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The Rockingham Arts Centre is scheduled to open on Monday 6 July. The centre will be implementing social distancing and strict hygiene protocols to ensure the safety of patrons.

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Coming workshops

July 2020

Abstract Alcohol Inks - Presented by Anastasia Wright

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesdays - 29 July, and 5 and 12 August
  • 10am-1pm

Registrations close Friday 22 July

Participant cost payable on registration: $50

In this three-part series, you will explore one of the most modern, vibrant and uncontrolled media to create stunning abstract artworks. Learn about materials, surfaces, inks, mixatives and fixatives, and be guided through the process from safety considerations to blending colours, and from composition to sealing your painting. You will experiment with various paper sizes, tools and techniques to create stunning ink flows and fades to take home multiple artworks to be proud of.

About the facilitator

Anastasia Wright is an emerging artist practicing in Rockingham. Her favourite media are watercolours, alcohol inks and soft pastels. Passionate about her media, she is actively learning and sharing her knowledge at private workshops and in her art blog. In her abstract art practice Anastasia is using knowledge of colour theory and composition.


             Colourful abstract ink art

August and September 2020

Seascapes - Presented by Rebecca Crawford

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sundays - 16 and 23 August
  • 10am-2pm

Registrations close Friday 7 August

Participant cost payable on registration: $25

In this two-part workshop, you will create a series of drawings based on natural surroundings. Using mixed media and recycled paper, you will create a seascape artwork which is both 2D and 3D. Participants are required to bring an A4 canvas or wooden board.

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.



               Shells and starfish on a beach background




             Adobe Lightroom Classic display

Photo Editing with Adobe Lightroom Classic - Presented by Bernard Taylor

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednedsay - 19 and 26 August, and 2 and 9 September
  • 7pm-10pm

Registrations close Friday 14 August

Participant cost payable on registration: $20

In this workshop series participants will learn how to edit photos and catalogue images with Adobe Lightroom Classic which contains all the desktop editing tools needed to make your best photos even better. Punch up colours, make dull-looking shots vibrant, remove distracting objects and straighten skewed shots. Participants are required to bring a laptop with full version of Adobe Lightroom Classic installed.

About the facilitator

Bernard Taylor is an award-winning photographic artist, designer and educator based in Perth. With a practice spanning across fashion, sound and digital media, his work frequently melds elements of contemporary culture within surreal and fantastical contexts. Bernard holds an MBA from Curtin University and currently teaches digital art in the Applecross Senior High School Gifted and Talented program.


Botanical Oil Painting - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturdays - 29 August, and 5 and 12 September
  • 3pm-6pm

Registrations close Friday 21 August

Participant cost payable on registration: $30

In this workshop series participants will learn to work with oil paints on board, looking at the beauty and variation of colours of flowers. Participants will learn how to mix colours and to look at differences in tones in order to enhance their work.

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.

               Protea on black background

Past workshops

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

March 2020

  • Discovering Pastels - Presented by Kim Taylor

Participants learnt about soft pastel history and pastel painting techniques and tips, to create an pastel animal portrait painting of a meerkat.

January 2020

  • Drawing Fundamentals - Presented by Andy Quilty

This workshop focussed on the notion of drawing as a process of discovery.

  • Dragonfly - Presented by Janice O'Meara

Participants used recycled copper wire and beads to create a unique dragonfly. 

  • Tree of Life - Presented by Tich Dixon

Participants created their own personalised canvas using a new way of working with paint.

  • Study of Birds Part 2 - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

Participants learnt how to draw a bird by looking at the anatomy of a bird.

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