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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 […]

Six of the Most Iconic Paintings in The National Gallery

Rokeby Venus – Velazquez Also known as The Toilet of Venus, this painting shows the  goddess Venus with her son Cupid holding up a mirror for her to gaze at her reflection. Originally from Spain, Velazquez caused outrage with his female nude as the Spanish Church disapproved and the controversy didn’t stop there. In 1914, a lady visiting […]

5 Hidden Places of Art in London

Sir John Soane’s Museum Just inside what appears to be three standard London town houses near Holborn, is the old home of architect, Sir John Soane. Today, this is a museum which is free to the public, however under the request of Sir John Sloane’s will – the layout of the buildings have not been […]

Alps, Alps, Baby

Three Girls, Three Countries, Three Days. This is what Anna Perkins is preparing to do this summer, raising in money for The Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester. However, this trio are not stopping there, they are raising money left, right and centre for this cause. We chat to Anna Perkins about this incredible journey. Could […]

We’re hiring! (Leeds and London)

We’re excited to be hiring for events managers in Leeds and West London. We’re also looking for someone to help us build our presence and run PopUp Painting events in North London. Passionate about unleashing creativity? Love entertaining? Us too!  PopUp Painting is the UK’s leading ‘sip and paint’ business, having painted with some 25,000 […]

Pop Up’s Artist Michelle Shore joins new Art School in the Peak District!

Bullclough Art School is opening in the Peak District in the summer. It’s a spectacular meeting place and retreat for aspiring and established artists. Bullclough is set within 7 acres of stunning grounds, with breathtaking uninterrupted views of the Peak District. They have a fully equipped art studio over looking the landscape, artists lounge, kitchen […]

10 Things you didn’t know about Colour

1. The human eye can see approximately 1 million colours, whereas people who are colourblind can only see 10,000. (Fiona MacDonald, ScienceAlert) 2. Black is the absence of color and is therefore not a colour. White is the blending of all colours and is a colour. – Think about it, is anything in the world ever […]

8 shades of purple!

Associated with royalty and rarely seen in nature; it has a supernatural and mystical aura! Here are eight shades of purple! 1. Violet 2. Plum 3. Mauve 4. Lilac 5. Violet 6. Fuschia 7. Magenta 8. Amethyst Which Purple will you use at your next Pop Up Painting session..? We can't wait to see you [...]

10 Unique Ways to Discover London

As you’ve probably guessed, here at PopUp Painting we are all about trying new experiences and exploring this beautiful city we live in. We didn’t want to recommend the obvious, so read on if you really want a unique London experience. 1. Eat Tapas in a Crypt In the heart of busy Brixton, you can […]

Videogame Art

‘Making games combines everything that’s hard about building a bridge with everything that’s hard about composing opera. Games are operas made out of bridges.’ – Franz Lantz, ‘Hearts and minds’ Videogames have developed so much over the years. But are they capable enough of having artistic merit? OF COURSE THEY ARE! They include many forms […]