ACT-BELONG-COMMIT HEARTLINES OPEN DAY
Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

ACT-BELONG-COMMIT HEARTLINES OPEN DAY

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre


Sign up for workshops on the day or simply wander through Midland Junction Arts Centre and take part in exciting ‘walk-in’ activities and exhibition tours.

OPEN DAY WORKSHOPS

DRAW CARTOON CHARACTERS WITH JAMES FOLEY

Learn how to draw your own cartoon characters with children's author and illustrator James Foley. By the end of this workshop you'll know the basics of drawing funny facial expressions and bodies, and how to develop your own character. 

10am – 11am | 6 - 10 years FULLY BOOKED
11.30am - 12.30pm | 11 - 15 years FULLY BOOKED
1.15pm - 2.15pm | 16 years +
$5 | $4.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied

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PLOT YOUR OWN NARRATIVE WITH DEB FITZPATRICK

Come and write with Deb Fitzpatrick, acclaimed author! Deb will discuss tips and tricks of creating an engaging story and participants will have the opportunity to plot their own narrative. 

10am - 11am | 6 - 10 years FULLY BOOKED
11.30am - 12.30pm | 11 - 15 years FULLY BOOKED
1.15pm - 2.15pm | 16 years +
FREE | Bookings essential | Materials Supplied

ILLUSTRATING FOLKTALES WITH FRANÉ LESSAC

Explore the art of illustrating folktales with Frané Lessac. Learn practical ideas to share your own folktale and create an illustration based on your idea. At the end of the 16+ session Frané will answer questions about getting published and offer advice to budding authors and illustrators.

10am - 11am | 6 - 10 years
11.30am - 12.30pm | 11 - 15 years
1.15pm - 2.15pm | 16 years +
FREE | Bookings essential | Materials Supplied

FREE ACTIVITIES ALL DAY
WITH AUTHOR CRISTY BURNE & ILLUSTRATOR ASKA

& FREE GUIDED EXHIBITION TOURS 

11am - 11.15am
1pm - 1.15pm
2.30pm - 2.45pm

A CONVERSATION WITH TERRI-ANN WHITE
Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

A CONVERSATION WITH TERRI-ANN WHITE

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

In 2013 Terri-ann White led a large project presenting writing workshops in desert communities across Australia. The drive to do this was to begin to understand better what it is to live in a remote place, in country rarely experienced by most Australians. Each of the three workshops was conducted by two writers and there were three Aboriginal and three non-Aboriginal workshop leaders: all bar one person had a strong affinity with that desert place. In this presentation Terri-ann will discuss the project (from the perspective of workshop leader, writer and publisher) that resulted in a book released in 2016 (Desert Writing: Stories from Country), and discuss what is at stake in such encounters and collaborations.

Thu 8 Jun | 7pm - 8.00pm | suitable for Adults/Teachers | Midland Junction Arts Centre
$5 | $4.5 MAC Members 

Image courtesy of The Starfish

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING AND ILLUSTRATION WITH GABRIEL EVANS
Jun
6
1:00 pm13:00

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING AND ILLUSTRATION WITH GABRIEL EVANS

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Gabriel Evans has illustrated over fifteen books, working in traditional materials including watercolour, gouache and coloured inks to create his whimsical paintings.  Join Gabriel for a fun-filled afternoon of creative exploration to learn about watercolour techniques and apply them to create your own illustrative painting to take home.

Tue 6 Jun | 1pm - 4.30pm | 16 years + | Midland Junction Arts Centre
$45 | $40.5 MAC Members | VIEW MATERIAL LIST HERE > 

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BOOK READING AND ILLUSTRATION WITH GABRIEL EVANS
Jun
6
10:00 am10:00

BOOK READING AND ILLUSTRATION WITH GABRIEL EVANS

  • Katharine Susannah Prichard Library

Join Gabriel to read through his most recent publication Captain Sneer the Buccaneer. After the interactive reading session Gabriel will invite the participants to draw the captain and other images from his book!

