Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis
Jan
24
to Aug 1

Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis

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The MJAC life drawing sessions will be 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. 

Wed nights | 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Thu mornings | 9.30am – 12.30pm

$90 for 5 sessions | MAC Members $81 for 5 sessions | Suitable for adults
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Wheel Throwing for Beginners with Lee Woodcock
May
16
to Jun 20

Wheel Throwing for Beginners with Lee Woodcock

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Join local ceramicist Lee Woodcock as he leads you through a six-week workshop series designed to develop the essential skills to confidently use a pottery wheel. Over the course of the weekly sessions participants will learn a variety of throwing, glazing and adornment techniques to create unique vessels. With clay, tools and firing costs included, this intimate workshop series only has seven spots available, so be sure to secure your place.

Wednesdays 16 May - 20 June | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$270 | $243 MAC Members | Materials Supplied - Please wear enclosed shoes and bring an apron
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Working Big - Large Scale Mixed Media Works with Gayle Mason
May
18
to May 25

Working Big - Large Scale Mixed Media Works with Gayle Mason

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If you’ve ever dreamt of creating your own large-scale dynamic painting, join acclaimed artist Gayle Mason over two intimate days of ‘working big’ with mixed media. Gayle will demonstrate how to achieve movement and interest in your new gestural works, utilising bold and composed marks on large canvas and paper. You will investigate drawing techniques on day one and painting on day two, ensuring you make a creative and unique statement with your final works.

Limit of 8 participants, book now to ensure your place.

Fridays 18 & 25 May I 10am – 4pm I Suitable for 16+ yrs
$250 | $225 MAC Member | Materials List > 
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Drypoint with Monika Lukowska
May
24
to Jun 14

Drypoint with Monika Lukowska

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Over four sessions explore drypoint intaglio printmaking technique where lines are scratched directly into a plate.

Using drawings and photographs as guides, scratch and incise into polyethenel plates to create a series of prints with characteristic velvety lines, varied tonality and expressive marks.

Learn about selective wiping method, color printing, editions, and how to combine drypoint with chine-collé, monotype and stencil printing.

Thursdays 24 May – 14 June | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$180 | $162 MAC Members | Materials Supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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'Wiru' Exhibition Tour with Carol Dowling
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

'Wiru' Exhibition Tour with Carol Dowling

Join Carol Dowling for an informative exhibition tour that will delve deep into the themes imbued in Julie Dowling’s suite of portraits highlighting the revival of First Nations languages within local and global contexts.

Saturday 26 May | 11am – 12pm | Suitable for all ages
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Thursday 14 June | 5.30pm – 6pm | Suitable for all ages
$5.00 | $4.50 MAC Member
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Oil Painting Workshop with Harrison See
May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Oil Painting Workshop with Harrison See

Harrison See offers a rare opportunity to learn the oil painting techniques he uses to construct his scenes and narratives.

Harrison will guide participants through the process of creating their own natural scene based on the local area, abstracting elements to emphasise texture, marks and layers of interest whilst learning about mediums and creating a work to take home.

See explains, “oil painting can be both quick and spontaneous, while at times slow and considered. Unlike other 2D art mediums, it can be used to create texture and degree of depth, something that is important in creating pockets of emphasis or subtlety. Not only does a story grow from the figurative elements in a painting, but so is the story of the work’s creation present in its mark’s, layers and texture.”

Sunday 27 May I 11am - 3pm I Suitable for 16+ yrs
$70 I $63 MAC Member I Materials supplied
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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Like Water Poetry Reading
May
27
1:30 PM13:30

Like Water Poetry Reading

Join artist Jo Darvall and poets from the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre as they present a poetry reading at the Mundaring Arts Centre. This is an opportunity to celebrate Jo's beautiful exhibition and the strong links to the Perth Hills area as it comes to a close.

For Jo Darvall, art and storytelling are intrinsically linked. A love of story inspires her work and invests it with tension and texture. Whether she’s exploring a true historical narrative or a timeless fable, it’s the modern vibrations that interest her. A keen collaborator with other artists, Jo has exhibited in solo and group shows around Australia and in Singapore. Since moving to Perth in 2009 Jo has continued to grow her art practice by distilling her ideas and uncovering new stories from the West – including those of Western Australian historical figure C.Y. O’Connor and his daughter, Kathleen. She works from her Pakenham Street Arts Space studio in Fremantle, and is an arts educator at Fremantle Arts Centre. Her artwork features in the Janet Holmes a Court, Artbank, WA Water Corporation, Perth Crown Towers, WA Children’s Hospital and Credit Suisse Collections in Australia, and Private Collections in New York, South Africa, Hong Kong, Beijing and One Ferrer Corporation Collection Singapore.

Sunday 27 March | 1.30pm - 3pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

Photo: Jo Darvall speaking at MAC for 'Like Water History Day'. Photo: Jenny Haynes.

