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Acrylic Pours

Upcoming Athens Art class explores relaxing, mesmerizing technique

Acrylic pouring or fluid art will be taught Aug. 11 at Athens Art.
Acrylic pouring or fluid art will be taught Aug. 11 at Athens Art.
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Athens Arts will offer a class on acrylic pouring or acrylic fluid art during its next Art on Thursday event slated for Aug. 11. 

In 1930, Mexican mural artist David Siqueiros discovered the movement of acrylic paints when he poured white paint over some watered-down paints and started experimenting. Siqueiros called this type of technique “accidental painting.”

By 1940, Jackson Pollock began using this fluid art technique and developed his “drip” technique and “pour splashes.” In 1968, Janis Joplin used this pour technique on her car fender.

Today we call this technique a pour or fluid art. Pours exploded with the internet and cheap craft paints which have more fluidity than heavy bodies paints artist generally use.

The class is easy and interesting for all levels and can be relaxing as well as mesmerizing.

The instructor will provide paints, canvas and all the other supplies needed for students to create designs which they will take home.

Choose either an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or an evening session from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Classes meet at Athens Arts, 216 E. Main St., Crawfordsville, and are open to everyone 12 years and older. The cost of $35 covers all materials and supplies.

To reserve a spot for the Aug. 11 class, call Athens Arts at 765-362-7455 or stop by 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays or 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Saturdays. 

For more information about the gallery or class, call or text Ellie Dieckmeyer at 317-919-0851.

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