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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On Your Mark - Acrylic Mixed Media Workshops with Gayle Mason
Feb
2
to Feb 23

On Your Mark - Acrylic Mixed Media Workshops with Gayle Mason

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Join artist Gayle Mason over four weeks to explore acrylic paint, mediums and a range of creative techniques to discover what the medium, and you, can achieve. Each week an element from the previous session will be reworked to build up your skills, whilst you manipulate and explore the possibilities of a single mark. In the final week, MJAC will be launching the Relay exhibition with WA artists exploring our unique local sporting culture and history providing inspiration for your new works. 

ON YOUR MARK promises to get you up and racing on a path of new discoveries. All skills levels welcome.

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Fridays 2, 9, 16 & 23 February I 10am – 1pm I Suitable for 16+ yrs
$180 | $162 MAC Member | Materials List >
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Artist Demonstration with Yvonne Zago
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Demonstration with Yvonne Zago

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Meet exhibiting artist Yvonne Zago in the Gallery as she demonstrates her exquisite painting techniques and talks about the inspiration for her captivating artworks.

Sunday 25 February & Sunday 11 March I 11am - 3pm I Suitable all ages
FREE
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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Relay - Artist Panel Discussion
Feb
26
1:00 PM13:00

Relay - Artist Panel Discussion

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See Midland come alive for the Queen's Baton Relay event on Monday 26 February, as the baton passes through the City of Swan on its journey to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. To celebrate this event, Midland Junction Arts Centre will be open from 12pm - 4pm, with an artist panel discussion to take place from 1pm - 2.30pm (approx).  

Artists participating in the Relay exhibition will come together to discuss their works in the exhibition and the broader significance of cultural events, including sports and the arts, in building a strong, inclusive community. 

Monday 26 February I 1pm - 2.30pm | Suitable all ages
FREE | Bookings Essential
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Relay Printmaking Workshop with Monique Bosshard-Curby
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Relay Printmaking Workshop with Monique Bosshard-Curby

With a dose of collaboration, come on a journey of playful and sensitive exploration of the relief print process, investigating the visualisation of movement. 

In this printmaking workshop, you will explore a baton of a different kind - a printing plate and a print that is handed over from one to the next carrier, and so forming a collaborative artwork when all individual parts are assembled together.

A wonderful introduction to relief printmaking, you will explore mark making, representing various movements, application of carving tools, exploring progressive carving, layering and continuous printing in reductive processes.

Beginners and intermediate printmakers welcome, especially those interested in conceptual approaches to printmaking. 

Friday 2 March | 10am – 3pm I Suitable for 16+ yrs
$60 | $54 MAC Member I Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Weekend Drawing Marathon with Marie Haass
Mar
3
to Mar 4

Weekend Drawing Marathon with Marie Haass

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Explore beyond your limit over two days of immersive drawing. Artist Marie Haass will lead participants through exercises of non-stop drawing to loosen up and to push beyond limitations. Working independently on the first day and collaboratively on the second, participants will work from still life and live models in a series of concentrated exercises. Learn to approach your artwork fearlessly and see what you're capable of.

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. 

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 March | 10am – 3pm I Suitable for 16+ yrs
$180 | $162 MAC Member I Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Artist Demonstration with Yvonne Zago
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Demonstration with Yvonne Zago

Meet exhibiting artist Yvonne Zago in the Gallery as she demonstrates her exquisite painting techniques and talks about the inspiration for her captivating artworks.

Sunday 25 February & Sunday 11 March I 11am - 3pm I Suitable all ages
FREE
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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Landscapes of the Mind - Gallery Talk and Meet the Artists
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Landscapes of the Mind - Gallery Talk and Meet the Artists

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Engage directly with works of art in Gallery 1 meet invited artists Sarah Elson, Bec Juniper, Andre Lipscombe, Desmond Woodley and Yvonne Zago as they discuss their art works with curator Jenny Kerr.

