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Gallery Tours for Schools and Groups
Jul
22
to Dec 13

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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Cups, Plates and Bowls with Lee Woodcock
Jul
23
to Aug 27

Cups, Plates and Bowls with Lee Woodcock

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Set your table with handmade wares in this six week wheel throwing course with local ceramicist Lee Woodcock. Lee will guide you develop the skills required to confidently use a pottery wheel to create cups, plates and bowls for your dinner table. Over the course of the series you will learn throwing techniques, applying handles, glazing and decorating your tableware. 

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

Tue 23 Jul - 27 Aug | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$280 | $252 Members | Materials supplied 

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Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis
Jul
24
to Dec 18

Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis

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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 | Term 3 24 Jul - 25 Sep | Term 4 16 Oct - 18 Dec | 6.30pm - 9.30pm | Suitable for adults
$90 for 5 sessions | Members $81 for 5 sessions

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60+ Dance Class with Lynne Williams
Jul
25
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 | Term 3 25 Jul - 26 Sep | Term 4 17 Oct - 19 Dec | 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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Oil Painting with Harrison See
Aug
3
to Sep 7

Oil Painting with Harrison See

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Over 6 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.

Saturdays 3 Aug - 7 Sep | 1pm - 4pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$360 | $324 Members | Materials supplied

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It's A Wrap Textiles Workshop with Sarah Zel Chescoe
Aug
22
to Aug 29

It's A Wrap Textiles Workshop with Sarah Zel Chescoe

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Join artist and designer Sarah Zel Chescoe to transform discarded fabric into a beautiful cloth wrap using contemporary textile techniques. Explore fusing, machine embroidery, hand-stitch, colour, texture, pattern and design. Display or parade your wrap in the Worn Out Worn Art Wearable Art Parade or Made Here By Hand community exhibition in November.

Thu 22 & 29 Aug | 10am - 2pm | Suitable for 15+ yrs 
$99 | $90 Members | Materials supplied 

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What on Earth Open Day
Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

What on Earth Open Day

To celebrate the cross-community project What On Earth, come and be a part of an action-packed open day full of fun botanical themed activities the whole family will enjoy.

Midland Junction Arts Centre will be abuzz with live music and art activities for people of all ages to drop in, have a go and soak up the community atmosphere.

Watch creators transform the materials taken from the earth into something magical and explore the beauty, diversity and fragility of West Australian flora in a range of artistic exhibitions and activities. Budding artists are invited to book in for a workshop or simply come along on the day and have a go.

Sun 25 Aug | 11am - 3pm | Suitable for all ages

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Native Flower Watercolour Painting

Paint plants, seeds, pods and flowers with local artist Sarah Thornton Smith. Sarah will show you how to draw, mix and apply watercolour paint in this free drop-in workshop. You'll have the opportunity to paint your own A6 artwork which will be pinned up on display with the rest of the community's interpretations.

FREE

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Letterpress

Local Letterpress enthusiast Ann Ong will be showing What On Earth visitors how to typeset, press and print words and phrases. 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. Buy a range of her printed cards and artworks, and join in the fun and print your own words!

FREE

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Botanical Drawing

Learn the basic techniques of botanical drawing with Wildflower State exhibiting artist Judy Rogers. Judy will lead students through a series of detailed observational drawing exercises, where they will establish a good understanding of proportions, textures, and how to make the subject look three-dimensional. This workshop has something to offer for beginner and experienced artists. Participants are welcome to bring along their own botanical specimens to draw.

12.30pm - 3.30pm
Suitable for 12+ yrs
$70 | $63 Members

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Artist in Residence

Visit Tami Esancy in Studio 2 and learn more about her exciting practice.

During her residency, Tami is analysing and responding creatively to ideas of identity through the use of portraiture, ceramics and the re-use of materials.

FREE

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Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA

Get to know the team behind the Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia (AACHWA) with their WOE activity stall. AACHWA will be showcasing how Aboriginal artists throughout the state utilise botanical ingredients and materials in their artworks.