Tue 6 Jun | 10am - 11.30am | Children under 6 | Katharine Susannah Prichard Library Boya
FREE

Horse Hair Jewellery & Rosettes with Katrina Virgona
Jun
1
10:00 am10:00

Horse Hair Jewellery & Rosettes with Katrina Virgona

  • Mundaring Arts Centre

As part of the HABITS OF HORSES PROJECT fibre artist Katrina Virgona will introduce 3D felting using horse hair and wool to create horse-inspired jewellery, rosettes and small sculptured forms. Your creation can be displayed in the community exhibition HORSE TALES at Mundaring Arts Centre from 11 August to 10 September.

Thu 1 Jun | 10am - 1pm | Ages 16+ | Mundaring Arts Centre
$33 | $30 MAC Members | Materials Supplied

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ZOETROPES WORKSHOP WITH STEVEN AITON
May
30
10:00 am10:00

ZOETROPES WORKSHOP WITH STEVEN AITON

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Steven will teach stop motion animation skills including 12 frame Zoetropes (a pre-film form of animation). Participants will learn about the historical significance of the zoetrope and will use a series of materials to craft their own.

This workshop is part of the FUSION Art Project, inclusive workshops that cater for people with disability, more info > 

Tue 30 May | 10am - 2pm | 16 years + | Midland Junction Arts Centre
$40 | $36 MAC Members | Free for People with Disability & Support | Materials supplied

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ALTERED EGO DECONSTRUCTED JOURNAL WORKSHOP WITH SARAH ZEL CHESCOE
May
23
1:00 pm13:00

ALTERED EGO DECONSTRUCTED JOURNAL WORKSHOP WITH SARAH ZEL CHESCOE

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

In this dynamic hands-on workshop you will create a ‘Deconstructed Journal’ by creating a series of small-scale artworks inspired by YOU! Using creative drawing techniques, collage and mixed media each participant will produce a creatively bound Journal amalgamating their artworks.

This workshop is part of the FUSION Art Project, inclusive workshops that cater for people with disability, more info > 

Tue 23 May | 1pm – 3.30pm | 16 years + | Midland Junction Arts Centre
$33 | $30 MAC Members | Free for People with Disability & Support | Materials supplied

*Please bring old or new unwanted colour and/or black and white photographs and/or photocopies of YOU that can be cut up. All materials will be supplied but if you have any of the following for the collage– old stamps, paper doilies, old maps etc. please bring.

READING WITH KYLIE HOWARTH
May
23
10:30 am10:30

READING WITH KYLIE HOWARTH

  • Katharine Susannah Prichard Library 

Kylie will read through her latest children’s story 1,2 Pirate Stew and then then will invite the participants to join her in a fun colouring in session with images from the book.

Tue 23 May | 10.30am - 11.30am | Children under 6 years | Katharine Susannah Prichard Library, Boya
FREE

Sunday Session | Mark Making with Penny Coss
May
21
3:00 pm15:00

Sunday Session | Mark Making with Penny Coss

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

The workshop will focus on the mark as an extension of the hand through a series of exercises using unusual drawing media.

Sun 21 May | 3pm – 6pm | 16 + years | Midland Junction Arts Centre
$35 | $31.5 MAC Members | Materials supplied

Sunday Session | The Malleability of Charcoal with Linda van der Merwe
May
14
3:00 pm15:00

Sunday Session | The Malleability of Charcoal with Linda van der Merwe

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Push charcoal around on paper with your hands, erase it, build it up, pare it back -  shape it to create form.

From imaginary playful images to shape that becomes form, be lead through a drawing experience with charcoal that will make you rethink this medium.

Sun 14 May | 3pm – 6pm | 16 + years | Midland Junction Arts Centre
$35 | $31.5 MAC Members | Materials supplied

Sunday Session | Looking at Things Closely with Thomas Hoareau
May
7
3:00 pm15:00

Sunday Session | Looking at Things Closely with Thomas Hoareau

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Using coloured pencil participants closely observe and draw everyday objects by considering composition, line, shade, colour and form as separate layers of information combined to build up a rich, coherent combination of all the individual elements.

