In the Style of – Henri Matisse (France)

Presenter: Krystyna Ciesiolkiewicz

Date:  Sunday 25 March 2018
Time:  10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Fee: $190

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

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 and pattern, original and fluid draughtsmanship and subject matter.  He was a master of simplicity and worked endlessly to make it all seem so easy.  He travelled extensively to exotic destinations in search of colourful fabric and inspirational ideas, some of which we shall explore.

In this workshop we will be focusing on his use of colour, fabric patterning and his love of the draped female form.  We will start with a well researched slideshow of his life and Artworks, plus I will share with you some Art History with ‘The Matisse Story’.

I’m always delighted to present this workshop.  I have personally taken Splashout Groups to the home of Henri Matisse on the French Riviera and on Private Guided Tours of The ‘Matisse’ Gallery in Nice.   I know you will find the Matisse Story, plus learning how to develop his unique painting style, rich and informative.” – 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, the bright clutter of over-furnished rooms, within the painting.  He also especially enjoyed and excelled in painting women draped in exotic materials.  See samples of Matisse Artworks below.

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. .

Pictured above:  some results from previous workshop participants


Important: Please check availability before enrolling/paying.
Tel: (08) 8296 3859

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

Payment options:

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