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Acrylic Painting: Fauvism- Style of Henri Matisse “Goldfishes” taught By Jana Komaritsa

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December 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm



Absolutely no art experience is required!

Never painted before but recognize the art of Henri Matisse?  Fauvism is the style of the early twentieth-century, emphasizing strong color over realistic representation, strong abstract and decorative components and simplification. Henri Matisse is one of the leaders of this movement.

Jana will introduce you to the materials, show you the basic principles of mixing and applying paints and guide you through the all the stages of creating a painting in the style of Henri Matisse. We will be painting “Gold Fishes”. If you would like to paint another painting, please consult with the instructor up to one week before the class.

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List of materials for acrylic classes 

1. ACRYLIC PAINTS (Amsterdam Acrylics are economical and good)

At least a basic set of: 

White: zinc white or titanium white

Yellow: Primary yellow or Azo yellow medium

Red: Naphthol Red Light or medium

Blue: Prussian blue, or Cobalt, or Phthalo

Green: Permanent Green deep or light

Brown: Raw or burnt umber, or burnt sienna

Black: lamp black


Either acrylic primed cardboard canvas panel or acrylic primed stretched canvas. Size examples:

3. BRUSHES Standard set of brushes

Round (size 4-10), pointed round (size 4-10), detail round (1-2) and Flat or bright or filbert size 8-12 or larger for larger surfaces

4. Palette (either plastic or paper palette (special for painting).

5. Water container

6. Rag or paper towel

7. Easel or drawing board (not necessary, it is possible to paint on the table without easel or board)

8. Pencil and eraser for sketching