Workshops and classes

Ear Candy Workshop

Got a passion for fashion?! Show off your style with some glam statement earrings designed and made by you! In this three hour class, you will learn basic jewellery making skills, including how to assemble hardware and decorative elements using pliers, jump rings and eye pins. You will also learn various techniques to make your own pom- poms and tassels out of yarn and leather: So NOW! You’ll be able to use your new skills to adorn future jewellery or craft projects. By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with one or two pairs of fresh and fabulous…

Ban the Bag Crochet Edition

Plastic bags have just been banned in WA from July 2018! Hurrah! Not only are they horrendous for the environment but they are an abomination to fashion. In this workshop you will learn how to crochet a basic shopping bag using yarn made from 100% recycled products. Suitable for both beginners and the more advanced crochet lover, you will learn to follow a basic crochet pattern as well the 3 basic stitches used throughout the pattern. We will spend time practicing these stitches before moving on and creating our beautiful shopping bags. About the Teachers: Cass and Maddy met as…

Watercolour and Wine with Mekel

Join us for this relaxed watercolour workshop with renowned commercial illustrator and artist Mekel. Using botanicals for inspiration, you will learn how to use watercolour style inks and markers to create beautiful effects in a loose, flowing, abstract style. Enjoy some Stella Bella wine as you explore and experiment with the colours and graphic techniques for which Mekel is best known. Working across different types and qualities of paper, you will also have the option of using waterproof markers to create energetic mixed media works. You will walk away with a set of cards and swing tags designed and made…

Wu Tao Dance Beginners Course

Wu Tao - the dancing way to balance and flow. Work with the elements and meridians in this restorative sequence of dances for harmony and joy. It’s easy to forget what’s really important to us in the midst of a busy life. We all need ways to help us maintain emotional balance, peace of mind AND a healthy body. Wu Tao is a powerful yet gentle way to achieve this. A unique dance as therapy modality, grounded in the proven system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wu Tao is an easy and joyful way to bring yourself back to centre. This…

Maker Studio - Family Art Class

A monthly class where we make cool stuff using unusual art supplies. ​Grown ups and kids work together to make awesome art. Pom Pom Party - Sat August 26th Origami Overload - Sat September 30th Polymer Clay Coolness - Sat October 28th CLASS INFORMATION 90 minute workshops @ 1pm to 2.30pm For students in Year 1 to 7 (Adults stay and take part.)For students interested in making, experimenting, building and imagining. FEE: $30 per class This fee covers all art supplies and tuition. * Adults stay and take part.** Please feel free to bring a snack and a drink.

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Flash Fiction Workshop

Flash, or micro-fiction, is a fast-paced genre for a fast-paced world. With a recent boom in online and print journal publications dedicated to spreading the (limited) word, now is the time get your dribble and drabble on. In this three hour workshop, Michael Buckingham Gray, a published flash fiction writer will speed you through a history of the genre, explain some of the structures and techniques used and assist participants to write and workshop their own pieces. As you approach the finish line, you will be supplied with some useful information about where you may publish them. About the teacher:…

5000 Poppies Project

2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the First World War. As part of commemorating this, the Australian War Memorial will be creating a stunning large scale installation of 60, 000 hand made poppies, carpeting the grounds for Remembrance Day. Each poppy will represent one life lost in World War I. Online group 5000 Poppies is leading the charge and has put a call out to skilled knitters and crocheters. We would like to help them to their goals! They currently have around 18,000- 20,000 already made but there is still a long way to go! A second project is planned…

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Water Colour Painting with Stuart McMillan

Painting with Stuart McMillan, explore native flora and beach combing objects with water colours. Learn about colour, line and movement. All Ages $5 per Head Places are Limited, Registration Essential

Sketching Ocean Objects with Vicki Bulliard

Sketching with Vicki Bulliard, explore found beach objects through pencil on paper while learning about line and movement.Located on the iconic Arthur Head reserve, overlooking the Indian ocean, and flanked by Western Australia's oldest standing building, the Round House - Harris Architects' High Tide Hub is a departure and arrival point, a platform for artist talks, performances and a bar during High Tide. A simple, elegant design elaborated from the tidal patterns of Fremantle waters, this cultural encampment is the natural spiritual home for the Biennale and an innovative architectural expression of its theme. One single material is used to…

