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HOW TO: BRUSH LETTERING

12th August 2018 in How To by Cass Art
HOW TO: BRUSH LETTERING From personalised cards to beautiful Instagram-worthy artworks, there are endless applications to brush lettering! Looking at those inspiring works of calligraphy, it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together this little handy beginners’ guide to brush lettering – with... Read more

Behind the scenes at Winsor & Newton Masterclass LIVE with artist Rebecca Boyd Allen

7th August 2018 in Features, Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
Behind the scenes at Winsor & Newton Masterclass LIVE with artist Rebecca Boyd Allen

In April this year Cass Art Islington played host to a very special event and a world first - Winsor and Newton Masterclass LIVE. Artist and Winsor and Newton expert Rebecca Boyd Allen joined us for an evening of all things water colour. Participants watched as Rebecca demonstrated her mastery over materials with her water colour techniques and, as a special event for the evening they also had the opportunity to meet the Winsor and Newton lab technician and watch as he demonstrated exactly how Winsor and Newton make their legendary paint.

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BP Portrait Award 2018: Exclusive Artist Interviews Part 2

2nd August 2018 in Exhibitions, Features, Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
BP Portrait Award 2018: Exclusive Artist Interviews Part 2

The BP Portrait Award is back for its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery. The prestigious painting competition brings us the very best in contemporary portraiture today; showcasing a breadth of approaches to portraiture this year’s award includes the unusual, the beautiful and the uncanny. The top prize of £35,000 was awarded to Miriam Escofet for her ethereal portrait of her mother: An Angel at My Table, with Ania Hobson winning the Young Artist Award for her painting A portrait of two female painters.  

This years exhibition has ranged from self-portraits, to portraits of friend, family and strangers - with the occasional famous face too! This year’s group of artists truly express the breadth and diversity of contemporary portraiture, from detailed hyperrealism to bold blocks of colour. They push the boundaries of figurative painting and show us that portraiture is still very much present in painterly conversation. Portraiture and figurative painting is as relevant and exciting today as it has been for hundreds of years.

We caught up with some of the shortlisted artists of 2018 for an insight into their process, their must-have materials to achieve their unique approaches to painting and the inspiration behind their works:

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BP Portrait Award 2018: Exclusive Artist Interviews Part 1

2nd August 2018 in Exhibitions, Features, Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
BP Portrait Award 2018: Exclusive Artist Interviews Part 1

The BP Portrait Award is back for its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery. The prestigious painting competition brings us the very best in contemporary portraiture today; showcasing a breadth of approaches to portraiture this year’s award includes the unusual, the beautiful and the uncanny. The top prize of £35,000 was awarded to Miriam Escofet for her ethereal portrait of her mother: An Angel at My Table, with Ania Hobson winning the Young Artist Award for her painting A portrait of two female painters.  

This years exhibition has ranged from self-portraits, to portraits of friend, family and strangers - with the occasional famous face too! This year’s group of artists truly express the breadth and diversity of contemporary portraiture, from detailed hyperrealism to bold blocks of colour. They push the boundaries of figurative painting and show us that portraiture is still very much present in painterly conversation. Portraiture and figurative painting is as relevant and exciting today as it has been for hundreds of years.

We caught up with some of the shortlisted artists of 2018 for an insight into their process, their must-have materials to achieve their unique approaches to painting and the inspiration behind their works:

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Central Saint Martins Prize Winner Interview: Megan Baker

26th July 2018 by Cass Art
Central Saint Martins Prize Winner Interview: Megan Baker

Each year Cass Art continues to support art students by giving two prizes at the degree show for Central Saint Martins. One BA student and one MA student each receive £500 of art supplies from Cass Art. We caught up with painter Megan Baker, winner of the BA prize to find out more about her work and what she has planned for after her studies:

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Molotow: Innovative Spray Paints & Markers

8th July 2018 by Cass Art
Molotow: Innovative Spray Paints & Markers

The leading name in spray paints, Molotow offer a range of high quality, fully intermixable spray paints and markers, set to transform any artists’ approach to acrylic painting. Explore the full range and discover how the Molotow can transform your practice from artists’ first hand experiences.

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How to: Get Started with Screenprinting at Home

4th July 2018 in How To and Students by Cass Art
How to: Get Started with Screenprinting at Home

Our Cass Art Student Ambassador Joanna Lawn shares her knowledge and shows us how you don’t need a fancy art studio to make your own screen print. Here she takes us step by step on how to make your own screen print at home using a Daler Rowney System 3 Screen Printing Set – which includes everything you need to make your own prints.

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Want to be a Cass Art Student Ambassador? Applications now open for 2018/19!

4th July 2018 in Students by Cass Art
Want to be a Cass Art Student Ambassador? Applications now open for 2018/19!

We’re calling out for passionate creative students all over the UK & Ireland to be the voice of students within Cass Art. Our new team of Cass Art Student Ambassadors will help us to help students. Through your feedback on our art materials, stores and Art Spaces we can continue to support students on their creative journey in the best way. Our programme is open to all students on a creative course in the UK and Ireland. 

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Chantal Joffe: Personal Feeling is the Main Thing, Exhibition at The Lowry

3rd July 2018 in Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
Chantal Joffe: Personal Feeling is the Main Thing, Exhibition at The Lowry

Personal Feeling is the Main Thing is the latest exhibition from renowned painter Chantal Joffe on show at The Lowry as part of Week 53 Festival. A tour de force in British painting this exhibition brings Chantals bold and expressive imagery to Manchester, where she reflects on the Week 53’s theme ‘Coming of Age’. Her works hang alongside four paintings by pioneering German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker – selected by Joffe herself. 

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From Texas to London: Jon Revett and The Slade School of Art Residency

30th June 2018 by Cass Art
From Texas to London: Jon Revett and The Slade School of Art Residency Artists are always at the heart of Cass Art. We support a variety of different opportunities for Artists, including supporting The Slade School of Art in their Transcultural Art Network residency programme. One participating artist this year was Jon Revett, a painter and assistant professor of Painting and Drawing at... Read more