Fluid Art Workshop: Dutch Pouring

Lose yourself in the mesmerising process of fluid art making

2 hours 15 mins Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 6 to 10

label $88 (or 4 payments of $22 Afterpay)

Let your inner creative take the wheel at this fun fluid art workshop in Melbourne with Live For Art and create a unique masterpiece you can proudly hang on your wall!

In this fluid art workshop, you will be using a technique called the 'Dutch Pour' or 'Air Swipe' where you pour from a cup and use a hairdryer to move the paint around the canvas to create stunning cells, blooms and effects.

This class will cover:

  • How to prepare your canvas
  • How to mix paints and paint mediums suitable for this technique
  • Which recipes are good for this technique and what difference this makes.
  • How to choose colours and layer your paints on the canvas.
  • How to create beautiful cells and lacing in your art

After some paint play and practice on a small canvas, you will create your masterpiece on a 12 x 12 inch (30 x 30cm) or 12 x 16 inch (30 x 40cm) gallery-wrapped canvas or similar that you can collect after three days drying time (or arrange to have sent to you).

If you're looking for relaxing things to do in Melbourne, why not join this fluid art workshop and unwind with like-minded creatives as you learn new skills.

Please note:
  • You will use non-toxic acrylic paint.
  • The maximum class size is 10 students (generally they are 8).
  • Do not attend the class if you have or are a close primary contact of anyone with COVID-19, or if you are experiencing fever, chills or sweat, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, a runny nose or have a loss of taste or smell (a full refund will be provided if you are unwell).

Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly class.
What you'll get
  • Guidance from an expert
  • All materials provided
  • Light refreshments (tea, coffee) provided
  • Your own masterpiece to pick up after 3 days drying time.
What to bring
  • Make sure to wear old clothes as it can get messy
  • BYO drinks and nibbles (glasses and plates are provided).
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her or gift for mum.

Live For Art is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Additional precautions taken: We sanitise all equipment between classes.


Live For Art - 420 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC

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Live For Art
Live For Art

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Come and join the fluid art revolution with artist Julie Langdon at one of our FLUID ART workshops in our Richmond Studio. Julie explores a range of different acrylic pouring / fluid art techniques. Or join an ACRYLIC PAINTING or DRAWING workshop with a skilled artist, or CHILDREN'S class with a caring team. All classes are about having fun and being creative.

Join a class and you will be introduced to the wonder of fluid art where you can literally ‘go with the flow’ and let your imagination soar and create beautiful vivid pieces of artwork with astonishing designs of swirling gradients. Create original abstract art that you will wow your family and friends and you will be proud to put on your wall.

Julie is a passionate fluid artist who has been exploring this art form for more than 7 years after a lifetime of art, crafts and all things creative. Julie believes that art can enrich and transform our lives, and loves helping people find and express their creativity.

Julie is the Director of Live For Art, an art studio in Richmond Vic. Julie has managed community organisations for many years, has a Masters degree in Social Work and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.

Setareh Hosseini is now leading acrylic painting and other art forms at the Live For Art Studio. We are offering acrylic painting courses that paint a different style each week and plan to offer abstract classes and more.

Setareh is a visual artist who has exhibited internationally. As a child she was touched by her mothers art classes in a family where music and painting formed the atmosphere in the home. She has extensive experience teaching adults and children to be creative through a range of art forms and loves helping people be creative. Setareh completed a Masters of Illustration in 2005 at the Faculty of Art and Architecture, Tehran, Iran. She also has a BA in graphic design and an MA in illustration.

CHILDREN'S classes are held in the school holiday's and at other time, offering a range of art and craft activities, including paper mache sculture, book making, acrylic painting, fluid art, collage and more.

All tutors have a Working with Children's Check and experience working with children. You can be at ease knowing your child/ren are in caring, professional and qualified hands.

FOR ALL CLASSES … you need NO painting experience. Classes are suitable for the novice as well as hobbyists and artists looking to develop skills in specific new techniques. Everyone is welcome and included. Bring your friends or come along and make new ones.

At Live For Art, ‘creating art for life’ isn’t just a slogan – expressing our creativity brings pleasure, fulfillment, builds self-esteem, and literally colours our day. Let us help you create ‘art for life’

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Mark Koffman Jul 2022

Teacher was great and really made it a very enjoyable interesting experience trying fluid painting for the first time.
Worth every cent !
Thank you

Renate Wolf Jun 2022

A fabulous experience with a wonderful teacher who managed the class beautifully. She was able to provide individual attention to all throughout the process. Everything to create your personalised piece was supplied.
Fun to do as an individual or with friends.

Margaret Koseyazicioglu Jun 2022

Really enjoyed the class with Julie. Learnt a lot and felt it was good value for money. I would do another class with her and location had plenty of parking. I recommend this class to anyone.

