Art workshops

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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
 

January 2018 Workshops

Pebbles, Pods and Paper – Presented by Jo Ireland

***WORKSHOP CANCELLED***

 

Create an Outlander Costume – Presented by Kim Byrnes

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham
Saturdays – 10 week course

13, 20 January 2018
3, 10, 17, 24 February 2018
3, 10, 17 March 2018
1pm - 3.30pm

24 March 2018
1pm - 5pmCreate an Outlander Costume – Presented by Kim Byrnes

Registrations Open – Monday 4 December 2017

Navigate sewing patterns, learn machine and hand sewing skills to make your very own Outlander costume from start to finish including undergarments, corset and dress.  Participants will be required to provide their own materials, have a fully working sewing machine, other sewing equipment and be available to attend all sessions.

About the Facilitator

Kim Byrnes is an experienced costumer and dressmaker who specializes in the 16th to 20th Centuries, costumes for charity events and bespoke formal wear.

Soap Carving – Presented by Irene Osborne

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Tuesday – January 23 2018
11am to 1pm
Registrations Open – Monday 11 December 2017

Soap carving is a great introduction to any other kind of carving.  Irene will share her tips with you, including safe ways to do your own soap carving from design to finishing and polishing.

About the Facilitator

Irene Osborne is a multi-award winning local artist, exhibiting in Sculpture by the Sea, and has won several Castaways awards with her recycled artworks.  Her murals and public artworks can been seen in many towns across W.A. including Rockingham.

Paper Coil Structure – Presented by Hanae Meyer

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Monday – January 22, 29 2018
10am to 1pm
Registrations Open – Monday 11 December 2017Paper Coil Structure – Presented by Hanae Meyer

In this two part Paper Coil Workshop, you will first learn how to make your own paper twine, then turn that twine into a unique coiled sculptural piece for display in your home.

About the Facilitator

Hanae Meyer is an artist with experience working in a variety of mediums including found object sculpture, repurposed paper collage, printmaking and water colour illustration. 

Ninja Patchwork – Presented by Jessie Ford
Workshop is FULL 

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Wednesdays – 10 week course
31 January 2018
7, 14, 21, 28 February 2018
7, 14, 21, 28 March 2018
4 April 2018
7pm-9pm
Registrations Open – Monday 11 December 2017

Have you always wanted to make a quilt but no idea where to start?  Learn the fast and easy way with Jessie Ford.  In this workshop series learn how to create patchwork without having to stress about following written instructions.  Once your patchwork is complete be guided in easy quilting technique.  Participants will be required to provide their own materials, sewing machine and equipment and be available to attend all sessions.Ninja Patchwork – Presented by Jessie Ford


About the Facilitator


Jessie is local to the Rockingham area and she is not one to do things by the book, especially as the book seems to be written for only right handed people and she is a lefty! 

 

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February 2018 Workshops

Pot Painting - Presented by Lulu Ball

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Sundays – February 4, 11, 18
1pm to 4pm
Registrations Open – Tuesday 2 January 2018Pot Painting – Presented by Lulu Ball

Decorate glass jars using different techniques such as paint pouring, air jet paint manipulation, layering, flicking and dripping.

About the Facilitator

Lulu Ball is a self-taught creative artist who has an enthusiasm and love for all things Art.  Lulu gathers her inspiration from wandering through art galleries, museums, cathedrals and other iconic monuments all over the world.

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.

Overlocking for Beginners - Presented by Samantha Carson

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Monday – 5, 12, 19, 26 February 2018
7pm to 9pm
Registrations Open – 2 January 2018
 Overlocking for Beginners – Presented by Samantha Carson
Have an overlocker but don’t have the first clue how to use it?  Learn the tips and tricks to thread, tension, roll hem and create beautiful ruffles the easy way. Be guided by Samantha who will show you how to get the most out of your 3 or 4 thread overlocker and create a ruffled cushion cover to keep in this three part workshop series.  Attendees must have their own serviced and running overlocker to participate and must be available for all workshop dates.

About the Facilitator

Samantha is an accomplished seamstress who has been creating garments, custom made dance costumes and specialised ballet wear for over twenty years.  She is also an accredited ballet teacher, dancer, hairdresser and mother of four.

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.

DIY Chalk Paint – Presented by Olya Dallamora

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Tuesday – February 6, 13, 20
9.30am to 1.30pm
Registrations Open – 9 January 2018
 DIY Chalk Paint – Presented by Olya Dallamora
Revamp your old small pieces of furniture, picture frames and other knick-knacks using chalk painting techniques.  You will also learn how to make up your own palette of chalk paints using a few ingredients.

About the Facilitator

Olya Dallamora, originally from Melbourne, is a hardworking hobby artist, who is able to utilise various mediums to create unique and original painted furniture.

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.


Sandcasting & Garden Art – Presented by Irene Osborne

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Friday – February 9, 16
11am to 2pm
Registrations Open – 2 January 2018

Sandcasting & Garden Art – Presented by Irene OsborneCreate your own unique sun-face, owl, fish or other wall hanging sculpture for your home or garden using sand and plaster in this fun workshop.