FREE

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SCYS Live Music

Hear from three budding musicians from the City of Swan's Youth Centre Music Program. The program opens the door for aspiring young musicians, aged between 12 and 25, to be creative, write their own lyrics, connect with mentors in the industry, record their songs and make their own beats.

12.45 - 2.45PM
FREE

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Papermaking

Learn to make paper by blending, beating and pressing with Ingrid Mulder of Crow Mountain Paper Studios. Ingrid will be using a range of plant fibres on the day especially invasive species. Having lived 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 share in WA.

FREE

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Screen printed Tea Towels

During the Screen print a botanical design on a linen tea towel. Learn the process of screen printing using paper stencils and mono print on acetate to create your own unique design.

12pm - 3pm
Suitable for 15+ yrs
$70 | $63 Members

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Bee Hotels

Join Environmentalist Cathy Levett to learn about our native pollinators and the important role they play for WA wildflowers. Create a simple native bee hotel from recycled materials.

11am - 1pm
FREE

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Native Flower Drawing Display

See the creative efforts of Maylands Peninsula Primary's Year 5 and 6 in this Seed Pods inspired watercolour painting display.

FREE

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Colour mixing the local landscape

Learn to mix a range of local hues with Wildflower State exhibiting artist Fiona Harman. Venture out into the gardens surrounding the Arts Centre as Fiona leads a three hour observational colour mixing class. Get to know the medium of acrylic paint and the core colours required to mix and colour match greens of the Australian landscape. Suitable for beginners and artists looking to extend their knowledge.

12.30 - 3.30pm
Suitable for 13+ yrs
$75 | $67.50 Members

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Environment House Bayswater will be in the MJAC Courtyard with their Garden Theme Pop Up Shop and free drop in activities. Kids can get hands on with composting and worm farms, whilst adults can learn more tips on how to reduce, reuse in the Garden and Household. A range of sustainable cleaning and gardening products will be available to purchase from the Enviro House team.

FREE

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Birds of Beauty and Peril

Join AGWA's Learning Team for an all ages creative activity to draw a magnificent winged beauty or a frightening flight of feathers.

Visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia to view The Botanical: Beauty and Peril before 4 Nov.

FREE

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Still Life Drawing

Pick up an easel and have a go at drawing our floral still life arrangement. With materials such as paper, pastels, charcoal, and kneadable erasers provided, you're free to draw a blooming masterpiece.

FREE

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Artist in Residence

See what artist in residence Sophie G Nixon is up to in the studio. Sophie works primarily with textiles and occasionally plants to create gentle sculptures and installations.

FREE

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Kitchen Clay

Spend your Sunday afternoon handbuilding a range of kitchen homewares in this one-off workshop with local ceramicist Lee Woodcock. Work with Lee to create and decorate your own Mortar and Pestle, Serving Spoons and Platters whilst developing basic handbuilding skills in pottery.

12pm - 4pm Suitable for 13+ yrs
$75 | $67.50 Members

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Dale Tillbrook: Native Food Talk & Display

To celebrate the opening of Tableware, Indigenous Chef Dale Tilbrook will be plating up the exhibitions’ wares with a variety of native Australian ingredients. Having spent many years gathering knowledge from her elders and other sources, Dale is often called on to talk about bush food, which she loves presenting and encouraging people to incorporate into their everyday cooking. You can hear her talk from 12pm, as well as taste the food on offer.

FREE

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Clay Pod Forms with Narayani Palmer

Try your hand at basic hand-building techniques while looking discovering the intricacy and beauty of seed & pods. Take home your clay pods forms to air dry.

FREE

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Botanical Tea & Juice

Enjoy a refreshing botanical blend of iced tea or juice as you wander through the What On Earth Open Day’s exhibitions and activities.

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Kitchen Clay with Lee Woodcock
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Kitchen Clay with Lee Woodcock

PART OF THE WHAT ON EARTH PROJECT

Spend your Sunday afternoon handbuilding a range of kitchen homewares in this one-off workshop with local ceramicist Lee Woodcock. Work with Lee to create and decorate your own Mortar and Pestle, Serving Spoons and Platters whilst developing basic handbuilding skills in pottery.

