Cass Art is on a mission to fill this nation with artists. We imagine in artwork and know the freedom and pleasure it brings, so wish to encourage everybody of their artistic endeavours. Fundamental to that is giving artists entry to the greatest supplies at the most inexpensive costs; the Cass Art Collection is a direct manifestation of this mission.
Launched in 2013 in collaboration with award-winning designer Angus Hyland, a Partner at Pentagram we’ve channeled our enterprise of color, design and creativity into our personal model range. For over 15 years Angus has championed creativity at Cass Art, launching our model id and activating the Cass Art Manifesto, he has acquired over 100 artistic awards, together with two D&AD Awards for the Cass Art Paper Range and our iconic Collection of Tote Bags.
Alongside the unique pads the Cass Art Collection has since grown to incorporate artists’ pastels, brushes, portfolios and pencils, with solely the highest quality merchandise from the most respected producers of artwork supplies throughout the world. The most up-to-date additions to the assortment are our skilled and studio ranges of paint: with Artists’ Oil Colour, Artists’ Watercolour, Exhibition Grade canvas and Cass Art Acrylic.
ARTISTS’ OIL COLOUR
Our Cass Art Artists’ Oil Colours are an additional high quality skilled grade oil color produced with the highest potential degree of pigmentation, they’ve a wealthy and buttery consistency which ensures evenness from color to color. Each color inside this range gives most lightfastness and permanence scores, and has the benefit of a barely shorter than common drying time, with consistency throughout the color range.
GREG MASON – 2017 Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year finalist, 2018 Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year finalist and Cass Art Professional Oil Paint Ambassador
“The consistency and texture of these oil paints is great. It’s not too thick to work with straight from the tube but also blends well with mediums like Liquin to give extra flow if that’s what you need. The colour range is well thought out, satisfying the needs of artists who like to work from a broad range of pre-mixed colours, right through to painters like myself who prefer to mix from quite a limited palette.”
ELLIS O’CONNOR – Professional Artist and seascape painter
“I find the cass art oils perfect to work with, the pigment of the colours are vivid and exactly the right density of colour, they are also very easy to blend and work with on the palette. The range of colours were exactly what I needed and have been very well used in my paintings!”
Ellis O’Connor utilizing Cass Art Artists’ Oils
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Our Artists’ Watercolours are a very distinctive range of additional high quality, skilled grade paints. Made from the highest high quality pigments, this range maintains an unparalleled colors power and brilliance all through, with every color providing the highest potential lightfastness and permanence scores. The paints have a real smoothness, and are nicely suited to making use of massive washes.
FRANCESCO LO LACONO – Fashion Illustrator and Cass Art Professional Water Colour Ambassador
“As an illustrator that works mainly with watercolour, I found the choice of colours great – certainly enough to experiment with different shades. Also, the consistency was quite thick, which meant that a little bit of paint went a very long way!”
Francesco Lo Lacono demonstrating Cass Art Artists’ Watercolour
INGRID SANCHEZ – Graphic Artist, tutor and Cass Art Professional Water Colour Ambassador
“The colours are very concentrated, which is great because they allow more space to play with transparency and opacity. Some of the colours are so vibrant there is no need to mix them with other mediums as I usually would do.”
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Our personal Cass Art Acrylics provide nice high quality at an inexpensive worth. Medium physique and fast drying they’re preferrred for all approaches to portray in acrylic. These colors can be utilized on a large range of surfaces together with canvas, paper, card, board, wooden and cloth, making them equally good to be used in all method of craft and design tasks. They are lightfast with a excessive protecting energy and water resistant when dry.
KANE MEARNS-SMITH – Former Cass Art Student Ambassador
“The acrylic paints worked well for me due to the energy held in their colours. The contrast between each individual colour really makes a painting come to life. I was also incredibly pleased by how quickly the acrylic dried. Due to the nature of my style of painting, I am often struck with great intervals of waiting for the paint to dry. However, these acrylics allowed me to get the idea from my head onto canvas in no time at all.”
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We wish to put a paint brush in each hand. Whether an expert artist, hobbyist or scholar we’ve the Cass Collection brush for the job, be it a fast painted sketch or a month lengthy masterpiece. Our sable, artificial and hog brushes have glorious sturdiness and can be utilized with a wide range of portray mediums together with watercolour, oil and acrylic.
