Weekly Life Drawing Sessions
Jun
21
Dec 27

Weekly Life Drawing Sessions

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

The MJAC life drawing sessions will be untutored, with a model provided each week. Bring your own drawing materials and we’ll supply the rest. Newcomers welcome!

MJAC will provide easels, boards and A1 cartridge paper (up to 5 sheets per person per session). Tea and coffee also provided.

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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Aboriginal Weaving Workshop with Lea Taylor
Aug
3
Aug 24

Aboriginal Weaving Workshop with Lea Taylor

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Join Aboriginal artist and weaver Lea Taylor to learn traditional Noongar weaving and basketry using hand dyed raffia, natural fibres, string and foraged foliage. During this four week course you will make a raffia basket, raffia wall hanging, bush foraged basket and wrapped string basket.

Thursdays 3 August - 24 August | 1pm - 4pm | Suitable for adults
$20 per week or $70 for 4 weeks | $18 MAC Members per week or $63 MAC Members for 4 weeks | Materials Supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Avon Descent Festival FREE Art Workshops
Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

Avon Descent Festival FREE Art Workshops

  • Lilac Hill Park

HILARIOUS HOBBY HORSES

Bring a zany or woolly sock to the Avon Descent activity tent and craft your own hobby horse to take home.

Local artists will be waiting with loads of wonderful craft materials to show you how to…

  • Braid a horse bridle and harness
  • Decorate a felt or sock hobby horse head
  • Attach your horse head to a stick (which can be painted or decorated with a wonderful selection of recycled materials to match)

Once your hobby horse is completed, we invite you to join us at the Habits of Horses Open Day Sunday 20 August at the Mundaring Sculpture Park (Jacoby Street Maundering) to join the great race, show off your creation and be in the running for a selection of prizes.

CREATE A RIVER RAFT

Join Maki to learn the craft of origami to create your very own river craft from paper. These beautiful little objects can be decorated or admired for their simplicity.

FELTED FLORA & Fauna 

Join renowned textile artists and create flat felt inspired by the stunning natural flora and fauna along the river line. Heather will show you how to create your own felted item that can be transformed into a brooch, bookmark or simply an object to take home and love.

Sunday 6 August | 10am - 3pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE | Materials supplied
Lilac Hill West Swan Rd West Swan WA

Totemic Terracotta Workshop with Bernard Kerr
Aug
26
Sep 2

Totemic Terracotta Workshop with Bernard Kerr

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Animals can represent human characteristics, aspirations and beliefs

Join internationally renowned ceramist, Bernard Kerr for a three day hand-building ceramics workshop to create your own terracotta horse. Be a part of the Habits of Horses Project and join the community celebration.

In the sessions, participants will explore how Indian, Hindu and Chinese cultures have reinterpreted the horse as symbol and a metaphor, whilst learning construction techniques to transform their own personal expression.

The course will cover: Cultural interpretation, pinch pot construction, rotating core and joining techniques, sculpture construction, smoothing and finishing as well as decoration techniques (adding texture, sprigging, incising, impressed texture, slips, underglazes and sgraffitto)

 

Free Community Open Day, 2pm Sunday 10 September. Midland Junction Arts Centre will come alive with Tamil dancing and food to celebrate the unveiling of the community Totemic Horses and the 3.5m terracotta horse created by artist in residence, Indian Potter Kasirajan.

Two exhibitions exploring the form, movement and people’s relationships to horses will be on show from 27 August to 24 September at Midland Junction Arts Centre.

 

Sat 26, Sun 27 Aug & Sat 2 Sep | 9am - 1.30pm
$150 I $135 MAC Members | Suitable for 14+ yrs | Materials and firing included
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Horse Hair Jewellery & Rosettes Drop-In Workshop with Katrina Virgona
Aug
30
10:00 am10:00

Horse Hair Jewellery & Rosettes Drop-In Workshop with Katrina Virgona

  • Mundaring Arts Centre

Drop in, meet the artist and join her for an informal workshop any time between 10am and 1pm.  Try your hand at felting and create a small horse-inspired brooch or rosette using horse hair and other animal fibres.