About the Facilitator

Irene Osborne is a multi-award winning local artist, exhibiting in Sculpture by the Sea, and has won several Castaways awards with her recycled artworks.  Her murals and public artworks can been seen in many towns across W.A. including Rockingham.

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.

The Art of Mosaic - Presented by Louise Nielsen  

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Friday – February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23
9.30am to 12pm
Registrations Open – Monday January 15 2018

The Art of Mosaic - Presented by Louise NielsenCome and join in learning the “Art of Mosaic” where you will be able to choose your design and make your very own creation to take home. Participants must be available for all workshop dates.

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 with ‘Rockingham Arts Centre Workshop Booking’ in the subject line.

March 2018 Workshops

Abstracts Using Yupo Paper – Presented by Pam Lockwood    

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Sunday – March 4, 11
10am to 4pm
Registrations Open – Monday January 15 2018

Abstracts using Yupo - presented by Pam LockwoodCreate unusual abstract works using watercolours and Yupo paper, which is a type of plastic paper in these two separate workshops

About the Facilitator

Pam Lockwood is an award winning abstract artist.  Her works are all about colour, design, pouring and spraying with her subject matter relating mostly to water, space or volcanic images.

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 with ‘Rockingham Arts Centre Workshop Booking’ in the subject line.





Puppet Making – Presented by Iona McAuley

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Monday – 5, 12, 19 March
6pm to 9pm
Registrations Open – 22 January

Puppet Making – Presented by Iona McAuleyFire up your imagination and create your own character hand puppet from fabric and foam.  Theatre designer Iona McAuley will guide you through the puppet making process with information on pattern making, tools, adhesives and techniques for creating your puppet’s character and movable joints.   Participants must be available for all workshop dates.

About the Facilitator

Iona is a WAAPA graduate with a background in theatre, designing sets, costumes and puppets.  She has experience working with a variety of different mediums and enjoys using industrial discards and re-purposed objects in her artwork.

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 with ‘Rockingham Arts Centre Workshop Booking’ in the subject line.

Terracotta Postcards – Presented by Hanae Meyer

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Tuesday – February 27
10am to 12.30pm
Registrations Open – Monday 22 January 2018

Terracotta Postcards – Presented by Hanae MeyerThis workshop will show you how to interpret your much-loved holiday snaps into a physical piece of art.  Using terracotta air-drying clay you will learn sculptural techniques to create a fund 3D clay postcard.  Participants are required to bring reference images for their artwork.

About the Facilitator

Hanae Meyer is an artist with experience working in a variety of mediums including found object sculpture, repurposed paper collage, printmaking and water colour illustration. 

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 with ‘Rockingham Arts Centre Workshop Booking’ in the subject line.

Woven Coiled Pots – Presented by Lily Tupper

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Saturday – 17 March
1pm to 3pm
Registrations Open – 12 February

Woven Coiled Pots – Presented by Lily TupperMake your own woven coiled pots using wool and raffia. These pots can be decorated with beads and shells. The colour combinations are endless.

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 with ‘Rockingham Arts Centre Workshop Booking’ in the subject line.

Community Professional Development Workshops

What do Curators and Art Award Judges Look For - Presented by Rebecca Corps

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Saturday 10 February 2018
1pm to 3pm
Registrations now open
What Do Curators and Art Award Judges Look For
Join the curator of the City of Rockingham Art Awards for a discussion on judging, curating and her vision for 2018.  This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in exhibiting their works, particularly those wanting to enter the 2018 City of Rockingham Art Awards.

About the Facilitator

Rebecca worked as a seamstress for many years before developing a passion for textile art and completing her Bachelor of Arts Honours at ECU South West. She has exhibited in various group exhibitions including the Bunbury Biennale, South West Survey, WAFTA TwentyOne and Wearable Art Showcase in Mandurah. Her work in the arts includes public art commissions and curating.  Rebecca currently works at the Stirling Street Arts Centre as part of the events team.

The Artistic Triangle – Presented by Gillian Peebles

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Sunday – February 25 2018
10am to 4pm
Registrations now open

What Do Curators and Art Award Judges Look ForArt does not exist without the ‘Artistic Triangle’ – “the Artist, the Agent and the Audiences”.  Learn the value of this unique system and how to put it into action for artistic benefit.  It’s strengths in the Visual Fine Arts has confirmed success and satisfaction on reaching your goals.

About the Facilitator

Appreciative of advantages and experiences gained in a career dedicated to Visual Fine Arts, Gillian devotes her working time to sharing the extensive collection of unique knowledge.  Many ex-students, now themselves multi award winning artists, lay testimony to the value of this sharing, and in turn, hand on the information.


