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Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019: Open for Entries.

Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019: Open for Entries.

by Jessie Crook January 07, 2019 3 min read

Wildlife Artwork is eye catching and thought provoking, will your work be the winner of David Sheperd's Wildlife Artist of the Year competition?
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Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2019: Open for Entries.

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2019: Open for Entries.

by Jessie Crook January 04, 2019 1 min read

Kick off the New Year perfectly by entering the Ashurst Emerging Artist Competition, with £9,000 worth of prizes and exhibitions to be won.
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Vegan Friendly Art Supplies

Vegan Friendly Art Supplies

by Larissa Gill December 13, 2018 3 min read 2 Comments

Struggling to find art materials free from animal products?
ARTdiscount is here to guide you in the right direction.
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Christmas Gifts: Top 5 Products of the Month.

Christmas Gifts: Top 5 Products of the Month.

by Jessie Crook December 04, 2018 4 min read

December is here and Christmas is approaching, it's time to purchase the perfect gift for someone close to you. Through this blog we hope you get inspired!
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BP Portrait Award 2019: Open for Entries.

BP Portrait Award 2019: Open for Entries.

by Larissa Gill November 22, 2018 1 min read

Entry is now open for the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world. If you paint in oils, or acrylic this could be for you!
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Winsor & Newton Designer Gouache - Product of the Month

Winsor & Newton Designer Gouache - Product of the Month

by Jessie Crook November 01, 2018 3 min read

An opaque water colour paint, let's learn about it...
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2019

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2019

by Larissa Gill October 30, 2018 2 min read

Get your camera at the ready, The Wildilfe Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is now open. If you're captivated by the natural world the 2018 exhibition is also showcasing at the Natural History Museum.
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Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2018

Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2018

by Larissa Gill October 17, 2018 1 min read 6 Comments

Back for a fourth series searching for the nation's best landscape painter. Aiming to challenge contestants artistic talent across various UK locations.
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Calligraphy Tips To Get You Started

Calligraphy Tips To Get You Started

by Paul Worrall October 08, 2018 4 min read

It‘s always exciting when beginning a new artistic venture.
Calligraphy is popular among artists who wish to create beautiful hand-written text for cards, letters, signs, or other decorative creations. Why not give it a go?
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Lynn Painters Stainers Prize 2019 Call for Entries

Lynn Painters Stainers Prize 2019 Call for Entries

by Larissa Gill October 05, 2018 1 min read

Now in its fourteenth year, the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize is open for entries. Welcoming outstanding creative examples of representational painting from both amateur and professional artists in the UK. 

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RGM 24 carat GOLD Palette Knife Set - Product of the Month

RGM 24 carat GOLD Palette Knife Set - Product of the Month

by Jessie Crook October 01, 2018 2 min read

Palette knives worth investing in, as they happen to be gold plated...
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The Big Draw - The world's largest drawing festival

The Big Draw - The world's largest drawing festival

by Larissa Gill September 28, 2018 1 min read

We've mentioned Inktober, how about about filling your month with more activities to celebrate drawing. Pick up your pencils for this years The Big Draw theme 'Play'.
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The Broad, Los Angeles - An Overview

The Broad, Los Angeles - An Overview

by Jessie Crook September 26, 2018 3 min read 1 Comment

As we travel across America, certain art museums are jumping out at us; The Broad being one of them. Interested to hear what it was like? Let me tell you all about it...
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Inktober 2018

Inktober 2018

by Larissa Gill September 21, 2018 2 min read

Can you challenge yourself to 31 days of ink drawings throughout October? Get your supplies ready and join the worldwide art event.
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The ARTdiscount Guide to The Lead in Your Pencil!

The ARTdiscount Guide to The Lead in Your Pencil!

by Paul Worrall September 19, 2018 4 min read

These are crucial first questions to ask when looking for the right pencils
There are so many different types of pencils to use and understanding which ones will work for your projects will save you time and money.
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Aloha from Hawaii! (part 4)

Aloha from Hawaii! (part 4)

by Jessie Crook September 05, 2018 3 min read 2 Comments

Now it's my turn! As I head across America and Canada, I'm taking you with me to check out art outside of our beloved U.K. Things are about to get exciting... 

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ARTdiscount Premium Canvas - Product of the Month

ARTdiscount Premium Canvas - Product of the Month

by Jessie Crook September 03, 2018 2 min read

Our own brand products are high quality at a low price, but what else do you need to know about the ARTdiscount Premium canvas'?
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V&A Dundee - Scotland’s first design museum

V&A Dundee - Scotland’s first design museum

by Larissa Gill August 31, 2018 2 min read

Explore three storeys of collections and exhibitions as the newly built V&A Dundee opens its doors this September. An international centre for design for Scotland at the heart of Dundee's waterfront.
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In the height of Hippie days (part 3)

In the height of Hippie days (part 3)

by Mark Hudders August 29, 2018 7 min read

About a year before I set out to America my Father was on a train back to Blackpool from London and ended up sat next to a young American (song by Bowie) who was travelling alone on his first trip outside of the USA. 
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Wild... and rather wonderful! (part 2)

Wild... and rather wonderful! (part 2)

by Mark Hudders August 22, 2018 6 min read 2 Comments

It would be tempting to say that whilst on the bus between Tulsa and Amarillo (Texas) that the bus driver took a wrong turn and had to stop and ask a local “is this the way to Amarillo?”
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'72 Coast to Coast (part 1)

'72 Coast to Coast (part 1)

by Mark Hudders August 16, 2018 6 min read 10 Comments

The year was 1972,  a young Mark Hudders (our Managing Director) clad in denim with shoulder length hair, was about to embark on a journey that many said was "NUTS".
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Seascapes & Watercolours - Inspiration for Your Summer Project

Seascapes & Watercolours - Inspiration for Your Summer Project

by Jean Bell August 14, 2018 4 min read

In this guide, we’ll show you some basic watercolour techniques, how to paint sea in watercolour and which art supplies to use.
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A-Z Student Art Supplies

A-Z Student Art Supplies

by Larissa Gill August 13, 2018 4 min read

Get ready for a new term with the help of ARTdiscount, we've compiled an alphabetical list of supplies to point you in the right direction.
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Etsy Made Local - Preston 2018

Etsy Made Local - Preston 2018

by Jessie Crook August 03, 2018 3 min read

Etsy is a popular website for turning your hobby into a business, selling handmade products globally. This December Etsy will be coming to you, in Preston's Harris Museum.
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