What is acrylic pouring?
Acrylic pouring or fluid art is currently the most popular form of abstract art.
Its biggest appeal is you don’t need an art degree or even Any art experience!!
Acrylic pouring is an experience where you continue to learn and experiment each time you do it. Trying the many different mediums and additives available and then looking at the multitude of different canvases you can add your own flair to. Sometimes you create a masterpiece but quite honestly your not too sure why that piece came out better than previous attempts.
Currently in the UK there are not many places to go to learn the basics of Acrylic pouring. Just online videos and experimenting, the initial stage costs me small fortune until I figured out my own pouring formula that I can adjust depending on my canvas.
This in turn means there is a desire for little old me to share my experiences and knowledge I have learn’t to give you a head start on your acrylic pouring journey.
Introduction Workshop content
To introduce the most popular pouring mediums on the market that can be used.
I shall share my own recipe which is more affordable (key when getting though a lot of it) but also archival (if you create a masterpiece it will last forever).
Tips for natural cell production and looking at additives to get cells every time.
Types of paints that can be used.
Paint consistency, this makes or breaks a painting so I shall work with you to feel comfortable with the consistency of your paints ready for pouring.
A look at a handful of canvases I use to give you ideas and the opportunity to question me while your creative juices are flowing.
During the workshop you will create 2 of your own small pieces (10cm x 10cm) and I will supply suitable boxes to carefully carry your wet work home in.
I shall also cover any canvas preparation and finishes I use that work best for me.
Included are all materials required on the day , gloves, disposable carry boxes and a handout covering key information. Please wear old clothes.
Please note …. This is very much a introduction to the art form of acrylic pouring, you will not leave feeling like an expert and in fact will probably have more questions than prior to doing the workshop.
However the aim is for you to leave excited and with enough knowledge to be able to go away and start creating some beautiful art.
Advanced techniques workshop content
You must of attended the introduction workshop first.
Have fun experimenting with pouring techniques We shall look at 3 different acrylic pouring techniques during this workshop and you will each create 3 pieces of art to take home. Each piece on a 25 x 20 cm canvas.
This is a technique that’s all in the wrist. No silicone is used and its the beauty of the natural poured rings not cells we are looking for.
Floating cup pour
This technique will introduce the use of negative space and bright cells while floating your cup on top of the base layer. With this technique I will also be able to show how to stretch cells to make them larger.
The swipe technique can be a little hit and miss, in honesty I still get the odd one that doesn’t develop how I intended. However this is certainly a key acrylic pouring skill that has to be explored as the results are mesmerising. Probably my favourite in terms of finished result.
I shall also cover any canvas preparation and finishes I use that work best for me. This is just an opportunity to ask further questions on these further to the first workshop. Trouble shooting – Common issues and ways to solve them.
After the pour workshop content
- Exploring stencilling or painting on to of a finished pour
- Plus using your paint skins in jewellery
- Adding to a pour painting
Sometimes you have a finished pour painting that you feel needs something added.
Or you want to personalize it for a gift, Or you only like part of the painting.
Let’s explore your creativity…
We shall look at using a selection of stencils and for those of you more daring you can sketch a basic image (or bring one with you) and use carbon paper to get the outline onto your painting before using a brush and acrylic paint to finish.
I will have a huge selection of colours to match in with whatever painting you bring with you. Plus everything else you will need.
You WILL need to bring one of your pour paintings to work on. If you don’t have one then private message me with at least 14 days notice and I will bring one of mine for you.
2) Using skins in jewellery
Fancy wearing your own artwork?
We shall use your paint skins collected from the tray after you have done pour painting. I will also have some of my skins here for you if you want to use them.
We shall make 3 pieces, either pendants, earrings, bracelet or anklet.
I will supply these included in the workshop price however if you wish to make up the chain for your pendant then a small fee of £2 will be requested to cover additional cost. I would show you how to add the findings onto the chain which is very simple once you try it.