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Acrylic Painting  for Beginners - A guide.

Acrylic Painting for Beginners - A guide.

by Ellie Jakeman January 24, 2022 0 min read

Following on from our earlier article 'How to use acrylic paints', we have put together a list of materials, paints, brushes and palettes, etc. As a beginner there can be an overwhelming amount of information out there which may be very confusing. This simple guide will help you to buy the basics so you can get creative sooner!

Arts and Culture Events in 2022

Arts and Culture Events in 2022

by Catherine Peters January 12, 2022 7 min read

EVENTS & FEATURES

We are all more than ready for creativity and inspiration this year. To help you, we have begun collating Arts & Culture events that are happening during 2022 (continually updated) we hope this gives you plenty of opportunities to quench your creative thirst!

An Artists' Guide to Charcoal

An Artists' Guide to Charcoal

by Ellie Jakeman January 06, 2022 0 min read

Compressed charcoal was developed in the 20th century to strengthen the natural structural weakness of Willow and Vine charcoal. To create compressed charcoal or charcoal pencils natural gum or wax binder is added to powdered charcoal. This makes the charcoal stronger to draw with and produce less dust. Many grades of this compressed charcoal can be found in stick forms or in the form of charcoal pencils.