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Fluid Painting: String or Flower, Bottle Bottom Puddle & Dip Pour
February 15 @ 13:00 - 16:30CHF110 – CHF120
My story started some time ago in Romania, where I was born in a family of 3 different cultures: Greek, German and Ukrainian. Soon after I had finished my engineering education, I left Romania and I lived in different countries as a global nomad. At some point in my life I had a regular office job and eventually a bore out. I saved myself quitting it and retreating into Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. A 2 year stay in an Ashram followed. This altered not just my world views and my beliefs but also influenced the way I express myself in art. I paint with my hands but my feelings, emotions and my intuition are in charge; the hand is just a tool. I never know how a paining is going to look like in the end. It is always a surprise to me. All I am doing is to stay as much as possible in a meditative, no-thought, neutral state of mind and let the intuition do the work, pick the right color, move the canvas, stroke the brush in the right direction.
Ana is organising Painting Retreats in Italy and Switzerland every year. You can find out more details here: https://www.
“Go with the flow” – FLUID PAINTING WORKSHOP
Also known as acrylic pouring, paint pouring, flow art, liquid art.etc
It is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined together to make interesting and visually organic motifs. Fluid acrylics can be used on many types of substrates and in many different forms such as pouring, dripping, swirling, and many other effects. Fluid art opens up a lot of possibilities and is definitely worth exploring.
Free-flowing liquid paints and mediums are at the heart of the pouring process. Adjusting the viscosity and flow rate to work in tandem with how you want the paints to interact with each other is key.
In this course I will teach you :
Supplies you need to start Fluid Painting
- Workplace / preparation
- Different Pouring Mediums (additives for good flow characteristics)
- Use of silicone – mixing technique and impact
- Paint Consistency
- Paint Transparency (opacity of the paints / effects)
- Choosing the right colors
- Different techniques (12 ) that I use like: dirty pour, flip cup, puddle pours, swipe technique and more. In this Workshop, Ana will show you 3 techniques: String or Flower (see profile picture), Dip Pour and Bottle Bottom Puddle Pour (see potential outcomes below). Learn more about all the different techniques HERE.
- Tips On Drying
- Varnishing your artwork
What is special about this workshop is not just the fun of playing with high flow acrylic paint, it’s learning how to work with different mediums and weave more art into your life. My techniques and exercises are geared to helping people reclaim or expand their sense of experimentation, wonder, and fun. You’ll see how making art regularly will help keep your creative juices flowing.
This is not a typical “guided event”. There will be no step-by-step instructions for a particular painting. Instead, Ana Paz will show you some techniques and tricks and encourage you to paint intuitively and freely.
Good to know about this Workshop:
No prior Painting experience necessary
4 canvases (3x 20x20cm, 1x 25x30cm) and all other painting materials are provided and included in the ticket price. Additional canvases & paint are available at the studio (15-30CHF per canvas)
Do you like shiny things? We’ve got pearly, silver, copper and golden acrylic Paint!
Our Acrylic paint comes from the Swiss Art Supply store fleury-art.com
Language of Instruction: English
Tea & Coffee included. BYOB (“Bring your own beverages”) if you would like to enjoy a beer or wine while painting.
Bottle Bottom Puddle Pour
String or Flower Pour