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To register for any of the below workshops, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Check out the great range of workshops happening at the Rockingham Arts Centre.

September 2019

The Study of Birds - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursdays - 5, 12 and 19 September
  • 11am–2pm

Please note: This workshop is fully booked.

Come and create a beautiful artwork with birds, using ink, charcoal and pencils. Looking at line, colour and form of birds, we will be working on ply wood to create our final piece.

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.

 

                   Painting of birds nesting by Vanessa Liebenberg

 


 

                                 Colourful drawing of a cat wearing sunglasses and a suit

Larry the Lightening Cat - Presented by Rebecca Crawford

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sundays - 8, 15, 22 and 29 September
  • 1pm–3pm

Participant cost payable on registration: $30
 
Based on the work of artist ‘Dean Russo’, you will learn about surrealism and develop a surreal A3-sized drawing using highlighters and marker pens. Your design will be a combination of an animal and a clothing item/accessory, which will be chosen at random. Explore the elements and principles of line, shape, colour, and pattern to create your art work.

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.

October 2019

Bird Book - Presented by Jacq Chorlton

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursdays - 3, 10 and 17 October
  • 7pm–9pm

Registrations close Friday 20 September
Participant cost payable on registration: $35

Turn your old book into a piece of art. Using a book you will create a paper mache bird in a cage, using both the book and its pages.

About the Facilitator

Jacq Chorlton is a local artist. She has won major awards for both sculpture and wearable art. Jacq has designed and painted public murals, had illustrations in a published children’s book and has been involved in local art and sculpture exhibitions. She studied art at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in the UK.

                                   Paper mache bird in a cage


 

               Digital artwork of man sitting on a chair

Digital Art - Presented by Bernard Taylor

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Mondays - 7, 14, 18, 21 October and 4,11 November
  • 6pm–9pm

Registrations close Friday 20 September
Participant cost payable on registration: $30

Learn the skills to edit your own photos from simply modifying colours, to retouching skin or replacing objects, and even to creating impossible or surreal imagery that look like real photographs. This workshop will take complete novices and turn them into strong and versatile intermediate Photoshop users.

Attendees will require either a Mac or PC laptop with a working full version or a trial version of Photoshop (CS6 or greater is strongly preferred). A digital tablet can also be used in class but is not a requirement of this workshop. Prospective participants should note that a Photoshop usage plan is available from the Adobe website for $14.29 per month which can also be cancelled at any time. A seven-day free trial of Photoshop is also available from Adobe.


 

3D Pyrography - Presented by Dallas Pegrum

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Session one: Thursday 17 October
  • Session two: Thursday 24 October
  • 12.30pm–4.30pm

Registrations close Friday 11 October
Participant cost payable on registration: $20

Take your pyrography to the third dimension! Create your own “egg-ceptional” artwork on a turned wooden egg or sphere. Working on a curved surface presents a unique challenge and you will learn some handy tips as well as ways to colour your work. Suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some previous experience. Please advise when booking which session you wish to attend.

About the Facilitator

Dallas Pegrum is a qualified primary school teacher with experience as an art teacher. Her passion for pyrography began about 14 years ago at the Dwellingup Forest Heritage Centre and she loves to share this very relaxing and enjoyable craft to others.

                           Small 3D owl


 

                                       Pastel city

Art Explosion - October 2019 School Holiday Program

Immerse yourself in art these October school holidays in a week of diverse workshops with a different facilitator each day. Workshops will run daily from 10am–1pm for children aged 8 - 16 years. The cost is $20 per person, per workshop. Registrations close on Wednesday 2 October.

  • Monday 7 October - Under the Sea Birthday Cards

Using a paper piercing technique, create a set of five 'Under the Sea' birthday cards for your family and friends.

  • Tuesday 8 October - Raffia Weaving

Learn the twists and turns of weaving your own basket using naturally dyed raffia.

  • Wednesday 9 October - Characters by Cardboard

Using recycled cardboard, create a portrait of your favourite character or icon.

  • Thursday 10 October - Imaginary Worlds

Explore your imagination and create your ideal future world using paints and pastels.

  • Friday 11 October - Drawing Fundamentals with Andy Quilty

 Explore the secrets of drawing with Andy Quilty.

November 2019

Abstract Needlework - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Fridays – 15, 22 and 29 November
  • 11am–2pm

Registrations close Friday 8 November
Participant cost payable on registration: $35

Come and let your creativity flow by creating an abstract artwork using ink and embroidery. Participants will be combining these mediums to create something unique on linen fabric, using a embroidery hoop.

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.

                             Abstract embroidery artwork


 

                      Wall hanging macrame

Mindful Macramé' - Presented by Dawn Mulcahny

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Session one: Monday 18 November, 5.30pm–8.30pm
  • Session two: Tuesday 19 November, 10.30am–1.30pm

Registrations close Friday 8 November
Participant cost payable on registration: $5
Participant cost payable direct to facilitator: $30

Come along and join Dawn from 'Tangled Macramé' to learn the wonderful art of macramé'. Macramé' is a very mindful, meditative craft and also a lot of fun. Participants will be inspired to tap into and ignite their creative side and will learn the best materials to use, several different knots and techniques to create a beautiful piece to take home. Workshops include full set up and guidance, handy hints and take home notes. Materials to be purchased on the day from the facilitator. There will also be cotton and macramé' supplies available to purchase on the day, should you wish to continue creating.

About the Facilitator

Dawn creates beautiful, unique and made with love wall/plant hangings, custom orders plus more with 100% premium recycled cotton, ethically sourced cotton and supplies. Dawn delights in sharing the wonderful art of macramé' to all ages.

December 2019

Stencils with Pressed Flowers and Leaves - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Tuesdays – 3, 10 and 17 December
  • 11am–2pm

Registrations close Friday 22 November
Participant cost payable on registration: $30

Participants will re-visit the old art of flower pressing. Participants will first create a colourful background using plywood, then used the pressed flowers and leaves to create stencil work, plus colour and ink line. The possibilities are endless in this creative workshop.

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.

                                                 Pressed flower stencil

Christmas Big Head Project

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sundays - 27 October and 3, 10, 17 and 24 November 2019
  • 1pm–4pm
  • Cost per person: $30

The Big Heads are back for Christmas. Come along to the Rockingham Arts Centre and create your own Christmas-themed Big Head to wear in our Christmas Festival Parade. Participants must be available to participate in the parade on Saturday 7 December 2019. All participants must have an adult guide to assist them in the parade.

To book, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 9am–4pm, Monday to Friday.

Past workshops

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

August 2019

  • Sharpen Up the Skills - Presented by Tich Dixon

Participants improved representational drawing skills and worked through a number of observational exercises.

  • Collaborative Abstract Painting – Presented by Amanda Harris

Participants used small canvases to form one large canvas.

July 2019

  • Nature on a Wall – Presented by Rebecca Crawford

Participants created a design based on the works of local mural artist 'Straker'.

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