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Acrylic Pour Painting: Advanced Techniques (Flexible Schedule)

Learn advanced techniques with acrylic pour painting! This art form is great for relaxation, art therapy, and those with sensory needs.
Sarah Smithers
509 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 19 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Aug 29

Aug 29 - Sep 23 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Oct 28 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Oct 31

Oct 31 - Nov 25 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Nov 28

Nov 28 - Dec 23 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Jan 2, 2023

Jan 2, 2023 - Jan 27, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Jan 30, 2023

Jan 30, 2023 - Feb 24, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Mar 6, 2023

Mar 6, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Apr 3, 2023

Apr 3, 2023 - Apr 28, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon May 1, 2023

May 1, 2023 - May 26, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Jun 5, 2023

Jun 5, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Class Experience

Required Materials: *Acrylic paint - I strongly recommend getting a wide variety of craft paints. These can be found for $1 or less in most craft stores. I typically use 6-9 colors per piece, plus black or white (you will need a lot of white, so get the big container!) *Wooden framed canvas (like the kind you hang on a wall) - DO NOT USE CANVAS BOARD!!!! I found out the hard way. The edges will curl and it will ruin your painting. *Pouring medium (About an ounce per color, per painting) - For those starting out, I highly recommend using a mixture of water and Elmer's Glue. Once you have mastered your technique, you can invest in Liqutex Pouring Medium (This is what I will be using in class). *Plastic cups or something to mix paint in - You can use almost anything! Yogurt cups, baby food jars... Whatever you don't mind having paint in and/or is disposable. You will use about 6-10 cups per piece, so plan accordingly. *Craft sticks/Paint mixers - I use popsicle sticks from the Dollar Store, but you can use anything from plastic spoons to straws. They will get messy! *A large work space AND drying space that is covered with plastic. Pieces take about 48 hrs to dry, so you will want to leave it somewhere that it won't be disturbed. You can buy cheap plastic sheeting or use a garbage bag to cover your area. *Palette knife/playing card/piece of cardboard for swiping in weeks 2 and 4. *Bottom of plastic 20 oz. bottle with bumps and ridges to pour paint over. *3-6 pieces of yarn or string cut in lengths between 6-10 in. Optional, but highly recommended *Plastic gloves! I kind of consider this required, as your hands will get super messy, but you can technically paint without them. *Additives - You can achieve all kinds of really cool effects with some basic paint additives. I use silicone lubricant (treadmill lubricant found on Amazon), rubbing alcohol, and dish soap. *Metallic paints - These can be found in the craft stores as well, but may be closer to $2. They can add a nice accent to your paintings and I like to use them often. I list them as optional due to the price difference. *Plastic straw - I use this to manipulate my paint. *Basket/Drip tray - This is used to prop your canvas and catch extra paint. (You can also use plastic cups to prop your canvas.)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Please note that this is a MESSY process! Younger students are always welcome to participate, but they may need parental assistance. Students who are sensory averse/avoiders should note that you will likely have paint touching your hands and arms, even while wearing gloves. All students (and adult helpers) should wear old clothing and work on a covered surface. 


Sarah Smithers
Lives in the United States
Integrated Language Arts Teacher and Homeschool Parent
509 total reviews
474 completed classes

About Me

Hello everyone! My name is Sarah and I am a formerly licensed Language Arts teacher based in Ohio who has completed graduate level work in reading intervention. I received my degree from Bowling Green State University with a major in Liberal... 
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