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

Please refer to our COVID-19 information page for the latest information and updates.

Coming workshops

July 2021

 

                 Printmaking Cyanotype depicting flowers surrounding the Girl with the Pearl Earring artwork

Printmaking Cyanotype - Presented by Tich Dixon

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham 
  • Sundays 11 and 25 July 
  • 10.30am-1pm

Registrations closed

Printmaking Cyanotype is a photographic print process dating back to the nineteenth century. Using sun paper and a cynotype kit, participants will experiment with sunprints using stencils and other materials. Working with the sun as a UV source this will determine the intensity of the prints produced. Participants are required to bring old  photographs/negatives, plant material, x-rays or any other interesting items.

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.


 

Wire Art: Pelicans and Penguins - Presented by Janice O'Meara

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Tuesday 20 July
  • 6pm-9pm

This workshop is fully booked

Create a freestanding pelican or penguin sculpture and learn different wire art techniques.

About the facilitator

Wire sculptor, Janice O’Meara, is a self-taught artist. She enjoys sharing and teaching her wire craft, and is always inspired by participants creations. Janice was an exhibitor in Castaways in 2020 and the City of Rockingham 2021 Art Awards.

                              Wire pelican

August 2021

Painting: Oil and Cold Wax - Presented by Tich Dixon

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Sundays 1 and 8 August
  • 1pm-4pm

Participant cost payable on registration: $40

Registrations close Friday 23 July

Participants will produce a semi-abstract landscape using a different technique, and an appreciation of the colour and depth of oil paintings, using contemporary materials. Participants are required to bring a 2B pencil, palette knife, brushes (if available), jar to clean brushes in, and a landscape photo.

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 landscape


 

 

          Chillies, capsicum and cherries

The Study of Fruits and Vegetables - Presented by Annette Anderson

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Fridays 6, 13, 20 and 27 August
  • 12pm-2pm

Participant cost payable on registration: $45

Registrations close Friday 30 July

Each week, a piece of seasonal fresh fruit or vegetable will be the inspiration for participants to observe, discuss different and/or unusual compositions, and use different papers and watercolour techniques such as shine and highlights, speckled effects and water-droplets along with some traditional botanical illustration techniques to create realistic paintings that look almost good enough to eat. Participants are required to bring watercolour brushes and paints.

About the facilitator

Annette holds Diplomas in Applied Arts (Interior Design) and in Holistic Integrated Creative Art Therapy (HICAT). Over many years her works have been displayed and sold at various exhibitions, including the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens’ “by selection only” exhibitions and was chosen to represent October in their 2018 Botanical Illustrator’s Calendar. She also runs HICAT workshops for community groups and individuals.


 

Still Life in Oils - Presented by Vanessa Liebenberg

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Saturdays 14, 21 and 28 August 
  • 3pm-6pm 

Participant cost payable on registration: $40

Registrations close Friday 6 August

Participants will look at the great artist Giorgio Morandi and his use of subtle tones to depict everyday objects. His focus was not on colour, but on using tones to indicate form. This is a wonderful way for participants to learn about tonal value and mixing oil paint colours to achieve the desired tone working on canvas. Participants are required to bring one A4 (or bigger) sized canvas.

About the facilitator 

Vanessa Liebenberg is 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.

 

       Morandi still life using subtle tones to depict bowls and vases.

 

                       


 

            

           

           Painted wattlebird       

Painting Birds - Presented by Jane Li

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Mondays 16, 23 and 30 August and Monday 6 September
  • 9am-12pm

Participant cost payable on registration: $50

Registrations close Friday 6 August

In this four-part workshop series, participants will be taught how to analyse a bird’s anatomy, structure and feather groups, plus learn drawing and shading skills to create a realistic bird painting to take home. Participants are required to bring three fine brushes, a watercolour palette or two plates, stretching board, and water container.

About the facilitator

Xiuzhen (Jane) Li is a Chinese Artist. She has a strong passion for drawing and painting. She has learned Chinese art at school and with private tutors. She is a member of Rockingham Watercolour Society and WA Watercolour Society.


 

2D on Paper - Presented by Cherie Cable

  • Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent Street, Rockingham
  • Wednesdays 18 and 25 August
  • 10am-12pm

Participant cost payable on registration: $40

Registrations close Friday 13 August

Learn the basics to start your journey with this peaceful and colourful medium, from choosing pencils and paper, to sharpening, mixing colours and using lines, patterns and shading to create little projects. Keep busy with lots of small hands-on exercises. Ideas on how to set up at home, start a project, where to look for ideas and how to keep creativity flowing. No drawing skills needed, perfect for beginners. Participants are required to bring a pen to take notes.

About the facilitator

Cherie has sketched and drawn all her life, and having recently returned to full-time art practice, has rediscovered her love for the humble world of the coloured pencil. Having completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree, it is spending time with this medium that has renewed her creativity.

                        

                      Series of colourful pencil drawings

 

Past workshops

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

June

  • Abstract Painting - Presented by Rob Furlano

Participants had 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.

  • Sculpture – 3D Artwork - Presented by Tich Dixon

Participants learnt the techniques to sculpt a hybrid animal or abstract creation.

  • Painting Seascapes - Presented by Carol Clitheroe

Participants learnt to paint a sunset over water with demonstrations and tips from Carol.

May 2021

  • Carving Block Forms and Photos - Presented by Tich Dixon

Participants used a photograph for inspiration to carve a block/stamp.

  • Painting Techniques - Presented by Deborah Zibah

Participants learnt the essential design and tonal elements of painting.

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.

Metallic painting of a tree and sailing boat Metallic painting of a tree and sailing boat

Art Explosion

The Art Explosion School Holiday Program is back at the Rockingham Arts Centre for the July 2021 school holidays. The workshops are for ages 7 - 16 years. Registration is essential as places are limited. To register your child for a workshop, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Registrations close Friday 2 July unless booked out. See the workshop details in the flyer below.

Blokes with Brushes

Join artist James Walker on a journey of artistic discovery designed just for blokes wanting to learn to paint. 

During this eight-week workshop series, James will teach participants art skills from basic drawing through to a finished artwork to take home at the completion of the series. The workshop series starts on Tuesday 7 September and finishes Tuesday 26 October, running every Tuesday from 6.30pm-9pm at the Rockingham Arts Centre. Participants are required to bring an A4 visual diary.

Registration is essential as places are limited. To register, please call the Rockingham Arts Centre on 9527 0734 between 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Registrations close Friday 27 August. See the flyer below for all the details.

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