Clay, tools and firing costs are all included. Please wear enclosed shoes and bring an apron.

Sun 25 Aug | 12pm - 4pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$75 | $67.50 Members | Materials supplied 

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Screen Printed Botanical Tea Towels with Emma Jolley
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Screen Printed Botanical Tea Towels with Emma Jolley

PART OF THE WHAT ON EARTH PROJECT

During the flora inspired What On Earth MJAC Open Day, screen print a botanical design on a linen tea towel. Printmaker Emma Jolley will guide you through the process of screen printing using paper stencils and mono print on acetate to create your own unique design.

Sun 25 Aug | 12pm - 3pm | Suitable for 15+ yrs
$70 | $63 Members | Materials supplied 

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Colour Mixing The Local Landscape with Fiona Harman
Aug
25
12:30 PM12:30

Colour Mixing The Local Landscape with Fiona Harman

Learn to mix a range of local hues with Wildflower State exhibiting artist Fiona Harman. Venture out into the gardens surrounding the Arts Centre as Fiona leads a three hour observational colour mixing class. Get to know the medium of acrylic paint and the core colours required to mix and colour match greens of the Australian landscape. Suitable for beginners and artists looking to extend their knowledge. Basic materials supplied. Please bring an apron and your favourite paint brushes.

Sun 25 Aug | 12.30pm - 3.30pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$75 | $67.50 Members | Materials supplied 

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Botanical Drawing with Judy Rogers
Aug
25
12:30 PM12:30

Botanical Drawing with Judy Rogers

Learn the basic techniques of botanical drawing with Wildflower State exhibiting artist Judy Rogers. Judy will lead students through a series of detailed observational drawing exercises, where they will establish a good understanding of proportions, textures, and how to make the subject look three-dimensional. This workshop has something to offer for beginner and experienced artists. Participants are welcome to bring along their own botanical specimens to draw.

Sun 25 Aug | 12.30pm - 3.30pm | Suitable for 12+ yrs 
$70 | $63 Members | Materials supplied 

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Botanical Watercolour with Judy Rogers
Sep
5
to Sep 26

Botanical Watercolour with Judy Rogers

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Learn to paint in watercolour with Wildflower State exhibiting artist Judy Rogers. Over four weeks Judy will introduce the properties of watercolour paint whilst working from botanical still life arrangements. This series will develop your skills in observational painting as well as brushwork, texturing techniques and colour mixing. Suitable for beginner and experienced artists. Participants are welcome to bring along their own botanical specimens to draw.

Thu 5 Sep - 26 Sep | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs
$190 | $171 Members | Materials supplied

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Botanical Resin: Hello Spring Short Course with Elle-Rose Dunn
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Resin: Hello Spring Short Course with Elle-Rose Dunn

Come and join Botanical artist, Elle-Rose Dunn for this one-off resin workshop. Elle-Rose will share with you her love of using botanicals as a medium to create resin masterpieces. Students will create curiosity filled artworks using leaves, petals, seeds whilst learning the principals of working with resin and silicon moulds. The silicon mould is yours to take home and reuse, following your new found passion for botanical resin. This course is ideal for beginners, or those with little to no resin art experience.

Sun 8 Sep | 10am - 12.30pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$175 | $157.50 Members | Materials supplied 

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Wheel Throwing with Lee Woodcock
Sep
11
to Oct 16

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 eight spots are available, be sure to secure your place. One left-handed wheel available. Please wear enclosed shoes and bring an apron.

Wednesdays 11 Sep - 16 Oct | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$280 | $252 MAC Members | Materials supplied 

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Printmaking Sampler with Phoebe Todd-Parrish
Sep
11
to Oct 16

Printmaking Sampler with Phoebe Todd-Parrish

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Explore the possibilities of printmaking in this six week beginner’s course with print-artist Phoebe Todd-Parrish. Each week will introduce a different printmaking technique such as Etching, Linocut, Woodcut and Screenprinting. In addition to learning the proper technique for preparing plates, registration, editioning, and how to set and operate a printing press, students will have the opportunity to experiment and create their own unique series of fine-art prints.

