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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.


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 are closed

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.

 

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 are closed

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.

 

September 2019

The Study of Birds – Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg 

  • Painting of bird building a nestRockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursdays - 5, 12 and 19 September
  • 11am–2pm

This workshop is fully booked

Come and create a beautiful artwork with birds, using ink, charcoal and pencils. Looking at line, colour and form of birds, we will be working on ply wood to create our final piece.

About the Facilitator

Vanessa Liebenberg is an artist working in Rockingham. Her woven textile design background is evident in her work. She uses mixed media to create a layering effect. The observation and drawing of nature plays a huge part in her work.

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.

 

Larry the Lightening Cat – Presented by Rebecca Crawford Colourful cat wearing a suit and sunglasses

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sundays - 8, 15, 22 and 29 September
  • 1pm–3pm

Registrations close Friday 30 August 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $30
 
Based on the work of artist ‘Dean Russo’, you will learn about surrealism and develop a surreal A3-sized drawing using highlighters and marker pens. Your design will be a combination of an animal and a clothing item/accessory, which will be chosen at random. Explore the elements and principles of line, shape, colour, and pattern to create your art work.

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 construction, graphic design, visual arts, manual arts and photography. Rebecca has 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.

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​October 2019

Bird Book - Presented by Jacq Chorlton Paper mache bird in a cage

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursdays - 3, 10 and 17 October
  • 7pm–9pm

Registrations open Monday 5 August 2019
Registrations close Friday 20 September 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $35

Turn your old book into a piece of art. Using a book you will create a paper mache bird in a cage, utilising both the book and its pages.

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 in a published children’s book and has been involved in locate 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.

 

Digital Art – Presented by Bernard Taylor Digital artwork of a man sitting on a chair

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Mondays - 7, 14, 18, 21 October and 4,11 November
  • 6pm–9pm

Registrations open Monday 5 August 2019
Registrations close Friday 20 September 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $30

Learn the skills to edit your own photos from simply modifying colours, to retouching skin or replacing objects, and even to creating impossible or surreal imagery that look like real photographs. This workshop will take complete novices and turn them into strong and versatile intermediate Photoshop users.

Attendees will require either a Mac or PC laptop with a working full version or a trial version of Photoshop (CS6 or greater is strongly preferred). A digital tablet can also be used in class but is not a requirement of this workshop. Prospective participants should note that a Photoshop usage plan is available from the Adobe website for $14.29 per month which can also be cancelled at any time, a seven-day free trial of Photoshop is also available from Adobe.

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.
 

 

3D Pyrography – Presented by Dallas Pegrum 3D owl

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Session one: Thursday 17 October
  • Session two: Thursday 24 October
  • 12.30pm-4.30pm

Registrations open Monday 5 August 2019
Registrations close Friday 11 October 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $20

Take your pyrography to the third dimension! Create your own “egg-ceptional” artwork on a turned wooden egg or sphere. Working on a curved surface presents a unique challenge and you will learn some handy tips as well as ways to colour your work. Suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some previous experience. Please advise when booking which session you wish to attend.

About the Facilitator

Dallas Pegrum is a qualified primary school teacher with experience as an art teacher. Her passion for pyrography began about 14 years ago at the Dwellingup Forest Heritage Centre and she loves to share this very relaxing and enjoyable craft to others.

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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Community Professional Development Workshops

New workshops coming soon.

Past Workshops

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

July 2019

Nature on a Wall – Presented by Rebecca Crawford
Participants created a design based on the works of local mural artist 'Straker'.

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.

Cast- A -Way Creations Sculpture Workshop - Presented by Neil Elliott 
Participants worked collectively and individually to produce a fun piece of sculpture using upcycled materials and castaway items.