2020 saw us starting on many new hobbies like gardening, embroidery and board games, just to name a few.

Yet, many of us are still finding new things to do on this 728-square kilometre piece of land we call home. With travel still off the cards (we know, we’re quite miserable about it too), we’re here to share another hobby you might want to pick up: acrylic pouring.

A therapeutic fluid painting technique, acrylic pouring simply means pouring acrylic paint onto a canvas and distributing its colours by tilting the painting surface. Seems easy enough right? Not exactly.

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Create stunning images like these with acrylic pouring

You can’t just pour out the paint and call it a day — you’ll need to get the right ratio of paint to pouring medium (ranging from a blend of water, Mod Podge, dish soap, PVA Glue, Acrylic Flow Improver), and some instructors advise students use additives like silicone oil in the mix as well.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re planning to attempt this in the comfort of your home, the numerous tools you’ll need to buy, a messy countertop and the risk of your pipes and sinks being stained after paint-washing might make you think twice.

If you’re worried about the mess, fret not. Our island is home to a number of acrylic pour workshops aimed at helping you craft you desired pieces — sans the cleaning. Here, read on for the full list.

(Hero and featured image credit: Z S on Unsplash)

Room to Imagine

The two-hour Acrylic Pour Discovery Workshop at Room to Imagine is one for beginners, and guests here not only get to practice different methods, they’ll also learn the golden ratio of paint to pouring medium for the perfect pour consistency. Here, you’ll find all the materials you need: from plastic cups and mixing sticks to palette knives and canvas panels. The course fee is also inclusive of a complimentary courier delivery after the class for your finished art pieces.

395 Jalan Besar, #04-01, Singapore 209006
Artlette Art Studio

Artlette Art Studio’s acrylic pour workshop will first begin with a lesson on colour theory and colour palettes, designed to coach beginners with the basics of colour matching of their artwork. Besides a canvas, guests have a choice of crafting their one-of-a-kind artwork on a wooden or glass plate, transformig their work into a versatile catch all dish for jewellery and small items.

(Image credit: @artlettecolours via Instagram)

301 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Plaza, #03-18, Singapore 574408
+65 8128 5430
Little Earth Education

Little Earth Education may sound like a locale that’s made just for kids, but unbeknownst to many, the Tampines-based centre has a whole range of art enrichment courses for adults too. Here, guests can learn three different fluid painting techniques: Acrylic Pouring, Resin Art and the Alcohol Ink technique. Other courses like decoupage, weaving and punch needle classes are available here too.

300 Tampines Ave 5 #05-06 Singapore 529653
+65 6970 8058

Hidden in a quiet locale within the East Coast area, MuzArt provides a cosy creative outlet for adults and younger guests alike. Here, all you need to bring is yourself: everything from your art supplies to your canvas will be provided for.

(Image credit: Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash)

406 Joo Chiat Pl, #03-21 The Yards, Singapore 428084
Jocelyn Tan
Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer who's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.