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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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Pink Pigment Passion - Abstract Painting

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

Pink Pigment Passion - Abstract Painting

2nd in my Abstract Painting Workshop Series

Discover all the possibilities of creating a purely abstract painting ‘mostly’ in Pink Pigments.

4 hour workshop in Acrylic or Oil Paint. Ideal for experimentation

Tuition Fee: $130* (Canvases are not included in the fee.)

*$10 (per workshop) discount applies when booking and pre paying into more than one workshop at the same time.

Pink Colour Theory:

Brighter pinks are youthful, fun, and exciting, while vibrant pinks have the same high energy as red; they are sensual and passionate without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance and the blush of a young woman’s cheeks. It’s not surprising that when giving or receiving flowers, pink blossoms are a favorite.

Pink is the colour of happiness and is sometimes seen as lighthearted. For women who are often overworked and overburdened, an attraction to pink may speak of a desire for the more carefree days of childhood.


  • Bright pinks, like the colour red, stimulate energy and can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse rate.

  • They also encourage action and confidence.

  • Pink has been used in prison holding cells to effectively reduce erratic behavior.

The Workshop:  In this one-day workshop participants will be shown techniques and skills in how to paint contemporary abstract ‘Pink paintings’.  It is an extremely 'meditative' process where encouragement is given to experiment with different applications of paint using not just paint brushes but fingers, palms, palette knives, cloth and rags ect in multiple ways... including spray bottles. Painters will be shown examples of achieving alternative surfaces in their painting and given a chance to try adding thickening and moulding products to give varied textures to your abstract painting.

Duthy Street Art Supplies will be open on the day for you to shop to your hearts content if you wish.  

What to bring on the day; Acrylic Paint is recommended for this workshop

  • If you re a beginner the girls at Duthy Street Art Supplies can set you up with a beginners acrylic or oil painting kit.

  • Moulding paste for building up sculptural thicker areas (optional)

  • Palette knifes and rags

  • Flat Painting Palette

  • Oil painters you will to start your first layers with acrylic paint

  • Oil painters, odourless solvent and mediums are a must in studio

  • LARGE Brushes and some average sized brushes

  • Rags and paper towels

  • Spray Bottle

  • Largish containers to put your paint in and for your brush water

  • Paper Towels, Baby wipes

  • Plastic bag (for your used paper towels and rags)


Earlier Event: September 14
Frida Kahlo, high-brow portrait painting
Later Event: September 20
Roman Holiday Painting Party