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10 Amazing Facts about Paint!

  1. People have been painting for as long as 30,000 years! Early Cave paintings  were drawn with red or yellow ochre, hematite, manganese oxide, and charcoal may have been made by early Homo sapiens as long as 30,000 years ago. These would have been ground to make up a primitive paint substance.  Other ingredients used were animal blood and fat. 2. [...]

Manchester Bee with inspiration from Banksy!

Banksy’s Girl with the Balloon and the Manchester Bee! Michelle Shore, one of our Machester based artists and team member, has created a fabulous painting based around ‘Balloon Girl’ and the Bee in Manchester. Read on to hear about what Michelle thinks about each of those topics. The girl with the balloon is one of […]

Artist of the Week: Paul Cézanne

Popup Painting's 'artist of the Week' is Paul Cézanne. Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter. Cézanne used repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes and planes of colour to create his paintings.   The artist regarded color, line, and "form" as one and the same thing, or inseparable aspects for describing how the human eye actually experiences [...]

8 shades of blue!

One of the 3 superstars of the primary colours; it symbolises stability, confidence, intelligence and peace! Here are 8 favourites of the many shades and tints of BLUE! 1. Sky Blue 2. Midnight Blue 3. Azure 4. Turquoise 5. Cobalt 6. Indigo 7. Petrol 8. Teal Which blue will you use at your next Pop [...]

Leeds welcomes ‘painting and wine’ with PopUp Painting

PopUp Painting launched at Brasserie Blanc in Leeds last week with a full house – “wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other”. Last Thursday PopUp Painting launched at Brasserie Blanc, Leeds with a full house. PopUp Painting runs ‘social painting’ events in bars and restaurants across the UK, and is working with the likes […]

Artist of the Week: Katsushika Hokusai

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese painter and printmaker from (now called Tokyo), Japan. During his life, Hokusai produced tens of thousands of prints, paintings, and illustrations. Hokusai's images were usually took inspiration from the Japanese countryside, its people and legends. Hokusai had a long career, [...]

Partner Venue – Brewdog Seven Dials

WE ARE BACK IN SOHO!!   JOIN US AND BREWDOG!  IN THE EPICENTRE OF LONDON’S NIGHTLIFE DISTRICT; MIDWAY BETWEEN SOHO AND COVENT GARDEN AND MINUTES FROM LEICESTER SQUARE. An amazing location, a stand-alone three floor corner site on Cambridge Circus overlooking the iconic Palace Theatre. Inside, there are two bars spread over different floors and […]

Partner Venue Ju Ju’s – Birmingham

‘The hub for fab fresh food and great company.’ PopUp Painting is now at Ju Ju’s Cafe! Birmingham’s only restaurant with panoramic views over the canals. Conveniently located for, restaurants near barclaycard arena Birmingham, Symphony Hall, Brindleyplace, Broad Street, The Rep and Crescent theatre –  All just a few minutes’ walk. their premier location is excellent for […]

Happy Pride, Manchester!

A Happy Pride to all those celebrating in Manchester this weekend from all of us at PopUp Painting. Self expression is vital to creativity and vital to what we believe in. Everybody should have the right to live and love free from fear and discrimination. Unfortunately that is not yet the case for LGBT people, […]

Job Openings

Are you passionate about unleashing creativity? If so we have good news: we’re hiring! Since 2013 PopUp Painting has had a mission to bring art out of the classroom and gallery, into the places people meet on an every day basis. We run almost 50 events a month in bars, restaurants across London and the […]