In September, we turned 4!!
WOOOOOOO! :D :D :D
Can you believe it? ArtistAnd was created just before the pandemic, we grew during a really difficult online time and now we're entering our 5th year of business. It's been quite a rollercoaster and what an amazing journey. Along the way, I've met so many of you, watched you develop skills you never thought possible and made some really amazing and unexpected friendships.
We had so many people come and support us, from the online penciliers who have been with me since day dot, to the in-person crew who are forming friendships and memories and some private students who I've got to know very well!
It was beautiful to see people come from all over, from the suburbs of London all the way to Hull, Stoke-On- Trent, Bristol and Cardiff. What an honour to be able to bring all these wonderful people together. I cannot tell you how emotional i was!
In celebration of all the wonderful people in the ArtistAnd community, I made some award to really celebrate what each people brings to the group. If you want to have a nosey, have a look below and see all the prices that have been won!
Here's to the 'Penciliers Cult Hero' Wracking up 128 Classes, that’s more classes than there are greys on the grey scale!
For his contribution to creating titles so outrageously clever, they make crude look like a compliment. Always dependable to label the class appropriately.
Presenting the 'Pride of Pencilers' award to the one who brings wisdom and wit to a refined art form with a dash of humour and charm, it could make even a pencil blush.
Here's to the 'Penciliers Grandmaster’, because they've been in this class longer than Picasso had his blue period! Completing classes since 6th May 2020.
Introducing the 'Reluctant Eurovision Encyclopedia' award, celebrating their unparalleled knowledge of all things Eurovision.
For being China’s emotional support, no.1 hype woman and the most welcoming human in a room. Promoting ArtistAnd more times in their posts than ArtistAnd themselves.
For always being cheerful, hilarious & constantly in high spirits. Forever representing all things Noreen – because we couldn't find a better mascot for happiness.
Introducing the 'Pencil-tainment Transformation Trophy' award, because this pencilier's improvement is so remarkable that even their eraser is getting jealous.
For starting the cult trend as longest serving in-person pencil-mate. A loyal member since Feb 2023.
They're the business heroes we didn't know we needed, and now we can't imagine life without them. ArtistAnd wouldn’t be anywhere without them.
ArtistAnd would be nothing without it's community. Each one of these peoples wanted to do something for themselves and learn how to draw and with patients, showing up and a willingness to fail, theu built a friendship and a new skill and I feel so lucky to have been a part of their journey.
If you want to become and pencilier, come to one of our classes, add to our community and see how you can improve your art skills! We invite anyone who wants to find friends, start their journey from scratch or just come for the evening to help their mental wellbeing.
We pride ourselves on inclusivity, affordability and communit. So what are you wainting for? Book now and reep the benefits of art in your life.