Current workshops Paint pouring

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.

November 2019

Abstract Needlework - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

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

Registrations closed.

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


 

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 closed.

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

January 2020

Tree of Life - Presented by Tich Dixon

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturdays - 4, 11 and 18 January
  • 3pm–5.30pm

Registrations close Tuesday 24 December

Participant cost payable on registration: $40

Create your own personalised canvas using a new way of working with paint. This is a refreshing technique using background paint which will allow you to create freely and confidently.

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.

                   Painted boab trees


 

Bird drawing

Study of Birds Part 2 - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Tuesdays – 7, 14 and 21 January
  • 11am–2pm

Registrations close Thursday 2 January

Participant cost payable on registration: $40

Learn how to draw a bird by looking at the anatomy of a bird, breaking down the bird into shapes, and studying each part of the bird separately in order to understand how to draw each part. Use watercolour pencils to create your finished work.

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.


 

Drawing Fundamentals - Presented by Andy Quilty

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sunday 19 January
  • 1pm–5pm

Registrations close Friday 10 January

Participant cost payable on registration: $20

The workshop will focus on the notion of drawing as a process of discovery. You will develop important skills, employing experimental methodologies and risk taking, introducing the notion of "happy accidents" as fundamental to the process of making art. Building confidence as well as technical ability, you will gain the ability to take a more intuitive and exploratory approach to your work.

About the Facilitator

Andy Quilty is a Lecturer in Fine Arts at the University Of Western Australia, Program Patron for the Military Art Program Australia (a non-profit assisting Military Veterans through art therapy), and works across the state facilitating art workshops in schools, penal institutions, community groups and Aboriginal art centres.

Andy Quilty has been a finalist in number of significant awards including the Hazelhurst Works on Paper Prize, Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA), Kedumba Drawing Award, Albany Art Prize, Joondalup Invitation Art Award, Black Swan Portrait Prize and the Salon des Refusés.

Andy Quilty drawing


 

                Wire dragonfly

Dragonfly - Presented by Janice O'Meara

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesday 29 January
  • 1pm–3pm

Registrations close Friday 24 January

Participant cost payable on registration: $15

Using recycled copper wire and beads, create your own unique dragonfly in this two hour workshop. 

About the Facilitator

Janice O’Meara is a self-taught wire sculptor. 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.

Past workshops

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

November 2019

  • Mindful Macramé - Presented by Dawn Mulcahny

Participants used the best materials, several different knots and techniques to create a beautiful piece to take home.

October 2019

  • Digital Art - Presented by Bernard Taylor

Participants edited their own photos by simply modifying colours, retouching skin or replacing objects to create impossible or surreal imagery.

  • 3D Pyrography - Presented by Dallas Pegrum

Participants took pyrography to the third dimension and created their own “egg-ceptional” artwork on a turned wooden egg or sphere.

September 2019

  • The Study of Birds - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

Participants created a beautiful artwork with birds using ink, charcoal and pencil.

  • Larry the Lightening Cat - Presented by Rebecca Crawford

Participants used surrealism techniques to develop a surreal A3-sized drawing using highlighters and marker pens.

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