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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.
 

​June 2019 Workshops

Cast- A -Way Creations Sculpture Workshop - Presented by Neil Elliott Animal made from old materials

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June
  • 9am–5pm

Registrations closed.
 
‘Castaway’ means to throw away; reject or cast aside.
 
Join Neil Elliott, creator of the ‘Creations from the man cave’ exhibition, in working collectively and individually to produce a fun piece of sculpture using upcycled materials and castaway items. Participants are required to source and bring along materials prior to the commencement of the workshop. The more you have, the better your piece will be! Materials can be sourced from your own property or any unwanted materials you may find lying around; timber and light weight metals are preferred.
 
Suggestions of appropriate items to bring include an old wooden chair, scrap timber pieces (shaped), old tools, old car parts (small), wire, rusty nails, old paint brushes, old cutlery, old washers, pressed tin, old cogs, old tin signs, old cow bells, old tins of paint, old kitchen tools, old horse shoes, bale hooks, old sheep shears, old plough blades plus more.
 
You will also be required to bring some basic tools and equipment including a cordless drill, hammer, screwdrivers, saw, hearing protection, safety glasses and gloves. Please note that failure to provide these items will result in not being able to participate in the workshop and no reimbursement of fees will be issued. Closed shoes must be worn. Suitable for adults aged 18+.
 
Participants are encouraged to enter their creations into the Castaways Marquette and Small Sculpture Exhibition or the Castaways Sculpture Awards held in October 2019.

About the Facilitator

Neil Elliott is a multi-award winning Perth hills-based painter and sculptor. His work is usually mixed media and created with a sense of humour. Neil draws his inspiration from history, engineering, his dreams and the many interesting objects found in his studio. In 2016, Neil won the Packer's Prize for his painting 'Bathroom Intruders' at the Royal Perth Show. In 2017, he was awarded a state-wide touring exhibition of his sculptures with ART ON THE MOVE.

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.


 

July 2019 Workshops

Nature on a Wall – Presented by Rebecca Crawford Painting of a giant octopus on a street wall

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July
  • 10am–4pm

Registrations close Friday 28 June 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $30

In this two-part workshop, you will create a design based on works of local mural artist 'Staker'. These will then be transferred onto an A2 MDF board. You will then be shown simple brush techniques and textures using line, shape and colour to create your artwork. Suitable for ages 12+.

About the Facilitator

Rebecca Crawford is an Arts, Design and Technology teacher at a local school with a double Bachelor’s Degree in Education, specialising in Technology and Enterprise and the Arts. Rebecca has worked in many creative industries, including set design and constructions, graphic design, visual arts, manual arts and photography. Rebecca has also studied mindfulness coaching and arts therapy, and is passionate about helping people to find their true potential in a creative way.

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 Explosion - July School Holiday Program 

 

Student in big head for book week 2018Big Head Workshops

  • Monday 8 - Friday 12 July 2019
  • 10am–1pm
  • BYO newspapers
  • Cost per person: $30
Parent Basic Costume Workshop
  • Saturday 13 July 2019
  • 10.30am–3pm
  • BYO materials and sewing machine
  • Cost per person: $5

​Join in on the Big Head Project these July School holidays at the Rockingham Arts Centre and create your own Big Head to wear to school for Book Week 2019. The 2019 Book Week Theme is "Reading is my Secret Power". Parents are invited to participate in a basic costume making workshop to complete the outfit. Basic sewing skills required. The Big Head Workshops are for ages 8–16 years, and a parent/guardian is required to stay for children under 12 years.

​Registrations close Friday 28 June 2019. To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 10am–3pm, Monday to Friday, or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au. Check out the flyer in the table below.



August 2019 Workshops

Sharpen Up the Skills - Presented by Tich Dixon Pencil and sharpener

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturdays - 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August and 7 September
  • 3pm–5.30pm

Registrations close Friday 26 July 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $55

Join multi-talented Rockingham artist Tich Dixon and improve your representational drawing skills as you work through a range of observational exercises. Suitable for beginners.

About the Facilitator

Tich Dixon is a multiple Castaways Sculpture Award and Stretch festival exhibitor. An art technician and lecturer at Challenger TAFE, 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.
 

 

Notan Papercutting - Presented by Lily Tupper Example of Notan papercutting artwork

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sunday 4 August 2019
  • 1pm–4pm

Registrations close Friday 26 July 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $25

Notan is a simple Japanese papercutting technique. The art form involves papercutting with positive and negative shapes. Participants will learn the skills to create their own Notan artwork, using paper and fabric for decoration of soft furnishings and bags.

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.
 

 

Collaborative Abstract Painting – Presented by Amanda Harris Colouful abstract painting

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Tuesdays - 6, 13 and 20 August
  • 9am–12pm

Registrations close Friday 26 July 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $40

Starting with many small canvases assembled together to form one large canvas, participants will start at one edge and through a multitude of mark making, washes and glazes, an abstract painting will be created. Upon completion, the large painting is disassembled and attendees take home a small abstract canvas for themselves.

About the Facilitator

Amanda Harris is a Western Australian artist that works in a variety of medium from acrylic painting and mixed media collage, to sculptural ceramics. She tutors in ceramics at the Gifted and Talented Programs in Balcatta High School, and conducts various workshops and classes throughout the metro area. Amanda has a love of working with a variety of materials, to tell a story, her creations are a narrative.

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.

 

Historical Costumes - Presented by Verena Marmion Paintings of historical costumes with a candle and hourglass

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursday 8 August 2019
  • 11am–5pm

Registrations close Friday 26 July 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $50

Working with a live model dressed in period costume, you will learn techniques to combine both wet and dry media to achieve various effects. At the end of the workshop you will have produced several quick figure studies and a more involved final artwork. For inspiration, we will study famous artworks and listen to music from the genre that matches the model's costumes.

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.

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Title Format Size and Type
January - June 2019 Art Workshops Brochure PDF 6.25 MB
Art Explosion - July 2019 Flyer PDF 796 kb

Community Professional Development Workshops

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Past Workshops

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

June 2019

Beautiful Arty Books – Presented by Amanda Harris
Participants learnt how to decorate pages, embellish and beautify the front and back covers of a book into a glorious work of art.

Affirmation Collage – Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg
Participants created a beautiful affirmation collage to give as a gift or to keep for inspiration.

May 2019

Distorted Self Portrait – Presented by Barb Green 
Participants created their own distorted self portrait using a grid method, then completed their image using acrylics, making the most of lines, textures and shading.

Raffia Weaving – Presented by Hanae Meyer 
Participants learnt coil weaving techniques with naturally dyed raffia.

Chinese Calligraphy – Presented by Jane Li 
Participants learnt the eight basic stroke elements of Chinese calligraphy and created their own completed artwork to frame and hang.