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Pat Calabro: Pour with Pat


Date: May 26, 2019 / 12:00-4:00

Location: Studio #29, 940 Tyler St, Benicia, CA 94510

Learn the poured acrylic painting technique including paint recipes, pouring mediums, and additives. Pat will demonstrate different methods of pouring paint to show results. Students will have the opportunity to try each technique and will develop their own individual style.


We will start with small items such as diskettes and move to other substrates. I will also do some demo's on butcher paper. Each student will create their own work and I will provide boxes to take work home. I will have the students work in contained areas, which will keep paint within boundaries.

About the Instructor:

For most of my life, I have differentiated myself with humor and hard work.  I had no idea how important art would become to my life until I retired.  I merged my computer experience and art to obtain a graphic design certificate.

I moved on to a  ‘pour paint’ technique because I love texture.  Pour painting doesn’t use the same tools as traditional painting to create art. Often fluid paints are poured directly onto the chosen substrate and then manipulated by tilting or pushing the paint.

Creating art from an emotional place can be a good thing, but the downside of working without a plan is that I sometimes wind up with too much intensity in my work.  I tone down some areas to make places for the eye to rest.  I am learning that my art is a process and what I create may not be perfect.  I try to accept this and continue to put my work out anyway, knowing that some people will not understand it.  Some see what I see, and that is enough. This feeds my passion to do more.

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