Mastering Fluid Acrylic: Foundation Techniques

Master the fundamentals and find your unique voice in this artistic medium.

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Fluid acrylic painting is both an art and a science

Yes, expressing yourself through the randomness of paint flowing across a canvas is fun! But if you're looking for more predictable results, there are some principles you need to understand to master this art form.

Learning the principles will help you get cells without adding silicone oil,
keep your colors vibrant and not muddy
and avoid cracks as your piece dries.

That's why I made this course. I want to share with you what I've learned while studying acrylic pouring for the last several years so you can stop feeling frustrated and build your pouring skills from a strong foundation that work in any pour painting.

This class helps you know what to expect before you flip the cup, and you can use these techniques to tweak and build your own unique style.

You'll go from creating random, uncontrolled pours, to predictably beautiful art. And if you don't learn to make more predictably beautiful pours, I'll give you your money back, no questions asked for the first 30 days.

Who should take this course?

This course is perfect for:

  • Artists who are brand new to Acrylic Pouring and want to build from a strong foundation
  • Artists who make beautiful pours every once in a while, but don't know why it worked
  • Current fluid artists who want to make professional-level art they can be confident selling
  • Those who've ever asked, "Which color should I put oil in?," or "Why did my blue overpower all the other colors in my painting?," or "Why did my colors mix together and turn to mud?"
  • Those who want a deeper understanding of paints and mediums
  • Those who have fun pouring, but want to take it to the next level

"I was already an established gallery-represented artist. While I was already making beautiful artwork what I wanted to learn was how to be more consistent in my approach to it. I luckily ran across Briana AKA "Indigoimpressions" Instagram and began to watch her videos and read her tips. What I saw in her was a "recipe", a process which was consistent across the board...She clearly outlines the process of fluid art and executes it at a pace that anyone can understand. What I gained was a better understanding on the science behind fluid art...which was exactly what I needed when I wanted do pour for a more specific result. The lesson I learned was invaluable to me because I had an additional tool to keep creating beautiful artwork."

- Brenden M. Spivey, Artist, MetalWorksStudios

"When I discovered fluid art I was so in love with the art form but at the same time I was completely clueless how I should begin with it as you get multiple formulas and techniques on the internet...and that very moment when I was about to give up, I ended up at her account on Instagram and it changed everything. I took her online class and found answers to all my doubts and queries...where everyone claims of knowing this art she owns it. She has explained every bit of it and I believe she is the right one to learn from! It's worth every penny, just awesome."

- Amy Mehta, Fluid Artist

"This affordable online course allowed me to learn an in-depth, yet concise, way to make fluid art paintings. After the course I tried her process and had immediate success creating cells!"

- Sarah G. Weaver, High School Art Teacher


What you will learn in this course

This course features 11 information-packed modules and 3 sample projects. By the end of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of:

  • Why understanding paint and medium properties is essential to creating beautiful work
  • What supplies you need to get started in pouring
  • How to mix paints to create the exact colors you want in your pour
  • How to choose which colors show up in cells, and which colors are dominant
  • How to make professional level paintings that last and you can feel confident selling
  • The difference between professional and craft level paints and when to use each
  • How to use opacity, sheen, viscosity, and tinting strength to choose your colors in a painting
  • Why cells are dependent on one paint property
  • When, why, and how to use Gesso
  • Which colors you should add oil to to create more cells
  • How to use the planning stage to fix 90% of the problems you have
  • What causes cracking and crazing and simple tips to fix it
  • What is lightfastness and how to use it to decide what paints to use
  • Three different painting techniques: flip cup, tree ring, and cookie cutter

Paintings you can make with these techniques

Your Instructor

Briana Coleman
Briana Coleman

As a professional artist with corporate training experience, Briana marries her two loves of painting and teaching into this online course. She is best known for her fluid acrylic abstract paintings, which feature bold color palettes, clean lines, and as much of an emphasis on the canvas edges as the painting itself.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Rewind and re-watch as many times as you want!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What materials will I need to purchase?
Module 2 includes a detailed .PDF document of all of the mandatory and optional materials for this course, as well as a detailed description of why each is necessary. You do not need to purchase the same brands.