Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis
Jan
24
to Dec 31

Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis

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

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

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

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

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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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, 27 July, 3 & 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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Futures Lab Digital Photography Workshop with Firetech Australia
Jul
25
to Sep 12

Futures Lab Digital Photography Workshop with Firetech Australia

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Presented by City of Swan 

Learn how to use DSLR cameras and then edit your photos using creative techniques and professional software.

The City of Swan Libraries Futures Lab Program offers an exciting opportunity for young people to participate in a range of technology programs aimed at equipping young people with the skills they will need to adapt to the fast paced changing world of the future. Programs will run over eight weeks during school term, after school at various locations. More details about the Futures Lab Program > 

Wednesdays 25 July - 12 September | 3.30pm - 5pm | Suitable for 12 - 25 years
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Blooms 1 Day Acrylic Painting Workshop with Jenny McGrath
Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Blooms 1 Day Acrylic Painting Workshop with Jenny McGrath

Learn to paint in 1 day with the ‘no fail’ Blooms Painting Method. Immerse yourself in a day of creativity to produce a 45cm square painting of fruit or flowers using the Jacqueline Coates Blooms Painting Method. Build your confidence and learn how to set yourself up for painting success so you don’t waste time and make mistakes. Certified and trained Blooms Painting Instructor Jenny McGrath will guide you along the way to unlock the mysteries of tonality and colour as you create your own masterpiece to take home.

Saturday 28 July | 9am - 5.30pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$350 | $315 MAC Members | Materials Supplied | What to bring > 
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Wheel Throwing for Beginners with Lee Woodcock
Aug
1
to Aug 22

Wheel Throwing for Beginners with Lee Woodcock

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Back due to POPULAR DEMAND!

Local ceramicist Lee Woodcock will lead you through this 4 week course designed for beginners to develop the skills required to confidently use a pottery wheel. Over the course of the three hour sessions you will learn varying throwing techniques as well as how to glaze and adorn your unique vessels.

Clay, tools and firing costs are all included. Only seven spots available in this intimate series, be sure to book to secure your place.

Wednesdays 1, 8, 15 & 22 August | 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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Visible Mending with Tom of Holland
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Visible Mending with Tom of Holland

Join internationally renowned artist Tom of Holland (Tom van Deijnen) in a workshop designed to rethink our attitudes towards clothing. Learn to repair clothes using traditional mending techniques, making a beautiful feature of the repair. Tom of Holland provides mending inspiration so you can wear your artistic repair work as a badge of honour. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a visiting specialist maker and be part of the rise of the Mending Movement.

Bring along one or two garments in need of repair and variety of fabrics for patching.

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Thursday 9 August | 10am - 5pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$198 | $178.20 MAC Members | Materials and light lunch supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Felted Objects with Carmela Corvaia
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Felted Objects with Carmela Corvaia

To celebrate the opening of the Antipodean Encounters > exhibition, join textiles artist Carmela Corvaia to learn the art of feltmaking and create a felted object.

Please bring one or two small (hand-sized) objects which have a simple shape such as a soft foam ball, chopstick or small saucer.

Suitable for all ages, however all children under the age of 7 years are to be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 11 August | 11am - 12pm | Suitable for all ages
$5 | $4.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Create a Teacup or Tumbler with Lee Woodcock
Aug
11
12:30 PM12:30

Create a Teacup or Tumbler with Lee Woodcock

To celebrate the Antipodean Encounters and Tea Ware Exhibition Openings, local ceramicist Lee Woodcock will teach you how to make a teacup or tumbler using pinchpot and handbuilding techniques. This family friendly workshop is open to all ages.

Clay, tools and firing costs are all included. Collect your fired teacup in mid September after it has been glazed and fired.

Saturday 11 August | 12.30pm - 2pm | Suitable for all ages
$20 | $18 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Bound Book with Letterpress Cover Workshop with Vanessa Wallace
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Bound Book with Letterpress Cover Workshop with Vanessa Wallace

To celebrate the opening of the Antipodean Encounters > exhibition, join printmaker Vanessa Wallace to make a stab bound book with a traditional Chinese letterpress text cover using stitched book binding technique.

Saturday 11 August | 1pm - 2pm | Suitable for 12+yrs
$5 | $4.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Oil Painting with Harrison See
Aug
14
to Sep 4

Oil Painting with Harrison See

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Over the course of 4 weekly sessions, Harrison will guide you through the process of creating your own painted scenes on canvas. Each week you will be encouraged to abstract and reinterpret the subject matter (including landscapes, figures and still life scenes) in the creation of small scale studies. Harrison will discuss and demonstrate the importance of emphasis, mark making and colour while using varying mediums and techniques. At the end of this series you will create a larger artwork applying all your new skills within a single composition.

All materials supplied. Please wear an apron or old clothes.

