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Current Workshops

To register please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Please note: Participants are required to pay a materials charge on registration. Registrations and credit card payments can be made by calling the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday. No registrations will be accepted after the closing date

February 2019

Cast-a-Way Junk Mail Small Sculpture Workshop – Presented by Jacq ChorltonCat sculpture

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturday 2, 9, 16 and 23 February, 1pm to 3pm
  • Saturday 2, 9 and 16 March, 1pm to 3pm

Registrations closed

"Castaway" means to throw away, reject or cast aside. Castaways was formed with the concept of marine environmental sustainability, recycling and what the sea "castaways" and washes up onto our beaches. 
 
This workshop series explores how to design and create a paper mache sculpture using junk mail. Sculptures created will align with the marine environment and what the sea "castaways" and washes up onto our beaches. Come along and watch your sea creature-inspired design emerge from drawing to sculpture using armatures of wood, card, paper and chicken wire.

When registering, please identify the type of sculpture you would like to create. Please note: some sculpture ideas may not be possible to create due to time restraints, however, the workshops will provide you with the foundations to create your own idea.

Participants are encouraged to enter into the Castaways Marquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition held in October 2019.

About the Facilitator

Jacq Chorlton is a local artist. She has won major awards for both sculpture and wearable art. Jacq has designed and painted public murals, illustrations, published a children’s book and has been involved in local art and sculpture exhibitions. She studied art at The Surrey Institute of Art and Design in the UK.

To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

2D Collage to Paint: Techniques to Inspire - Presented by Tich Dixon2D landscape collage of beach

 
  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sundays - 3, 10, 17 and 24 February 2019
  • ​9am to 12pm

Registrations closed
 
In this workshop you will learn the techniques to create a collage using a favourite image, photograph or landscape. Then, using your collage as a reference, continue on to create a stunning painted artwork on canvas.

About the Facilitator

Tich Dixon is a community artist, REmida and independent workshop facilitator. Working in many different areas of the community, she is also a multiple Castaways winner and also an entrant in the Melville and Mandurah Stretch festivals. Her public works include contributions to the Z-Force Memorial at Palm Beach Jetty and the memorial seating at the Gary Holland Community Centre.

To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Gongbi Painting - Presented by Xiuzhen (Jane) Li Gongbi flower painting

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesdays - 6, 13, 20 and 27 February 2019
  • 1pm to 4pm

Registrations closed

Learn Chinese art techniques to paint a traditional Chinese painting. Participants will gain an understanding about the tone, depth, colour and composition of a painting. Participants are required to source some of their own material.

About the Facilitator

Xiuzhen (Jane) Li is a Chinese artist. She has a strong passion for drawing and painting. She has learned Chinese art at school and with private tutors and is a member of the Rockingham Watercolour Society and WA Watercolour Society.

To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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March 2019 Workshops

Creativity Drawing – Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg Creative portrait of child

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursdays – 7, 14 and 21 March 2019
  • 11am to 2pm

Registrations close Friday 22 February 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $30

Create a contemporary portrait with a difference. By using a photo printout of a loved one, we will design a stencil to create a stylised portrait. Use additional layers of patterned fabric, paint, stencils and yarn stitching to enhance the portrait.

About the Facilitator

Vanessa Liebenberg is an artist and textile designer living and working in Rockingham. Her art style stems from her interior woven textile design background.

To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Art Therapy for Teens – Presented by Simon Miskin Colourful hand artwork

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sunday 10 March 2019
  • 9am to 3pm

Registrations close Friday 1 March 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $20

Participants will learn six practical art therapy exercises to understand how to let go of and transform stress, anxiety and depression, and will gain a better understanding of creative expression.

About the Facilitator

Simon Miskin is a life coach, artist and heads the Arts department at a local school, with a degree in fine art, and a diploma in coaching and stress management. As part of his coaching diploma, Simon studied and applied Art Therapy to his practice and is passionate about creative arts for mental health.

To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Alcohol & Water Based Inks – Presented by Carol Clitheroe Water based ink flowers artwork

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Tuesdays – 12, 19 and 26 March 2019
  • 9am to 12pm

Registrations close Friday 1 March 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $45
 
Participants will experiment in the first two sessions of this workshop with the effects of water and alcohol ink on each other, plus experiment with modelling past and other organic found materials such as dried grass and coloured sand. A canvas will be created in the final session where participants can utilise their new found skills.