Printing equipment, inks, paper and carving tools included in the cost of the workshop. Be sure to wear closed in shoes, an apron and messy clothes.


Week 1: Introduction & Monoprinting
Week 2: Etching: Drypoint
Week 3: Relief I: Linocut
Week 4: Relief II: Woodcut
Week 5: Screenprinting I: Cut stencils
Week 6: Screenprinting II: selective inking, drawing fluid & further thoughts

Wed 11 Sep - 16 Oct | 6.30pm - 9.30pm | Suitable for 12+ yrs
$300 | $270 Members | Materials supplied

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Ceramic Cheese Platters with Annemieke Mulders
Sep
14
to Sep 28

Ceramic Cheese Platters with Annemieke Mulders

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Create and decorate your own set of ceramic cheese platters with renowned ceramicist Annemieke Mulders. Suitable for beginners, this class will guide you through the basic slab building principles of handformed plates, platters and pinch pot condiment bowls. Week two will cover techniques for glazing and decoration.

Clay, a range of glazes, and firing are included in the cost of this workshop. Students will make a number of wares on the day.

Sat 14 & Sat 28 Sep | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$110 | $99 Members | Materials supplied 

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Photograph Your Art Masterclass with Bo Wong
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Photograph Your Art Masterclass with Bo Wong

Join photographer, Bo Wong in a Masterclass in photographing your own artworks with your own camera gear or phone. Spend time with Bo talking through your unique challenges and gaining valuable advice, tips and tricks for creating the perfect photography set up at home. Bring your own artwork in and you can take home useable images of your artwork for awards, grants and social media. Morning tea and lunch will be provided. This workshop is limited to just eight participants, be quick to secure your spot.

Sat 14 Sep | 10am - 4pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$250 | $225 Members  

Image: Rae Fallon

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Intro to Screen Printing with Monika Lukowska
Sep
15
to Sep 22

Intro 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 15 & 22 Sep | 12pm - 3pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$165 | $148.50 Members | Materials supplied 

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Ceramic Travel Cups with Annemieke Mulders
Sep
21
to Oct 5

Ceramic Travel Cups with Annemieke Mulders

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Create your own reusable coffee cup in this hands-on ceramic workshop with Annemieke Mulders. With over 500 billion disposable cups being manufactured worldwide, this is a unique opportunity to make your own forever cup that is both functional and beautiful. In Workshop 1 Annemieke will guide you through the hand building and casting techniques required to build your cup, and then in Workshop 2 you’ll be introduced to the decorative effects of glazing. 

Clay, moulds, silicone lids, glazes and firing are included in the cost of this workshop. Students may make more than one cup.

Sat 21 Sep & 5 Oct | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 12+ yrs 
$110 | $99 Members | Materials supplied 

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Botanical Resin with Elle-Rose Dunn
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Resin with Elle-Rose Dunn

Come and join Botanical artist, Elle-Rose Dunn for this one-off Botanical Resin workshop at the Midland Junction Arts Centre. Elle-Rose will share with you her love of using botanicals as a medium to create resin masterpieces. Students will create artworks using leaves, petals, seeds and transparent paper whilst learning the principals of working with resin and silicon moulds. This course is ideal for beginners, or those with little to no resin art experience.

What’s included:

  • High quality pressed flowers, petals, foraged foliage and leaves.

  • Reusable Silicon Mould

  • Resin pouring equipment; resin, stirring sticks, beakers, gloves, cleaning equipment.

