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VERSION 2.0 is COMING SOON!
AN IMMEDIATE SOLUTION FOR YOUR P.M.T (PAINT & MEDIUM TRAUMA!) WOES...
and if you're thinking of doing a different course ASK the trainer for some of their students'
BEFORE & AFTER pics because the PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING!😉👌
Are You Ready to:
LEARN the SECRETS of consistently SUCCESSFUL paint pouring from a SKILLED PROFESSIONAL, committed to helping you become the BEST fluid artist you can POSSIBLY be, who will take you from BEGINNER to intermediate FAST with MINIMAL fails, without the CONFUSION and OVERWHELM that results from disappearing down the RABBIT-HOLE of binge-watching YouTube tutorials and WITHOUT spending a small fortune on supplies and materials which don't work or bring you less than STELLAR RESULTS? All while getting you a TON of Facebook Groupie LURRVE!
Do You Think You're Coming Down with Something..?
Ninja swipes, Dutch pours, Flip Cups, String pulls, Balloon kisses, Hammer smashes, Ring pours, Bloom technique, Swipes, Reverse Dips and Ribbon pours...the list is EXHAUSTING!
You're not sure what half of them are and are having to consult the oracles of Google or Youtube the moment you close down the Facebook groups for the night - and these are just the techniques...
You then have to contend with - PVA, Pouring Mediums, Floetrol (IS it the same as Owatrol), Flow Aid, Retarder, Latex Extenders, Paint Conditioners, Bindex, GAC 800, String Gel, Silicone Oil, Dimethicone and maybe even KY Jelly?!
And what about the ACTUAL paints - Opaque, Transparents, Semi-transparent, Fluorescent, Metallics, Pearlescent, Colorshift, Iridescents, Chameleon, Mica's, Acrylic Inks, Enamels and possibly bog standard household emulsion?
But did you forget the BRANDS - Golden, Liquitex, Amsterdam, Arteza, DecoArt, X2, Windsor & Newton, Daler Rowney, Royal & Langnickel, Neo Acryl, Pebeo, Matisse and Jo Sonja...
Now I'm no doctor but frankly I suspect a severe case of PMT - Paint and Medium Trauma - symptoms include but are not limited to:
Hand- trembling as you prepare to click BUY NOW for a product you're not 100% sure will work?
Mild panic attacks whenever you see a LOW STOCK alert on your favourite items
A pre-disposition to LURK in numerous Facebook pouring groups
Racing to the door whenever you hear a parcel drop so the rest of the household isn't witness to EXACTLY how much your habit is costing
A slow - but steadily building resentment that a lot of Youtubers are getting spectacular results with products NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE in the UK or EU, which can only be imported at eye-watering expense and that might involve you selling your granny?
Hiding 3/4 full containers of various paints and mediums at the back of shelves, because you don't use them and you can't stand them staring at you accusingly anymore
NEVER chucking those 3/4 full containers of various paints and mediums hidden at the back of shelves, even when they're well past their sell-by date because you MIGHT need them and because YOU know what they cost
Eyeing up the present lay-out of every room in the house to see if you can make any more space to dry stuff
Binge-watching Youtube at all hours of the day and night
Feeling slightly nauseous whenever you have to check your bank balance
Sleepless nights spent obsessing over where your latest pour went "wrong"
Passing off junk "ready meals" as "healthy nutritional food" because you really NEED to have back at it ASAP
Isn't it TIME you Consulted a SPECIALIST..?
If you're a complete beginner or someone who's had less than a year of regular pouring experience, disappearing down the rabbit-hole of YouTube will leave you FRUSTRATED, CONFUSED, OVERWHELMED and OUT-OF-POCKET very quickly! You'll start off believing that pouring is a walk in the park, realise FAST that even the basics are not as easy as they look, BUY a ton of products you don't really need and end up DISAPPOINTED at your own slow progress.
You'll go back to Youtube again & again & again - because you truly believe that if you JUST had "such & such a product" or the right combination of products that "so & so" is raving about - EVERYTHING will fall into place.
We're ALL spending a TON on paints, mediums and materials. I held 2 polls in my FREE TO JOIN Facebook group recently. The most popular category for an average spend on pouring products per month was between £30-£70 (the 2nd largest - by a narrow margin) was a whopping £100+ ....EVERY MONTH!
