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No matter where you are on your painting path, honour yourself as a creative and take an inner and outer journey. Shift what's in the way, experience real ME time, unleash and express your authentic creative voice and paint a fabulous HERO piece. This is a full immersion. You will not be the same again!

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Nothing is as versatile than a still life AND a vase of flowers gives us lots of opportunities to explore colour and beauty. Van Gough, Margaret Ollie and Matisse responded to the beauty in their own unique way and you will too! Working from carefully composed still life studies, we 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.


Located in a working artist’s studio nestled in a beautiful Church in the bustling inner city suburb of Melbourne, join a limited group of 7-8 and over 4 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 your home.

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Formally trained in painting, printmaking, adult-ed and psycho-spirituality, 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 programs to offer you a painting experience with a whole lot more  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. 


Shani is a gentle, deeply present and intuitive teacher whose workshops are known for the expansion her participants experience. "in a 'listen to your divine guidance and set your spirit free' sense", Robyn .  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 .  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

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PAY by installments to make it easy!

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What you will learn
  • 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
What you will get
  • 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, 100x100 cm 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
Parking Info

You will be sent parking instructions closer to the time of your workshop.....

What to bring
  • Your intention to create
  • A big apron and comfortable shoes
  • Smart phone with lots of space
What to wear

Casual layered clothes (Warning: This might get messy)

Appropriate for

No experience needed Suits between 15-80

Formally trained in art, entrepreneurship, adult education and psycho-spirituality, 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 all 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.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Refunds Policy

This workshop is limited to the number of people advertised and will fill your tank with local produce, great company, inspiring conversation, music and freedom to express yourself artistically BUT it isn't refundable so, if for some reason you cant make it, you can transfer yourself or another participant to another Painting Workshop

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17 March 2019 • The Painting Workshop

What a fabulous retreat from normal life. Sharni is more than “just “ a talented artist. She is able to create an environment where everyone feels supported and inspired. I highly recommend this wonderful experience.


17 March 2019 • The Painting Workshop

Shani is a remarkable teacher and artist. She's also very warm, encouraging, open and has a great sense of humour and ability to make people feel comfortable. I recommend anyone who wants to explore their creativity to attend one of her workshops. I just finished a fantastic 4 day workshop. The studio is a delightful space, very well equipped and big enough for the small group of 8. Shani supplied a delicious lunch each day and champagne on the last evening to celebrate the amazing art we all produced. A totally emersive and enjoyable experience. I loved it and look forward to doing more workshops with Shani in the future.


21 January 2019 • The Painting Workshop

I attended the 4 day workshop with Shani Alexander. It was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable event I have attended. We learnt step by step about the painting process with lots of demonstrations and instruction. All the paintings were so magnificent I still can't believe it.

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