  • Tea, coffee, a light lunch with glass of wine

Sun 22 Sep | 10am - 2pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$290 | $261 Members | Materials supplied 

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Giant Crochet with Holly O'Meehan
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Giant Crochet with Holly O'Meehan

Join artist Holly O’Meehan for a fun day of crochet. Holly will show the ropes of the method, teaching students how to crochet their own unique vessel out of t-shirt yarn and a variety of recycled fabrics. Crochet hooks and a range of coloured yarns are included in the cost of this workshop. Students can expect to make a pouch like basket and leave with a pattern to make many more at home.

Participants are invited to exhibit their creations in the Made Here By Hand community exhibition in November.

Sat 28 Sep | 10am - 3pm | Suitable for 8+ yrs 
$45 | $40.5 Members | Materials provided
Made Here By Hand workshops are subsidised by funding from the Local Drug and Alcohol Action group.

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Expressive Figure Drawing with Ryan Ahern
Oct
1
to Nov 5

Expressive Figure Drawing with Ryan Ahern

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Learn to draw from a life model and experiment with expressive drawing techniques in this six week workshop with Ryan Ahern. Each week Ryan will guide students through fundamental life drawing exercises honing in on their use of line, form, value, gesture, and movement whilst working to develop a loose and painterly style. This is a great workshop to develop new skills in observational drawing. Please bring along a supply of A2 paper. Basic drawing materials will be provided.

Tue 1 Oct - 5 Nov | 6.30pm - 9.30pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$280 | $252 Members | Basic materials supplied 

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Lino on Linen with Phoebe Todd-Parrish
Oct
3
to Oct 10

Lino on Linen with Phoebe Todd-Parrish

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Design, carve and print lino onto linen in this 2-part workshop with Phoebe Todd-Parrish. Phoebe will guide you through the process of designing your own fabric pattern, with tips and tricks on how to tessellate or space your chosen motifs. Participants can choose between a set of tea towels or cushion covers to work with in this workshop. Lino, cutting tools, ink and one set of linen is included in the cost of this workshop. Be sure to bring along some images or ideas for inspiration as well as any plain linen you would like to recycle. 

Participants are invited to exhibit their creations in the Made Here By Hand community exhibition in November.

Thurs 3 & 10 Oct | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$55 | $49.50 Members
Made Here By Hand workshops are subsidised by funding from the Local Drug and Alcohol Action group.  

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Botanical Resin: Petal Dress Illustration with Elle-Rose Dunn
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Resin: Petal Dress Illustration with Elle-Rose Dunn

Come and join Botanical artist, Elle-Rose Dunn for this one-off fashion illustration workshop. Elle-Rose will share with you her love of using botanicals as a medium to create resin masterpieces. Students will create artworks using leaves, petals, seeds and transparent paper whilst learning the principals of working with resin and silicon moulds. The silicon mould is yours to take home and reuse, following your new found passion for botanical resin. This course is ideal for beginners, or those with little to no resin art experience.

What’s included:

  • High quality pressed flowers, petals, foraged foliage and leaves.

  • Reusable Silicon Mould

  • Resin pouring equipment; resin, stirring sticks, beakers, gloves, cleaning equipment.

  • Tea, coffee, a light lunch with glass of wine

Sat 12 Oct | 10am - 2pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$290 | $261 Members | Materials supplied 

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Letterpress & Bookbinding with Ann Ong and Phoebe Todd-Parrish
Oct
19
to Oct 26

Letterpress & Bookbinding with Ann Ong and Phoebe Todd-Parrish

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Typeset, print and stitch your own series of notebooks in this collaborative letterpress and bookbinding workshop with Ann Ong and Phoebe Todd-Parrish. 

Part 1 at the historic Whiteman Park Print Shop will introduce the basics of letterpress, where participants will learn to hand-typeset book covers and pages for a collaborative book project.

In part 2 of the workshop at MJAC, learn three different methods of book binding to assemble your notebooks: Japanese stab stitching, pamphlet stitch, and concertina binding. Students will create their very notebooks with personalised covers and also create a collaborative concertina-bound album of the quotes printed by the class in part 1. 

Participants need only to bring along a meaningful/motivational quote or one-liner to print into the workshop’s collaborative book. Finished books may be exhibited in the Made Here By Hand community exhibition in November.

