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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.
 

May 2019 Workshops

 

Chinese Calligraphy – Presented by Jane Li Chinese calligraphy

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sunday 26 May 2019
  • 11am–3pm

Registrations close Friday 17 May 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $13

Chinese calligraphy is one of the world’s oldest forms of writing. In this workshop you will learn the eight basic stroke elements of Chinese calligraphy and create your own completed artwork that you can frame and hang. Participants are required to source some materials.

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 WA Water Colour 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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​June 2019 Workshops

 

Beautiful Arty Books – Presented by Amanda Harris Embellished book

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Fridays - 7, 14 and 21 June
  • 12pm–3pm

Registrations close Friday 31 May 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $37
 
Learn how to construct a book from scratch in this workshop series. Decorate pages, embellish and beautify the front and back covers into a glorious work of art. Suitable for treasured thoughts, poetry, wise sayings, drawings, travel journal or diary.

About the Facilitator

Amanda Harris is a Western Australian artist who works in a variety of medium from mixed media collage, ceramics, and jewellery. She tutors in ceramics at the Gifted and Talented Program at Balcatta High School and conducts various workshops and classes throughout the metro area.

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.


 

Affirmation Collage – Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg Words of affirmation with flowers and birds

  • ​Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursdays- 13, 20 and 27 June
  • 11am–2pm

Registrations close Friday 31 May 2019
Participant cost payable on registration: $30
 
Create a beautiful affirmation collage to give as a gift or to keep for your own inspiration. Paint elements of your choice to fit in with your favourite quote or affirmation. This workshop will leave you with an inspiring piece of artwork.

About the Facilitator

Vanessa Liebenberg is an artist and textile designer living and working in Rockingham. Her art style stems from her interior woven textile design background, which can be seen in the layering of her work. Nature plays a huge role 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.

 

Let's Talk Fine Art - Presented by Gillian Peebles Image of Gillian Peebles

Registration fee: $5 per person, per session

The City of Rockingham presents a fantastic opportunity for you to have your artworks professionally critiqued in either a public or private art critique session. Highly qualified Judge of Visual Arts, Gillian Peebles, (accredited with the Royal Academy of Arts in London) will give positive advice and explain a judge's view point on each artwork.

Come along, view and appreciate the positive aspects of yours and others artworks and hear suggestions for possible improvements or aspects of future directions in your artistic career. Maximum of two artworks per person.

Registration is essential as places are limited. 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 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 close Friday 21 June 2019
Participant materials cost payable on registration: $20
 
‘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.

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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 open Monday 6 May 2019
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.

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January - June 2019 Art Workshops Brochure PDF 6.25 MB

Community Professional Development Workshops

New workshops coming soon.

Past Workshops

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

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.

April 2019

Being Vincent – Presented by Simon Miskin
Participants learnt the basics of impasto paint application and created a mixed media artwork incorporating Vincent Van Gough’s emotionally expressive letter writing.

Mini Mixed Media Mosaics – Presented by Louise Nielsen
Participants learnt mosaic skills and created an artwork using small recycled items such as old keys, jewellery or other small bits and pieces.

Recycled Robots – Presented by Simon Miskin
Participants used found materials, op-shop finds and everyday "junk" to create a simple character robot for their garden, home or as a gift.