Acrylic Pouring

Opens October 5th
3 weekly workshops - 1.5 hrs each meeting

In this course, you will acquire the specialized techniques involved with acrylic pouring. This colorful and playful class will enable you to quickly reach beautiful results of acrylic pouring with spectacular cell-like and lacey effects.

Pisces, artwork by Kristina Tonev

Course Curriculum

Acrylic pouring is a fascinating fluid painting technique which produces a variety of effects. Depending on the paints and materials, beginners and intermediate artists alike will be able to experience and explore this therapeutic medium of creativity.

  • Lesson 1: October 5 (Monday, 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST) - Flip Cup Quick Start: 4Tilt Cell Method

    Learn how to mix paints, layer the colours, pouring and tilting.

  • Lesson 2: October 12 (Monday, 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST) - Consistency vs Colours: How to avoid muddy pours

    How to choose colours using a colour wheel.

  • Lesson 3: October 19 (Monday, 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST) - After the Pour: How to Clean Silicone and varnish the painting

    Learn how to clean and varnish canvas, ideas for embellishing paintings.

Materials and Preparations

  • A list of needed materials:

    For your convenience, you can easily order any product with a 20% discount*.

    Liquitex pouring medium
    primed canvas (ex.40x30cm)
    4 acrylic colours (ex.Indigo Blue, Payne’s Grey, Titanium White, Cerulean Blue)
    ● silicone oil
    ● water
    ● 5 cups
    ● 4 mixing tools
    heat gun (optional)

    *By clicking the item you will be linked to create an order with A Cherry on Top. You may choose any other supplier or product you prefer.

  • For your convenience, here is a more detailed explanation of the list of recommended materials for the course:

    Primed Canvas
    ● start with a small canvas, for example, 40 cm x 30 cm. 

    Gesso (if the canvas is not primed, or you want to add one layer to the canvas)
    ● there are different colors of Gesso, but it is recommended to use the clear one.
    ● if your canvas is not primed, you need this to prepare it before the class. Learn how to prime your canvas by watching the video course preparation video below
    ● if you bought a primed canvas, you can still cover one layer of Gesso to be sure

    Acrylic paint
    ● at least 4 colors
    ● size of tube is optional- 60 mL or 120 mL 
    ● you are free to use any brand of acrylic paint. The brand used for demonstration is Daler Rowney System 3 and Graduate acrylic paints

    Pouring medium
    ● it is essential to use Liquitex Pouring Medium 

    Silicone oil
    ● Size optional as only few drops will be used
    ● no specific brand, but it has to be pure silicone oil without any additives, no alternatives such as hair serum

    Water
    ● Cold tap water is fine
    ● You may use distilled water if the water quality is not ideal in your area

    Cups
    ● small paper cups (8 oz.) or any kind of cups you have available

    Mixing tools
    ● 
    A wooden tool especially designed for mixing paint is recommended
    ● You can use other tools available, such as a fork

    Thin cardboard squares
    ● This will be needed only if you plan to use more than one cup on the canvas

    OPTIONAL MATERIALS:
    ● Rubber gloves
    ● Syringe (for water)
    ● Heat gun (to secure the look if paint is too runny)
    ● Scales (if you would like to weigh your paint and pouring medium for perfect consistency)
    ● Pins (for the back of the canvas, so it doesn’t stick to surface while drying, you can use same cups if no pins on hand)
    ● Colour wheel
    ● Waterproof worktop (plastic bag covering the table or similar)
    ● Wet cloth or paper towels (for a quick wipe when you get paint on yourself)
    ● Spirit Level (to make sure the surface is level before leaving the pour to dry)

    All can be found on Amazon, Hobbycraft or other art supply shops. 

    *Please note, that these are all recommended in order to enhance your satisfaction and ability to achieve nice outcomes, however please feel free to choose your material according to your preferences and budget.

  • You can also watch this as preparation:

Meet your Instructor

Kristina Tonev

Kristina Tonev  |  Acrylic Pouring Artist & Instructor

Kristina Tonev, also known as SirK, is an award-winning acrylic pouring instructor with more than 20 years of painting experience. Kristina specializes in enhancing art techniques and helps other artists to turn their art into masterpieces. You can find her acrylic pouring artwork exhibited around the globe. Everywhere from London to New York, France, Rome, Shanghai and more.

www.artgallerysirk.com

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Acrylic Pouring Workshop -Kristina Tonev

Pauline Rakis

This workshop has brought clarity on the correct way to attempt this technique. Kristina shows how to do it and explains the "why" as well. I can see the progression of my efforts with each attempt. The length of each session is perfect. I have be...

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This workshop has brought clarity on the correct way to attempt this technique. Kristina shows how to do it and explains the "why" as well. I can see the progression of my efforts with each attempt. The length of each session is perfect. I have been very happy with my choice to take this worshop.

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Fran Norsworthy

I love how concise and easy the information was to follow. I feel confident in re-creating what was taught.

I love how concise and easy the information was to follow. I feel confident in re-creating what was taught.

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