Make a Fathers Day Card

18th of June is Fathers day here in the UK.  I always struggle with ideas for cards for my dad as the usual greetings cards tend to focus on golf, ties or tools none of which feel very appropriate.  So here’s a few ideas for cards to make for your dad. The first two are really simple, provided you’re not too bad at drawing. If … Continue reading Make a Fathers Day Card

Book Sale

I love collecting art books.  They’re a great source of stimulus but more than that there’s nothing better than immersing yourself in some great art when you have a few minutes break with a cuppa tea. Today my latest package arrived from Phaidon with a collection of new books.  If you haven’t already checked out their website its definitely worth signing up as they regularly … Continue reading Book Sale

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

This year will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Born in Glasgow on 7th June 1868, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer and artist.  His work, alongside that of his wife Margaret MacDonald, was influential on the European design movement Art Nouveau. The Glasgow School of Art is considered to be his masterpiece, sadly in May 2014 the building … Continue reading Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Easy to make Bookmarks

If like me you’re not great with watercolour painting don’t be put off.  These easy to make bookmarks don’t require much skill just a little imagine. I started with some white, textured card cut into bookmark size strips.  Next draw out your design in faint pencil.  I went with a simple feather design. Once you’re happy with your design using a soft brush wet the shape … Continue reading Easy to make Bookmarks

Call for Entries NOA Art Competition

Another competition that I keep telling myself I should look at entering but confidence (and if I’m honest ability) fail me miserably. Started in 1996 the National Open Art (NOA) is one of the UK’s top art competitions open to amateur and professional artists alike.  They generally get around 4,000 entries per year so it’s a hotly contested one but if you’re a budding artist … Continue reading Call for Entries NOA Art Competition

Latest Blog from Cass Art: Storytelling in Colour

BREAK OUT OF YOUR COLOUR COMFORT ZONE WITH THE MUST-HAVE GUIDE TO URBAN WATERCOLOUR SKETCHING Bring new energy into your watercolour sketches with the latest guide set to refresh your approach to capturing urban scenes. Artist, illustrator and designer Felix Scheinberger challenges you to take your watercolours on-the-go, with tips and techniques to help you capture the moments around you with colour confidence. We caught … Continue reading Latest Blog from Cass Art: Storytelling in Colour