Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis
Jan
23
to Dec 18

Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis

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Ongoing MJAC life drawing sessions are untutored, with a model provided each week and facilitated by Carolyn Francis. Newcomers welcome!

MJAC provides a model, easels and boards. Tea and coffee provided. Bring your own drawing materials and paper.

Purchase a 5 session workshop pass and collect your card when you attend your first life drawing session to be punched off each week you attend. Workshop passes are valid for 6 months. These sessions are casual and bookings week to week are not required. 

Want to try before you buy? You can purchase a single session pass for $20 directly from the facilitator. Simply turn up at the session to pay and give it a go!

Wednesdays | 6.30pm - 9.30pm | Suitable for adults
$90 for 5 sessions | Members $81 for 5 sessions

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Gallery Tours for Schools and Groups
Feb
15
to Dec 20

Gallery Tours for Schools and Groups

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Schools and groups are invited to join us for FREE gallery highlights tour at Midland Junction Arts Centre. Gain an insider’s view and perspective into the themes of our exhibitions, as well as discover more about the creative arts in Midland.

Days and times can be flexible
FREE for groups of 10 or more

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Bats, Birds and Bees Textiles Workshop with Anne Williams and Cathy Levett
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Bats, Birds and Bees Textiles Workshop with Anne Williams and Cathy Levett

Explore the amazing world of pollinators, natural dyes and solar dyeing, discovering the potential of materials that can be found in your own backyard! Join environmentalist Cathy Levett and MJAC Artist in Residence Anne Williams, learn about how important pollinators are, then create your own a stitched pollinator with natural dyes and silken yarn to take home.

Fri 26 Apr | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 7 - 14 yrs
$25 | $22.50 Members | Materials supplied 

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Wheel Throwing with Lee Woodcock
May
1
to Jun 5

Wheel Throwing with Lee Woodcock

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Local ceramicist Lee Woodcock will lead you through this 6 week course designed for beginners and intermediate potters to develop the skills required to confidently use a pottery wheel and create functional vessels. Over the course of the three hour sessions you will learn throwing techniques, applying handles, glazing and adorning your small vessels. 

Clay, tools and firing costs are all included. Only seven spots available in this intimate series, be sure to secure your place. One left-handed wheel available. Please wear enclosed shoes and bring an apron. 

Wednesdays 1 May - 5 Jun | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$280 | $252 Members | Materials supplied 

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Reduction Linocut Printing With Helen Clarke
May
10
to May 11

Reduction Linocut Printing With Helen Clarke

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Join renowned West Australian printmaker Helen Clarke as she leads a day intensive reduction linocut printing workshop here in the Midland Junction printmaking studio. Helen will guide you through the complex process of creating an image by carving into linoleum and printing layers of coloured ink. Skills covered in the workshop include transferring an image to lino, an introduction to carving tools, carving techniques, registering and editioning prints. All materials such as lino blocks, acid free paper, cutting tools, inks and rollers are included in the workshop fee. 

Fri 10 or Sat 11 May | 9am - 4pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs
$125 | $112.50 | Materials supplied

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Clay Pod Forms with Narayani Palmer
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Clay Pod Forms with Narayani Palmer

PART OF THE WHAT ON EARTH PROJECT

Narayani Palmer will teach basic hand-building techniques to adults to create ceramic seed pods. inspired by the boundless diversity of nature.

Workshops will employ a range of hand building techniques and white and terracotta clay high fired in an electric kiln. The finished products will be a creamy white and a warm orange/brown.

Participants are invited to return their works by Friday 30 August to exhibit in the community exhibition Seeds, Pods and Pollen at Mundaring Arts Centre from 13 Sep - 27 Oct.

Sat 11 May | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$45 | $41.50 Members | Materials supplied 

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Introduction to Papermaking & Letterpress with Ingrid Mulder and Ann Ong
May
18
to May 25

Introduction to Papermaking & Letterpress with Ingrid Mulder and Ann Ong

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Discover the rich history of Japanese paper making and Letterpress printing in this two part workshop. 

