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The Art Student's Survival Guide to Degree Shows & Assessments

23rd April 2018 in Students by Cass Art
The Art Student's Survival Guide to Degree Shows & Assessments

Painting student, Megan Archibald, shares her pearls of wisdom, and tells us how to negotiate the mysterious world of the art student. Here she offers advice on how to survive one of the most stressful times of the art school year: assessment and degree show season.

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Student Interview: RCA Cass Scholarship

17th April 2018 in Interviews by Cass Art
Student Interview: RCA Cass Scholarship

Supporting artists is incredibly important to us at Cass Art and we’ve been doing so for over 100 years! Today one way that we are helping future generations of artists is through The Cass Art Scholarship, which supports select students at The Royal College of Art.

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ARTIST INTERVIEW: SARAH WIMPERIS WINS THE CASS ART WATERCOLOUR PRIZE AT THE RI ANNUAL EXHIBITION

13th April 2018 in Interviews and Partnerships by Cass Art
ARTIST INTERVIEW: SARAH WIMPERIS WINS THE CASS ART WATERCOLOUR PRIZE AT THE RI ANNUAL EXHIBITION

This month, the Mall Galleries in London are hosting the 206th exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. The Cass Art Prize is awarded to a work demonstrating the most innovative use of colour. This year, Cornwall based artist Sarah Wimperis won with her work ‘One Hundred to One from The Shard’, a night scene of the view from the top of the iconic London skyscraper. We caught up with Sarah at the Private View to find out more about her work and watercolour techniques.

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Cass Art Watercolour Challenge 2018

10th April 2018 by Cass Art
Cass Art Watercolour Challenge 2018

The Watercolour Challenge returns, to welcome the spring season with a splash of colour.

Inspired by the delightful illustrations by Lauren Temaki that make up the Manifesto card game, we’re bringing you a challenge that will encourage everyone to pick up a paintbrush and start experimenting with watercolour this season.

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The Wonderful World of Watercolour Painting

10th April 2018 in Features and Materials by Cass Art
The Wonderful World of Watercolour Painting

At Cass Art we’re stepping into spring with watercolour. A material of wonderful flexibility, professionals and hobbyists continue to turn to this medium to create their work. As always, we're on hand to support with an extensive range of high quality products from the world's top suppliers of art materials.

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How To: Create an Abstract Watercolour Bird with Illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja

10th April 2018 in How To by Cass Art
How To: Create an Abstract Watercolour Bird with Illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja

Learn how to create a quirky bird illustration through combining a variety of different watercolour techniques with Illustrator Veronica Ballart Lilja’s step-by-step guide. Read More.

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Artist Interview: Adelaide Damoah

10th April 2018 in Interviews by Cass Art
Artist Interview: Adelaide Damoah

Adelaide Damoah is a British artist of Ghanaian descent whose earlier work combined African and Western influences while highlighting social issues. A founding member of the BBFA (Black British Female Artists Collective), her current practice involves using her body as a “living paintbrush” to paint or print onto various surfaces. We caught up with Adelaide to find out more about her practice…

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Artist Interview: David Mach discusses his epic installation at Cass Art Glasgow

6th April 2018 in Exhibitions and Interviews by Cass Art Staff
Artist Interview: David Mach discusses his epic installation at Cass Art Glasgow

This spring we welcome the acclaimed Scottish artist, and Turner Prize nominee, David Mach to Cass Art Glasgow. Using some 5 tonnes of newspaper, Mach will take over the store's Art Space for a six week period to create a colossal artwork, Against the Tide. We catch up with David as he begins building this epic installation. 

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Artist interview: Cass Art Professional Ambassador Ingrid Sanchez

3rd April 2018 in Interviews by Cass Art Staff
Artist interview: Cass Art Professional Ambassador Ingrid Sanchez

Combine fresh flowers, the night sky and watercolour and you get inspirational graphic artist Ingrid Sanchez. A social media tour de force her Instagram feed bursts with energy, and is a delight for art lovers and botanists alike! We spoke to Ingrid about her work and how she came to life as a painter; journeying from hobbyist to professional artist.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2018

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE WINNER OF SKY ARTS PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2018
The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! The eagerly awaited final for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 has just graced our screens and we are delighted to announce the winner! Last week we watched a nail-biting semi-final which saw three artists secure their places in the final for their final chance to win a £10,000 commission to paint Kim Cattrall, £500 of art materials from Cass Art, and of course, to be crowned ‘Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year’. We interviewed the winner to find out how things went in the finals and with the commission…
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