UK Coloured Pencil Society

Become A Member Of The UK Coloured Pencil Society

What Is The UK Coloured Pencil Society?

The UK Coloured Pencil Society (also known as UKCPS) is a society for artists that work in coloured pencil.  It supports UK based artists by promoting them online.  UKCPS aims to promote coloured pencil as a media by educating artists and the public about coloured pencils and the effects that can be achieved.

The UK Coloured Pencil Society website allows members to share tips, techniques and advice with other coloured pencil artists.  Their website also has a gallery of members work with links to artists web pages and offers examples or what can be achieved with coloured pencils.

It consists mainly of online support but members can also get involved in exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops.  The UK Coloured Pencil Society  keep artists up-to-date with details of upcoming events and exhibitions which promote this medium.

What Does The UK Coloured Pencil Society Membership Include?

There are three different types of memberships that you can sign up for.  If you decide to join and become a member of the UK Coloured Pencil Socitey you will get the following benefits:

Full UK Coloured Pencil Society Membership:

– Joining pack (includes information sheets and guides on colour pencil).
– Quarterly magazine & newsletter.
– Information on drawing workshops.
– Website & online discussion group.
– Your own free web page in the UKCPS Members’ Gallery to promote you as an artist.
– Updates and news from the UK Coloured Pencil Society Blog.
– Access to the UKCPS Yahoo Discussion Group (a place to share tips, news, pictures, techniques, etc, with other artists).
– Entitlement to submit entries to the UKCPS Annual Exhibitions.
– A directory of coloured pencil artists so you can build up an art community in your area.
– The chance to receive the UKCPS Signature Status.

 

Associate UK Coloured Pencil Society Membership:

– Joining pack.
– Quarterly magazine & newsletter.
– Information on artists workshops.
– Website & online discussion group.
– Updates and news from the UKCPS blog.
– Access to the UKCPS Yahoo Discussion Group (a place to share tips, news, pictures, techniques, etc, with other pencil artists).

This membership is mainly designed for artists who do not need their own web page and for those who will probably not submit artwork for the Annual Exhibition.

 

Student Membership – The same as an Associate Member.  This is a reduced rate for those that are in full time education.  Proof will be required.

What Are The Advantages Of Joining The UK Coloured Pencil Society?

Being a member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society has a lot of advantages!  It encourages you to interact with other pencil artists through forums and discussion groups.  Share pictures of your work with each other and share tips & techniques.  You can also get involved in demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions.

If you sign up to a full membership you are given your very own artists web-page and gallery.  Perfect for getting your name out there and directing people to your art!  All you need to do is:

– Submit three JPG images of your artwork (at least 600 pixels in size on the largest dimension).
– Include title & size of the artwork.
– A biography (a bit about you).
– A photograph of yourself (optional).
– If you have one, a link to your own website.

Take a look at the UK Coloured Pencil Society Members Galleries to see artists work and to get an idea of what your web-page will look like.

 

Some artists also provide coloured pencil workshops and drawing classes.  There are various ways that you can meet up and learn about coloured pencil.  Get involved in UK Coloured Pencil Society Workshops now!

UK Coloured Pencil Society Exhibitions:

As a member, you are entitled to submit your coloured pencil work in to several  exhibitions.

Members are invited to exhibit once a year at the RBSA Gallery in Birmingham.  The next Exhibition takes place on the 28th April – 10th May 2014 at the RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA.  RBSA Gallery opening times are Monday-Friday 10.30am – 5.30pm, Saturdays 10.30am – 5.00pm & Sundays 1.00-5.00pm.  This UKCPS Exhibition is sponsored by Faber Castell, a manufacturer and art supplier of pencils.

Other UKCPS Exhibitions include:

– The UK Coloured Pencil Society Regional Exhibition.
– The ‘World Of Coloured Pencil’ Exhibition, held at the Cumberland Pencil Museum.
– The Annual International Open Exhibition.

How Do I Become A Member Of The UK Coloured Pencil Society?

It’s simple!  All you have to do is fill out a membership form and pay an annual fee.  There are 3 types of membership available.  The UK Coloured Pencil Society is open to all artists that work in coloured pencil, from beginners to amateurs to professional artists.  You do not need to submit work to become a member.

Are you lucky enough to become a Signature Member?

Signature status is awarded to Full UKCPS Members that have been accepted in to the Open International Exhibition 3 times in a 5 year period.  Becoming a Signature member entitles members to use the initials “UKCPS” after their name.

How Much Does Membership Of The UK Coloured Pencil Society Cost?

There is a once yearly membership fee.  Prices as of 2014 are:

UK Full Membership – Prices from £35.00
Outside UK Full Membership – Prices from £41.00

UK Associate Membership – Prices from £25.00
Outside UK Associate Membership – Prices from £31.00

Student Membership – Prices from £16.00
(Same as Associate Membership – proof of full time education status required)

 

For more information including membership fees & registration, go to the UK Coloured Pencil Society Website http://www.ukcps.co.uk/

 

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