Workshop 1 at the Midland Junction Arts Centre will be an introduction to paper making using two different styles of Japanese sheet forming: Tamezuki and Nagashizuki. The class will cover moulds, deckles, recycling paper, sheet forming, hand beating, pressing, drying and decorative effects. Having studied and worked at the Washi No Sato Paper making factory in Japan for over 12 years, Ingrid has a wealth of paper making expertise to impart on new students. Bring coloured silk, threads, natural fibres and pressed flowers to use as inclusions.

Workshop 2 at the historic Whiteman Park Print Shop will introduce the basics of Letterpress, covering the basics of hand typesetting to produce your own print using handmade paper from Workshop 1. This historic method of relief printing dates back to the 1400’s and was used to print newspaper, books and other media until the advent of offset printing. In this class students will work to print a simple text-based project, such as a short quote/ one-liner, poem, or greeting card. Bring a short quote/ one-liner/ something simple you would like to print.

Please wear closed in shoes, and bring an apron or old shirt (something you're willing to get pulp and ink on).

Sat 18 & 25 May | 9am - 1pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$185 | $167 Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre & Whiteman Park Print Shop 99 Lord St, Whiteman WA  

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Exploring Stitch with Anne Williams
May
18
to Jun 1

Exploring Stitch with Anne Williams

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Explore simple hand stitch, create a breathing space and see what unfolds. The rhythm of stitching can stimulate creativity while slowing down the drive to hurry and skimp our self-nourishment in a fast moving world.

Sat 18 May or Sat 1 June | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$35 | $31.50 Members | Materials supplied

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A comprehensive guide to successfully applying for an exhibition
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

A comprehensive guide to successfully applying for an exhibition

Have you ever wondered how your exhibition application is assessed? Join the Mundaring Arts Centre’s exhibition committee in an afternoon of professional development discussions structured to assist prospective exhibitors with tips to support their application.

Session 1 | 2 - 3pm

Learn about the processes of having an exhibition by understanding the Midland Junction (MJAC) and Mundaring Arts Centre (MAC) spaces, installation requirements and how to concisely package your creative ideas into a project with community engagement potential.

Session 2 | 3.15 - 4pm

Pete Guazzelli from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) will outline grants available and provide advice about what to include when applying for grants.

Sat 18 May | 2 – 4pm | Suitable for 16+yrs
FREE

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The Art of Hand Sewing Leather | Beginners Bag Making with Phoebe Tran
May
23
to Jun 27

The Art of Hand Sewing Leather | Beginners Bag Making with Phoebe Tran

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Learn the age-old art of hand sewing leather in this six week Beginner’s Bag Making course with West Australian artist and designer Phoebe Tran. Be guided through the slow and methodical process once shared by all leather workers from the time before industrial mass production. 

This is a project based introductory class, suitable for all levels of sewing experience. The workshop fee includes a tool kit worth over $130. At the end of the course you will have completed a unique handmade leather bag and possess the basic tools and knowledge to sew (or repair) your own leather projects.

Thursdays 23 May - 27 Jun | 6 - 9pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs
$450 | $405 | Materials supplied

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60+ Dance Class with Lynne Williams
May
30
to Dec 19

60+ Dance Class with Lynne Williams

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Dance classes for people aged 60+. Exercise your mind and body, improve ease of movement, build strength and balance, and develop your creative movement style. These classes are for people who love to dance and enjoy working as a group. Fun is mandatory. No experience needed.

Lynne Williams is a Contemporary Dancer/Movement Specialist who trained at the acclaimed London Contemporary Dance School. She has over 30 years’ experience as a performer, choreographer and teacher.

Thursdays (commencing 30 May) | 10.30am - 11.30am | Suitable 60+
$75 for 5 sessions | Members $67.50 for 5 sessions
*Pass valid until Dec 2019

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Photograph Your Art with Bo Wong
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Photograph Your Art with Bo Wong

Join Photographer, Bo Wong in an illustrated lecture on how best to photograph artworks for grant and exhibition applications. Be led through practical demonstrations of photographing artworks including works on paper, paintings, sculptures and exhibition installations. A take home resource will be available for participants along with information on lighting and composition. Morning Tea included.

