Lessons

Have you ever wondered if you’d enjoy painting? Are you going through a tough time and think making art could be a way of healing yourself (as I did)? Or maybe you just want to try paint pouring because it looks like so much fun! I now offer private lessons one on one to teach you all of these things! See whichever option suits you below, and click to book it.

Rainbow Acrylic Pour (Swipe Technique)

Acrylic Pouring Basics – Repeatable

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: $75 bring your own materials (I’ll provide you with a list) OR $100 with materials included
  • What you’ll make: You’ll create and take home (when it dries) one 8″x10″ piece and one 12″x16″ piece of fluid art. If we have extra time, you’ll create an additional 8″x10″ piece of fluid art.
  • What you’ll learn: You’ll learn about color theory to help you choose the best color palettes for home decor, how to mix colors & paints, what the different additives do, curing & sealing your artwork so it lasts, and how to do all of this while minimizing your waste. You’ll also learn two of these different pouring techniques – your choice: Flip Cup, Tree Ring, Puddle pour, Swipe, Funnel, Dirty Cup.
  • Pre-requisites: None. If you’ve already taken this class before, I will skip over the repeated materials, and focus instead on teaching you more techniques and practicing.

Advanced Pouring

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: $100, bring your own materials
  • What you’ll make: You’ll create and take home at least one piece of jewelry, an embellished pour, and one 8″x10″ collage pour.
  • What you’ll learn: You’ll learn how to troubleshoot common issues, how to make professional quality pours (archival) which would allow you to sell your own art, how to embellish pours, how to make jewelry and collages with pouring skins, and how to make coasters.
  • Pre-requisites: Experience with pouring on your own, or taking Acrylic Pouring Basics. You will need to bring your own acrylic poured skins for the jewelry and 8″x10″ collage, and your own pour to embellish. If you would like to learn to make coasters, please let me know in advance and I will let you know what to bring.

Supplies

For Pouring Basics:

  • Floetrol from Home Depot/Lowe’s. Available on Amazon too but more expensive if you can’t find it at those locations – $13.50
  • Liquitex basics paints from Michael’s (try to buy them with 40%+ off coupon) – $5 each,$3 with coupon
    • Titanium white
    • Mars black
    • Cadmium red (optional)
    • Quinacridone magenta
    • Pthalo blue
    • Cadmium yellow
    • Permanent green light (optional).
  • 100% Silicone oil (treadmill lubricant) from Amazon or local store – $7 – $12
  • Distilled water from Safeway/QFC/equivalent $2
  • Stir sticks from the dollar store – $1
  • Plastic cups (2oz, 16oz) from the dollar store $2
  • Freezer paper from Safeway/QFC/equivalent – $6+
  • Two 8×10 canvases, one 12×16 canvas from Michaels (best to buy during the 3 for 1 or 70% off discounts) – $8 with 70% off coupon
  • Butane torch from Amazon or local store – $20 (optional)
  • Safety equipment – gloves, respirator mask + filterĀ  (optional, not included even if you pay for class with materials) from amazon, costco, home depot or local store. $30-40

Estimated cost of supplies: $54 – $117.50 plus tax, but you get to take your unused materials with you to make more pours at home.