In the 2nd poll - I asked "how many products remained unopened or hardly used after 6 months". Most respondents said they had between 20-30 UNOPENED products with the next largest group at the 50+ mark. The reason most given for this phenomenon is that in a Youtube frenzy, people are hitting the BUY NOW button and by the time the products arrive they've forgotten how to use them and are already onto the next thing...and the cycle continues...
However, these large spends and unused products are NO SURPRISE because...
YouTube is NOT a source of FREE training videos...but a GREAT source of PRODUCT INFOMMERCIALS...
Some of us - myself included - are probably old enough to remember these. Lengthy TV adverts expounding the virtues of various products & their uses - some of which would go on for 10-15 minutes.
Is this sounding FAMILIAR at all? If not, it SHOULD because while we see very few of these style ads on TV anymore it isn't because they no longer exist - it's because these days they're called YOUTUBE VIDEOS and we're LAPPING THEM UP!
Most people who venture into the minefield of Youtube territory are under the mistaken impression that the video creators are generously providing their knowledge for free...whereas in reality, the vast majority of them are not. These videos are not created with the main intention of helping you become a better pourer - but rather with the intention of SELLING MORE OF THE PRODUCT USED IN THE VIDEO .
Popular Youtubers can "monetise" their channels and videos in a number of different ways:
Receiving FREE products from well-known brands in exchange for a positive review
Receiving MONEY from brands in exchange for a "how-to" educational style video which is actually designed to showcase a particular product
Being "sponsored" by a particular brand to keep a product "front and centre" in a lot of the creators content
Commissions from product sales via affiliate links - promoted during the video
Commissions from advertisers who show ads before and during the video
Directly asking for contributions/donations from viewers and subscribers
Now don't get me wrong - I'm not knocking this - it's an alternative and often lucrative business model (some of my own e-books contain affiliate links) and NOT all Youtubers do this. However, in a category like paint pouring, whose popularity has exploded in the last few years, there are a large proportion of Youtubers who use their channels to primarily generate revenue from affiliate sales and advertising .
We all have to make a living but YOU need to be aware of what you're really watching because more often than not it isn't an unbiased video that someone has uploaded to Youtube out of the goodness of their heart...
Adding to our woes is the fact that all the American/Canadian/Australian pourers are NOT using the same products available to us in the UK and EU. As an example - when they say they've used "FLOETROL" in their pour - this is NOT THE SAME PRODUCT AS THE FLOETROL BRAND we can buy in the UK and EU - the ingredients are totally different - I know because I spent months researching this as part of a major product for a GLOBAL brand! Is it any wonder that we often can't achieve their results despite following their instructions to the letter!
Given all of this information do you still REALLY believe you will get IMPARTIAL UNBIASED and completely SOUND advice from a Youtube "tutorial" especially if you're a UK or EU pourer? So...what's the ANSWER...
The FLUID ART MASTERCLASS Remedy...
Look, while I'm NOT providing a free program - YOU are paying me directly. In effect I am working for YOU!
My SOLE MISSION is to help you become the BEST POURER YOU CAN POSSIBLY BE in THE FASTEST POSSIBLE TIME..because if YOU have a great time LEARNING, feel SUPPORTED and get fantastic VALUE FOR MONEY and TELL OTHERS then FAM gets more members...and everyone wins!
My fluid art tutorials are filmed as a DIRECT RESPONSE to their needs usually no more than 10 days in advance which means I can give them PREMIUM support around the issues they find most challenging. There are sometimes TEARS, TEMPER TANTRUMS and TIARA THROWING (and that's just me!) ...but we are a FAMILY of people who have come together through a mutual love of paint pouring. I UNDERSTAND their frustrations as beginners who want to improve as quickly as possible, without spending a fortune on paint materials and equipment which won't work for them. THEY understand that I expect them to pick themselves up and TRY again when things don't always go as planned...because that's my job! I genuinely CARE about their progress and every week I watch them grow a little more...
So EXPECT ME to tell you the TRUTH..
No amount of paint, products or mediums can save you if you haven't got your techniques NAILED...it's that simple.