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A extremely environment friendly and safer solvent for oil paint. Cass Art Brush Cleaner / Oil Paint Dilutant is non-flammable and has a pleasing ‘orangey citrus’ scent. Use for brush cleansing and the thinning of paint and as a substitute for conventional turpentine and white spirit.
Canvas is a basic a part of good portray. Our range of Cass Art Canvases are crafted from the highest high quality warp-resistant spruce wooden and with surfaces which are acid free and archival high quality. Suitable for a wide range of mediums together with oil, acrylic and combined media.
Artists’ Exhibition Grade Quality Cotton Canvas: Available in 11 totally different sizes, these 21mm depth canvases are made with pure 335gsm/11.8oz cotton. This range is ready with 3 layers of white gesso primer and has a medium-grain end.
Artists’ Exhibition Grade Quality Artists’ Linen Canvas: Available in 7 totally different sizes, these 21mm depth canvases are made with pure 320gsm/11.3oz flax linen. This range is ready with clear primer leading to a medium-grain end, flatter than cotton.
Cass Art Cotton Canvas: Available in 11 totally different sizes, these pure 320gsm/11.3oz cotton canvases have been ready with 3 layers of white gesso primer. They’re accessible in two depths: 19mm common profile and 38mm deep edge profile.
RONAN MCGEOUGH – Professional Oil Painter and Cass Art Paint Specialist
“The Artists’ Exhibition Grade Quality Cotton Canvas has a nice medium grain tooth to it – not too smooth, not too rough – so it’s perfect for painting both fine details or working with a much rougher style. The fact that it’s prepared with three layers of highly opaque titanium dioxide gesso is really important for me as it creates a strong adhesion when applying the paint. From an aesthetic point of view, the three layers of primer ensures complete surface coverage, allowing my paintings to appear more vibrant too.”
Crop of portray from artist Ronan McGeough, utilizing Cass Art Canvas
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Cass Art Gesso is a common primer for the preparation of surfaces to be painted, bettering the adhesion of acrylic paint. It’s viscosity and titanium white focus makes it significantly protecting. Dries shortly, with a light-weight matt end. Permanent after drying with a robust and versatile movie.
Cass Art’s Professional Quality Pencils and Pastels are produced from the most interesting pigments, housed in our iconic packaging designed by Pentagram they’re smooth and blendable with vibrant, lightfast color.
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Our Cass Art Watercolour Pencils are wealthy in pigment, clean to make use of and an important color range. Use them independently as pencils, mixed with water for additional mixing or with different watercolour paints.
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Cass Art Artists’ Fixative is a normal function spray fixative. Suitable for charcoal, pastel, pencil and crayon. Acid-free and quick drying it is the preferrred product to guard your artworks – stopping smudging and retaining definition on pastel/charcoal works.
CASS ART ARTISTS’ FIXATIVE
DRAWING AND PAINTING PADS
Cass Art Own Brand Paper Pads mix distinctive high quality with excellent worth. Designed by main company Pentagram, our paper pads explore the mark-making of various mediums, revealing a contemporary aesthetic on the entrance of the clean pages awaiting your individual designs. From cartridge and marker pads to watercolour and oil the nice number of floor and measurement signifies that you’ll at all times have a pad to match your want – from portray on the go to massive scale graphite drawings.
ANGUS HYLAND – Graphic Designer, Author, Creative Director, Partner at Pentagram and designer of the Cass Art Collection
“Each pad is predicated on the similar easy concept; to signify the media immediately on the cowl. And so we began by asking artists their causes for getting totally different papers; Why do you purchase heavyweight cartridge? What are you able to do with it? Is it to attract on it, what medium can you utilize on it? Can moist mediums be used on it, is it higher for drawing? What tooth does it have? Is it higher for charcoal?
The problem was to precise a commonality that will join the range. For instance, the Smooth Hot Pressed Pad, has the similar swashes of watercolour, however with cartridge it’s all kinds of issues.So we selected to make the heavy weight pink and all the common weight black, then you may have instantaneous visible recognition – a kind of coding system.“
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The full Cass Art Collection
Interview with Angus Hyland
Interview with Francesco Lo Iacono
A highlight on various kinds of Winsor & Newton Canvas
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