Sat 8 Jun | 9am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$50 | $45 Members

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Magnify | Magnificence Textiles Workshop with Kate Campbell-Pope
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Magnify | Magnificence Textiles Workshop with Kate Campbell-Pope

PART OF THE WHAT ON EARTH PROJECT

Kate Campbell-Pope will teach 3D fibre form construction inspired by the investigation of seeds, pods, and pollen, using natural fibres, threads and plant material, basketry and textiles construction techniques.

The often tiny and overlooked forms will be highlighted and celebrated in this process of learning and making.

Participants will be invited to return their creations for the community exhibition Seeds, Pods and Pollen at Mundaring Arts Centre 13 Sep - 27 Oct 2019.

Sat 8 Jun | 10am - 3pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$75 | $67.50 Members | Materials supplied

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Multa Plenty - Call for Donations
Jun
21
10:00 AM10:00

Multa Plenty - Call for Donations

Deborah Ralph-Kafarela is calling for donations of sleeping bags, doonas, blankets and other essential items as part of her upcoming artist in focus Multa Plenty from 21 June - 9 August at Midland Junction Arts Centre.

Taking a pragmatic social art approach, Ralph-Kafarela recognises our abundance, emphasising that there is more than enough to go around. Working to challenge cultural values and address equality and displacement, Deborah will work with the Midland community to develop works that explore inclusion.

Items needed: sleeping bags, doonas, blankets, shampoo, conditioner, soap, shaving cream, shaver and feminine hygiene items.

Donations can be delivered to Midland Junction Arts Centre between 21 February and 21 June.
Wed - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat 11am - 3pm.
Do not leave items outside during unstaffed hours; items will be disposed of due to security reasons.

Donations will be distributed to homeless/rough sleepers by StreetFriends and DreamBuilders after the project.

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Skeletons, Nets and Knots: 3D Textiles with Mo Kelman
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Skeletons, Nets and Knots: 3D Textiles with Mo Kelman

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Learn lashing and plaiting methods for building 3D skeletal structures over 3 days with international artist Mo Kelman. Using reed, rattan, wood and found materials, a variety of netting, knotting and coating techniques will also be demonstrated as a way to layer structured textile skins onto 3D skeletal forms.

Mo Kelman is a US based sculptor, fibre artist, and Professor Emeritus of Art at the Community College of Rhode Island. Her artwork combines membrane-like materials with lashed skeletal structures - her current tensile sculptures are inspired by ephemeral phenomena - clouds, smoke, and steam.

Sat 20 Jul - Mon 22 Jul | Suitable for beginning to advanced students
$270 + material fee $40

Bookings for this workshop are being managed by Jennie Abbott. Please contact Jennie via the button below for more information.

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Wild, Winged Wearable World with Angela Ferolla
Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

Wild, Winged Wearable World with Angela Ferolla

Artist and designer Angela Ferolla will guide you through the fun world of fashion, textiles and design while you construct your own entry to this year’s WOWA Wearable Art Project.

Learn the creative art of fashion construction using cane, recycled materials and cardboard to create an imaginative sculptural insect or flora inspired wearable art piece.

Wed 24 Apr | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 8 -15yrs
$25 | $22.50 Members | Materials supplied 

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Monoprinting for Kids with Shelley Elkins and Dimity Gregson
Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

Monoprinting for Kids with Shelley Elkins and Dimity Gregson

As part of the DADAA In Focus Exhibition, join artists Shelley Elkins and Dimity Gregson and be inspired by tentacles, toes and tails to create an A3 artwork using masking and relief printmaking techniques.

Please wear covered shoes

Wed 24 Apr | 10am - 12pm | 8 - 15yrs 
$10 | $9 Members | Materials supplied

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Create a Teacup or Tumbler with Lee Woodcock
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

Create a Teacup or Tumbler with Lee Woodcock

Learn the art of hand building with local potter, Lee Woodcock. Lee will guide you through pinch pot processes to create your own tumbler or teacup. This family friendly workshop is open to all ages.

Clay, tools and firing costs are all included. Collect your fired teacup in a couple of weeks after it has been glazed and fired.

