Acrylic Pouring - Bombs and Strainer Techniques

Acrylic Pouring - Bombs and Strainer Techniques

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list. Click here

Acrylic Pouring – Bombs and Strainer Techniques – Sydney Course

Join us for this fun filled hands on workshop. Learn how to create your very own fluid acrylic pouring art masterpieces. This art form is all on trend and this class will provide you with everything you need to know about acrylic pouring. This is an advanced class. This technique of acrylic pouring is very unique and as a result it will leave you with one of a kind results. No two artworks will be the same. You don’t need to be able to draw to learn how to pour. No paint brush or paint pallet is required either. Learn how to combine acrylic paint and watch the cells on your masterpiece come to life to create an eye-catching piece.

In this class we will explore the fun and very addictive technique of “bombs” and using sink strainers.

At the end of your class you will end up with 3 8"x 10" artworks of your very own.

This is a messy art form that you will love. Be sure to wear clothes you are happy to get a splash of paint on. If you have an apron you are happy to get paint on, I would bring that as well.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course you will learn:

  • Safety precautions for working with paint and additives, and typical workspace setup
  • What type of equipment is needed and why
  • What is gesso? Why use it? How to use it?
  • What type of paints can be used
  • Basic paint recipe
  • What type of additives can be used to make cells
  • How much paint you need per pour
  • Advice on how long it takes for paint to dry
  • Should I cover my piece after I’ve poured?
  • How to clean the surface of your painting ready for sealing

Course Outcome

At the end of this course you will be able to

  • Know what equipment you need to be able to do your own pour and where to find it
  • What you need and how to prepare your workspace
  • Prepare a canvas ready for a pour
  • Mix paint to the right consistency
  • Seal your piece when it is dry

What to bring

Please wear old clothes

You will also need

  • An apron you are happy to get paint on
  • Pen and note pad should you wish to take notes
  • An empty water bottle that you can use in class
  • A bottle of water that you can drink during class

Important Information

We recommend taking artworks home on the workshop day however if you do choose to leave it at the college to dry, whilst utmost care will be taken, please do so at your own risk.


There are no prerequisites for this course however it would be helpful if students have completed the Introduction to Acrylic Pouring class.

Delivery Mode

This course is face to face, hands on and very interactive. Expect to get paint on you somewhere.
You will make 3 art pieces which you will be able to take home at the end of the course.