Sun 7 May | 3pm – 6pm | 16 + years | Midland Junction Arts Centre

$35 | $31.5 MAC Members | Materials supplied

Artist Talks | WA Inspired Art Quilters
May
6
Jun 10

Artist Talks | WA Inspired Art Quilters

  • Mundaring Arts Centre

Come along to meet the artists from the WA Inspired Art Quilters group and talk about their works during casual sessions held weekly in Gallery 1 for the duration of the exhibition. 

Talks last roughly an hour and commence at the following times: 

Saturday 6 May, 11am with Pat
Sunday 14 May, 11am with Liz
Sunday 21 May, 11am with Stella
Friday 26 May, 11am with Roberta
Saturday 3 June, 1pm with Hilary
Saturday 10 June, 11am with Denise

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Linocut Workshop with Jude Taylor
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Linocut Workshop with Jude Taylor

  • Taylors Art & Coffee House

Established lino cut print artist, Jude Taylor is offering a weekend of creative expression in her stunning studio that adjoins Taylor's Coffee House and Gallery in the Swan Valley. This is a wonderful opportunity to be inspired by Jude’s love of West Australian wildflowers and learn as she shares her printmaking skills developed over the past 30 years.

Jude will guide participants to draw, compose, cut and print dramatic hand painted linocuts.

No experience necessary. All materials supplied.

These workshops are also great for teachers doing Accreditation Training.

Be inspired by Jude’s expertise, the creative environment and friendly atmosphere of Taylor’s Studios. Taylor's Art & Coffee House is also a great place for breakfast, morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea when you're in the Swan Valley.

Sat 6 May | 10am - 4pm I 510 Great Northern Hwy Middle Swan
$150 I $135 MAC Members I Suitable for Adults | Materials supplied - Bring your own lunch

Sunday Session | Symbolism & Still Life with Marie Haass
Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

Sunday Session | Symbolism & Still Life with Marie Haass

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Using mixed media explore the use of objects within a still life and their symbolic meaning beyond simple compositional elements. Bring an object of personal significance. The workshop will include a short history of Still life.

Sun 30 Apr | 3pm – 6pm | 16 + years | Midland Junction Arts Centre
$35 | $31.5 MAC Members | Materials supplied

Artist Talk with Dragica Milunovic
Apr
30
1:00 pm13:00

Artist Talk with Dragica Milunovic

  • Mundaring Arts Centre

Join us for an Artist Talk with Dragica Milunovic as she discusses her current exhibition Floating Marks and her creative practice. The talk will be followed by an afternoon tea in the gallery. 

Sun 30 Apr | 1pm - 2pm | 16+ years | Mundaring Arts Centre
$5 | $4.5 MAC Members

 

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Sunday Session |  Structural & Perspective Drawing with Peter Dailey
Apr
23
3:00 pm15:00

Sunday Session | Structural & Perspective Drawing with Peter Dailey

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Learn to replicate everyday items, with the help of a few simple perspective drawing techniques. Take away the confusion of what we think we see, as opposed to what is actually there. 

Sun 23 Apr | 3pm – 6pm | 16 + years | Midland Junction Arts Centre
$35 | $31.5 MAC Members | Materials supplied

Sunday Session Drawing Workshops
Apr
23
May 21

Sunday Session Drawing Workshops

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre `

Join professional artists Peter Dailey, Marie Haass, Thomas Hoareau, Penny Coss and Linda Van der Merwe to explore a different approach to drawing each week.

Investigate structural and perspective drawing; shaping charcoal to create form; symbolism and still life with mixed media; layering information with coloured pencil to capture the detail of commonplace objects; the mark as an extension of the hand.

This workshop series is an opportunity to approach drawing from a new perspective each week and explore a range of techniques and mediums.

More information about each workshop > 

Sun 23 Apr - Sun 21 May | 3pm - 6pm | 16 + years | Midland Junction Arts Centre
$35 each session or $31.5 MAC Members | $150 for 5 sessions or $135 MAC Members | Materials provided

A note on booking

Come along to all five workshops at a discounted rate or select which individual workshops you would like to come along to here > 

 

Animation Workshop for Kids with Steven Aiton
Apr
21
10:00 am10:00

Animation Workshop for Kids with Steven Aiton

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Discover some secrets of animation; explore the characteristics and movement of horses; develop a short-story based on your idea; then create your own animated film.

