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Art Sippers be merry and be creative

Art Sippers is all about having fun, sipping on drink be it beer or wine, partying to music and of course painting!

Did you know that art is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety? as it let’s anyone get creative, increases brain plasticity, and can help with other mental health benefits.

As Pablo Picasso one said

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

I was invited down on a complimentary basis along with Steve a community member of Love Pop Ups London to release our arty side.

Art Sippers

Elliot and Josie are a creative and dynamic couple who have worked in the events and promotions sector for over 15 years combined. Successfully running nationwide pop-up stores and product launches for various well-known brands.

In 2019 Josie was made redundant but instead of it affecting her well-being and mental health she and Elliot decided to come up with their own pop up business adventure Art Sippers. ​

Their vision is to relieve people of their daily stress and anxiety through engaging, social, art events.

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Creative Studio let’s sculpt with paint

Not ever having heard of sculpture painting before when I was invited down along with another member of Love Pop Ups London on a complimentary basis via Nadia of Creative Studio I just had to see what it was all about.

I am not an artist or sculpture in anyway in fact my craft skills are in the same league as my niece of seven. However I love art and crafts and am keen in learning new skills.

Creative Studio

Nadia runs Creative Studio and holds sculpting painting classes within London teaching people how to sculpt paint using Evgenia Ermilova materials.

At Creative Studio students can also purchase materials for sculpture painting as they are on the official brands in the UK for Evgenia Ermilova. You can also purchase a variety of tools from palette knives to palettes so you can go home and become an expert at sculpture painting.

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The National Gallery – Sorolla menu at The National Cafe

London is full of art museums and one of the most famous is The National Gallery set within Trafalgar Square. However did you know that The National Gallery has three eateries one being an Espresso Bar, The National Gallery Café and The National Dine restaurant.

I was invited down on a complimentary basis along with some members of Love Pop Ups London to experience an evening at The National Gallery Café to dine on a special set menu of Spanish food.

We were treated to a three course set menu that has been inspired on the art work of Sorolla which is currently on exhibit at The National Gallery until 7th July in which the menu will also change to reflect the new art by the artist which next pop ups.

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Am I the next Vincent van Gogh? – Paint Republic

Growing fast ‘paint and sip’ events are the all-new way to socialise with friends on a night out.

Only recently I attended another painting class in which I learnt how to paint the London landscape and with me not painting a serious piece of artwork since school but only maybe the odd stick man with my niece I was prepared to grab a paintbrush and take things seriously, well slightly.  I loved the class so much and was quite impressed with my piece of art at the end of it.

This time around I was invited down on a complimentary basis via Paint Republic to try out one of their fun ‘paint and sip’ classes.  I went along with my friend Laura to one of their classes to paint flowers. Why flowers? well I love flowers and have always felt inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s art work of his famous painting of sunflowers.

So the challenge was on could I be the next Vincent van Gogh?

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Get Arty – PopUp Painting

I am a big kid at heart and just love anything fun and quirky.  So, when I heard about PopUp Painting I was excited about the prospect of trying to paint a proper piece of art with a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of prosecco in another.

To be honest though I have not painted properly for a long time as the only painting I seem to do now days is with my niece who is six and let’s just say my art is more on the lines of stick men and unicorns. 

So, when I was invited down on a complimentary basis along with another member of Love Pop Ups London (Chelsea) to have some fun in painting I was certainly not going to let this opportunity brush on by.

PopUp Painting

PopUp Painting popped up back in 2013 with their take on social painting classes.  Social painting classes have been popular over the world for a number of years but there was not any in the UK at the time. 

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Sight, sound, smell and touch – Sense of Space

Sense of Space a free art installation ‘What’s in our Sense of Space’ popped up in Exchange Square (5 April – 25 May 2018) to re-engage peoples senses from sight, sound, smell and touch.  The exhibition was put on by graphic designer Supermundane’s to activate different senses by energising peoples mind, body and soul.

Sense of Space – What’s in our Sense of Space

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Feminism rules – An Evening of Meat

I went along with some other members of Love Pop Ups London to experience one of The Vaults latest show An Evening of Meat.

The Vaults

If you don’t know much about The Vaults it is a disused railway under the arches of Waterloo Station in London.  The Vaults are the home for immersive theatre and alternative arts. Their mission is to collaborate and conspire, embracing artists from all walks of life to come together and inspire others.

An Evening of Meat at The Vaults

An Evening of Meat is an immersive theatre and dining experience from all-female creative collective, I AM. We’ve all heard the expression ‘she was treated like a piece of meat’ well this show is about showing and exploring the female form, power and strength as we are not all ‘pieces of meat’.  Feminist performers take the artistic show to a new level. Continue reading

Eat, drink and play – Social Fun and Games (SFG)

The other day I went to the launch night of Social Fun and Games (SFG) which has returned this winter to Stratford Centre, Roof East (8th floor). You will be able to relax, eat and drink in one of the cosy Igloos, drink in one of the many bars, listen and dance to music or play fun games such as Jenga or a game of curling with your friends.

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