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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.

October 2018 Workshops

Chinese Art - Presented by Jane Li

  • Example of Chinese artRockingham Arts Centre
  • 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Tuesdays: October 2, 9, 16 and 23 – 11am to 2pm

**Please note this workshop is now full.**
 
Learn how to apply two different ways of Chinese painting, calligraphy painting and fine art Gongbi painting. Learn how to use Chinese ink and brush, how to draw lines, create different texture with different diluting ink, and mix different colours in one brush.

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. She is a member of Rockingham Water Colour Society and Water Colour Society of WA (Inc.).
 
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.

Dia de los Muertos - Presented by Suzannah ChurchmanCalavera

  • Rockingham Arts Centre
  • 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sunday 28 October – 10am to 4pm

Registrations close: Friday 19 October 2018
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $6
 
Dia de los Muertos or, ‘Day of the Dead’, is a Mexican festival with fascinating roots. This workshop will cover the technique used to create your very own Calavera (skeleton figure) using a variety of materials.

About the Facilitator:

Suzannah Churchman has had over 20 years' experience in facilitating creative projects, both corporate and community, in the areas of art, drama, radio, theatre and puppetry. She is passionate about bringing creativity into every area of life.
 
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.

November 2018 Workshops

Basket Weaving with Beach-Found Rope - Presented by Barb Green

  • Example of beach-found rope art.Rockingham Arts Centre
  • 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Mondays - November 5, 12 and 19 – 6pm to 8pm

Registrations close: Monday 29 October 2018
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $16
 
Tonnes of nylon rope is washed up on Rockingham’s beaches each year. This activity will result in attendees gaining the skill to create useful baskets with beach-found rope and wire. Each participant will build a small usable basket using rope collected and supplied by the facilitator.

About the Facilitator:

Barb Green grew up in the back suburbs of Fremantle in the 1960s and 1970s. She has painted and created all her life. Her work is design and colour focused, inspired by her love of the coast and sea. Barb has a professional background in education.
 
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 Chuck Close Grid Method: Celebrate Yourself - Presented by Simon MiskinGrid method artwork

  • Rockingham Arts Centre
  • 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesdays: November 7, 14 and 21 – 6pm to 9pm

Registrations close: Thursday 31 October 2018
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $35
 
Learn 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, and have fun in the process. 

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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Lots of Pots - Presented by Louise Nielsen

  • Stylish ceramic pot with plant.Rockingham Arts Centre
  • 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursdays: November 8 and 15 – 10am to 12pm

Registrations close: Thursday 1 November 2018
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $5
 
Design and make your own pot using cement and recycled materials. Paint, decorate and take home to plant your favourite herbs or flowers. 

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.

Bejewelled - Presented by Louise Ball

  • Bejewelled picture frameRockingham Arts Centre
  • 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sundays: November 11, 18 and 25 – 10am to 1pm

Registrations close: Monday 29 October 2018
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $35
 
Decorate recycled glass jars using glass beads, shells and other recycled materials. Create a beautiful piece suitable for gifts or for sale. 

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.

It's A Wrap: Eco Friendly Gift Wrap Alternatives - Presented by Suzannah ChurchmanChristmas gift wrapping

  • Rockingham Arts Centre
  • 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Friday 23 November, 10am to 4pm

Registrations close: Friday 16 November 2018
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $5

Change the way you wrap gifts, not just for Christmas, but forever. Learn how to use recycled and re-purposed materials to make stylish, individual, and beautiful gift wrapping for your friends and family.

About the Facilitator

Suzannah Churchman has had 20 years’ experience in facilitating creative projects, both corporate and community, in the areas of art, drama, radio, theatre and puppetry. She is passionate about bringing creativity into every area of life.
 
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.

Flower Art - Presented by Laura BeachamFlower art home decor

  • Rockingham Arts Centre
  • 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesday 28 November, 6pm to 9pm

Registrations open: Monday 8 October 2018
Registrations close: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $22

Learn to make gorgeous paper flowers and leaves which will then be added to an 8 inch x 8 inch 3D photo frame, creating a stunning piece of home décor.

About the Facilitator

Laura Beacham is a paper craft extraordinaire who has been teaching her craft of card making for over 14 years. She is a passionate and giving person who was featured on Today Tonight through her “Random Acts of Kindness” campaign in September 2016.
 