The people in your regular Facebook groups WON'T tell you what you need to do so you can see improvement in your pours...FAST
I have NO HIDDEN AGENDA - it's in my BEST INTEREST to ensure you have FUN whilst LEARNING AS MUCH AS YOU CAN so you can EXPERIENCE CONSISTENT SUCCESS - because YOUR success is MY success
You don't need to spend a fortune on a truck-load of expensive products when you first get started IF you know EXACTLY:
WHAT each product IS
HOW it WORKS
WHERE and HOW to use it for the best results
HOW it reacts with other paints & mediums
WHAT issues (if any) you can expect
The best ways to COMBINE it with other products to produce SPECTACULAR results
WHEN another product would serve you BETTER!
WHICH products to AVOID
Honestly...how much TIME and MONEY have you already spent trying to get good at this - when for less than £1.60 per DAY I can show you there IS a better way! Isn't it time you INVESTED in YOURSELF?
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS...what Monthly FAM Membership gets you...
ALL the material currently available including tutorial videos, bonus videos & e-books. Currently there are 25 TUTORIAL VIDEOS, 2 E-books AND your PERSONAL POURING PLANNER waiting for you.
Once a month LIVE COACHING CALL - with Monique & other FAM members. EVERYONE gets loads out of these - you will have access to the LAST MONTH's coaching call replay at the time you join.
PERSONAL FEEDBACK from Monique on up to 2 of your pours per month - ALL my present members tell me that this aspect of the FAM has been an absolute GAME-CHANGER for them. My feedback removes all the guesswork and allows them to focus on EXACTLY what they need to work on to improve their acrylic pouring!
FRESH NEW TUTORIAL VIDEO LESSONS EVERY WEEK (3 times a month) on different techniques, using DIFFERENT PAINTS, MEDIUMS and TOOLS (30 mins each) delivered on Fridays.
BONUS VIDEO's on related topics - e.g VARNISHING, TROUBLESHOOTING and TAKING GOOD QUALITY PHOTOS of your finished pieces.
SPECIAL GUEST VIDEO TUTORIALS: every few months from other fluid artists EXCLUSIVE to FAM
A dedicated LEARNING PLATFORM. Imagine it! No more fast-forwarding through countless Youtube videos or endless scrolling through Facebook comments. Just ALL the content you need, CLEARLY LAID OUT & available on ANY DEVICE with an internet connection at ANY time;) Blissful!
UNBIASED PRODUCT REVIEWS - I spend the money so YOU don't have to keep forking out for stuff which doesn't work!
TIPS, TRICKS, HACKS & INSIDER SECRETS to save you TIME & MONEY you won't find ANYWHERE else!
TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR WORK during LIVE Monthly GROUP COACHING sessions with me via Zoom. We'll take a DEEP DIVE into your personal POURING CHALLENGES - with REPLAYS available to all members (in case you can't make it!)
MEMBER TUTORIAL REQUESTS: This program is INTERACTIVE - YOU get a say in what you want to see
E-BOOKS and PDF's - for you to DOWNLOAD and KEEP
Access to DISCOUNTED LIVE 1:1 online COACHING SESSIONS to TURBO-CHARGE your learning.
Your personal LEARNING PLATFORM with everything clearly laid out in a month-by-month format, which you can access from anywhere (with an internet connection) in your own time -
PRIVATE Facebook Community - strictly for PAID MEMBERS.
A personal PAYMENT MANAGEMENT PORTAL, where you can check monthly payments, download invoices and even CANCEL your membership quickly and easily yourself (although why would you want to?) at ANY TIME
MONTHLY implementation week for CHALLENGES, to catch up on content and finish your paintings.
SELF-PACED - join the FAM at ANY time. We start on a NEW TECHNIQUE and CHALLENGE every month so focus on the lessons for the current month first - and then watch the "older" videos when you have time.
A SOLID FOUNDATION in paint-pouring - partially funded by the ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND. To my knowledge I am presently the only UK fluid artist to have received a grant towards an online paint pouring course?
So what's the INVESTMENT!
Like most things in life - there's an EASY way or a hard way.
It's taken me 5 years of trials, experiments, wasted products, frustration and overcoming challenges to know as much about paint pouring as I do...and for the first 3 years of my adventure I poured at least once EVERY SINGLE DAY...7 days a week. That's nearly 1100 pours!
How LONG would it take you to do that - particularly when you factor in the time searching for information
HOW MUCH MONEY would you spend to do it?
