FLORAL Painting Workshop
Nothing is as versatile than a still life AND a vase of flowers gives us lots of opportunities to explore colour and beauty. Read More and enjoy lots of pictures
ITS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS YOU MIGHT THINK
Van Gough, Margaret Ollie and Matisse responded to the beauty of a vase of flowers in their own unique way and you will too! Working from carefully composed still life studies, we demystify some of the old masters and work in a broad colour palette of acrylic paints and a variety of tools so you will feel confident to respond in your own unique way.
ENJOY THE JOURNEY.......
Located in a working artist’s studio nestled on the bushy fringes of Melbourne, join a limited group of 6 and over 3 glorious days, fill your inner tank with local produce, great company and freedom to express yourself artistically while you work on a BIG beautiful take-home HERO painting that will become the heartbeat of the room where it will proudly hang.
You're in safe hands.....
Formally trained in painting, printmaking, training and workplace chaplaincy, Shani Alexander believes colour revives the spirit! Rather than teach you ‘how to paint’ Shani weaves her unique skill set into the design of her workshops to offer you a painting experience that has you get a whole lot more than you expected than just your beautiful HERO painting. You will be fully immersed in colour, food, music and company and will enjoy the freedom to loosen up, soak up the energy of a working artist's studio, embrace colour and also get to know what ignites your artistic soul.
A Deeply Present and Intuitive Teacher
Shani is a gentle, deeply present and intuitive teacher whose workshops are known for the expansion her participants experience. "not in a religious sense but rather in a 'listen to your divine guidance and set your spirit free' sense", Robyn 2015. Shani nurtures her students through into creative expression and they are set free to feel fully alive. "all my senses came alive with the plunge into colour, movement and it fed my soul and body", Sue 2016. Shani utilizes all her professional skills to tailor the workshop uniquely to your needs so that you get much more on many unexpected levels than just the BIG beautiful HERO painting you take home. "Shani will push you , coach you, guide you, instruct you, cry with you, laugh with you, prescribe intuitive homework for you, feed you, nurture you, nourish you, paint with you and celebrate with you....Heaven!...and cheaper than therapy. I got a level of myself I didn't even know was calling" Tish
PAY by installments to make it easy!
PAY by installments to make it easy! Fri, Sat & Sun 9:00 am to 5-6:00 pm each day 2017 JUL: 28-30 OCT: 27-29 NOV: 24-26
- How to paint a big bold HERO painting that will will generate the heart beat of your home
- How to get around a big canvas and make your colours pop
- How to loosen up and respond to the colours and shapes
- All food including morning tea, home cooked local produce lunch & wine and cheese to finish!
- Freedom to express yourself
- Hang out with a select group of like minded people
- All materials including a ready-to-hang, 90 x 120cm canvas & quality acrylic paints
- An unforgetable painting experience that will revive your spirit
- Explode in self expression
- Tuition, inspiration and guidance
- Soak up the energy of a working artist's studio
- Discover what music ignites your expressive side
- Work Books
- A big bold painting that may generate the heartbeat of your home
- Your intention to create
- An big apron and comfortable shoes
- Smart phone
Casual layered clothes (Warning: This might get messy)
No experience needed Suits between 25-65
Vendor sincce 2016
As an artist, entrepreneur, corporate trainer and workplace chaplain, Shani Alexander is known for her joie de vivre and paints with a boldness that flaunts her joy of living, grabbing life by both hands in celebration. It wasn't always this way for Shani, who was a grand finalist in the 2010 Entrepreneurship Challenge for a national company that she walked away from after her brother died. Her natural grieving allowed her to go inside and rethink the direction of her life and what emerged was a transformational change to workplace chaplaincy, a tree change and returning to her first love, painting. She sees them powerfully linked as working alongside suffering has put into focus the gift of life and how vibrant and alive everything is. Her philosophy is to capture life because she understands the human spirit and the healing power of her message is that colour can help you rise above the ordinary.
Shani studied painting and printmaking at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and the themes of spirituality, colour and expressionism are woven into the details of her designs which she often re-works to curate strongly together as a complimentary story. She has participated in numerous shows and works and practices from her studio where the Yarra Valley meets the city of Melbourne.
This workshop is limited to 4 people and will fill your tank with local produce, great company, inspiring conversation, music and freedom to express yourself artistically BUT it isnt refundable so, if for some reason you cant make it, you can transfer to another Painting Workshop or another participant for a Painting Workshop