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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December 2018 Workshops

Making Mistakes and Loving It - Presented by Simon MiskinStuck in a creative cage

  • Rockingham Arts Centre
  • 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Monday 3 December, 9am to 3pm

Registrations open: Monday 15 October 2018
Registrations close: Monday 26 November 2018
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $10
 
Unlock Creative Block! An empowering and fun day to let go of creative block. With 30 plus quick-fire and fun activities using a range of media, focussing on the artist Paul Klee. Have fun, let go, get your art-mojo back on!

About the Facilitator

Simon Miskin is a life coach, artist and heads the Arts department at a local school. Simon has 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.

Mindful Mandalas - Presented by Delys GriffinMandala drawing

  • Rockingham Arts Centre
  • 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursday 6 December, 11am to 1.30pm

Registrations open: Monday 15 October 2018
Registrations close: Thursday 29 November 2018
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $17
 
This workshop will introduce you to the beauty of the mandala and a mindful practice. Daily mandala drawing allows and encourages you to pause in your busy day. This workshop is perfect for beginners.

Create an easy, daily mood tracker, and then go on to learn the step by step process of creating a mandala in your own journal. Using a protractor and compass you will create a template and then you will go back to fill in the mandala. There will be lots of visual prompts, inspiration and support through this process.

About the Facilitator

Delys Griffin is a life-long creative with a passion for doodling, mandalas, acrylics and mindfulness. She has 10 years’ experience as a parenting workshop facilitator and brings her love of creativity and group facilitation together to provide simple, fun, light-hearted Mandala Workshops with one aim: reigniting people with their creativity.
 
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.

Stick Weaving - Presented by Lily TupperStick weaving with twigs

  • Rockingham Arts Centre
  • 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sunday 9 December, 11am to 2pm

Registrations open: Monday 22 October 2018
Registrations close: Friday 30 November 2018
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $5
 
Using found twigs and sticks, plus different yarns and fibres, create a beautiful weaved masterpiece.

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.

Intro to 5D Diamond Painting - Presented by Inger Ward5D painting of cat

  • Rockingham Arts Centre
  • 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesday 12 December, 11am to 2pm

Registrations open: Monday 22 October 2018
Registrations close: Wednesday 5 December 2018
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $10
 
5D Diamond Painting is an art form where images are broken down into numbers and colours.  Based on the same principle as mosaics and paint by numbers, diamond painting uses tiny “diamond-like" faceted beads to create colourful designs that when completed and viewed from a distance gives the appearance of a painting that sparkles as it catches the light.

About the Facilitator

Inger is a longtime fan of creating one-off unique and individual pieces of art. Employed in the printing industry back in 1981, to years later facilitating the art of mosaics at various TAFES and Community Centres. Today, Inger loves sharing new found art with fellow community members.
 
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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Expressions of Interest

The City of Rockingham is now calling for Expressions of Interest for art facilitators to run community workshops at the Rockingham Arts Centre for the January to June 2019 period.

Applications received by Friday 28 September 2018 will be considered.

For more information, 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 are coming soon.

Past Workshops

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

September 2018

Ice Resin Bezel Jewellery – Presented by Amanda Harris
Participants learned how to create unique jewellery by capturing small items like buttons, seeds, leaves, small objects and even miniature paintings in ice resin.

Screen Printing – Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg
A hands-on workshop where participants learned to apply screen printed images to fabric or t-shirts of their choice, layering the images to create an interesting finished product.

August 2018

Designing with Gouache
Participants worked through a range of design techniques that resulted in the production of a number of attractive and colourful artworks.

Synthetic Cubism​ - Presented by Tich Dixon
Participants learnt about the techniques of Picasso, the father of Cubism.

July 2018

Frida Kahlo - Presented by Simon Miskin
Participants learnt about Frida Kahlo, the most famous female artist of all time – her life, her work and art therapy process.

Lino Stamp Making and Fabric Printing - Presented by Hanae Meyer
Participants designed and carved a simple lino stamp and printed their design onto a calico bag.

Papercutting – Presented by Tusif Ahmed
Participants designed and created their own papercutting masterpiece.