Tuesdays 14, 21, 28 August & 4 September | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$280 | $252 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Contemporary Noongar Weaving with Lea Taylor
Aug
23
to Sep 13

Contemporary Noongar Weaving with Lea Taylor

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Back due to POPULAR DEMAND!

Join Wadandi/Minang/Koreng Bibbulmun artist Lea Taylor to learn contemporary Noongar weaving using natural fibres, raffia, string and plant materials. Over four weeks you will make bush baskets and mats using natural fibres and raffia.

Week 1: Bush Basket (Bring along any materials from your garden you may wish to include)
Week 2 & 3: Mat Making
Week 4: Basket / completing works

Participants are invited to exhibit their creations in the community exhibition as part of DANJOO - INTERWOVEN at Midland Junction Arts Centre from 15 Feb - 5 Apr 2019.

Thursdays 23, 30 August, 6 & 13 September | 1pm - 4pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$115 | $103.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Screen Printed Totes from Scratch with Angela Ferolla
Aug
25
to Sep 1

Screen Printed Totes from Scratch with Angela Ferolla

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Learn to silk screen on recycled material with artist and designer Angela Ferolla. Design your own hand printed fabric to create a reusable tote bag. Angela will guide you through construction techniques using both a sewing machine and hand stitching. Embellish your tote with embroidery to customise your unique and sustainable creation.

Angela Ferolla has taught costume design at WAAPA and directs her own fashion label. Be inspired by her fun approach and huge practical knowledge of textiles, fashion and design.

Saturdays 25 August & 1 September | 11am - 3pm | Suitable for 15+ years
$90 | $81 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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CANCELLED | Silent Synchronicity - Meet the Artist
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

CANCELLED | Silent Synchronicity - Meet the Artist

This event has been cancelled. You can still meet the artist at Mundaring Arts Centre as she works in residence. | Tue - Thu 10am - 4pm until 15 July.

Richard Woldendorp - Meet the Artist is still going ahead as planned 1pm - 2pm.
Stephanie Reisch will be attending ‘Contour’ a group exhibition at Juniper Galleries in Darlington featuring the work of Stephanie Reisch, Ric Burkitt, Elle Campbell, Thornton Hick, Jo Meredith, Steven Pooley, Deborah Ralph, Tahnee Robinson, Alastair Taylor. The official opening is from 2pm, see their website for more information: www.junipergalleries.com.au

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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 - 2pm | 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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Zine Making with Gabby Loo
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Zine Making with Gabby Loo

Let your imagination run wild in this fun workshop with artist Gabby Loo as she guides you through the art of Zine creation. Learn the importance of storytelling and character creation while exploring varying illustration methods. Using easy to follow drawing exercises and collage techniques Gabby will demonstrate the significance of colour, subject matter and overall appearance, helping you walk away with your very own zine!

Friday 13 July | 10am - 12.30pm | Suitable for 7 - 12 years
$20 | $18 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Painting from Projections with Jae Criddle
Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

Painting from Projections with Jae Criddle

Come and join artist Jae Criddle in this fun workshop creating paintings through use of shadow. By arranging a wide variety of props and objects into a chosen composition, students will use projectors to cast silhouettes onto a canvas. Each student will trace a composition they have created and go on to develop their own acrylic painting with Jae’s guidance.

Tuesday 10 July | 10am - 12.30pm | Suitable for 7 - 13 years
$25 | $22.50 MAC Members | 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
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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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
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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Cuddly Creatures with Heather Davis
Jul
5
11:00 AM11:00

Cuddly Creatures with Heather Davis

Learn the art of 3D felting and create your own cuddly creature to cherish. Renowned felt maker Heather Davis will guide participants through the fun and inspiring process to create a soft toy from coloured wool tops. Each creature can then be embellished to create its own unique personality.

Please note all children under the age of 7 years are to be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday 5 July | 11am - 3pm | Suitable for 5 - 8 years
$25 | $22.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Quirky Character Mugs with Lee Woodcock
Jul
4
to Jul 11

Quirky Character Mugs with Lee Woodcock

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Join Lee Woodcock, local ceramic artist, for a fun two sessions learning the skills to create your very own quirky character mug. In this educational and enjoyable series you will discover carving, hand building and glazing to produce a fully functional mug to use at home – with its own ‘mug’ to match!

Participants must wear enclosed shoes and old clothing.

Wednesday 4 & 11 July | 10am - 2pm | Suitable for 8 - 14 years
$60 | $54 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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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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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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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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Wiru - Exhibition Tour with Carol Dowling
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

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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Large Scale Ceramic Pots Workshop with Bernard Kerr
Jun
9
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.

Saturdays & Sundays 9, 10, 16, 17 June | 9.30am - 3pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$290 | $261 MAC Members | Materials Supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

 

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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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