Acrylic Pour Painting
Learn how to create beautiful paintings without the use of a paintbrush or pallet knife. That's the defining characteristic of this painting technique. Acrylic Pour painting combines colors into abstract cell-like patterns on the canvas. It's a lot of fun and exciting to see colors come together in a pattern that is as unique as you are. This 3-hour class is great for beginners and anyone interested in trying a new painting technique.
Students will learn how to mix color, use pouring medium, the importance of consistency, and how colors interact. Three different pouring techniques will be demonstrated including the bottle bottom, dirty dump, and positive and negative. Students will choose which style they would like to do for their personal project. At the end of class, each student will have a 16 x 20 one-of-a-kind finished work of art to enjoy. It takes several days for the paint to dry, so a pickup date will be announced for the following week.
Dates: 1-day class (see dates above)
Day & time: Friday 6 pm–9 pm or Saturday 1 pm–4 pm (check the dates above)
Ages: 8+ (parent required for 16 and under)
Instructor: Gary Bloomquist
Campus location: Art Room or Fire Arts Building
Student limit: 6 people
Materials Fee: $10 due to instructor day of class. Covers the cost of paint, canvas, pouring medium, and tools to complete the project. An optional frame may be purchased for an additional $10.
Policy: Students must preregister to attend class. 72-hour notice required for class cancellation and refund.
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Gary Bloomquist graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA as a Designer Craftsman. He has tried his hand at many modalities and was good at and enjoyed so many of them that the College of Fine Arts created this degree especially for him. He has always loved to paint and has found enjoyment in this relatively new form of painting. He said "The painting portion is like a Christmas morning, full of surprises." Gary also enjoys doing pottery, woodworking, and jewelry making (lapidary, silversmithing, and lost wax casting).