Unlocking Your Creativity – Presented by Suzannah Churchman

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Sunday – 25 March 2018
10am to 4pm
Registrations now open

What Do Curators and Art Award Judges Look ForBurnt Out?  You might need to ignite a little creative thinking in your life.  A workshop for people who don’t think they have a creative bone in their body, and those needing to get back into a little ‘me’ time and get their creativity mojo back on tract.  Let’s explore what creativity can do for you at work, at home, and in that most important relationship of all, your own skin.

About the Facilitator

Suzannah Churchman has had twenty years’ experience in facilitating creative projects, both corporate and community in different areas including Art, Drama, Radio, Theatre and Puppetry.  She is passionate about bringing creativity into everyday life.
 


Stepping into a Professional Arts Career – Presented by Gillian Peebles

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Sunday – April 29 2018
10am to 4pm
Registrations now open

Stepping into a professional Art CareerIntroduction to the practises of business, professional ethical and promotional programs for an Artist as they leave the Student or Hobbyist levels to start an artist’s career.

About the Facilitator

Appreciative of advantages and experiences gained in a career dedicated to Visual Fine Arts, Gillian devotes her working time to sharing the extensive collection of unique knowledge.  Many ex-students, now themselves multi award winning artists, lay testimony to the value of this sharing, and in turn, hand on the information.





Marketing Your Creative Business – Presented by Amanda Viviers

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Sunday 27 May 2018
10am to 2pm
Registrations now open

Marketing Your Creative Business – Presented by Amanda ViviersIn this workshop you will receive practical tips and tools for marketing your small creative business. With a system and plan for press releases, an overview of productivity tips for social media and the development of a social media plan for your business.  Come along and learn about the ever changing landscape of marketing for a small business.

About the Facilitator

Amanda Viviers is a writer, speaker and creative coach.  She has published four books, is the co-founder of Kinwomen and is on radio daily across Australia and New Zealand.

Installing 2D Artworks – Presented by Art on the Move

Rockingham Arts Centre
11 Kent Street
Rockingham

Thursday 14 June 2018
9am to 4pm
Installing 2D Artworks – Presented by Art on the MoveRegistrations now open

This workshop is designed to provide participants with the knowledge of hanging techniques for 2D artworks hung on the wall. You will learn the principles for handling and installing artworks, acquire a variety of skill around hanging and become aware of preventative conservation methodologies when working with art.



About the Facilitator

Art on the Move logoArt on the Move encourages connections and fosters a sense of belonging, creativity and a greater understanding of ourselves and the world through visual art. We do this by touring quality contemporary art with appropriate learning and developments opportunities that speak to and develop the unique cultural narratives of communities whatever the cultural practice, age, ability, and engagement with culture.

Art on the Move is Western Australia's only organisation dedicated to touring contemporary visual art exhibitions across the regions, interstate and beyond.

Past Workshops

Examples of the types of workshops held at the Rockingham Arts Centre over the past month:

December 2017

Design and Make a T shirt Quilt – Presented by Jessie Ford

Participants learnt how to turn old T shirts into quilts including techniques with cutting and sewing.

Colourful Abstract Acrylics – Presented by Pam Lockwood

Participants learnt how to pour paint and use spray bottles to create unusual effects on canvas. 

Wire Workshop – Presented by Carole Clitheroe 

Participants learnt how to design and create 2D artwork using copper wire, gig, board and beads. They also learnt how to create wire work at home.

November 2017

Creative Christmas Cards – Presented by Laura Beacham

Participants learnt how to create exciting 3D Christmas cards including techniques with cutting, scoring, stamping and embellishing.

Write to Unravel Your Creative Path – Presented by Nicola-Jane le Breton and the Rockingham Writers Group

Participants reflected upon the creative journey in writing, and gained an understanding of vision and purpose, and wrote imaginatively about the artistic creations, whether literary, visual, tactile, musical, theatrical, community-building or other.

The Creativity Challenge – Presented by Peter le Breton, PhD

Participants learnt from Peter’s approach to teaching, learning and life. Peter taught students how to be more creative and love it.

Creating Beautiful Papers – Presented by Amanda Harris

 

Participants learnt a variety of methods to transform ordinary papers into extraordinary works of art by using materials like gold leaf, acrylic paint, water colours, coloured pencils and impasto paste and varnish.

Persian Miniatures – Presented by Shokoofeh Azar

Participants learnt to draw and paint a Persian miniature portrait using very fine lines.

 

Mixed Media – Blending Iranian & Western Techniques – Presented by Shokoofeh Azar

Participants created an artwork using a variety of texture, layering, collage, gold leaf and crayons. 

Sandblasting Glass – Presented by Gonz Velasquez Skinner

Participants learnt the technique of etching onto glass using sandblasting.  Participants used a sandblaster box and an air compressor which blasts high pressure abrasives onto the glass, creating etching through a frosted look.  
 
Pyrography – The Art of Wood-burning – Presented by Dallas Pegrum

Participants learnt the art of pyrography in a fun and relaxed setting for both the beginner and those who would like to further their skills. 

 

 

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