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From 5 December 2020 we will be implementing contact registers at our venues and facilities in line with the State Government's mandatory contact tracing requirements using the SafeWA App. Visit COVID-19 updates for more information.

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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

January 2021

Wire Art Seahorse - Presented by Janice O’Meara

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesday 20 January
  • 6pm-9pm

Registrations close Friday 9 January

Participant cost payable on registration: $15

Using recycled copper wire and beads, create your own unique seahorse.

About the facilitator

Wire sculptor Janice O’Meara is self-taught. Janice has worked as a zookeeper and owned horses for most of her life, giving her a unique ability to capture animals and their movements. Janice enjoys sharing and teaching her wire craft and is always inspired by participants' creations.

                  Wire seahorses      

February 2021

Oil Portraits - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesdays 3, 10 and 17 February
  • 6pm-9pm

Registrations close Friday 22 January

Participant cost payable on registration: $50

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


                          Experimental drawing

Experimental Drawing - Presented by Tich Dixon

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent, Rockingham
  • Sundays 14, 21 and 28 February
  • 1pm-4.30pm

Registrations close Friday 5 February

Participant cost payable on registration: $40

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.

Past workshops

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

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.

October 2020

  • Personal Journey Maps - Presented by Tich Dixon

Participants created a mixed media map relating to a personal experience, journey, emotion or challenge.

  • Traditional Botanical Illustration - Presented by Annette Anderson

Participants learnt the fundamentals of traditional botanical illustration techniques.

  • Beginners Painting Techniques - Presented by Tich Dixon

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

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