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Acrylic Pour Painting for Beginners (Flexible Schedule)

Acrylic pour painting is the latest artistic trend, with no experience necessary! This art class is great for relaxation, art therapy, and those with sensory or developmental differences.
Sarah Smithers
511 total reviews for this teacher
19 reviews for this class
Completed by 113 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course 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


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 – 27, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon, Jan 30, 2023

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

Mon, Mar 6, 2023

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

Mon, Apr 3, 2023

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

Mon, May 1, 2023

May 1 – 26, 2023 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


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. (We will go over the ratio in class.) Once you have mastered your technique, you can invest in Liqutex Pouring Medium. *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. 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 in week 3 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
511 total reviews
477 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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