Art Workshops

Art Workshops and speciality courses with Liana Vargas are offered for beginners to experienced painters from Duthy Street Art Studio and Atelier Crafers

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  • Duthy Street Art Supplies 6 Duthy Street Unley, SA, 5061 Australia (map)

Henri Matisse, 1869–1954

Fee:*     $180, Includes large stretched canvas and refreshments. Suitable for Beginners through to professional painters.

The remarkable French artist Henri Matisse was a revered artist highly respected for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship.

Above are images of the paintings created during the August 13th 2017 workshop

He was a draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor and a painter. Matisse was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century whose stylistic innovations fundamentally altered the course of modern art.

Matisse is known and celebrated for his use of colour and design - many of which were influenced by Japanese culture and exotic textiles.  

Many paintings by Matisse were an ecstatic celebration of domestic life, and it is that which we will explore in this workshop.

Participants will be asked to bring a reference image of a room or a indoor environment that gives them pleasure, peace or contentment - or a space that invigorates and excites them.  Those attending the workshop are also asked think about patterns, decorative materials and designs to incorporate into their painting and bring them to the workshop.

What to bring on the day;

  • If you are a beginner the girls at Duthy Street Art Supplies can set you up with a beginners painting kit.
  • Experienced paintings you will need your paints either oil or acrylic is fine
  • Oil painters you will need a tube of acrylic paint - 1 colour (a ground cover)
  • Brushes small, large, hard, soft, rounded and square
  • Rags and paper towel
  • Containers jars or small tins for your mediums, solvent (odourless) and water
  • Baby wipes to keep (optional)
  • Plastic bag (for your used paper towels and rags)

Don't forget your LUNCH - Duthy Street have tea and coffee and cookies for you.


To book a deposit of $50 is required with the full amount to be paid prior to the workshop.

How to Book and Pay

  • Contact Liana Vargas: or phone 0408136466
  • Payment can be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT)

  • Commonwealth Bank, ACCOUNT NAME: Liana Vargas, BSB: 065 034, ACCOUNT # 10183713 

  • IMPORTANT:  When paying electronically – please advise when transfer complete

    *Please note fee's and deposits are non refundable and not transferrable

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Earlier Event: July 16
Vincent Van Gogh
Later Event: August 27
Klimt - Gold