Join Steven Aiton at Midland Junction Arts Centre to create your own animation using mobile technology, ipads, recycled materials, paper and drawing materials. Steven will teach stop-motion animation skills and assist participants to create their own 12 frame Zoetrope (a pre-film form of animation). Participants will learn about the historical significance of the zoetrope and will use a series of materials to craft their short film.

At the end of the session there will be a short screening of the work that family and friends are invited to attend. This workshop is part of a larger project called Habits of Horses. Participant’s completed artwork may be displayed as part of the Habits of Horses exhibition on show in August.

Fri 21 Apr | 10am – 2.00pm | 9 - 15 years | Midland Junction Arts Centre
$33 | $30 MAC Members | Materials supplied

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Horse Drawn Drawing Workshop for Kids
Apr
11
10:00 am10:00

Horse Drawn Drawing Workshop for Kids

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Join Ross Potter at Midland Junction Arts Centre as part of the Habits of Horses - Horse Drawn to explore the proportions and characteristics of horses. Use simple rendering methods with graphite on watercolour paper to capture the likeness and life of the horse.

See Ross’ large scale horse drawing developing as he explores the subtlety of a horse’s anatomy. Then in August return to see the completed artwork on display as part of the Habits of Horses project.

This workshop is part of the FUSION Art Project, inclusive workshops that cater for people with disability.

Tue 11 Apr | 10am – 12.30pm | 9 - 15 years | Midland Junction Arts Centre
$10 | $9 MAC Members | Free for People with Disability & Support | Materials supplied

Horse Drawn Drawing Workshop for Adults
Mar
21
10:00 am10:00

Horse Drawn Drawing Workshop for Adults

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Join Ross Potter at Midland Junction Arts Centre as part of the Habits of Horses - Horse Drawn to explore the proportions and characteristics of horses. Use simple rendering methods with graphite on watercolour paper to capture the likeness and life of the horse.

See Ross’ large scale horse drawing developing as he explores the subtlety of a horse’s anatomy. Then in August return to see the completed artwork on display as part of the Habits of Horses project.

No experience necessary! This workshop is part of the FUSION Art Project, inclusive workshops that cater for people with disability.

Tue 21 Mar | 10am – 12.30pm | Suitable for 16+ years | Midland Junction Arts Centre
$20 | $18 MAC Members | Free for People with Disability & Support | Materials supplied

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Note To Self | Artist Forum
Mar
19
1:00 pm13:00

Note To Self | Artist Forum

  • Mundaring Arts Centre

Join us for an afternoon of informal conversation with the Note to Self exhibiting artists, led by curator and facilitator Anna Sabadini. A rare opportunity to meet these professional artists and discuss their arts practice and influences.

Sun 19 Mar | 1pm - 2pm | Suitable for 16+ years | at Mundaring Arts Centre
$5 | $4.5 MAC Members

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An Introduction to 3D Computer Animation Software with Gina Moore
Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

An Introduction to 3D Computer Animation Software with Gina Moore

  • Mundaring Arts Centre

Join artist Gina Moore to learn 3D computer animation using the software used to create Finding Nemo and Toy Story. Learn the basics of creating digital models like those used in computer games, Virtual Reality and 3D printing, and photo-real special effects for live action films.

The workshop will focus on polygon modelling techniques and will include a brief overview of approaches to 3D animation.

This is an introductory workshop suitable for beginners and will be useful for anyone interested in creating 3D models for computer graphics or for 3D printing.

Workshop participants bring their own laptop computer with Autodesk Maya pre-installed. 

 

Visit this link to check whether your computer meets the required specifications to run Autodesk Maya 2015 > 

Visit this link and follow the instructions to create an Autodesk account and download the free educational version of Autodesk Maya 2015

 

Sat 18 Mar | 10am – 4pm | Suitable for 16+ years | at MAC
$75 | $67.5 MAC members

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Ben Joel | Artist in Residence
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Ben Joel | Artist in Residence

  • Mundaring Arts Centre

Visit Ben Joel in Gallery 1 as he works up ideas towards his next project. Chat with him about the current exhibition and his future projects.

