Not everyone can paint giftedly. However, the beautiful thing about art, no matter the medium, is that you don’t need to be good at it to enjoy it.
One of the most colourful trends that has swept across the internet in recent years is acrylic paint pouring. It’s all the fun of colour, smooth textures and gorgeous creations, without the traditional skills associated with painting.
Acrylic paint pouring is a way of creating art using fluid acrylic paint mixtures that are poured in different ways to create different looks. The art of pouring can go on a lot of surfaces – from canvases to wood and even sneakers (if you really know what you’re doing). It makes for beautiful and vibrant home decor that can make any minimalist room pop, and any maximalist room thrive.
If you’ve seen the trend on social media and have many of this art genre’s videos saved because of how satisfying they are, how about stepping out of your screen and into a world where you can create them too?
@chloemooart New double pour set #pourart#pour#art#acrylicpour#acrylic#painting#neutral#canvas#artist#trending#fyp#foryoupage ♬ Smile – Lily Allen
If your fancy has been tickled before, and perhaps now again, there’s good news for your budding or established creativity if you’re in Cape Town and are looking for an art adventure to accompany your winter blues.
The Paint Pouring People are offering creatives a little magic in exchange for a few laughs and wow moments.
You’ll create your own work through the acrylic paint pouring process and maybe fall in love with colour-play while you’re at it. Your work is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind, quite simply because no two paint reactions formulate the same results. So, you don’t think you’re an artist? Think again after you try this art thrill out.
Grab an apron, choose your supplies and get ready to be whisked into a world of colour for a while.
- Where: The Watershed
- When: Next event – 30 July
- Cost: From R340
- Where: Young At Art
- When: Next event – 23 July
- Cost: From R340
Note: The events are not for artists under the age of 11.
Head on over to @thepaintpouringpeople for the full picture of all their messy and fabulous occasions.