Joy of Painting Still Life

with SHAC resident artist, Kate Vella

Painting Floral Still Life

Embrace your creative side and learn to paint native and seasonal flowers in this fun and soulful workshop with SHAC resident artist, Kate Vella in Spud Lane Studios at the back of the SHAC.

Kate will start the day by sharing basic techniques for still-life painting with acrylics covering colour mixing, rendering vessels, and painting flowers from real life. After a delicious morning tea, you will work on a canvas to create your own original still life that you can take home and hang on your wall.

Sunday 31st Mar

10am – 2.30pm

Spaces are strictly limited so that you each get plenty of individual attention from Kate.

Price: $165 per person


  • Demonstration & instruction
  • Your choice from a selection of herbal teas, traditional teas, and excellent coffee.
  • Morning tea including home-made savoury scones, pastries, and fresh fruit
  • Your own original artwork to take home

The studio is fully equipped with easels, a sink for washing brushes, and full-spectrum lighting for accurate colours. A full materials list for you to bring on the day will be provided on booking.

Meet Your Tutor

Kate Vella

Painting has been my passion for many years but I’ve only recently started to exhibit and sell my work. Still life painting is what I love to paint.

I always find inspiration for my subjects from nature and in my home. I love sourcing fresh cut flowers from local florists or pick from my garden before painting. Landscape is also a subject very close to my heart.

I love to explore different media but I mainly work with acrylic. I am constantly driven with so much inspiration and never tire of working and planning what to paint next.

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