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Our Gallery has moved floors

Our Gallery has moved floors

New, lighter, airier galleryWe have been keeping ourselves busy, in a Covid secure fashion, and have moved our gallery upstairs on to the first...

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More about Posca Pens

More about Posca Pens

More about Posca Pens This week Jane looks in detail at the different sizes and uses of the best selling Posca Pens.Earlier I did a blog on...

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Oil Pastels

Oil Pastels

Jane gives us a quick guide to Oil Pastels and looks at the leading brands. What are oil pastels? They are crayons made up of a soft, oily...

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Framing your pictures

Framing your pictures

I have a picture I’d like to get framed, what is the process?Ready made frames or made to measure frames. Jane walks us through the options and...

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Charcoal drawing

Charcoal drawing

Different types of charcoal Jane tells us of the different types of charcoal that are available. This image shows the most readily available. Left;...

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After Lockdown at Gadsby’s

After Lockdown at Gadsby’s

Gadsby's re-opening changes We do not expect many customers for the first two or three weeks following re-opening but we have put the following...

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Calligraphy and illuminated calligraphy

Calligraphy and illuminated calligraphy

What is Calligraphy?

Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is a way of designing lettering with a selection of broad to fine tipped nibs and a min holder or brush and a bottle of ink.

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VE Day Bunting

VE Day Bunting

Making your own bunting adds to the fun of any celebration.

Jane shows how she made her bunting for the upcoming VE Day celebrations.

Stay Safe!

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Using Gouache

Using Gouache

Jane recommends trying Gouache – saying “Gouache is a great medium not to be overlooked or passed by. Have a go and see what it’s like for yourself.“

…Gouache is an opaque version of watercolour and can be used like watercolour by diluting with water to use as washes to give a softer more translucent colour.

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Painting with Acrylics

Painting with Acrylics

…sometimes when I want to loosen up I turn to acrylic paint.

Acrylic paint is water soluble and once it has dried it is then permanent. Remember to clean your brushes in warm soapy water after use.

I also like acrylics because if I make a mistake I can just paint over it and start again.

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Posca Pens on Ceramic Mug

Posca Pens on Ceramic Mug

I loved it, the kids would love it too! Keeping the kids occupied can be tough. Arts and crafts offer not only short term activities for them to...

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Pebeo painting on glass

Pebeo painting on glass

Traditional stained glass pieces Jane, a member of the Gadsby's team, has been making traditional stained glass pieces for a few years. The finished...

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Gadsbys is closed!

Gadsby's Covid-19 Closure 17/04/2020 Following the official notification this week that the UK will remain in lockdown for another 3 weeks, at...

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Gadsby’s January Sale

Gadsby’s January Sale

Sale is now over! Gadsbys will be starting their sale on the 2nd of January 2020. Items reduced by 25% or more will include all of the pictures in...

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Car parking @ Gadsby’s

Car parking @ Gadsby’s

Customer parking @ Gadsby’s Leicester After many years of the Gadsby car park being too small we have finally increased its size. Many customers...

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Jack Vettriano Prints

Jack Vettriano Prints

Our gallery usually has a variety of framed images by the very popular artist... Copyright in all images by Jack Vettriano is held solely by the...

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Michael Clarke – Artist

Michael Clarke – Artist

Artist Michael Clarke ...memories and influences of Leicester ARTIST MICHAEL CLARKE has vivid memories of growing up in Leicester’s old West End...

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