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The Art of Portraiture with Judy Rogers
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

The Art of Portraiture with Judy Rogers

Learn the principles and techniques of true to life portrait drawing with acclaimed artist Judy Rogers. Through detailed observational sketches you will establish a good understanding of proportion, facial features, expressions and how to make your work look three-dimensional. This workshop has something to offer for beginner and experienced artists alike. Materials supplied.

Judy is an award-winning Australian artist whose works can be found in prestigious international public and private collections. She was awarded the ANZAC art commission by the City of Wanneroo in 2015, in 2016 she represented Australia at the G20 Art Agenda at Hangzhou China.

Friday 1 June | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$60 | $54 MAC Member | Materials Supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Hacking Jackets - From Op Shop to Couture with Trish Bygott and Susie Vickery
Jun
2
to Jun 9

Hacking Jackets - From Op Shop to Couture with Trish Bygott and Susie Vickery

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Over two session Susie and Trish will take you through the process of taking a jacket apart and altering it into a softer, more fitted style. Learn how to refit the sleeves, alter the shoulder width, add darts and pleats, and shorten it. Then add embellishment with embroidery and appliqué.

Basic sewing skills required.

Participants are invited to exhibit their jacket as part of the Worn Out Worn Art Wearable Art Exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre later in the year.

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Saturday 2 & 9 June | 10am - 3pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$180 | $162 for MAC Members | Materials List >
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Richard Woldendorp - Meet the Artist
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Richard Woldendorp - Meet the Artist

Spanning 3 continents and almost 20 years, ‘Woldendorp: A Black and White Retrospective’ is a celebration of the early photographic life and career of State Living Treasure, Richard Woldendorp AM. Having spent 62 of his 91 years behind the lens, this is an opportunity to hear about Richard’s early photographic career from the man himself – from his first experimental images in 1956, his Award winning portraiture from 1961, and photographs for one of his earliest books, ‘Indonesia’, taken in 1971.

Sunday 3 June or Sunday 15 July | 1pm - 2.30pm | Suitable for all ages
$5 | $4.50 MAC members | Afternoon tea provided
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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Image: Richard Woldendorp, Richard Leo Woldendorp (self portrait), Perth, 1961 (detail)

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Woldendorp - Exhibition Tours
Jun
6
to Jul 11

Woldendorp - Exhibition Tours

Schools, photography and historical groups are invited to join us for a free tour of WOLDENDORP: A BLACK AND WHITE RETROSPECTIVE and glimpse these amazing black and white images of WA history through the lens of an iconic photographer. 

Wednesdays 6, 13, 20, 27 June, 4 & 11 July | Times can be flexible, bookings are essential
FREE for groups of 10 or more
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

Image: Richard Woldendorp, Protest, Forrest Place, Perth, 1964 (detail)

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Large Scale Ceramic Pots Workshop with Bernard Kerr
Jun
7
to Jun 17

Large Scale Ceramic Pots Workshop with Bernard Kerr

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Learn a variety of ceramic techniques including coiling, throwing, hand building and slab construction in this 4 day workshop with celebrated ceramicist Bernard Kerr and create your own large scale pot. Adorn your vessel using paper and latex resist techniques. Works of up to 90cm may be fired at Midland Junction Arts Centre. Participants are welcome to create larger pieces to fire in the wood kiln at Entopia Winery.

Weekday Sessions - Thursdays & Fridays 7, 8, 14, 15 June | 9am - 2:30pm | Suitable for 16+ years
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Weekend Sessions - Saturdays & Sundays 9, 10, 16, 17 June | 9.30am - 3pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$290 | $261 MAC Members | Materials Supplied
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Wiru - Curator Tour
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

Wiru - Curator Tour

Join Carol Dowling for an informative exhibition tour that will delve deep into the themes imbued in Julie Dowling’s suite of portraits highlighting the revival of First Nations languages within local and global contexts.

Saturday 26 May | 11am – 12pm | Suitable for all ages
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Thursday 14 June | 5.30pm – 6pm | Suitable for all ages
$5.00 | $4.50 MAC Member
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Specimens - Meet the Artist
Jun
20
11:00 AM11:00

Specimens - Meet the Artist

Join us to celebrate Fremantle artist Tim Maley’s works that explore the natural world in his latest exhibition, Specimens. With an acute focus on the intricate physical details and behaviours of natural phenomena, Maley will share his love and appreciation for animals and insects in the wild.

Wednesday 20 June | 11am – 12pm | Suitable for all ages
$5 | $4.50 MAC Member | Afternoon tea provided
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Flow - Exploring Alcohol Inks and Mixed Media with Gayle Mason
Jun
22
to Jul 13

Flow - Exploring Alcohol Inks and Mixed Media with Gayle Mason

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Express yourself through the diverse possibilities of alcohol inks. Celebrated artist Gayle Mason will guide you through this four session series exploring flow and movement of inks whilst discussing composition, colour and shape.

Various techniques such as mark making, collage and stencil will allow you to articulate your artistic vision. Utilising materials including wood panels, alternative papers, resin and tile you will create a variety of works to take home and enjoy.