Sat 19 & 26 Oct | 9am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$80 | $72 Members | Materials provided
Made Here By Hand workshops are subsidised by funding from the Local Drug and Alcohol Action group.
Part 1: Whiteman Park Print Shop 99 Lord St Whiteman WA
part 2: Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Acrylic Landscapes with Alastair Taylor
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Acrylic Landscapes with Alastair Taylor

Complete a small landscape painting with local artist Alastair Taylor. Bring along your own reference image and Alastair will show you how to capture the scene in acrylic paint. This one-day workshop will cover colour, composition, brushwork and Alastair’s wet palette method with acrylics. A selection of primed boards and paint will be supplied.

Participants are invited to exhibit their creations in the Made Here By Hand community exhibition in November.

Sat 19 Oct | 10am - 3pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$45 | $40.50 Members 
Made Here By Hand workshops are subsidised by funding from the Local Drug and Alcohol Action group. 

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Wicker Baskets with Fiona Gavino
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Wicker Baskets with Fiona Gavino

Join contemporary textiles artist Fiona Gavino for a full day of weaving cane baskets. Fiona will guide you through this easy technique where you will be sure to leave with a variety of hand-woven creations. A number of different materials will be provided on the day.

Sat 26 Oct | 10am - 4pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$99 | $89.10 Members | Please bring a pair of round nose pliers and wire cutters.

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Beginner's Book Binding with Phoebe Todd-Parrish
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner's Book Binding with Phoebe Todd-Parrish

Spend your Saturday morning learning an age-old method of Coptic book binding with experienced tutor and print-artist, Phoebe Todd-Parrish. Coptic binding is one of the easiest forms of book binding to master, as it does not require adhesive. Over three and a half hours students will fold, bind and stitch their very own mixed-media notebook, and learn all necessary skills to continue projects at home. All materials & a take-home instruction leaflet will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring any special paper or collage materials to decorate their book cover.

Sat 3 Aug | 10am - 1.30pm | Suitable for 12+ yrs 
$70 | $63 Members | Materials supplied 

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Porcelain Pinch Pots with Annemieke Mulders
Aug
3
to Aug 17

Porcelain Pinch Pots with Annemieke Mulders

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Master one of the oldest and easiest forms of pottery in this two week workshop with local ceramicist Annemieke Mulders. Suitable for beginners, this class will guide you through the basic hand building principles of pinching porcelain into functional forms as well as techniques for glazing and decoration.

Porcelain clay, a range of decorative colours, glazes and firing are included in the cost of this workshop. Students will make a number of pots on the day.

Sat 3 & 17 Aug | 9.30am - 12.30pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs
$110 | $99 Members | Materials supplied

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Clay Pod Forms with Narayani Palmer
Jul
26
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.

Fri 26 Jul | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$45 | $41.50 Members | Materials supplied 

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Coil and Throw with Lee Woodcock
Jul
13
to Jul 20

Coil and Throw with Lee Woodcock

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Scale up with local ceramicist Lee Woodcock in this two-day handbuilding workshop suitable for beginner to intermediate potters. Lee will guide you through the various techniques required for making larger, taller and stronger vessels. 

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

Sat 13 & 20 Jul | 9am - 1pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs
$150 | $135 | Materials supplied

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Collaborative Printmaking with Sue Starcken and Marina van Leeuwen
Jul
6
1:00 PM13:00

Collaborative Printmaking with Sue Starcken and Marina van Leeuwen

Join Continuity and Change artists Sue Starcken and Marina van Leeuwen for an afternoon of mixed media printmaking. Learn and combine three timeless printmaking techniques including Linocut, Monoprint and Rolled Wax to create a layered, unique state print. Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners hoping supplement their print skills. Basic printmaking equipment and papers will be supplied but participants are encouraged to bring along any special materials. Please wear closed in shoes and an apron.

