Introduction To Fluid Art

5 Steps To Becoming a Paint Pouring Artist

4.45 (3479 reviews)
Arts & Crafts
1 hour
Nov 2017
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What you will learn

develop the skills and knowledge of paint pouring

create their own Paint Pouring masterpiece


Also known as paint pouring, flow art, liquid art.etc.

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. This type of art is fun for all ages. Fluid acrylics can be used on many types of substrates and in many different forms such as pouring, dripping, swirling, glazing, dipping and many other effects. Fluid art opens up a lot of possibilities and is definitely worth exploring and adding to your artist tool belt. In this course I will teach you everything you will need to become a paint pouring artist. I will share with you:

* Please Note! If you like a lot of talking this course may not be for you. When I create art I get in a trance like state and talking interrupts my flow. I do some voice over introductions and descriptions here and there but this course is heavy on visual content. I do a lot of pop ups on the screen that are full of helpful information and descriptions and I supply you with written resources as well.

  • How to set up your paint pouring studio on a budget
  • complete supplies list
  • share all the techniques that I use like; dirty pour flip cup, puddle pours, swipe technique and more.

I will show you how to properly handle and care for your art

I will show you how to protect your artwork

The bonus section will have plenty of resources to refer to with information about mixing ratios, paint density and more

 Bonus Video footage of 16 minutes raw studio experiments with swipe technique!

Some of the videos are just me working with little or no talking. FYI

I'm here to help you become a confident Fluid Painting Artist..  Enroll in my Udemy Course Today! 


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What You Need To Get Started
Work Space Essentials

Preparing Your Paints

What Is Pouring Medium?
An Illustrated Look at What Pouring Medium is and What it is used for
Mixing Recipes
Paint Consistency
A Word About Cells

Paint Pouring Techniques

Puddle Pour
The Dirty Pour
Flip Cup Pour
Swipe Technique

After The Pour

Tips On Drying
Pre-Finish Surface Preparation
Finishing Your Art

Bonus Section

Multi-Mini Cup Striatian Technique
How Much Paint Should You Put In Your Dirty Pour Cup?
Fluid Painting/Paint Pouring Pioneers
16 Minute Studio Footage of Experimenting with Swiping Technique
Multi-Layer (Pour Over)
Dollar Store Project Video
Cheap Craft Paint Demo Using The Swipe Method
Glossary Of Terms
Apple Barrel Paints Demo


January 26, 2022
This was a good course. I learned a lot. The instructor has a relaxed, easygoing teaching style that I liked. I’d definitely recommend the course for anyone interested in creating art in the liquid flow art technique.
November 23, 2021
it's on the average rate ... I'm a beginner myself and I can creat better paintings ... disappointed with the course
August 26, 2021
I liked the instructions, but I'd love to see this same instructor but using archival artist quality materials next time, to see how it compares
February 16, 2021
Pas très dynamique, mais les informations données, notamment sur les produits et le mix, sont intéressantes pour une introduction
December 10, 2020
I have been greatly inspired and gained a lot. Can I please have a completion certificate. I would really appreciate. Thanks
October 10, 2019
Very dull presentation. There was not enough explanation as to how, why and when to use the silicone. There was not enough information on "finishing the projects. I also wanted to know how far ahead you can mix your paint.
October 3, 2019
Rick Cheadle is an amazing teacher, I've already bought 2 of his books even before signing up for this course. His class is very easy to follow, and I will start experimenting what I learned very soon. Thank you!
September 6, 2019
I found this course to be most informative, and just the right level for me as someone who has been thinking about doing this for a while. I would highly recommend the course to anyone thinking about this technique. I cant wait to have a go. Thankyou for making it free.
September 4, 2019
Amazing! I watch a lot of great artists but Rick is my favorite! His talent is wonderful. I love the way he plainly explains things, not a lot of talking which is much better to focus on what he is doing. His visual information is great. Thank you for sharing your talent and all you know with art lovers like me.
September 1, 2019
I enjoyed it for the most part. I wish you would've spoken a little more. I have one question...won't a hair dryer work as well as a heat gun? Also, I tried to join the Facebook group, but the message stated that it was closed ???
August 30, 2019
The course covered the essentials and it was good to be able to watch his experiments. However, the content could be edited to shorten some sections when he was preparing stuff off camera so not much was happening. I speeded up quite a bit of it, pausing when there was more activity.
August 25, 2019
This was very helpful. I am just getting started. Took a 2 hour class and was hooked. Knew I needed more information before I start on my own! Good solid demos, information on mixing. Thanks to Rick Cheadle for his generous offering of all of this information.
August 15, 2019
It is in detail, and very helpful to start as a beginner. Thanks for the session and art insiring videoes.
August 12, 2019
Да, очень полезно. Несмотря на то , что я видела много видео об акриловой технике. Здесь показан курс от нуля до самого последнего этапа заливки. И разные методы заливки. Этот курс помог систематизировать всё, что я знала раньше . Спасибо !
August 9, 2019
Very informative and Rick is an amazing artist. His approach is easy to follow. His course will save me a lot of headaches.



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