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

Please note that any workshop cancellations received after the workshop registration closing date will not be eligible for a refund.

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Coming workshops

October 2021

Oil Portraits – Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Tuesday 5, 12 and 19 October
  • 10am-1pm

Participant cost payable on registration:  $35

Registrations closed 

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 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.  More information about Vanessa.

Oil Portrait of young boy with birds on his head


 

Painting a Sunset Seascape Series 2 - Presented by Carol Clitheroe

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursdays 7, 14, 21 and 28 October
  • 12pm-3pm

Participant cost payable on registration: $40

This workshop is fully booked 

In this four-part workshop series, participants will learn how to paint a sunset over water with demonstrations on colour mixing and painting techniques to recreate water reflections. After a series of art exercises, participants will move onto painting their own sunset seascape to paint and take home. Participants are required to bring a canvas no bigger than 500mm x 400mm.

About the facilitator

Carol is a sculptor and painter with her own art-based business Neverending Designs, started in 1993. She lives by the sea and has a passion for the ocean and all its creatures. She paints murals and has had over 30 exhibitions, four of them solo. She works with the community in many art projects such as Stretch Festival Mandurah, Art Blast Fremantle, City of Rockingham, and many more.

November 2021

3D effect painting of water droplets

 

Painting 3D Water - Presented by Annette Anderson

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursday 4 November
  • 12pm-3pm

Participant cost payable on registration: $15

Registrations close Friday 29 October

In this workshop you’ll learn how to draw and paint water droplets that look so realistic, you might even think they’ll jump off your painting. 

About the facilitator

Annette holds diplomas in Applied Arts (Interior Design) and in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy (HICAT). Over many years her works have been displayed and sold at various exhibitions, including the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens’ “by selection only” exhibitions and was chosen to represent October in their 2018 Botanical Illustrator’s Calendar. She also runs HICAT workshops for community groups and individuals.


 

Painting Birds Series 2 - Presented by Jane Li

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Mondays 8, 15, 22 and 29 November
  • 2pm-5pm

Participant cost payable on registration: $50

This workshop is fully booked

In this four-part workshop series, participants will learn how to paint a realistic bird using watercolours.

About the facilitator

Jane is a local artist who specialises in painting birds and flowers using watercolours. See more of her work.

Water colour painting of two birds


 

Penguin, seal and pelican figurines

Clay Figurines - Presented by Bec Thomas

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sunday 14 and 28 November
  • 9am-12pm, 9am-11am

Participant cost payable on registration: $25

Registrations close Friday 5 November

Explore your creativity, learn techniques and sculpt and glaze clay animal figurines in this two part workshop. Cost includes firing.

About the facilitator

Bec Thomas is a local ceramic artist who has been creating and teaching out of the Rockingham Ceramics Studio for the past eight years.

 


 

Animal Plant Pots - Presented by Bec Thomas

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sunday 14 and 28 November
  • 1pm-4pm, 1pm-3pm

Participant cost payable on registration: $30

Registrations close Friday 5 November

Explore your creativity, learn techniques and create and glaze an animal clay pot for your favourite plant in this two-part workshop. Cost includes firing.

About the facilitator

Bec Thomas is a local ceramic artist who has been creating and teaching out of the Rockingham Ceramics Studio for the past eight years.

 

Hands molding a clay pot


 

Green colour swatches

Colour Mixing and Colour Theory - Presented by Annette Anderson

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursday 18 November
  • 12pm-3pm

Participant cost payable on registration: $15

Registrations close Friday 12 November

Understanding colour is a foundational art skill. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of colour theory, colour value and also the very important skill of mixing colours. Through a mixture of discussion, exercises and lots of fun practice, the jargon, how colour can affect moods and some small tricks about how to harmonise colours will also be covered.

About the facilitator

Annette holds diplomas in Applied Arts (Interior Design) and in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy (HICAT). Over many years her works have been displayed and sold at various exhibitions, including the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens’ “by selection only” exhibitions and was chosen to represent October in their 2018 Botanical Illustrator’s Calendar. She also runs HICAT workshops for community groups and individuals.