Regina Puskaric Jun 2022

The teacher Julie was lovely, helpful and knowledgeable. She mixed up a special colour for me, even though there were many colours to choose from, already pre-mixed and ready for use.
Julie explained the techniques and how to mix the different mediums in detail and when we were ready to pour our chosen colours onto the canvas, she went around to everyone, ready to help. It was a class of 8 people, so Julie could easily spend some one-on-one time with everyone.
The venue was small but we had plenty of room to work. The room was filled with colours and artwork, which you could draw your inspiration from.
There were plenty of materials to go around, even aprons and gloves were provided to protect clothing and hands. It was great value for money as you learn about the douch pouring technique and the materials needed and you also walk away with 2 canvases of your own artwork.
I highly recommend this class, if you're looking for a creative outlet. You don't need to be skilled or artistic, you can just let go, simply enjoy the process, get a little messy and admire your creation at the end.

Fluid Art workshop review by Regina Puskaric Sydney

Bianca Rossetti Jun 2022

Teacher was knowledgeable and tried to help us all individually. Took their time to make sure we understood the process and corrected our mistakes when made

Fluid Art workshop review by Bianca Rossetti

Bianca Jenkins Jun 2022

Teacher was great snd learnt a lot. Looking forward to my next class as there are a variety of techniques to learn.

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Alessandra Bailey Jun 2022

Julie was fantastic. Really clear instructions and very helpful as we were working on our pieces.
Looking forward to more classes with her again. Highly recommend.

Fluid Art Workshop: Dutch Pouring review by Alessandra Bailey Sydney

Arinna Somwong May 2022

It was a fun and informative class! Julie was a great teacher as she’s friendly and very helpful in teaching us creating our piece of arts throughout the class. I enjoyed this class very much. Highly recommended!

Belinda Wells May 2022

Julie is a great teacher, who guided & helped us create 2 pieces of art. The class is held at her shop, surrounded by her inspiring work. All materials were supplied, & it was great value for money. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening, & look forward to participating in more of her classes.

Fluid Art Workshop: Dutch Pouring review by Belinda Wells Sydney

Carmen Sacco May 2022

Very informative, great knowledge and inspiring. I will certainly continue to explore this technique.
Thank you for the experience.

Fluid Art workshop review by Carmen Sacco

Samantha Ward May 2022

Fluid workshop with Julie was fantastic. Julie was very friendly and approachable, she gave clear instruction and guidance. Small class size was a plus. All supplies were provided with a huge range of colours to choose from. Highly recommend. I will attending more of Julie’s classes in future.

Julieanne Matheson May 2022

We did the Dutch poring with Julie Langdon.
I bought this for my 15 yo daughter as a birthday present. She LOVED the experience and learnt some new techniques to creating different artworks.
Julie was very experienced and helpful.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Fluid Art workshop review by Julieanne Matheson Sydney

Teresa Thomas May 2022

Julie was very knowledgeable and patient. Materials provided were fantastic. Really enjoyed the class. Thankyou!

Rupa Manjee May 2022

The teachers were friendly and Very helpful . Lots of information was given on the paints colours etc . Overall it was a fun class and well worth the money .

Chris Halsey May 2022

Fun class. I came with my husband & he enjoyed it too. The teachers were both great - friendly, helpful & skilled. All materials provided meant it was good value for money.
Thanks for a fun night

Rebekah Breukers May 2022

Amazing experience learnt about all types of mediums, consistency of paints, use of a colour and what shades/tones go well together, techniques that can be used. Thoroughly enjoyed my evening, well worth the money!

Fluid Art workshop review by Rebekah Breukers Sydney

Marisa Santucci May 2022

Class was great. Teachers were wonderful, and knowledgeable.
All questions answered.
Great learning experience and lots of fun.

Fluid Art Workshop: Dutch Pouring review by Marisa Santucci

Linda Dohnt Apr 2022

A fabulous workshop to learn a new skill and have a go at something new. Well structured and lots of support with an abundance of materials in a friendly atmosphere. Loved it.

Fluid Art Workshop: Dutch Pouring review by Linda Dohnt

Cally Matthews Apr 2022

A really great introduction into the Dutch pouring technique. We got to do two paintings - first one was a try-out to get used to the technique, the second was the real McCoy. Good, clear instruction. I will return for more!

Linda Bennett Mar 2022

Great range of materials, teacher is very helpful and friendly. The class was good value for money. I will do another one soon.

Kerri Ledingham Mar 2022

Fantastic knowledgeable teacher, great value for money. The time just flew - I really enjoyed myself.

Santhi Murugayah Feb 2022

The class was good. Had a wonderful night. Ms Julie very helpful and explained clearly how to do it . She also told us how to buy the materials

Holly Summerscales Feb 2022

So much fun
Great, clear instructions, helpful tips and techniques, amazing choice of colours, and an entirely original piece of artwork at the end. Would definitely recommend this and any other classes run by Julie.

Claire Alexander Feb 2022

I really enjoyed this class. Julie is a fabulous teacher, explained everything really well. I'm impressed with the artwork I produced, didn't think I had an artistic bone in my body.
Highly recommend this class.

Fluid Art Workshop: Dutch Pouring review by Claire Alexander

Gael Traa Jan 2022

Small class. Access to wide range of colours. Supported introduction to acrylic pouring. Great opportunity for exploring different techniques and watching fellow class mate outcomes.

Sally Dean Jan 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Enjoyed the class, we made two canvases and it was interesting to see all the options people chose. Highly recommend

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