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Fridays 22 June - 13 July | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$180 | $162 MAC Members
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Black & White Photography Today Seminar with photographer Nick Melidonis
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Black & White Photography Today Seminar with photographer Nick Melidonis

Composing an image looking at form rather than subject is no better illustrated than through black and white photography. Nick Melidonis discusses tonality and composition in black and white photography and how using today's digital tools, such as Lightroom and Photoshop, can open the scope of creativity within an image compared to the ‘dodge and burn’ of the dark room.      

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Saturday 23 June | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$40 | $36 MAC members | Morning tea provided
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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Image: Nick Melidonis, Village Life, Golden Triangle 2 (detail)

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Creative Travel Photography Seminar with photographer Nick Melidonis
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Creative Travel Photography Seminar with photographer Nick Melidonis

Referencing the exhibition's themes of mapping cultural history as the creative stimulus, Nick Melidonis will introduce you to techniques to create an image that captures a sense of place, interpreting the essence of a place that you may know well or to help create stunning memories of the people and places you have experienced fleetingly.

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Saturday 23 June | 2pm - 5pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$40 | $36 MAC members | Afternoon tea provided
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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Image: Nick Melidonis, Matho Monastery, Himalayas, India (detail)

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Silent Synchronicity - Meet the Artist
Jul
1
1:00 PM13:00

Silent Synchronicity - Meet the Artist

Join us to celebrate the body of works created during Stephanie Reisch’s residency at Mundaring Arts Centre. Reisch will present a brief overview of the outcomes of the residency and answer questions about her arts practice.

Born in Belgium and based in Perth, Stephanie Reisch is an early career artist who explores mystical and shamanistic precepts through notions of trace and essence. Grounded in animal alchemy and prehistory, her practice spans across drawing, painting, sound and digital media. Her work generally references objects from the natural world, particularly skulls and small bone fragments from various animals. Working with the embedded history contained within these objects she aims to subvert conventional representations of nature to create new perceptions of the primal and untamed.

Sunday 1 July | 1pm – 3pm | Suitable for all ages
$5.00 | $4.50 MAC Member | Afternoon tea provided
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Silent Synchronicity - Mixed Media Workshop for Kids with Stephanie Reisch
Jul
8
10:30 AM10:30

Silent Synchronicity - Mixed Media Workshop for Kids with Stephanie Reisch

Join Stephanie Reisch and create a mixed media drawings inspired by the surrounding bushland and the incredible creatures that inhabit it. You will learn how to incorporate materials such as wax, raw pigments and natural objects into your composition to reimagine the Australian bush above and beneath the surface. All materials provided.

Sunday 8 July | 10.30am – 12.30pm | Suitable for 10 - 16 years
$20 | $18 MAC Member | Materials supplied
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Silent Synchronicity - Mixed Media Workshop for Adults with Stephanie Reisch
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Silent Synchronicity - Mixed Media Workshop for Adults with Stephanie Reisch

A rare opportunity to create your own mixed media artwork whilst surrounded by the subtle and luminous artwork of Stephanie Reisch. As part of her residency in Gallery 2 Stephanie will guide you through a range of drawing techniques and mixed media processes to develop your own unique composition based on the surrounding bushland. Using natural materials such as wax, bone ash and pigments derived from semi-precious stones you will create your own multilayered work to take home. All materials provided.

Sunday 8 July | 2pm – 5pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$60 | $54 MAC Member | Materials supplied
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Richard Woldendorp - Meet the Artist
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Richard Woldendorp - Meet the Artist

Spanning 3 continents and almost 20 years, ‘Woldendorp: A Black and White Retrospective’ is a celebration of the early photographic life and career of State Living Treasure, Richard Woldendorp AM. Having spent 62 of his 91 years behind the lens, this is an opportunity to hear about Richard’s early photographic career from the man himself – from his first experimental images in 1956, his Award winning portraiture from 1961, and photographs for one of his earliest books, ‘Indonesia’, taken in 1971.

Sunday 3 June or Sunday 15 July | 1pm - 2.30pm | Suitable for all ages
$5 | $4.50 MAC members | Afternoon tea provided
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Image: Richard Woldendorp, Richard Leo Woldendorp (self portrait), Perth, 1961 (detail)

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Oil Painting Fundamentals with Marie Haass
Jul
20
to Aug 10

Oil Painting Fundamentals with Marie Haass

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Acquire the practical methods and techniques used to create successful oil paintings in this four week series with artist Marie Haass. Marie’s dynamic teaching style will inspire and inform, imparting the skills needed to handle oil paint confidently and expressively. Exploring various subject matter weekly such as still life, landscape and abstract painting, the workshop is a fantastic introduction to the fundamentals of both the technique and theory involved in oil painting.

Marie Haass is a French/Australian visual artist. She studied and worked in Paris and Berlin before moving to Perth with her family. Her work is represented in major collections. She has held several lecturing positions in Visual Arts at Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and Central Tafe.

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Fridays 20 July - 10 August | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for ages 15+ years
$180 | $162 MAC Members
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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