And then in Gallery 2, surrounded by a selection of art on loan from the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection join in a discussion with collection curators and collectors about what art they collect and why, what do they look for and have recent changes to the arts environment affected the way they view Collections and collecting?

Susan Starcken (ECU Collection), Kate Parker (City of Perth), Gemma Ben-Ary,(City of Joondalup), Amanda Alderson (City of Wanneroo), Baige Zylstra (UWA, Collecting the West) and Andre Lipscombe (City of Fremantle) share their experiences, give some insight into the collections they manage, discuss the ways these collections have been built, by who and how are the acquisitions determined, and the constraints on these collections.

Sunday 25 March I 1pm - 2.30pm I Suitable for 16+ yrs
$5 I $4.50 MAC Member I Afternoon tea provided
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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Contemporary Noongar Weaving with Lea Taylor
Apr
5
to Apr 26

Contemporary Noongar Weaving with Lea Taylor

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Join Wadandi/Minang/Koreng Bibbulmun artist Lea Taylor to learn contemporary Noongar weaving using raffia, string and natural fibres. Over four weeks you will make a raffia basket, paper raffia and air dry clay wall piece, and wrapped string basket.

Week 1 : Stitched Basket using over-stitch
Week 2 : String wrapped basket
Week 3 : Wall Piece using blanket stitch, over-stitch and wrapping
Week 4 : Finish all incomplete work from previous weeks (and small basic basket using blanket stitch for new comers and those who have finished their other pieces)

Participants will be invited to exhibit their creations in a community exhibition in early 2019 as part of the MJAC Aboriginal Arts Project.

 

Thursdays 5, 12, 19 & 26 April | 1pm - 4pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$33 per session or $115 for 4 sessions | $30 per session or $103.50 for 4 sessions for MAC Members
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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'The Body In Question' Ceramic Workshop Series with Bernard Kerr
Apr
7
to Apr 15

'The Body In Question' Ceramic Workshop Series with Bernard Kerr

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“Representations of the human body reflect deep-seated attitudes, beliefs, and values in cultures.”

Join renowned ceramicist Bernard Kerr in a series of workshops exploring the evolution and development of figure sculpture. You will learn about how the human body has been represented throughout the ages and the nature of the ceramic medium as you investigate modeling, carving, firing, and glazing. Through the sessions you will use an armature and construct a ceramic sculpture of the human body based on your own ideas, creating a unique piece with aspects of realism and abstraction. During the workshops, the group will discuss aesthetics, proportion and the notion of the body canon, as you work towards your completed sculpture up to 60 centimeters in size.

Saturdays & Sundays 7, 8, 14 & 15 April | 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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Aboriginal Weaving for Kids (7-13yrs) with Lea Taylor
Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

Aboriginal Weaving for Kids (7-13yrs) with Lea Taylor

Come and be inspired by Wadandi/Minang Aboriginal artist Lea Taylor as she guides you through varying Aboriginal weaving techniques to create your own unique woven basket.

Participants will be invited to exhibit selected works in the Aboriginal Arts Project Community Exhibition in early 2019.

Thursday 19 April | 10am - 12pm | Suitable for 7 - 13 yrs
$20 | $18 MAC Member | Materials Supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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'Animal Archetypes' Ceramic Workshop Series with Bernard Kerr
May
3
to May 11

'Animal Archetypes' Ceramic Workshop Series with Bernard Kerr

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“Animals represent human qualities by reflecting attributes linked to individual personality traits, attitudes and behaviours”

In this workshop series you will join renowned ceramicist Bernard Kerr to investigate ceramic animal sculpture, examining how animals have been symbolically represented in throughout the ages. Over the course of the workshops you will learn about the nature of the ceramic medium by exploring techniques such as modelling, carving, firing and glazing. You will learn how to use an armature and how to construct a ceramic sculpture of an animal based on your own ideas. Issues related to realism and abstraction, symbolism, aesthetics and proportion will be discussed as you work towards your completed sculpture up to 50 centimetres in size.

Thursdays & Fridays 3, 4, 10 & 11 May | 9am - 2.30pm | 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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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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