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

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Coming workshops

May 2021

Painting Techniques - Presented by Deborah Zibah

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesdays 5, 12, 19 and 26 May
  • 1pm-3pm

Registrations closed

In this workshop series, participants will learn the essential design and tonal elements of painting. Participants will experiment with various mark making tools to create different textures and will produce four pieces of work over the four weeks. Participants are required to bring some materials which will be advised on registration.

About the facilitator

An avid experimentalist, Deborah Zibah’s work reflects the eclectic nature of her pursuit of art along with the use of unusual materials. Deborah constantly strives for more effective ways to visually express her experience of, and appreciation of, nature and her identity within creation.

 

 

                         Seascape painting


 

                    

                   Eagle

Carving Block Forms and Photos - Presented by Tich Dixon

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sundays 16, 23 and 30 May
  • 1pm-3.30pm

Registrations closed

Using a photograph for inspiration, participants will carve a block/stamp as a creative original artwork, which can then be used to make cards or other mixed media projects. 

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

June 2021

Abstract Painting - Presented by Rob Furlano 

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Thursdays 3, 10 and 17 June 2021
  • 9am-12pm 

Participant cost payable on registration: $15

Registrations close Friday 28 May

All materials to be supplied by participant as per the list below:

  • Acrylic primary colours - red, blue, yellow, white, raw umber and any other of your favourite colours
  • At least two canvases - one 60cm x 60cm and one 60cm x 90cm (you are free to choose more and any size you prefer)
  • Assorted brushes - artists brushes mixed pack, plus one 50mm paint brush
  • Palette knife
  • Sketch book and charcoal
  • 500ml spray bottle.

Have 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 in this three week workshop series.

            

                   Drawing on canvas


 

                          

                     

                            Seal Island

Painting Seascapes - Presented by Carol Clitheroe

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Tuesdays 8, 15, 22 and 29 June
  • 12pm-3pm 

Participant cost payable on registration: $40

Registrations close Friday 4 June

In this four-week workshop series, you will learn to paint a sunset over water with demonstrations and tips from Carol. Learn colour selections and how to recreate the reflections in the water with demonstrations and painting exercises. Participants will then create their own seascape artwork. All materials supplied. 


 

Sculpture – 3D Artwork - Presented by Tich Dixon

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturdays 12, 19 and 26 June 
  • 11am-2pm 

Participant cost payable on registration: $40 

Registrations close Friday 4 June

In this three-week workshop series, using the reductive sculpture technique, you will learn learn the techniques to sculpt your hybrid animal or abstract creation. Techniques required to visualise and create a 3D object will be taught, these relate to the concept of 'hybrid', incorporating elements from two or more different animals, such as a gargoyle.

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

 

 

 

                   Sculpture made from clay

Past workshops

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

April 2021

  • Oil Portraits - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

Participants used oil paints to create a portrait of a loved one.

  • Creative Textures - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

Participants created an abstract work on canvas with texture, colour and mark making.

March 2021

  • Layered Botanicals - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

Participants created a layered work on canvas using screen printing and oil paint.

  • Silk on Glass - Presented by Miriam Gurgel

Participants chose a design to paint on silk then applied the design to a glass piece.

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