‘Margaret Olley’ as depicted by Sydney Artist, Ben Quilty (Winner, Archibald Portrait Prize, 2011)

In the Style of – Margaret Olley

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

  • Date:  Sunday 4 March 2018
  • Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Fee: $ 190
  • Location: Splashout Art Studios, 5 Ravine Street, Marino, SA.
  • Includes: 30″ x 40″ (76cm x 101cm) stretched canvas and all materials, including oils & acrylic paints. Complimentary refreshments are served throughout.

A message from the Presenter:

“Our featured artist for this Workshop, Margaret Olley was one of Australia’s most loved and celebrated women artists of the 20th Century. Margaret Olley died with paint on her hands, a testament to her love of painting.

In this Workshop navigate your brush through the colour, vibrance and sensuousness of a Margaret Olley inspired painting. This Workshop celebrates a woman of maturity, depth, colour and a lover of still life.”

Participant Feedback:

Wonderful workshop.  I feel I’ve moved up another step in my art practice.  Great to be inspired by Margaret Olley, and Krysia.‘ Maureen Finck, 2017
A relaxing day with an excellent outcome by all.’ Anne Woolford, 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed being so far out of my comfort zone that I want to do it again!  Book me in for the next one, please.’ Kay Calder, 2017
‘A great workshop with much learnt.’ Helen Blake, 2017


Margaret Olley was a much loved, highly prolific and genuinely admired Australian Artist who lived and painted in Paddington Sydney.  She was regarded as an eccentric type of gal, with heaps of strength and character, as well as actually being quite a ‘character’ in her public personality!

She created large and incredibly ‘busy’ art pieces exceptionally well.  She was the Artist’s Artist, who was often heard scathingly describing other Artists’ paintings that she disapproved of, as having “no-one home” in them!

She would constantly arrange a variety of item together from all around her highly cluttered studio and set about re-creating them into a magnificent still life set up, with her signature style of vibrancy and a fiesta of colour!

Pictured below:  a mix of Margaret Olley’s still life paintings with the grand dame herself painting in her Paddington Studio surrounded by her iconic clutter.



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, Private enterprise and the community sector.

2002 Krystyna co-founded the popular boutique Art School ‘Splashout Art Studios’.

At Splashout, Krystyna designs excellent courses, programs and workshops for beginners right through to experienced exhibiting artists. As well as being responsible for all course design and building a team of Splashout Tutors, she still personally presents classes and Special Workshops such as this at the Marion Studio.

In addition to being an Art Teacher, Krystyna is also a professional exhibiting artist who has held several solo exhibitions throughout South Australia and interstate. Her work now hangs in private collections worldwide.


Important: Please check availability before enrolling/paying.
Tel: (08) 8296 3859
Email: art@splashout.net.au

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

Payment options:

Paypal – you will be redirected to the Paypal website
Credit card – call the Studio Office on 08 8296 3859
Internet electronic funds transfer – BSB: 735621 | Account number: 545035 | Account Name: Splashout Studios

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Did you know Splashout has its own modern, self-contained and fully equipped nearby Studio Apartment over the road?
Enjoy a ‘Weekend Workshop Getaway Package’ for a small additional fee.

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