December 2021

Two reindeers made from copper wire with beads

Wired for Christmas - Presented by Janice O'Meara

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturday 4 and 11 December
  • 1pm-3pm

Participant cost payable on registration: $25

Registrations close Friday 26 November

In this two part-workshop series participants will learn basic wire skills to create a Christmas decoration out of wire. Participants are welcome to bring their own beads /items to create their own unique artwork.

About the facilitator

Janice O'Meara is a local wire art sculptor and has exhibited in the City of Rockinghams Castaways in 2020 and 2021.


 

Whimsical Faces - Presented by Jacq Chorlton

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Tuesday 7 and 14 December
  • 10am-12pm

Participant cost payable on registration: $35

Registrations close Friday 26 November

In this two-part workshop series, participants will learn how to sketch and paint an 'out of proportion' whimsical face which can be framed and gifted for Christmas.

About the facilitator

Jacq Chorlton is a local artist who specialises in sculpture, ceramics and painting.  Her creations have a whimsical, fairy tale edge.  See more of Jacq's work. 

Painting of a girl with pom poms on her head

Past workshops

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

September 

  • The Study of the Face - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

Using their own reflection, participants learned how to draw different facial elements before completing their own self portrait.

  • Painting a Sunset Seascape - Presented by Carol Clitheroe

Participants learned techniques to create a painting of a sunset over water.

  • Intricate Papercutting - Presented by Tusif Ahmad

Participants learned techniques to create artworks using a cutting blade.

August

  • Painting Birds - Presented by Jane Li

Using watercolours, participants painted a realistic image of a bird.

  • Painting: Oil and Cold Wax - Presented by Tich Dixon

Participants produced a semi-abstract landscape using different art techniques.

  • The Study of Fruits and Vegetables - Presented by Annette Anderson

Participants produced watercolour images of fruit and vegetables.

  • Still Life in Oils - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

Participants created a botanical oil painting.

July

  • Printmaking Cyanotype - Presented by Tich Dixon

Participants used sun paper and a cyanotype kit to experiment with sunprints.

  • Wire Art - Presented by Janice O'Meara

Participants created a freestanding pelican or penguin sculpture using wire.

June

  • Abstract Painting - Presented by Rob Furlano

Participants had fun examining how the brain works in terms of creativity and how certain things can be tried to trick the mind into a sub-conscious style of art production.

  • Sculpture – 3D Artwork - Presented by Tich Dixon

Participants learnt the techniques to sculpt a hybrid animal or abstract creation.

  • Painting Seascapes - Presented by Carol Clitheroe

Participants learnt to paint a sunset over water with demonstrations and tips from Carol.

May 2021

  • Carving Block Forms and Photos - Presented by Tich Dixon

Participants used a photograph for inspiration to carve a block/stamp.

  • Painting Techniques - Presented by Deborah Zibah

Participants learnt the essential design and tonal elements of painting.

Blokes with Brushes

Join artist James Walker on a journey of artistic discovery designed just for blokes wanting to learn to paint.

During this eight-week workshop series, James will teach participants art skills from basic drawing through to a finished artwork to take home at the completion of the series. The workshop series starts on Tuesday 7 September and finishes Tuesday 26 October, running every Tuesday from 6.30pm-9pm at the Rockingham Arts Centre. Participants are required to bring an A4 visual diary.

**This workshop is now fully booked.**

About the facilitator

James has had a life-long interest in art making, teaching and promoting the arts through his artwork and his role as gallery coordinator at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. His work centres around landscape, skies and an interest in WW2 aircraft. James uses oils, acrylics and watercolours to complete his work, along with drawing and printmaking.

James’ work has been included in many awards and exhibitions, including the Glover Prize, Mandjar Art Award, PICA Salon, Alternative Archive and his work has won multiple prizes with the RAAF. Recently James completed paintings to be included in joint Australian/American exhibition to be displayed at the Pentagon.

 

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