Sat 11 Mar | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for all ages | at Mundaring Arts Centre
FREE

Note To Self | Private Tour with Ben Joel
Mar
1
10:30 am10:30

Note To Self | Private Tour with Ben Joel

  • Mundaring Arts Centre

Join us for morning tea and a private tour of Note to Self with Ben Joel as he discusses the inspiration and motivation behind his works. Then head to the Shire of Mundaring Administration building to view a selection of the Shire’s Art Collection rarely seen by the public.

Wed 1 Mar | 10.30am - 12pm | Suitable for 16+ years | at Mundaring Arts Centre
FREE

Ross Potter | Artist in Residence
Mar
1
Apr 2
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Ross Potter | Artist in Residence

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre - Hallway Gallery

In the Month of March artist Ross Potter will be in residence at Midland Junction Arts Centre creating a large scale work on paper exploring the subtlety of a horse’s anatomy. Ross’ residency is the first in a long line of exciting workshops, residencies, exhibitions and demonstrations leading up to the Habits of Horses exhibition in August. Keep an eye on our website for dates you can visit Ross’ studio and for other opportunities to get involved in an amazing project celebrating a majestic creature.

 

ROSS POTTER'S STUDIO IS OPEN FOR VISITORS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES

Mon 20 Mar | 10am - 1pm
Tue 21 Mar | 10am - 1pm

Mon 27 Mar | 10am - 1pm
Tue 28 Mar | 10am - 1pm

Mon 3 Apr | 10am - 1pm
Tue 4 Apr | 10am - 1pm

Mon 10 Apr | 10am - 1pm
Tue 11 Apr | 10am - 1pm

Suitable for all ages | at Midland Junction Arts Centre - Hallway Gallery (first room on the left as you enter)
FREE

Note Self | Curator's Guided Tour
Feb
22
11:00 am11:00

Note Self | Curator's Guided Tour

  • Mundaring Arts Centre

Take a guided tour of Note to Self with the exhibition curator Anna Sabadini as she shares the stories behind the works. Then get up close and personal with rarely seen works from the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection with a short tour of the Shire Administration building.

Wed 22 Feb | 11am - 12pm | Suitable for 16+ years | at Mundaring Arts Centre
FREE

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Hunters & Collectors Drawing and Mixed Media with Sarah Zel Chescoe
Feb
21
Mar 14

Hunters & Collectors Drawing and Mixed Media with Sarah Zel Chescoe

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

As part of the FUSION Workshop Series artist Sarah Zel Chescoe introduces a range of drawing skills while exploring beautiful natural objects.  Learn a range of creative drawing techniques to capture objects on paper using charcoal, graphite, ink & wash and mixed media.  At the end of the workshop you will have a collection of artworks suitable for framing. 

No experience necessary!

Tue's 21 Feb – 14 Mar (4 weeks) | 10am - 12.30pm | Suitable for 16+ years | at Midland Junction Arts Centre
$60 | $54 MAC Members | Free for People with Disability & Support | Materials supplied

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Felt Bead Necklaces for Groups with Amanda Alderson
Nov
18
10:00 am10:00

Felt Bead Necklaces for Groups with Amanda Alderson

  • Mundaring Arts Centre

MAC welcomes groups from disability service organisations and individuals to book a 2 hour hands-on workshop led by a local artist. Try your hand at the techniques the exhibiting artists are exploring.

Artist, designer and lecturer Amanda Alderson is offering a workshop for individuals with disability and groups from disability service organisations during her upcoming artist in residency.  Join Amanda as she discusses the diverse way she creates three dimensional forms, whilst showcasing some of her pieces. Amanda will guide participants through the process of creating their own hand-made felt 'beads' and then string them onto a cord to create an eye catching necklace to wear during the festive season or give as a gift.

Fri 18 Nov I 10am - 12pm I Mundaring Arts Centre Gallery 2
Free for People with Disability & Support | Suitable for all ages | Materials supplied