The UK Colour Pencil Society is an open Society – anyone, aged 18 years or over, is welcome to join at any skill level. There is no submission of works to qualify for membership.
Become a member of the UK Colour Pencil Society and you receive the following benefits.
- *A joining pack including colour pencil information sheets and guides.
- *Our magazine 'Talking Point' with features about members, tips, techniques, materials and all matter cp plus lots of stunning pictures of cp work. Issued quarterly.
- Access to Members Only section on our website – includes full Talking Point archive, galleries from our exhibitions, membership documentation.
- Access to our own Groups.io forum, where you can share tips, techniques, etc. with fellow coloured pencil users.
- Access to our lively Members Only Facebook page.
- Your own free webpage in our Members' Galleries, to show your work and link to your website / Facebook page.
- Reduced cost of admission to our annual open exhibition.
- Admission to our Members Only exhibitions
*If you have digital membership these items will be available at the members section in pdf format.
We have two types of Signature status:
UKCPS Signature status – awarded to Members accepted and exhibited into the Open International Exhibition 3 times entitles members to use the initials "UKCPS" after their name.
UKCPSO Signature status – awarded to Members who have entered the Inside the Lines Online Exhibition and placed in top 30% of marks from jury 3 times entitles members to use the initials "UKCPSO" after their name.
Both signature statuses are subject to continuous membership of the society.
Further levels are awarded as follows: 5 different occasions: silver signature status. On 10 different occasions: gold signature status. On 15 different occasions: diamond signature status. On 20 different occasions: platinum signature status.
Fees and How to Join
The UKCPS Membership year commences 1st April of each year. Full payment is due no matter when you join, fees are not pro-rated.
If you join between 1st November and 31st March your membership will be extended to the following membership year. Eg: Joining date 21st November 2023 – expiration date 31st March 2025.
UK Membership (to all addresses with UK postcode) - £36
Overseas Members - Members outside the UK are welcome but please note the fees are higher due to postage costs for the joining pack and Talking Point. A digital option is available to save on these costs.
UKCPS Membership with printed joining pack and 4 copies of Talking Point - Europe - £70
UKCPS Membership with printed joining pack and 4 copies of Talking Point - outside Europe - £86
UKCPS Digital Membership - all benefits of membership as listed above. Joining pack and Talking Point available as pdf at the members section of our website - £26
UK Student Membership - Student members receive joining pack and 4 copies of Talking Point. Access to Members Only Facebook page, Groups.io forum and members section at the website. Available for UK residents in full time education only (proof will be required) - £18