scrolling on your phone but if you have a precious 60 mins free why not set your timer and dedicate your hour to one of the following.. 1. Make a Photo Album! You can set yourself the time to make an album from the last 3 months selecting [...]

10 Celebrities Who Changed Careers!

Success as an artist doesn't come easy so many will have tried other jobs along the way! Likewise, some have found it necessary to make the change from their glitzy careers to something more conventional! Have a look at these 10 interesting celebrity career changes! 1. Stripper's Chauffeur to Movie Heart-throb Brad Pitt used to chauffeur strippers to [...]

Artist of the Week: Mamma Andersson

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Karin Mamma Andersson. Mamma Andersson (as the artist is better known) is a contemporary painter from Sweden. The artist studied at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm between 1986-1993. Mamma Andersson has a distinctive style of painting that juxtaposes thickly layered paint with loosely washed [...]

Inktober 2018!

Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on […]

Sketch for Survival 2018!

The ‘Sketch for Survival’ auction is live! The project is part of the Explorers against Extinction campaign to protect endangered species worldwide. Paintings and sketches have all been donated by leading wildlife artists, celebrities and others in the public eye, coming together to make a stand against species extinction. The exhibition has over 400 original artworks from over […]

Help us bring PopUp Painting to Scotland

PopUp Painting is the leading ‘sip and paint’ business in the country, delivering close to 60 events a month across the UK. Now established across London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Leeds - we are now looking to expand into Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our mission is to Unleash Creativity, and to bring art out of the [...]

What happens to your canvas after the event?

Since we launched in 2013, we’ve painted with some 20,000 guests. We see lots of people’s paintings on Instagram afterwards [hyperlink to our hashtag]. Usually hang their paintings up at home, or give them as gifts. But we recently saw something new at the end of one of our events...  Roland, who has joined us [...]

Black History Month with PopUp Painting

At PopUp Painting we believe that Representation Matters. That’s why this October we’ve got an exciting series of videos and blogs lined up for Black History Month. Black History Month happens every October in the UK, and is intended to recognise the history, accomplishments and experiences of black people. Throughout September we’ve been going out […]

Artist of the Week: Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻)

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Chinese artist  Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻). Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was primarily known for his 'Shui-mo Hua' or Chinese ink-and-wash paintings. The artist was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a new modern China at the beginning of the 20th century. Xu [...]

12 NATIONAL DAYS FOR YOU TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR!

1. October 8 -Kick Butt Day This one isn't actually about Ninja Pandas, it's cigarette butts! 2. November 18 - National Absurdity Day A day to allow yourself to embark on some madcap antics and general tomfoolery! 3. December 15th - Cat Herders Day This one might take up the whole day! 4. January 21 - [...]