down the brushes and pick up a cup, because we are going to flip some paint
onto a canvas or two! Come on the adventure known as Acrylic Paint Pouring, the
techniques that are taking the world by storm. You will start the adventure by
learning the basics of Acrylic Paint Pouring, also known as Fluid Art. This fun
class is completely hands-on, from mixing your own paints to flipping your own
cups. You will quickly become addicted to this art form and amazed at the
beautiful abstract painting that you will create with your very first canvas.
is the ultimate in controlled chaos – and you never have to pick up a brush! Your
hands, and the paint, will do all the work. You will learn the proper way of
mixing your paints and loading your cups for the perfect pour. You will also
learn how to manipulate the canvas to alter the flow and shape of your artwork.
Once you have learned the basic technique, the adventure continues with more
advanced techniques, including fun accessories like balloons and straws,
funnels and strainers. Don’t miss the fun and adventure!
Your instructor is Pam
Schmidt, who was a Crime Scene Investigator for two decades and an instructor
in forensics – as well as many art and craft fields – before her retirement. She
has taught classes in jewelry making, scrapbooking, bookbinding, alcohol inks,
and, more recently, acrylic paint pouring. In retirement, Pam turned her
attention to art full-time and began learning as much as she could about the
things that were happy and fun (which were many!). When she discovered Acrylic
Pouring and Fluid Art (which includes alcohol inks, resin, and paint marbling),
she knew she had found her niche.
Wanting to learn all
she could, she quickly realized that there was no place to take classes
specific to acrylic paint pouring other than private classes here and there. So,
she created one (she's also a well seasoned and skilled Conference Planner). She
created Pouring Artists INTernational, whose sole purpose is to offer a
multiday conference solely featuring classes about fluid art from skilled
instructors throughout the country. This year is the very first event, and it's
being held in Orlando. The events that Pam is planning will travel throughout
the country, but she remains here in our community to be able to teach you. You
can visit her website to see the classes available for this year's event. The
website is www.PouringArtists.com.
Pam will also be teaching classes in Alcohol Inks this summer –
another "fluid art" medium requiring a little finesse and know-how! Alcohol inks need
nonporous surfaces for you to best discover their magic, such as treated paper,
acetate, glass, leather, or plastic. Fine artists and beginners are taking up
the inks to create absolute masterpieces and having fun while doing it.
Alcohol ink often
yields spontaneous and unexpected results that are quite beautiful works of
art, but the ink can also be directed, with practice, to make landscapes, still
lifes, and other artworks. Alcohol ink lends itself well for not only pieces of
art but home decor and jewelry items as well. The creative possibilities are
endless. It has a magical effect that no other medium can replicate!
This class is designed to get you started so you, too, can
explore this medium and become addicted to what you can create in inks!
Classes in Acrylic
Pouring and Alcohol Ink are offered at the Sarasota campus as well as North
Port. Call or go online for details.