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The Rockingham Arts Centre is implementing social distancing and strict hygiene protocols to ensure the safety of patrons.

Please refer to our COVID-19 information page for the latest information and updates.

To register for a workshop, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday.

Coming workshops

March 2021

                          Experimental drawing

Experimental Drawing - Presented by Tich Dixon

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent, Rockingham
  • Sundays 7 and 14 March
  • 1pm-4.30pm

Registrations closed.

The objective is to produce a work which represents the memory of the objects, rather than a pure still life project. This technique loosens up participants and releases them from the need for accurate representation, producing a design-based semi-representational work.

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 te Z-Force Memorial at Palm Beach Jetty and the memorial seating at the Gary Holland Community Centre.


 

Layered Botanicals - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Tuesdays 9, 16 and 23 March
  • 11am-2pm

Registrations closed.

In this workshop series, participants will learn to create a layered work on canvas, using screen printing and oil paint. By using subtle layered screen prints, create depth in the work. Oil paint will be used for the final layer and focal point.

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.

                              Layered artwork of young child


 

                        

                           

                       Silk print on glass candle

Silk on Glass - Presented by Miriam Gurgel

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesdays 24 and 31 March
  • 1pm-3pm

Registrations close Friday 12 March

Participant cost payable on registration: $30

Silk can be used in different ways besides clothes and scarves. Creating a design, choosing the colours and painting in silk is fun and delightful as creations are unique and personal. Join Miriam to create an original piece of art for your home. Participants will learn to choose a design, to paint it on silk and to apply the silk on a glass piece.

About the facilitator

Miriam is an architect, designer, author and artist from Brazil that lives and works in Rockingham. After learning and working with oil, watercolor and pastels, she has dedicated her design skills to create a variety of pieces in hand painted silk such as scarves, neck-warmers, necklaces, paintings, and vases.


 

Oil Portraits - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Tuesdays 30 March and 6 and 13 April
  • 6pm-9pm

This workshop is fully booked.

In this workshop series participants will observe photos of a loved one and create a beautiful oil portrait. Participants will learn about the qualities of oil paint and mixing the perfect skin tone colour, as well as painting details like hair, face and hands.

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.

                       Oil portrait of a child with parrots

April 2021

Creative Textures - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturdays 10, 17 and 24 April
  • 3pm-6pm

Registrations close Friday 2 March

Participant cost payable on registration: $40

During this workshop participants will create an abstract work on canvas with texture, colour and mark making. Using fabric, needlework and acrylic paint, participants will create a rich world of texture and colour.

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.

 

 

                                   Colouful needlework artwork

Past workshops

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

January 2021

  • Wire Art Seahorse - Presented by Janice O’Meara

Participants used recycled copper wire and beads to create their own unique seahorse.

November 2020

  • Painting Water - Presented by Carol Clitheroe

Participants explored ways to paint water using acrylics.

  • Klimt Inspired Portraits - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

Participants used Gustav Klimt for inspiration; creating a portrait using oil paint.

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