Paint with Expressive Colour

October 21, 2023



In this workshop you will learn to paint colour like the early 20th Century French Fauvists. They were nicknamed the Fauves meaning ‘Wild Beasts’ due to their colourful and wild way of painting. They used pure, brilliant colour aggressively applied sometimes straight from the paint tubes to create a sense of an explosion on the canvas. This is a fun and easy way to learn about using colour in painting and each student will create their own unique landscape painting during the workshop. You will also learn about composition, colour mixing, paint application and how to create energy and light within your painting. Suitable for all levels.

Registration Details

Visit the Vancouver Island School of Art website to register online, or phone 250-380-3500.

Suppy List

- 8 acrylic paint tubes 118ml (Warm blue, cool blue, warm red, cool red, warm yellow, cool yellow, black, white, burnt umber)

- palette for mixing paint (plastic lids are fine) 

- 2 inexpensive flat topped long brushes (1cm + 1.5cm) 

- a mix of different types of brushes, include some fine round brushes (about 5 brushes) 

- prepared stretched canvas about 10 x 12 inches 

- a photograph of a scene around Victoria that includes water.

October 21, 2023
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Vancouver Island School of Art
302-733 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 3C7