Tue 23 Apr | 10 - 11.30am | Suitable for all ages
$20 | $18 Members | Materials supplied

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Intaglio Printmaking with Shelley Elkins and Dimity Gregson
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

Intaglio Printmaking with Shelley Elkins and Dimity Gregson

As part of the DADAA In Focus Exhibition, learn intaglio and dry point etching techniques with artists Shelley Elkins and Dimity Gregson to create an A4 print. Come prepared with your own design or photo to use for reference.

Tue 23 Apr | 10am - 2pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$20 | $18 Members | Materials supplied 
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Create a Cup with Personality with Lee Woodcock
Apr
16
to Apr 17

Create a Cup with Personality with Lee Woodcock

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Join Lee Woodcock, local ceramic artist, for two fun sessions learning the skills to create your very own cup with personality. In this educational and enjoyable series you will discover carving, hand building and glazing to produce a fully functional cup to use at home.

Tue 16 and Wed 17 Apr | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 8 - 14yrs
$50 | $45 Members 

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Introduction to Screen Printing with Monika Lukowska
Mar
24
to Mar 31

Introduction to Screen Printing with Monika Lukowska

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Over 2 weeks Monika Lukowska will teach the basics of screen printing. Create a hand-cut stencil and work with layers of colour and transparency to print your design onto paper. Learn about registration and how to produce a small edition of prints. Explore layering simple patterns and the effects you can achieve with varying the opacity of colours. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Sun 24 & 31 Mar | 12pm - 3pm | Suitable for 16yrs +
$140 | $126 Members | Materials supplied

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Meet the Curator & Artist - Lea Taylor
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Curator & Artist - Lea Taylor

Join Danjoo - Interwoven Curator and Artist for a tour of the exhibition. Visit the community exhibition Wallka-yong-a Kaardijin - To Share Knowledge and try your hand at weaving.

Wed 20 Feb | 4pm - 5pm OR Sat 23 Mar | 11am - 12pm
FREE

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Contemporary Bibbulmun Weaving with Lea Taylor
Mar
21
to Apr 11

Contemporary Bibbulmun Weaving with Lea Taylor

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Join Wadandi/Minang/Koreng Bibbulmun artist Lea Taylor to learn contemporary Bibbulmun weaving using bush materials, raffia, string and natural fibres. 

Week 1 - Bush Baskets
Week 2 & 3 - Large sculpted baskets
Week 4 - Wrapped Hay Forms

Thursdays 21 Mar - 11 Apr | 1pm - 4pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$180 | $162 Members | Materials supplied

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Community Canvas with Deborah Bonar-Mills
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Community Canvas with Deborah Bonar-Mills

Join artist Deborah Bonar-Mills at Midland Junction Arts Centre during the Danjoo-Interwoven exhibition to help create a community canvas. Deborah will invite children and community members to contribute to a community canvas by adding to the overall design of the artwork. Visit MJAC and see Deborah’s work on display along with artworks by eighteen Aboriginal artists from the South West of WA.

This community activity will coincide with the Cale St Festival, Midland that runs from 2 – 8pm. 

Sun 24 Feb | 2pm - 5pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE

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Cale Street Festival Midland
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Cale Street Festival Midland

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Presented by Midland Gate

Midland Junction Arts Centre is joining the party and you are invited!

Midland will come alive with the inaugural Cale Street Festival. The festival will celebrate Summer with family friendly activities, market stalls, live music and delicious food outlets. MJAC will be showcasing free exhibitions and hands on workshops with some of the exhibiting artists.

Sat 24 Feb | MJAC open 2pm - 6pm, Cale St Festival continues until 8pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE

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Cultural Awareness Workshop with John Mogridge
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Cultural Awareness Workshop with John Mogridge

Understanding Local Aboriginal Culture

Join Bibbulmun man John Mogridge, to better understand local Aboriginal culture, protocols and the complexities and richness of language. Through objects, stories and discussion John will share insight into Aboriginal culture, to build respect and connection.

John is the City of Swan Aboriginal Partnership and Development Officer. He is passionate about young Aboriginal people knowing who they are and where they are from, and helping all people open their eyes to the richness of the culture of the First People’s of Bibbulmun Boodja.

This community activity will coincide with the Cale St Festival, Midland that runs from 2 – 8pm. 

