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Liquitex Mediums in Action

22nd August 2018 by Cass Art Staff
Liquitex Mediums in Action

We're utterly transfixed by these videos of Liquitex Mediums in action, from sweeping textures with black lava to getting psychedelic with paint pouring. So sit back and let the colours “flow-aid” over you and see what you can do with these magical-mediums yourself: 

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HOW TO: GET STARTED WITH BRUSH LETTERING

12th August 2018 in How To by Cass Art
HOW TO: GET STARTED WITH 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 this, you’re only a pen and a sheet of paper away from creating your first lettering masterpiece!

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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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How to: Draw Shoes with Charcoal

5th August 2018 by Cass Art
How to: Draw Shoes with Charcoal If you want to master how to draw, practice is key. Observational drawing of everyday objects is a great way to get to grips with how to sketch. Since you are not relying on people or animals as your subjects, you can fit your drawing practice whenever suits. It'll give you time to perfect your drawing craft. Shoes... Read more

Featured Guide: Top 10 Art Christmas Gift Ideas

5th August 2018 by Cass Art
Featured Guide: Top 10 Art Christmas Gift Ideas

Ah what to buy an artist? We're here to help you find those ideal art Christmas gifts. Looking for the perfect present for a painter? A yuletide treat for a talented drawer? Or that classic art beginner starter pack for a budding artist? Well, we have the creative solution for you. Selected by our expert team of staff artists, our curated sets include quality art essentials from the most respected brands. Explore a wealth of ideas in our top 10 and track down the creative gift an artist will love.

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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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