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The Rockingham Arts Centre reopened on Monday 6 July. The 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

October 2020

Personal Journey Maps - Presented by Tich Dixon

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sundays - 11, 18 and 25 October
  • 10am-12.30pm

Registrations close Friday 25 September

Participant cost payable on registration: $35

Create a mixed media map relating to a personal experience, journey, emotion or challenge. This visual interpretation keepsake symbolises special life events.

About the facilitator

Tich Dixon is a multiple Castaways Sculpture Award and Stretch Festival exhibitor. As 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.

              Personal journey map


 

              Botanical illustration

Traditional Botanical Illustration - Presented by Annette Anderson

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Mondays - 12, 19 and 26 October
  • 10am-1pm

This workshop is fully booked.

In this workshop series participants will learn the fundamentals of traditional botanical illustration techniques and will refine their observation and drawing skills. Working mainly with watercolour paints, participants will learn paint washing, layering, dry brush and detailing techniques to create realism and accuracy. This workshop is suitable for beginners.

About the facilitator

Annette holds a Diploma in Applied Arts (Interior Design) and a Diploma in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy. Her works have been displayed at the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens by selection only in the Art of Botanical Illustration and Natural History exhibitions, and was chosen to represent October in the 2018 Botanical Illustrator’s Calendar.


 

Let There Be Light Through Plastic - Presented by Barb Green

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesdays - 21 and 28 October
  • 6pm-9pm

Registrations close Friday 16 October

Participant cost payable on registration: $30

In this workshop series, participants will make an indoor or outdoor light fitting using recycled plastic lids, which are melted to create a floral shape for use in their home or garden. Participants will require access to an electric sandwich press with flat upper and lower heat shields, and must bring their own plastic lids.

About the facilitator

In 2019, Barb Green created a large chandelier using only up-cycled materials. The chandelier was displayed at the 2019 City of Rockingham Castaways Sculpture Awards at Rockingham Beach and is now on permanent display at Naragebup Environment Centre on Safety Bay Road.

                                     Bottletop chandelier


 

            Seagull at the beach painting

Beginners Painting Techniques - Presented by Tich Dixon

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturdays - 24 and 31 October and 7 and 14 November
  • 2pm-5pm

Registrations close Friday 16 October

Participant cost payable on registration: $50

Participants will learn a variety of basic techniques to create an acrylic painting based on their own chosen image in this workshop series.

About the facilitator

Tich Dixon is a multiple Castaways Sculpture Award and Stretch Festival exhibitor. As 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.

November and December 2020

Painting Water - Presented by Carol Clitheroe

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesdays - 18 and 25 November and 2 and 9 December
  • 11am-1pm

Registrations close Friday 13 November

Participant cost payable on registration: $45

This workshop will explore ways to paint water using acrylics. Demonstrations will be given on different methods and the process of observing water in different conditions. Attendees will then use these methods to create sample works. Each person can then select a seascape of their choice and paint a canvas with guidance if needed.

The workshop will give people a new way of observing water. A break- down of the water into different layers, reflection and refraction, will be studied and, therefore, allow people to look at water with a greater understanding of how it works in a painting.

About the facilitator

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

              Painting of a pelican


 

             Colourful portrait

Klimt Inspired Portraits - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Fridays - 20 and 27 November and 4 December
  • 11am-2pm

Registrations close Friday 13 November

Participant cost payable on registration: $30

Looking at Gustav Klimt for inspiration, participants will create a portrait using oil paint for the face and a flat patterned design for the rest of the work. Be inspired by colours and patterns and let your creativity go wild.

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.

Past workshops

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

August and September 2020

  • Seascapes - Presented by Rebecca Crawford

Participants created a series of drawings based on natural surroundings using mixed media and recycled paper.

  • Photo Editing with Adobe Lightroom Classic - Presented by Bernard Taylor

Participants learnt how to edit photos and catalogue images with Adobe Lightroom Classic.

  • Botanical Oil Painting - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

Participants learnt to work with oils on board, how to mix colours and differences in tone.

Art Explosion - October School Holiday Program

Get arty these October school holidays at the Rockingham Arts Centre. There are a variety of fun and creative workshops on offer:

  • World of Birds
  • Kids Creative Macrame
  • Long Legged Creatures
  • Marvellous Mandalas
  • Lino Printing.

For children aged 8 - 16 years.

See the flyer below for more details. To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday.

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