Acrylic Pouring Introduction

Course Overview

Join us for this fun filled hands on workshop. Learn how to create your very own fluid acrylic pouring masterpieces. This art form is very popular and the course will provide you with everything you need to know about acrylic pouring so that you can create your own pieces.

The 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 ever be the same.

In this course, you will learn how to combine acrylic paint and be able to watch the cells on your masterpiece come to life. You will explore the fun and very addictive techniques of ‘dirty pours’, ‘flip cups’ and ‘puddle pours’.

By the end of this course, you will have created 3 eye-catching artwork pieces (8”x 10”) to take home to decorate your walls or to give away as unique gifts for friends.

This is a coursesuitable for beginners – no experience is required. You don’t need to be able to draw or paint in order to learn how to pour. No paint brush or paint pallet is required either. However, this is a messy art form so make sure you wear clothes that you are happy to get a splash of paint on.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

Expect to get paint on you somewhere. You will make 3 art pieces, which you will be able to take home once dried.

In this course, we will cover:

  • 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 is needed to do your own pour and where to find it
  • Know 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 is involved

Time commitment

This workshop is a 3hr session. Unfortunately, you will not be able to take your paintings home with you as your pieces will still be drying at the end of the class. These will need to be picked up at a later time.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This level is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge.

What you need to provide

  • Old clothes that you are happy to get paint on. It is also a good idea to wear an apron too.
  • Pen and notepad 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
All other materials will be supplied.

Class details

Start Date25 May 2024
End Date25 May 2024
Time10:00am - 1:00pm
TutorSusie Steele


Class details

Start Date30 May 2024
End Date30 May 2024
Time12:30pm - 3:30pm
TutorDeidre Morrison


Class details

Start Date15 June 2024
End Date15 June 2024
Time11:30am - 2:30pm
TutorSusie Steele


Class details

Start Date29 June 2024
End Date29 June 2024
Time12:30pm - 3:30pm
TutorDeidre Morrison


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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