You could go down the same route I did and it will cost you a LOAD of time and a TON of MONEY. You will get frustrated with yourself when the products you're using don't give you the results you want and you'll sift through TRUCK-LOADS of often INCORRECT information to get answers to your questions.
Honestly, WHY would you that when I'm offering you a way to:
get reliable, UNBIASED and ACCURATE information, without wading through a PILE of FACEBOOK COMMENTS or spending HOURS on research
FAST-TRACK a path to CONSISTENTLY GOOD POURS
DRASTICALLY REDUCE your monthly spend on products which don't GIVE YOU THE RESULTS YOU WANT
Entice those other Facebook group members to STOP SCROLLING & START COMMENTING
Gain ANSWERS to your burning pouring questions QUICKLY & EASILY
kick the collection of WASTED PRODUCTS into touch once and for all!
If your average spend on pouring materials is between £70-£100 per month (or edging towards it) - I'm going to be saving you at least £30 a month!!!
For as long as you remain a member you will get:
NEW CONTENT uploaded on a WEEKLY BASIS (3 times a month)
DIRECT ACCESS TO ME whenever you have questions via the LIVE COACHING CALLS and FACEBOOK GROUP. Seriously, it's like having your own private tutor on tap for less than half the price of a vending machine coffee everyday!
ALL THIS...and MUCH MORE...EVERY SINGLE month until YOU cancel!
ACCESSTo your PERSONAL LEARNING ACCOUNT on ANY device with an internet connection - ANYWHERE/ANYTIME
CANCELAt ANY time without penalty (but you will lose access to the learning platform and the FB group)
VIP PASSACCESS ALL AREAS...Payment Management Portal/Learning Platform/Dedicated FB Group
BONUSSPECIAL GUEST TUTORIALS & a FREE GIFT of a PERSONAL POURING PLANNER
as soon as you SIGN-UP!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
SIGN UP & BILLING:
What's the investment? Only £47 billed every month for as long as you wish to remain a member
How do I sign-up? It's easy...just click on ANY of the SIGN UP NOW links on this page. You will be taken to a secure portal to process your payments via Debit or Credit card. If you want to see the entire payment process, you can watch a video explainer here
What happens after I've signed up? You will be AUTOMATICALLY enrolled onto the program AND the learning platform BUT you will need to create a password. You'll get 3 or 4 emails (to comply with GDPR regs). The IMPORTANT one has the subject header "JUST ONE MORE STEP" - click on the button contained in this email and COMPLETE REGISTRATION. The process is simple but if you're not sure there is a video walk-through here
How long do I have to commit? You can cancel without penalty after your first payment but you will lose access to the FB group and the learning platform.
When am I billed? You’re billed each month on the date you subscribed until you cancel your subscription or the membership closes. You need to cancel BEFORE your next billing date to avoid another month's charges if you wish to terminate membership before the program expires.
Do I have to keep signing up every 6 months? NO. Once you sign up, your subscription will continue until you cancel or membership closes. If I decide to keep the program going over the winter you will not need to sign up again - your subscription will remain active automatically.
How do I cancel? You can cancel your monthly membership at any time, via your own payment management area.
What happens if I cancel? You will lose access to everything on the learning platform and will be unable to login and your access to the Facebook group will also cease.
Can I sign back up if I cancel? Yes, you can. However, if you cancel you will pay whatever the monthly rate is for new memberships at the time you re-subscribe.
Will the price go up? The monthly price will stay the same for YOU all the time you remain a member and may only increase if you cancel and re-subscribe.
How long does the program last for? I'm usually very busy with shows & exhibitions between April-Oct. every year. However, given the present lock-down situation, this year is different and for the first time I've had the opportunity to get an online course program launched. It will run for at least 6 months and possibly for much longer than that depending on the level of interest and my other professional commitments. Once membership closes you will still have access to ALL the uploaded content and the Facebook group for at least another month (free of charge) and you will have plenty of notice, however there will be NO new content or live coaching sessions once closure is announced.
Will I be able to get hold of the products used on the program easily? All the products I use are readily available from within the UK and online via Amazon within the UK and EU. Wherever possible I will provide you with links. Outside of the EU, many of the brands can be purchased globally, however, you may NOT be able to get the exact product I am using. That being said if you are located in either USA or Canada - you will definitely be able to source a compatible product - probably much cheaper then we can in the UK?
