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Workshops on the Waterfront: Fluid Art with Guido Zanni

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy a free workshop or live demo with a Torpedo Factory Art Center artist at the Waterfront entrance of the Art Center. There will be a different project every third Saturday of the month from April – September, 1 – 3pm.

June’s Workshop: Fluid Art with Guido Zanni (Studio 344)

Fluid Art (a.k.a., pouring acrylics) originated in the 1930s; it’s both a style and technique of painting. Acrylics are mixed with a thinning medium and poured onto a canvas. The flowing paint is then manipulated into the desired design.  Brushes are rarely used; paint is manipulated with forced air, heat guns, chains, strings, and other non-traditional methods. Fluid art is not a random process; outcome is guided by an understanding of the physics and chemistry of paints including paint density, viscosity, reflective properties, pigmentation, and texture. Several fluid art techniques will be demonstrated along with an explanation of each technique.

Guido classifies himself as an abstract fluid artist. His training consists of college courses and numerous art workshops. To a large extent, he is a self-taught artist, developing his own techniques and style, working mostly with acrylic paints. He has exhibited in numerous shows and galleries, and maintains a studio at Torpedo Factory Art Center (Studio 344).


June 18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Torpedo Factory Art Center

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