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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.

Name Format Size and type
Rockingham Arts Centre Program of Events - July to December 2018 Brochure PDF 3.1 MB

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.

January 2019 Workshops


The Magic of Parker – Presented by Rachael LemonExample of Parker pen artwork

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Friday 18 January, 11am to 2pm

Registrations close: Friday 11 January 2019
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $15

Learn how lines communicate and make marks on a page with a Parker pen, using other tools such as a brush, stick, feather or a leaf and water to create interesting images.

About the Facilitator

Rachael is a graduate from the University of Portsmouth in England, completing a degree in Illustration with Honours in 1995. Having spent 10 years in Singapore and the South of England teaching Art and Design, she’s now living in Baldivis teaching art within the community. She has also taken part in events like The Big Splash in Perth earlier this year, and the City of Rockingham Arts Awards two years in a row.
 
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.

Render the Figure - Presented by Verena MarmionDrawn human figure

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sunday 20 and 27 January, 10am to 3pm

Registrations close: Friday 11 January 2019
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $54

This structured two-day intensive workshop will familiarise you with fundamental principles of representing the human figure. These principles include proportion, weight, balance, gesture as well as light and shade. Each guided activity will highlight a different concept. You will also learn how to use and combine various wet and dry media including charcoal, conte and ink. You will base your drawings on an unclothed female model.

Please note: Minimum of 15 participants are required for this workshop to proceed.

About the Facilitator

Verena has completed a Bachelor of Fine Art, Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy and a Masters of Teaching: Visual Art. She has a particular interest in drawing and painting the figure from life. Verena is a member of the select Western Australian 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.

Penny Purses - Presented by Esther MeyerCoin purse

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Monday 21 January, 11am to 2pm

Registrations close: Friday 11 January 2019
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $35

Perfect for sewing beginners, or anyone looking to try a new technique. Learn how to form Suffolk puffs and create a unique, practical coin purse to keep. All materials provided. Your workshop cost includes a Suffolk puff maker and instructions to keep.

About the Facilitator

Esther has been designing and crafting for the past 25 plus years, using a wide range of techniques and materials. She is passionate in sharing her work and skills at markets, and enjoys encouraging those who are new to crafting.

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.

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

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturday 26 January, 1pm to 3pm
  • Saturday 2, 9, 16 and 23 February, 1pm to 3pm
  • Saturday 2, 9 and 16 March, 1pm to 3pm

Registrations close: 18 January 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $40

"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.

February 2019

2D Collage to Paint: Techniques to Inspire - Presented by Tich Dixon 2D Landscape Collage

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

Registrations open: Monday 17 December 2018
Registrations close: Friday 25 January 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $42
 
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 open: Monday 17 December 2018
Registrations close: Friday 25 January 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $28

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.

Community Professional Development Workshops

New workshops coming soon.

Past Workshops

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

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.

November 2018

Flower Art - Presented by Laura Beacham
Participants made gorgeous paper flowers and leaves and then added them to a 3D photo frame, creating a stunning piece of home décor.

Basket Weaving with Beach-Found Rope - Presented by Barb Green
Participants built a small usable basket using rope collected and supplied by the facilitator.

The Chuck Close Grid Method: Celebrate Yourself - Presented by Simon Miskin
Participants learnt about Chuck Close and how to use the "grid method" to create a unique mixed media self-portrait which re-integrates the many disconnected parts of ourselves.

Lots of Pots - Presented by Louise Nielsen
Participants designed and made their own pot using cement and recycled materials.

Bejewelled - Presented by Louise Ball
Participants decorated recycled glass jars using glass beads, shells and other recycled materials.

It's A Wrap: Eco Friendly Gift Wrap Alternatives - Presented by Suzannah Churchman
Participants learnt how to use recycled and re-purposed materials to make stylish, individual, and beautiful gift wrapping for friends and family.

October 2018

Chinese Art - Presented by Jane Li
Participants learned how to apply two different ways of Chinese painting: calligraphy painting and fine art Gongbi painting.

Dia de los Muertos - Presented by Suzannah Churchman
Participants created their very own Calavera (skeleton figure) using a variety of materials.