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All the latest goings-on in the world of art

What supplies do you need for GCSE art?

What supplies do you need for GCSE art?

by catherine peters June 17, 2020 5 min read

As we approach the time of year to begin preparing for a new school term, many of our teenagers will be embarking on their new G.C.S.E subjects in September, whether that be physically in their schools or virtually from home, they will still need certain equipment.
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Acrylic Pouring Mediums: How to Get Started

Acrylic Pouring Mediums: How to Get Started

by catherine peters June 10, 2020 3 min read 1 Comment

If you are feeling the urge to play with paint and colour then using an acrylic paint pouring medium, also known as fluid art and liquid art, is the perfect way to start.

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New: ARTdiscount Brushes

New: ARTdiscount Brushes

by Sean Keogh May 06, 2020 1 min read

ARTdiscount are expanding our own branded brush range. Look below to see what we've added to our collection:
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Royal Academy: Summer Exhibition 2020

Royal Academy: Summer Exhibition 2020

by Jessie Crook January 30, 2020 1 min read

Get ready to discover works by household names and emerging artists at the Royal Academy of Arts annual celebration of art and creativity. Open for entires. 
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Piñata Alcohol Inks

Piñata Alcohol Inks

by Larissa Brierley January 22, 2020 1 min read

Add more brilliant colours to your art or try something new, with Piñata alcohol inks. Now available at ARTdiscount.
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What are the best acrylic paints?

What are the best acrylic paints?

by Ben Platt January 15, 2020 4 min read 5 Comments

Acrylic paint is still a comparatively young medium unlike watercolours and oil which have been used by artists as far back as the 1500’s and earlier still. In this article we discuss what we consider to be the best acrylic paints to get your hands on. 
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Own brand: Extra Soft Pastels

Own brand: Extra Soft Pastels

by Jessie Crook January 14, 2020 2 min read

As you may know, our essential collection has expanded once again. This time we have added two sizes of pastel sets, in this post you will find out all about them.
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A Guide to Artists Wooden Panels

A Guide to Artists Wooden Panels

by Ben Platt January 13, 2020 3 min read

Wondering how to get started with painting on wooden art panels? Well we've got you covered with some advice on how to prep your panels for your next masterpiece.
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Own brand: Artists Wooden Panels

Own brand: Artists Wooden Panels

by Jessie Crook December 11, 2019 2 min read

Our own brand range is growing rapidly and we thought we ought to tell you more about particular items. We have a range of wooden panels now available, ideal for oil and acrylic painting. Find out all about them in this article.
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DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020

DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2020

by Jessie Crook November 25, 2019 2 min read

Wildlife Artist of the Year returns with eight fantastic categories this year, now open for entries. Entries close at 5pm on Monday 10 February 2020.
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5 Must See UK Art Exhibitions 2019/20

5 Must See UK Art Exhibitions 2019/20

by Jessie Crook October 09, 2019 3 min read

It's that time of year where heading to a museum or gallery is the perfect way to get out of the weather, here are some fantastic exhibition suggestions for you to visit.
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The Big Draw Festival

The Big Draw Festival

by Larissa Gill September 25, 2019 1 min read

The Big Draw Festival is huge, four million people participate each year around the world. Draw more and be creative!
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Inktober 2019

Inktober 2019

by Larissa Gill September 20, 2019 1 min read

Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge, by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Why not join in!
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Faber Castell Polychomos 111th Anniversary

Faber Castell Polychomos 111th Anniversary

by Larissa Gill August 20, 2019 2 min read 1 Comment

Faber Castell celebrates their popular pencils, with a competition and insight in to their history.
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FAM Festival 2019

FAM Festival 2019

by Jessie Crook August 15, 2019 2 min read

The FAM Festival is hosting its first year at the famous Winter Gardens in Blackpool, we are excited to see the creativity of the event unfold.
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Learn about Derwent Procolour pencils

Learn about Derwent Procolour pencils

by Madeleine Grange-Glen August 13, 2019 2 min read 2 Comments

Looking for vibrant, strong and smooth pencils? Discover why the Derwent Procolour pencils are just what you've been looking for!
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Derwent Art Prize

Derwent Art Prize

by Larissa Gill August 01, 2019 1 min read

Renowned pencil manufacturers Derwent are proud to announce their fifth Art Prize. Aiming to reward excellence by showcasing the very best artworks created in pencil.
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William Blake Exhibition - Tate Britain

William Blake Exhibition - Tate Britain

by Jessie Crook July 23, 2019 1 min read 1 Comment

The biggest William Blake exhibition in 20 years is coming to Tate Britain this September, you won't want to miss it.
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UK Coloured Pencil Society Open Exhibition

UK Coloured Pencil Society Open Exhibition

by Larissa Gill July 17, 2019 1 min read

Do you have a passion for the art of coloured pencil?
Talented artists in the 18th International Open Exhibition capture a wide variety of subject matter.
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World Watercolour Month

World Watercolour Month

by Larissa Gill July 05, 2019 1 min read

This event aims to support arts education, take part in the 31 watercolours in 31 days challenge this July.



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Art Night 2019

Art Night 2019

by Jessie Crook June 12, 2019 2 min read

Art Night is London's largest free contemporary art festival, we are proud sponsors this year and would like to tell you all about the fantastic creative event.
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Football Is Art

Football Is Art

by Jessie Crook May 30, 2019 3 min read

On Tuesday we headed to the Football Is Art exhibition at the National Football Museum in Manchester, we thoroughly enjoyed it so thought we'd talk about it...
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NEW IN: Roberson Liquid Metal Acrylic Paints

NEW IN: Roberson Liquid Metal Acrylic Paints

by Larissa Gill May 24, 2019 1 min read

Introducing a broad range of clean, bright metallic shades, with new colour concepts that extend the metallic palette.
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Manga Exhibition

Manga Exhibition

by Larissa Gill May 21, 2019 1 min read

This summer the British Museum, London showcases the largest exhibition

 

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