Sat 6 Jul | 1pm - 4pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$70 | $63 Members | Materials supplied 

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Ceramic Reusable Cups with Annemieke Mulders
Jun
22
to Jul 6

Ceramic Reusable Cups with Annemieke Mulders

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Create your own reusable coffee cup in this hands-on ceramic workshop with Annemieke Mulders. With over 500 billion disposable cups being manufactured worldwide, this is a unique opportunity to make your own forever cup that is both functional and beautiful. In Workshop 1 Annemieke will guide you through the hand building and casting techniques required to build your cup, and then in Workshop 2 you’ll be introduced to the decorative effects of glazing. 

Clay, moulds, silicone lids, glazes and firing are included in the cost of this workshop. Students may make more than one cup.

Sat 22 Jun & 6 Jul | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 12+ yrs
$110 | $99 Members | Materials supplied 

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Botanical Resin with Elle-Rose Dunn
Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Botanical Resin with Elle-Rose Dunn

Join Botanical artist Elle-Rose Dunn for a four week flower preservation and resin casting workshop. Learn to dry and press a variety of botanicals, create compositions and set your work in resin with custom made moulds. This course is great for beginners or experienced users wanting to perfect their technique. 

Wed 12 Jun - 3 Jul | 6.30 - 9pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$255 | $229.50 Members | Materials provided

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Adventures in Acrylic with Fiona Harman
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Adventures in Acrylic with Fiona Harman

Venture into the world of acrylic painting in this six week course with West Australian artist and painting lecturer Fiona Harman. Easily one of the most affordable and versatile painting mediums, this beginner’s class will tutor you through the basics of acrylic paint, brushes & mediums. Fiona will develop your painting skills through activities in abstraction, still life, landscape, self-portraiture and the figure, with a final studio class to bring it all together. This is the perfect workshop for beginners and those who wish to experiment with painting outside of their usual comfort zone.

Tuesdays 11 Jun - 16 Jul | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$280 | $252 Members | Materials list > 

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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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How to Draw with Fiona Harman
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

How to Draw with Fiona Harman

Learn to draw what you see in this six week course with West Australian artist Fiona Harman. Each week will have you building a new drawing skill such as observation, mark-making, composition and perspective through exercises and demonstrations. This course is perfect for beginners looking to develop basic drawing skills in a fun and encouraging environment.

Saturdays 8 Jun - 13 Jul | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 12+ yrs 
$270 | $243 Members | Materials supplied 

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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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Expressive Figure Drawing with Ryan Ahern
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Expressive Figure Drawing with Ryan Ahern

Learn to draw from a life model and experiment with expressive drawing techniques in this four week workshop with Ryan Ahern. Each week Ryan will guide students through fundamental life drawing exercises honing in on their use of line, form, value, gesture, and movement whilst working to develop a loose and painterly style. This is a great workshop to develop new skills in observational drawing. Basic drawing materials will be provided.

Thu 6 Jun - 27 Jun | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$180 | $162 Members | Materials supplied 

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Kitchen Clay with Lee Woodcock
May
26
9:00 AM09:00

Kitchen Clay with Lee Woodcock

Spend your Sunday morning handbuilding a range of kitchen homewares in this one-off workshop with local ceramicist Lee Woodcock. Work with Lee to create and decorate your own Mortar and Pestle, Serving Spoons and Platters whilst developing basic handbuilding skills in pottery.

Clay, tools and firing costs are all included. Please wear enclosed shoes and bring an apron.

Sun 26 May | 9am - 1pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$75 | $67.50 Members | Materials supplied 

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The Art of Hand Sewing Leather | Beginners Bag Making with Phoebe Tran
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

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

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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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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Exploring Stitch with Anne Williams
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Exploring Stitch with Anne Williams

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 | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$35 | $31.50 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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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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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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Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis | Term 2
May
1
to Jul 3

Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis | Term 2

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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 1 May - 3 Jul | 6.30pm - 9.30pm | Suitable for adults
$90 for 5 sessions | Members $81 for 5 sessions

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Wheel Throwing with Lee Woodcock
May
1
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 1 May - 5 Jun | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$280 | $252 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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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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