Sun 24 Feb | 2pm - 4pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE

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Meet the Artists - Carol Dowling & Esther McDowell
Feb
23
12:00 PM12:00

Meet the Artists - Carol Dowling & Esther McDowell

Join Danjoo - Interwoven artists Esther McDowell and Carol Dowling, sister of artist Julie Dowling, for a tour of the Exhibition. Visit the community exhibition Wallka-yong-a Kaardijin - To Share Knowledge and try your hand at weaving.

Sat 23 Feb | 12pm - 1pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE

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Postcards from the Sea Workshop with Linda James
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Postcards from the Sea Workshop with Linda James

Join Danjoo - Interwoven artist Linda James, a Bardi woman from the Dampier Peninsula, North of Broome. Learn about Linda’s Aboriginal culture through her artwork and her stories about fishing and living off the sea. Paint shells and sea creatures on postcard sized paper employing Linda’s fine brush technique. Discover how to prepare the background, create texture, apply a stencil and then add detail using a very fine brush. 

Sat 23 Feb | 10am - 12pm | Suitable for 5 - 14yrs
$10 | $9 Members | Materials supplied

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Meet the Curator & Artist - Lea Taylor
Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Curator & Artist - Lea Taylor

Join Danjoo - Interwoven Curator and Artist for a tour of the exhibition. Visit the community exhibition Wallka-yong-a Kaardijin - To Share Knowledge and try your hand at weaving.

Wed 20 Feb | 4pm - 5pm OR Sat 23 Mar | 11am - 12pm
FREE

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The Legacy of Carrolup | Gouache Painting Workshop with Tjyllyungoo Lance Chadd
Feb
19
10:30 AM10:30

The Legacy of Carrolup | Gouache Painting Workshop with Tjyllyungoo Lance Chadd

Artist and cultural leader Tjyllyungoo Lance Chadd will teach gouache techniques, observation skills and the process of developing a ‘cultural eye’ to the landscape. Enjoy learning this simple, yet dynamic and unique style of painting in a relaxed friendly format from one of Australia’s most respected leading Nyoongar / Yammatji artists.

Tjyllyungoo / Lance Chadd’s works are exhibited throughout the world including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Berndt Museum Collection and Parliament House.

Tue 19 Feb | 10.30am - 2pm | Suitable for 16yrs + 
$50 | $45 Members | Materials supplied 

Image: Lance Chadd, Scenes of Southwest (detail), gouache on paper, 68cm x 45cm

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Kalyakoorl Ngalak Warangka -  Forever We Sing | Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Kalyakoorl Ngalak Warangka -  Forever We Sing | Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse

Free community concert

As part of the Danjoo - Interwoven opening celebrations, join multi-award winning duo Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, that rare act who capture an audience hearts and imaginations by connecting deeply through the power of song. This free community concert is informed by four principles: Koort (Heart), Moort (Family), Boodja (Land) and Koorlangka (Children/Legacy).

Fri 15 Feb | 7.30pm - 8.30pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE

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Wheel Throwing with Lee Woodcock
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Wheel Throwing with Lee Woodcock

Local ceramicist Lee Woodcock will lead you through this 6 week course designed for beginners and intermediate potters to develop the skills required to confidently use a pottery wheel and create functional vessels. Over the course of the three hour sessions you will learn throwing techniques, applying handles, glazing and adorning your small vessels. 

Clay, tools and firing costs are all included. Only seven spots available in this intimate series, be sure to secure your place. One left-handed wheel available. Please wear enclosed shoes and bring an apron. 

Wednesdays 6 Feb - 13 Mar | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$280 | $252 Members | Materials supplied 

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Oil Painting with Harrison See
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Oil Painting with Harrison See

Over 4 weeks Harrison will guide you through the process of creating and reworking a series of ‘painted studies’ on board. Each week you will use oils to interpret and express different subject matter; including landscapes, figures and abstract elements. Using a variety of techniques, Harrison will discuss and demonstrate the importance of mark-making, colour, composition and generating emphasis within a work. Towards the end of this series, you will then have the opportunity to apply what you have learned to a final larger painting. This workshop is focused on experimenting with painting approaches and will offer something to both beginners and experienced painters.

Tuesdays 5 Feb - 26 Feb | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$280 | $252 Members | Materials supplied

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