Still Life with Maggie Johnson


Join Walyalup (Fremantle) artist Maggie Johnson for an evening on the brushes, painting in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Having returned from a year abroad, Maggie is back teaching at Stackwood and we couldn't be more thrilled!

On the night, Maggie will artfully style the objects with a variety of interesting shapes, colours and textures, arranging the composition for maximum visual impact. Using water based acrylic and painting on a 30x40cm canvas you'll explore the importance of composition, lighting and perspective in creating a compelling still life painting.

Under Maggie's guidance you'll be encouraged to experiment and explore your creativity while also emphasising the fundamental principles of acrylic painting. This is a no stress, no pressure class and is for anyone looking to dip their toe into the world of acrylic painting, or those seasoned creatives who love learning from a fellow artist. No previous experience necessary, just bring your authentic self.

All tools, materials and light evening refreshments will be provided. You may like to bring your own apron or use one of ours.


  • Time in our warehouse with an incredible local artist
  • A piece of art created by your own hands, ready to hang proudly in your space
  • Nibbles and non-alcoholic bubbles to enjoy while you're crafting
  • The skills and inspiration to continue exploring acrylic painting at home

About Maggie

Maggie Johnson is a WA artist working and creating in Walyalup/Fremantle. Her passion lies in creating vibrant, whimsical scenes populated by long-limbed and curious characters. Beyond the canvas, Maggie also finds joy in crafting merchandise designs, both for local businesses and her own small brand, Magg Daddy.

Maggie completed an undergraduate degree in Fine Art at The University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies at Murdoch University. Passionate about using art as therapy, she infuses this ethos into her role as an art tutor, emphasising the release of perfectionism, nurturing imagination, and trusting intuition in creative choices.

Terms and Conditions

Please note this class requires a minimum of 6 attendees in order to run. All ticket sales are final, non-refundable and the date is non-transferable. If you are unable to make your date you are able to send someone else in your place. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.

Photos by Louise Coghill.

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Meet new people + practice presence while learning a valuable craft or skill.

Curated workshops are held in our beautiful, light-filled hall, and
range from gardening knowhow to pottery, wood carving to cooking. Enjoy learning new — or indeed old — skills, and leave with a lovely object of your own making.