About the Facilitator

Carol lives by the beach and has a passion for the ocean and its creatures. This is displayed in the majority of her works which include murals, painting, mosaics and sculpture. Carol enjoys working with the community and is involved with Mandurah Stretch Festivals, Castaways recycled workshops and Fremantle Art Blast.

To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Gelli Printing – Presented by Lily Tupper Black and white gelli print with feathers

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturdays – 23 and 30 March 2019
  • 1pm to 4pm

Registrations close Friday 15 March 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $30
 
Mono printing with a gelli plate is an exciting and fascinating way of printing without using a press. Learn how to make your own plate, what papers and paints you can using, plus techniques for making “one-off” fabulous art works. In the second part of this workshop, learn how to use your gelli plates to create unique greeting cards, small collages, gift boxes and journals.

About the Facilitator

Lily Tupper is a retired children’s art and craft teacher with over 50 years’ experience. She has a lifetime of playing and experimenting with different mediums which she enjoys sharing with the community.

To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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April 2019 Workshops

Being Vincent – Presented by Simon Miskin

Mixed media artwork

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesdays - 3, 10 and 17 April 2019
  • 6pm to 9pm

Registrations open Monday 4 February 2019
Registrations close Friday 22 March 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $40

Participants will learn the basics of impasto paint application and will create a mixed media artwork incorporating Vincent Van Gough’s emotionally expressive letter writing through their own personal art therapy processes and exploration.

About the Facilitator

Simon Miskin is a life coach, artist and heads the Arts department at a local school, with a degree in fine art, and a diploma in coaching and stress management. As part of his coaching diploma, Simon studied and applied Art Therapy to his practice and is passionate about creative arts for mental health.

To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Mini Mixed Media Mosaics – Presented by Louise Nielsen Mixed media

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sunday 7 April 2019
  • 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Registrations open Monday 4 February 2019
Registrations close Friday 29 March 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $15

Participants will learn the mosaic skills to create an artwork using small recycled items such as old keys, jewellery or other small bits and pieces.

NOTE: Participants required to bring their own recycled items to be used in the artwork.

About the Facilitator

Louise Nielsen has been working as an educator for 26 years and mosaics and art are her passion. She loves to share with people the skills she has learned over the years.

To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Recycled Robots – Presented by Simon Miskin

Four small sculptural robots
  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sunday 28 April 2019
  • 9am to 4pm

Registrations open Monday 4 February 2019
Registrations close Friday 19 April 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $25

Participants will use found materials, op-shop finds and everyday "junk" to create a simple character robot for their garden, home or as a gift. Learn to see beyond rubbish and see the amazing array of creative materials all around us.

About the Facilitator

Simon Miskin is a life coach, artist and heads the Arts department at a local school, with a degree in fine art, and a diploma in coaching and stress management. As part of his coaching diploma, Simon studied and applied Art Therapy to his practice and is passionate about creative arts for mental health.

To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

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January - June 2019 Art Workshops Brochure PDF 6.25 MB

Community art workshops

Expressions of Interest are now sought from art facilitators to present community art workshops at the Rockingham Arts Centre in the July to December 2019 period. Please email the completed Expression of Interest form to customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au. Submissions close on Friday 8 March 2019.

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Expression of Interest Form PDF 452 kb

Community Professional Development Workshops

New workshops coming soon.

Past Workshops

Examples of the types of workshops recently held at the Rockingham Arts Centre:

January 2019

The Magic of Parker – Presented by Rachael Lemon
Participants learnt how lines communicate and make marks on a page.

Render the Figure - Presented by Verena Marmion
In a structured two-day intensive workshop participants learnt the fundamental principles of representing the human figure.

Penny Purses - Presented by Esther Meyer
Participants learnt how to form Suffolk puffs and create a unique, practical coin purse to keep.

December 2018

Making Mistakes and Loving It - Presented by Simon Miskin
Participants had an empowering and fun day to let go of creative block.

Mindful Mandalas - Presented by Delys Griffin
Participants were introduced to the beauty of the mandala and a mindful practice.

Stick Weaving - Presented by Lily Tupper
Participants used found twigs and sticks, plus different yarns and fibres, to create a beautiful weaved masterpiece.

Intro to 5D Diamond Painting - Presented by Inger Ward
Participants learnt about 5D Diamond Painting as an art form where images are broken down into numbers and colours.