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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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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Blooms 5 Day Acrylic Painting Workshop with Jacqueline Coates
Apr
23
to Apr 27

Blooms 5 Day Acrylic Painting Workshop with Jacqueline Coates

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Learn to paint with Jacqueline’s proven ‘no fail’ Blooms Painting Method.

Renowned for her painting prowess, Jacqueline Coates turned her skills to teaching others and over the past 17 years she has imparted a fail-safe technique to capture tonality and colour to create vibrant, realistic still life studies in paint.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from this visiting artist whilst she is in Perth. Jacqueline will teach you how to paint, how to handle your paint, how to set yourself up for success so you don’t waste time and make mistakes, you’ll build your confidence and learn how to finish your painting and know when it’s finished. Participants will create two stunning Blooms paintings in 5 days.

Beginners welcome

Monday 23 April - Friday 27 April | 9am - 5.30pm (finish at 3pm on the last day) | Suitable for 16+ years
$2350 | $2115 MAC Members | Materials Supplied | What to bring > 
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Aboriginal Weaving for Kids (13-16yrs) with Lea Taylor
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Aboriginal Weaving for Kids (13-16yrs) 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 26 April | 10am - 12pm | Suitable for 13 - 16 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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Creating Comics with Gabby Loo
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Creating Comics with Gabby Loo

Dive into the sequential art of comics and graphic novels with artist Gabby Loo. In this inspiring crash-course, Gabby will provide you with the skills you need to share the stories that matter most, through an intuitive visual language. You will be guided through the whole process of creating a comic; developing the foundational elements of story writing, cartooning and illustration using a range of mixed media. 

This workshop has something to offer for young people of all skill levels.

Friday 27 April | 10am – 12.30pm I Suitable for 12 - 18 yrs
$20 | $18 MAC Member I Materials supplied
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
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Blooms 1 Day Acrylic Painting Workshop with Jenny McGrath

Visit the stunning In Bloom exhibition on show and then 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.

Beginners welcome. 

Saturday 28 April | 9am - 5.30pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$350 | $315 MAC Members | Materials Supplied | What to bring > 
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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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 > 
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Abandoned Art - Wearable Art for Every Body with Sarah Zel Chescoe
May
19
to May 20

Abandoned Art - Wearable Art for Every Body with Sarah Zel Chescoe

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In this highly creative, interactive workshop, design and develop your own sensational Abandoned ‘Wearable’ Artwork to be exhibited at the WOWA Wearable Art Parade and Exhibition in November 2018.

Over the 2 days you will recycle and upcycle a diverse range of abandoned materials in a multitude of ways.

DAY 1 - STRUCTURE WORKSHOP
Design and create a dynamic 3-D structural artwork for the body using sculptural skills and techniques. Be inspired by upcycling and recycling, and explore changes in fashion throughout history including corsets, crinolines, collars and cuffs.

DAY 2 - SURFACE WORKSHOP
Develop and create a series of innovative textural surfaces using embellishment and manipulation. Explore construction and deconstruction techniques including binding, cutting, burning, heating, printing, bleaching, stitching, layering, folding, beading and revealing, to transform the surface of your Wearable Art and bring it to life!!!

Materials supplied but you can start collecting your own stash of interesting collected & found gear now to incorporate into your creation. 

Saturday 19 May and Sunday 20 May 2018 | 10am – 4pm I Suitable for 15+ yrs
$140 | $126 MAC Member I Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Physical Mindfulness of Painting - Meet the Artist
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Physical Mindfulness of Painting - Meet the Artist

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

Harrison See is an emerging West-Australian artist with a background in manufacturing and industrial design. He predominantly uses paint and sculpture to construct scenes rich in narrative and symbolism. See’s most recent focus has been the search for stories and themes that transcend cultural and social difference in an effort to generate empathy and understanding amongst diverse audiences. However, after an extended period practicing art in Asia, he has returned to Perth to explore and pay homage to his hometown’s natural environment.

Saturday 19 May I 1pm - 3pm I Suitable for all ages
FREE
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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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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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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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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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
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

 

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Like Water : A Day of History and Art with International Artist Jo Darvall and Friends
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Like Water : A Day of History and Art with International Artist Jo Darvall and Friends

Presented by artist Jo Darvall as part of the National Australia Trust Heritage Festival

Mundaring Arts Centre is proud to present Like Water by Jo Darvall  in Gallery 1, 6 April to 27 May. To complement the stunning array of paintings reflecting Jo’s interest in the work of Kathleen O’Connor, Jo has organised a ticketed festival event at the Mundaring Weir, celebrating local history and this iconic site.

Celebrate the 2018 Australian Heritage Festival by joining the artist for this unique event. Guests will experience the historic Mundaring Weir Pump Station and art installation with C.Y. O'Connor descendants, Mike and Dr Kathryn Lefroy, and artist Jo Darvall; Listen to a music performance by an International pianist: Setsu Masuda and enjoy conversation and stories over a delicious Long Table Artist Lunch with local historians, artists and eminent writers Amanda Curtin. Tickets $80 per person plus Eventbrite booking fee, numbers are limited.

Sunday 22 April | 11am - 4.30pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$85.49 | Includes entry to the historic Pump Station and exhibition, presentations, music performance and lunch with dessert and wine, coffee and tea at MAC
Mundaring Weir Hotel, Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring WA

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Shibori Dyeing with Dimity Gregson
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Shibori Dyeing with Dimity Gregson

Presented by DADAA

Learn the art of Japanese Shibori dyeing. This ancient technique involves binding and pleating fabric between wood pieces and dyeing in an indigo vat. Bring along your old t-shirt or another article of clothing or fabric to transform into a truly unique piece of art. Fabric must be pre-washed white 100% cotton or cellulose fibre.

Friday 20 April | 11am - 2pm | Suitable for 16+ years
FREE | Bring clothing or fabric to dye
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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