Can't I just learn from free Youtube videos? Youtube has its place for sure but if you're at beginner or intermediate level - it's like the "wild west". There is a TON of conflicting, confusing and just plain WRONG information on there, especially when you factor in the DIFFERENCE in products between various countries. It won't take long for you to be suffering overwhelm and frustration. Factor in a heap of wasted time and money on techniques which just don't work or produce disappointing results and before you know it you'll be convinced you'll never be able to get the hang of it. I've been pouring professionally for 5 years, my large scale pieces sell for a lot of money and I've been a qualified educator for over 15+ years. All of that puts me in a unique position. Membership is going to allow you access to at LEAST 3 NEW step-by-step video demonstrations EVERY month, BONUS videos, a heap of additional learning materials AND access to me during the LIVE coaching and within the Facebook group. There will be NO fails, because every time you pour a piece you're not happy with, you'll get an opportunity to discuss with me and your peers exactly WHY it went wrong and what you need to do in order to prevent the same thing happening again. NO Youtube video which is going to be able to do ALL of that for you? Provided you fully participate in everything I'm making available to you - you'll learn quicker than you ever thought possible!
I've never done any paint pouring before, is membership suitable for me? YES! Complete beginners up to intermediate level are catered for in the program.
How does membership of the online program compare to private pouring lessons with you? Although I've had 2 students fly in from other countries to attend classes with me, I appreciate that geographically for some of you that isn't possible - and certainly not at the moment given the present global crisis. My personal lessons have a waiting list of around 6-8 weeks at any given time and will be increasing in price to £350 for a 6 hr session once we are back to normal. My intention is to offer 1:1 personal ONLINE sessions in the near future but in the meantime, the membership program is absolutely the next best thing. I believe in offering exceptional value for money to my community and this program will be no exception.
ABOUT THE VIDEOS:
How long are the videos? They will vary but approximately 30 minutes each for the 3 main tutorial videos a month and between 15-30 mins. for bonus videos.
What are the videos about? Every video highlights an aspect of a specific technique and will demo that technique. There are also BONUS videos intended to expand your knowledge and paint pouring skills.
Can I make special requests for videos? Absolutely! This is a community and I want to hear from you. However, the videos are filmed in advance, so it may take a while to honour requests.
How often are videos published? 3 times a month on Fridays. The weeks when a video isn't published is your opportunity to implement your learning and the group challenges (should you choose to do these - but I hope you will!) The last week of the month is also LIVE coaching call time.
What about the quality of the videos? The videos are filmed in either natural daylight or under professional lighting with a high-resolution HD camera and a professional mic for best sound quality. They are then edited with software to refine. Wherever possible I will also be filming some videos directly overhead.
ACCESS TO THE LEARNING PLATFORM:
What happens after I subscribe? You will AUTOMATICALLY be enrolled onto the program. You will receive an exclusive link to the learning platform where you will create a password and complete registration WITH THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS you used to pay for your membership. You will then have instant access to all the videos and other any learning material available at that time in your members account. I will send you an email confirming your subscription AND with details of how to access your account, in case you are experiencing any difficulties. If you want more info on this you can watch the videos here
The same email will also contain a link to the Facebook Group. You’ll be added once you request to join and your subscription is confirmed. Any registration or login issues can be raised directly with me and my team here.
Are the videos downloadable? No. This is a subscription, similar to Netflix, so you are not purchasing the videos for download. However, you CAN download the e-books and other printable material which are yours to keep.
How long will I have access to the videos? As long as you’re a member of FLUID ART MASTERCLASS you’ll have access to ALL the videos. and ALL the learning materials via ANY internet-connected device at anytime and anywhere.
Can I share the videos with friends? No. Only paid members have access to the content.
FLUID ART MASTERCLASS PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP:
To get the full benefits of membership you really need to be in the private Facebook group. You can comment or ask questions directly under each post, share your work and ask for feedback, watch the live coaching replays from there (which will also be uploaded to your learning platform) and join in the challenges.
Feedback and Critiques in the group: This is a private online community that only the members can see so you can upload images of your own paintings to share with your peers without concern that the public can view them.
The LIVE Q&A: can be accessed online via Zoom, are streamed into the Facebook group wherever possible and the replays will be available on your learning platform.
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