The Painting Workshop $1,890

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No matter where you are in your creative journey, come on the ride of a lifetime! The Painting Workshop is a nurturing, liberating experience perfect for all levels. This spirit centered and educational workshop offers a toolbox of techniques guaranteed to energize your life on and off the canvas.

So 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!

If this calls to you......don't let anything hold you back

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 of a vase of flowers 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.

Enjoy the journey.......

Located in a working artist’s studio nestled in the vibrant inner city suburb of Hawthorn, Melbourne, join a limited group of 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. 

You're in safe hands.....

Formally trained in painting, printmaking, adult education 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 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. And as always in our studio, we have the gentle presence of Florence, our working dog!

‘Although I already had some basic painting skills, I learnt so many tips and new ways of seeing things with Shani. It isn't just a painting workshop though, it is so much more and everyone will come away from the weekend with different things to address and build on in our lives. Met some wonderful women, had plenty of attention when I needed it all in a beautiful atmosphere, with music, food, wine.. what more can you ask? A truly worthwhile, rich, wonderful experience - worth every dollar.” Kathryn ‘16

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. "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 your gorgeous take-home painting. "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" Trish

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Give yourself permission to escape and explode in self expression and joy that will revive your spirit and leave you feeling alive!

‘This workshop is for those who are seeking a deeply nourishing experience of learning in unexpected ways. A fulfilling and empowering 4 days using painting to fast track into me.” Louise

What's included  

4 fully immersive days

- 9 or 10 am to 5 pm each day
- 32 face-to-face hours
- 100 x 80 cm canvas (or similar)
- quality acrylic paints
- range of dynamic compositional references
- visual diary & hand-out
- a polished ready-to-hang feature piece
- hearty home-cooked lunch
- bubbles at the end
- 100% plus of Shani's professional and personal guidance & coaching
- entry to the exclusive Colour My World All Year

What you also get
- discover your bliss and how to capture it
- your unique painting playlist
- daily ME-Time reflection as a MINDful practice
- an understanding of mark making & colour
- the confidence to approach a big work in bite-sized chunks
- hang out in an intensive with like minded people
- a personal & creative breakthrough

Limited to 8 people only
Ask a question on 0416 021 848
Read about Shani Alexander

Price: AUD $1,890 (includes GST)
(pay by installments - no booking fees)                                    


Location:  The Alexander Room (Shani's personal studio) is located in the Habitat Uniting Spirituality Center, 2 Minona Street Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia.


2019 DATES

NOV: Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 14-17

2020 DATES

JAN: Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 23-26
FEB: Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 20-23
MAR: Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 19-22
JUNE: Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 18-21
AUG: Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 13-16
SEP: Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 17-20
OCT: Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 22-25
NOV: Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun: 19-22


Be prepared to be fed, nurtured and inspired in a colourful celebration of life. Payment is not refundable but fully transferable to another workshop or person.



The Center is located in Auburn Village, an artisan and food lover’s destination that exudes charm with its eclectic mix of independent shops, bars and pubs, cafes & homeware stores. Select the Suburb “HAWTHORN” in AIRBNB or The Glenferrie Hotel for walking distance to the workshop, transport, cafes & SHOPS