Thursday 30 August | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE | Materials supplied
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Mundaring WA

Horse Drawn Drop-In Workshops
Aug
31
Sep 21

Horse Drawn Drop-In Workshops

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

During the Horse Drawn and Vahana exhibitions we invite groups to book a free session and visit the potters in residence. Groups of 5 - 15 participants can take part in drop-in workshops on Thursdays 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep and 21 Sep.

It's easy: simply choose a session, call or email our Education Manager and discuss a time that works for your group. You can select from the following workshops: 

CHARCOAL SKETCHING
Using the subject matter of the Horse Drawn exhibition as guidance, participants are provided with an easel, paper and charcoal to create imaginative equine forms. 

INK AND CONTE CREATION
Create a multi-layered mixed media artwork using ink, drafting film and conte crayons. In this conceptual session draw on personal experiences with horses and mood, and watch your style evolve. 

GUIDED TOUR
Organise a group visit to MJAC for a guided tour of the exhibitions and take a sneak peek into our international artists in residence studio as Kasirajan Subbaiah, from India, works to create a large-scale terracotta horse. 

CERAMIC PINCH POTS WITH LEE WOODCOCK
Running on 29 and 30 August only, Hills-based potter Lee Woodcock will discuss his residency at MJAC and guide participants in creating their own foal inspired pinch pot to take home. All materials will be provided. Lee is also available for talks and demonstrations.

Thursday 27 Aug - Thursday 21 September | Times to suit your group | Suitable for all ages
FREE | Bookings essential | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre

Horse Drawn Workshop with Angela Stewart
Sep
10
9:30 am09:30

Horse Drawn Workshop with Angela Stewart

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Join renowned visual artist Angela Stewart for a drawing workshop focusing on the significance of horses and their role in history. You will experiment with charcoal and mixed media on paper, working in both traditional and experimental approaches.

After the workshop, join in the festivities of the Midland Junction Arts Centre Open Day. From 2pm - 4pm the Centre comes alive with exotic sounds, sights and smells as the Tamil Association welcomes visitors to enjoy traditional dance and food whilst viewing the two exhibitions, Horse Drawn and Vahana, Vehicle of the Gods.

Angela Stewart is a Visual Artist whose art practice and research focuses on the interplay between historical and contemporary portraiture in drawing, paint/ed photography. Alongside her interest in portraiture she has worked with the horse motif for many years due to her son Heath’s love of the Australian Stock horse and camp drafting. More info >

Sunday 10 September | 9.30am – 2pm | Suitable for 16 yrs + | Beginners welcome
$33 I $30 MAC Members | Materials supplied, bring own tool box of drawing equipment if you have one
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Image: Angela Stewart, Equine 1918 no.4 (detail), charcoal on paper

Printmaking for Children with Harriet Perryer
Oct
3
10:00 am10:00

Printmaking for Children with Harriet Perryer

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Learn the art of print making with kid-friendly materials and easy to follow steps. 

Designed for children ages 5-8 this fun, simple and rewarding workshop will utilise foam sheets to create prints inspired by our native flora. 

Designer and director of Sca Har (locally produced, native flora inspired prints and jewellery) Harriet Perryer will guide participants through the sketching, designing and imprinting process. Each participant will walk away with a beautiful print to treasure. 

Tuesday 3 October | 10am - 12pm | Suitable for 5 - 8 yrs
$20 | $18 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Screen Printing for Kids with Harriet Perryer
Oct
3
2:00 pm14:00

Screen Printing for Kids with Harriet Perryer

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre

Create your own printed calico tote bag in this fun screen printing workshop with designer and director of Sca Har (locally produced, native flora inspired prints and jewellery) Harriet Perryer. In this hands on workshop Harriet will demonstrate to participants how to sketch from still life, plan a design and screen print with fabric paint onto their very own calico bag to take home. 

A fun introduction into screen printing, participants are welcome to bring one other item of clothing to print onto. 

Tuesday 3 October | 2pm - 4pm | Suitable for 9 - 12 yrs
$20 | $18 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Linocut Workshop with Jude Taylor
Oct
14
10:00 am10:00

Linocut Workshop with Jude Taylor

  • Taylor's 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 14 Oct | 10am - 4pm
$150 I $135 MAC Members I Suitable for Adults | Materials supplied - Bring your own lunch
Taylor's Art & Coffee House 510 Great Northern Hwy Middle Swan WA

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