Revive Your Spirit With Colour

10 Week Painting Program

 So you’ve had a taste of Shani’s Painting Workshops and ask is there more? 

The 10 Week Program has been especially designed to take you on the journey of exploring your creative world, nurturing your spirit and learning to listen, equipping you with painting fundamentals, instruct on the elements to give your paintings the wow factor; help you break free of your confines; find out what starts your engine PLUS give you big bold ready-to-hang ambitious HERO paintings you will be coached through and be proud of.


This Program is for those who have attended one of Shani’s Workshops and want to:

  • Keep the pace on
  • Unlock yourself
  • Find your true voice
  • Take your creativity more seriously
  • Take your painting to another level
  • Be fed by being part of a small like-minded group
  • Or just, escape and feed your soul


 Duration and Location

  • 10 consecutive Tuesdays
  • 9 – 5 and finish with bubbles
  • Jumping Creek Studio
  • Finish with an invitation only art show


What You Get 

  • All materials including:
  • 2 90x120cm (or similar) canvas
    • Quality acrylic paints
    • Range of ambitious seasonal floral compositional references
    • Comprehensive workbook
  • All food including hearty lunch, refreshments & end-of-day bubbles
  • Coaching and Guidance
  • Participate in a Group Show
  • Form your art buddy-group

Structure of the 10 Week Program


Morning session

  • Some inner work and preparation
    • Intro to a new master for inspiration
    • Theory and Prac session

Hearty home-cooked lunch of local produce

Afternoon Session

  • Half day of serious painting on your big ambitious compositions in a representational and modern or abstract expressionistic style, including demonstration, coaching and instruction


  • Each day, over PIMMS or Bubbles, we finish with a progress round-up to reinforce practical, emotional and spiritual learning


In the Theory and Prac Sessions we cover things like:

  1. Claiming your space and finding your resources
  2. Colour theory and colour mixing
  3. Working with your materials
  4. Photography and how to capture your bliss
  5. Garden visit for plein-air photography
  6. Composition and Cropping
  7. Putting on an art show
  8. Marketing materials like websites/social media/printing
  9. How to speak about your work
  10. Where to from here

What you can also expect during the Program

  • Borrow from Shani’s library
  • Participate in the invitation-only group show
  • Glossy personalised book of your group’s journey
  • Purchase materials at wholesale prices
  • Finish up with a separate group gallery visit and lunch
  • Shani’s attention, her spirit, encouragement, guidance, cooking and studio environment
  • Between Tuesdays expect to do:
    • A little Homework
    • A little Journaling
    • A heap of Photography

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

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  • PAY by installments to make it easy!
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Class Schedule

10 Week Program. Consecutive Tuesdays, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm. Payable in 4 instalments, 25% deposit required.

What you will learn
  • How to tackle an ambitious composition with wow factor
  • How to listen to your spirit and what it is saying
  • 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!
  • Form an art-buddy group
  • An unforgetable painting journey 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
  • Comprehensive WorkBook
  • Participate in your own Group's Show
  • Speak about your painting journey with self confidence and style
  • Learn about the Masters
  • Plein-air photography for the wow factor
  • Painting, composition and colour fundamentals
  • Understand how they express themselves
  • All materials including 2 ready-to-hang, 90 x 120 cm (or similar) canvas & quality acrylic paints
  • Big bold paintings that may generate the heartbeat of your home

What to bring
  • Your intention to create and engage in the journey
  • An big apron and comfortable shoes
  • Smart phone
What to wear

Casual layered clothes (Warning: This might get messy)

Appropriate for

Those who have already done a Workshop with Shani - No experience needed - Suits between 25-65


Alexander-Perry Colour My World

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.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Refunds Policy

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

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17 April 2017 • 10 Week Program Revive Your Spirit With Colour

The decision to invest in myself to do Shani's course came with a level of uncertainty. I was looking to pull myself out of the routine of work and kid's lunches and somewhere along the line I had forgotten my creativity and joy. From day one I never looked back as I joined a group of fabulous women and the wonderful Shani who guided us, enabled us to be confident in our abilities and taught us techniques that will stay with me forever. After 10 weeks I can truly say I am not the person who walked in on day one. Yes, it was about creativity and painting, but I got so much more from it and I can honestly say it has been the best thing I could have done for myself. We have all walked away with a beautiful painting that I would not have tackled by myself and made life long friends. I highly recommend the whole experience.