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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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Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis
Oct
16
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 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
Oct
17
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 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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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 Bright Press (formerly 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: Bright Press, The Village, Whiteman Park, 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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Elements Form | In Conversation
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Elements Form | In Conversation

Join Elements Form artist Susan Eecker and other speakers for an evening discussing the place that landscape holds in the imaginations and works of WA-based artists. Using her own paintings that seek to provide an iconographic description of the landscape broadly, as opposed to the documentation of a specific location or site, as a starting point, Eecker will facilitate a discussion around the depiction of landscape in contemporary art.  

Thu 7 Nov | 6pm
FREE

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Drawing Form with Ryan Ahern
Nov
12
to Dec 3

Drawing Form with Ryan Ahern

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Learn to draw the human figure in this four part workshop with Ryan Ahern. Each week working from a life model, Ryan will guide students through fundamental life drawing techniques with particular attention on the power of minimalism and the role it plays in creating expressive gesture. This is a great workshop to develop your skills in drawing and understanding line, form, value, gesture, and movement whilst working to develop a loose and painterly style.

Tue 12 Nov - 3 Dec | 6.30pm - 9.30pm | Suitable for 17+ yrs 
$220 | $198 Members | Basic drawing materials provided.

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Intro to Screenprinting with Phoebe Todd-Parrish
Nov
13
to Nov 27

Intro to Screenprinting with Phoebe Todd-Parrish

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In this course, you will learn the basics of screen printing - ink mixing, registration, image preparation, and printing! Different approaches to indirect and direct stencils will be explored, including block-out methods, paper cut stencils and photo-screenprint techniques. By the end of this course, you will have made a number of layered screen prints on paper and learned how to apply the process to print on other substrates like fabric or cardboard.

Wed 13 Nov - 27 Nov | 6 - 9pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$185 | $166.50 members | Materials supplied 

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Wheel Thrown Pottery with Lee Woodcock
Nov
13
to Dec 18

Wheel Thrown Pottery with Lee Woodcock

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Learn to use a pottery wheel in this 6 week workshop with Lee Woodcock. Lee will show you how to centre a ball of clay on the wheel in motion and form bowls, mugs or plates. Over the course of the series you will also learn to hand form and apply handles, trim, glaze and other decorative elements of this ancient art. This six week course includes two firings (bisque and glaze) and work will be ready for collection 2-3 weeks after class. Only eight spots are available, be sure to secure your place. One left-handed wheel available. Please wear enclosed shoes and bring an apron.

Wed 13 Nov - 18 Dec | 6 - 9pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$290 | $261 members | Materials supplied 

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Oil Painting from Photos with Harrison See
Nov
16
to Dec 7

Oil Painting from Photos with Harrison See

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Learn the foundations of oil painting in this four week course with Harrison See. Harrison will guide you through a step by step process of building oil paintings from photo references. Each week you will start a new composition, working methodically to complete a painted study of an image of your choice. This course will discuss and demonstrate colour theory, composition and building up a painting from thick to thin in one session. This workshop is focused on the foundations of oil painting theory and will offer something to both beginners and experienced painters.

Sat 16 Nov - 7 Dec | 1pm - 4pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$280 | $252 Members | Materials supplied

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Block Printing with Phoebe Todd-Parrish
Dec
4
to Dec 18

Block Printing with Phoebe Todd-Parrish

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Discover the possibilities of block printing and the relief technique in this 3 week workshop series with artist and printmaker Phoebe Todd-Parrish. Suitable for beginner or experienced printmakers, this course will teach you how to translate your drawing or design to lino and wood blocks, and how to use and take care of your carving tools. Students will be introduced to a variety of inking techniques including blends, reduction printing, and puzzle printing that they can then apply to their printing. Additionally, students will learn the process of chine-collé; whereby a thinner washi paper is adhered to another, stronger paper using rice glue and pressure from the etching press, allowing for insertions of coloured paper in-between layers for even more diverse images.

Wed 4 Dec - 18 Dec | 6 - 9pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$185 | $166.50 members | Materials supplied 

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Expressive Figure Drawing with Ryan Ahern
Oct
8
6:30 PM18:30

Expressive Figure Drawing with Ryan Ahern

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 8 Oct - 12 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
6:00 PM18:00

Lino on Linen with Phoebe Todd-Parrish

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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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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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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Ceramic Travel Cups with Annemieke Mulders
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramic Travel Cups with Annemieke Mulders

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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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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Ceramic Cheese Platters with Annemieke Mulders
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramic Cheese Platters with Annemieke Mulders

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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Printmaking Sampler with Phoebe Todd-Parrish
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Printmaking Sampler with Phoebe Todd-Parrish

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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Wheel Throwing with Lee Woodcock
Sep
11
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 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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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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Tami Esancy | Open Studio
Sep
7
to Oct 5

Tami Esancy | Open Studio

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Join MJAC Artist in Residence Tami Esancy for an open studio and drop-in painting session. Tami’s new body of work Isensa creatively responds to her personal narrative through the use of portraiture, ceramics and the re-use of materials. Tami often recycles found acrylic paintings and photo canvases to make her work and invites you to do the same during her open studio sessions.

You are welcome to bring in a painting you’ve found and work with Tami to layer a new story inspired by your own personal narrative. Painting materials supplied.

Tami Escancy is in residence 16 August - 12 October 2019.

Sat 7 or 21 Sept or 5 Oct | 11am - 3pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
FREE | Materials Supplied

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Botanical Watercolour with Judy Rogers
Sep
5
10:00 AM10:00

Botanical Watercolour with Judy Rogers

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 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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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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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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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 collaborative painting with Loreen Sampson. AACHWA will be showcasing how Aboriginal artists throughout the state utilise botanical ingredients and materials in their artworks.

FREE

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Plants for sale

We have a selection of plants and trees for sale from Tass 1 Trees

Local produce from Jane Brook Fresh

Grab a bite to eat between activities courtesy of Tony from Middle Swan's Jane Brook Fresh.

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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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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Dale Tillbrook: Native Food Talk & Display

To celebrate the opening of Tableware, Wardandi Bibbulmun 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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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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Environment House Bayswater Pop Up Trailer

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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Clauds Music

Hear from Clauds, a budding musician from the City of Swan's Youth Centre Music Program. Clauds is an alt-indie and electronica artist, currently working on the release of her first EP.

1:00PM - 2:30PM
FREE

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Try local cheese’s from the Cheese Barrel

Taste a selection of special WA cheeses thanks to the Swan Valley’s The Cheese Barrel.

The Cheese Barrel is Perth's first licensed fromagerie with the Swan Valley's largest selection of local & international cheeses and stunning wines produced next door at Olive Farm Wines. The hardest thing you'll have to do is choose your favourites.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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