COURSE SYLLABUS

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Below you find the complete syllabus for the online course "How to paint Fluid Art". Each module contains theoretical sections and video demonstrations by Emma Lindstrom.

SET UP YOUR SPACE

Your working space is the place you spend the most time. You want a positive atmosphere where you can allow the creativity to flow and just be in the moment. At the same time, it must be prepared and planned properly to give you the best possible conditions.

1.1       A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT

1.2      LIGHT SETTINGS

1.3      PREPARATIONS

1.4      SAFETY TIPS

EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS

With the right tools and equipment, you get the most from the painting process. There are different tools based on what elements of the painting you are working with and what you want to achieve. Find out about the possibilities and learn how to take advantage of it in an appropriate way.

2.1       BRUSHES, PENS AND MARKERS

2.2      AIR COMPRESSOR

2.3      PAINTING SUBSTRATES

MIX COLORS AND MEDIUMS

Color mixtures and the use of different mediums are crucial for the process as well as the result. With the right understanding of color, you can find just the right tunes and combinations to make your expression harmonious. With mixing mediums, you can achieve the perfect texture and density.

3.1       UNDERSTANDING COLOR

3.2      PAINT AND MEDIUMS

3.3      HOW TO MIX IT

MAKE IT FLOW

Letting the paint flow over the surface is the core of the process and what makes the genre unique. With the right timing, movements and technique there are no limits to what is possible. Learn how to adjust cells, work “wet-in-wet” and build layers.

4.1       DIFFERENT POURS

4.2      THE CELLS

4.3      DRYING PROCESS

DOING THE DETAILS

The details and aftermath can be the difference between "good" and "amazing". Through different techniques you can build compositions and highlight complex aspects of the artwork.

5.1       FINDING COMPOSITION

5.2      LINES

5.3      SPRAYS AND SPONGES

5.4      DRIPS AND DOTS

FINISH IT UP

The final part of the process is to decide if, and which, finish to apply. There are different possibilities depending on if you are looking for a faded or shiny expression, different products can also consolidate the artwork and make it extra resistant.

6.1       VARNISH

6.2      RESIN