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AHS Art Class Paints a New Kind of Picture

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The High School Painting class started the year by learning the technique of paint pouring to create a painting. 

With this technique paint is mixed with a painting medium, either Flotrol or Liquitex Pouring Medium to increase the fluidity of the paint.  Silicone is added to the paint mixture, this causes the paint to separate into bubbles or cells. There are several different ways to apply the paint mixture to the canvas, the students chose to use the flip cup method.  In this method all colors are added to a cup or bucket; then the canvas, if it is small, is placed on top of the cup and the whole thing if flipped.  The canvas is then tilted so the paint runs and swirls.  Before the paint dries the students use a small butane torch to cause the cells of different colored paint to come to the surface. 

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The High School Library is displaying smaller examples of pouring paint and a larger painting is displayed in the hallway going to the Art room.