Frida Meets Matisse

Presenter: Krystyna Ciesiolkiewicz – Dip T B Ed (Fine Arts)

  • Date:  Sunday 10 June 2018
  • Time:  10.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Fee: $190

Includes everything:
Large quality stretched canvas
Large selection of Artist Quality Oils & Acrylic Paints (All Colours)
All materials, supplies and equipment
Selection of quality brushes
Complimentary refreshments served throughout

Workshop Location:
Splashout Art Studios, 5 Ravine Street, Marino (just south of Brighton), South Australia

A message from our Presenter:
We remember Matisse for his use of colour, pattern and simplicity.  He travelled extensively to exotic destinations in search of colourful fabric and inspirational ideas, some of which we shall explore.

We remember Frida Kahlo for many similar qualities and methodologies.  She also travelled extensively to exotic locations and revelled in depicting colourful fabrics and inspirational ideas exactly as Matisse did.

In this workshop we will be working with their similarities more than their differences and creating a clashing, yet unique blend of creativity. 

I am looking forward enormously to presenting this Workshop.  After years of extensive study of art history and knowledge of various artists’ works, it has just occurred to me that whilst living on opposite sides of the globe both artists – Henri Matisse (France) & Frida Kahlo (Mexico) – shared so many subjects, styles and simplicity in their work.  Suddenly I felt a brand new Workshop coming on and this is it.” – Krystyna Ciesiolkiewicz


Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of colour. He was leader of the Fauvist movement, but by the 1920s he was increasingly recognised as an upholder of traditional French painting. Matisse used colour as the foundation for expressive and decorative paintings.

Matisse loved pattern, not only the decorative forms shown in his own compositions, but also the reproduction of tapestries, embroideries, silks, awnings within the painting.  He also especially enjoyed and excelled in painting women draped in exotic materials.  See samples of Matisse Artworks on this page.


Frida Kahlo de Rivera (1907 – 1954) was an iconic Mexican artist who painted many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Inspired by the country’s popular culture, she employed a naïve folk art style to explore questions of identity, post colonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society.

Krystyna Ciesiolkiewicz (Dip.T. & B Ed. Fine Arts)

Principal instructor/Program design/Co-founder Splashout

Australian born Krystyna Ciesiolkiewicz has enjoyed 38 years of achievement in Art and Education, including South Australian High Schools, TAFE and Private Enterprise.

Since co-founding ‘Splashout Art Studios’ in 2002, Krystyna has designed and facilitated highly effective courses, programs and workshops for beginners through to experienced Artists.  Krystyna is currently responsible for Splashout course design and developing a Team of Professional Splashout Tutors.  She still personally presents Classes and Speciality Workshops.

In addition to being a Qualified Art Teacher, Krystyna is also a Professional Exhibiting Artist whose works have been shown in South Australia, Interstate and Overseas.  Her Art now hangs in private collections worldwide. .


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Tel: (08) 8296 3859

Please note: a $70 deposit is required with booking to secure your place

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