Art and Food by the Season

Experience the magic of watching an artist create a painting using colours of the season, while enjoying a lunch menu which draws inspiration from seasonal colours and produce, and is prepared specifically for you. The event is held in the artist’s home (which is also her Gallery) in the vibrant City of Fremantle.  Numbers are kept intentionally small (no more than six) to encourage participation and enhance the experience. Andriana and Gina met 25 years ago and knew that one day they would collaborate and combine their shared passions of art and food.  Finally that time has come and they have created a format that they believe is entertaining, inspiring and delicious! For a long time Andriana has offered “art” classes to those interested in the “nuts and bolts” of how to paint and those classes will continue.  However, at this event you see a relaxed Andriana at work creating a painting in front of you, explaining her thought processes and considerations in getting “paint onto canvas” in a form that pleases her (and her clients!). To complement Andriana’s presentation, Gina will prepare for you a seasonally inspired, delicious lunch.  Gina is passionate about cooking from the heart and preparing food from scratch using locally sourced and, where possible, organic ingredients that will delight your taste buds.

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Clay Whale Sculpture with Belen Berganza

Clay Sculptures with Belen Berganza, create your very own whale from air-dry clay. Learn clay handling skills and techniquesLocated on the iconic Arthur Head reserve, overlooking the Indian ocean, and flanked by Western Australia's oldest standing building, the Round House - Harris Architects' High Tide Hub is a departure and arrival point, a platform for artist talks, performances and a bar during High Tide. A simple, elegant design elaborated from the tidal patterns of Fremantle waters, this cultural encampment is the natural spiritual home for the Biennale and an innovative architectural expression of its theme. One single material is used…

Next Level Crochet Amigurimi Cactus

Would you like to take your existing crochet skills to the Next Level?! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting, or in this case crocheting, a small stuffed yarn  character. If you have been oooohhhhing and ahhhhhing over the super cute Amigurumi creations all over Pinterest but aren’t sure where to start to make your own, then this is the workshop for you! Perth’s very own Queen of Crochet, the Amiga of Amigurumi, Terese from Crochetspecs has perfected a pattern for the budding crochet enthusiast wanting to dip their proverbial toe in the Amigurumi water! In this workshop, you will…

Pressed Images with Sandy McKendrick

Pressed Images with Sandy McKendrick, explore native flora while learning clay handling skills and pressing techniques to create your artwork.Located on the iconic Arthur Head reserve, overlooking the Indian ocean, and flanked by Western Australia's oldest standing building, the Round House - Harris Architects' High Tide Hub is a departure and arrival point, a platform for artist talks, performances and a bar during High Tide. A simple, elegant design elaborated from the tidal patterns of Fremantle waters, this cultural encampment is the natural spiritual home for the Biennale and an innovative architectural expression of its theme. One single material is…

Pencil Portraiture

Do you love to draw but need help taking your work to that next level? Perhaps you would like to refresh your skills? Maybe you’re a complete beginner but have always wanted to try portraiture? Rachelle Dusting will help you overcome the technical challenges of drawing and help demystify the process for you! In this three hour workshop, you will gain an understanding of the tonal scale, its relationship to light and shadow and how to utilise hatching, cross hatching and scumbling. Rachelle will teach you how to quickly and simply grid a photograph and guide you through methods of thorough observation.…

Watercolour Special Effects with Cindy Lane

This is your “once in a blue moon” chance to learn from master illustrator and professional artist Cindy Lane! Cindy’s watercolour techniques inspire artists around the globe via her demonstration videos, instructional magazine tutorials and workshops. You will learn the secrets of the hypnotic Wet in Wet technique, watching as the pigment particles dance, swirl, separate and settle, creating the most wonderful tones and 3D textures. You will use artist quality paints and archival papers to experiment, loosen up, and learn how to embrace ‘happy accidents’. Cindy will teach you how to paint sea creatures using a flowing wet-into-wet technique as…

Workshop Freo Neon Life Drawing

Looking for a creative class unlike any other?! Enter the challenge of working with fluoro materials under blacklight! This is not your average life-modelling class! It’s rainbow-tastic!In this fun and social class, under UV party lights, you will use neon and fluro coloured paints, papers and various drawing materials to reimagine our luminous life model. It’s the best possible combination of ‘rave’ and of ‘right-side -of the brain’!WHAT YOU'LL GETRefreshmentsGlow braceletAll of the fluoro painting and drawing materials you will need!Professional life model to work fromInstruction on the basics of figure modelling in long and short posesThis class is for…

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Workshops and classes

Whether you’re looking to pick up a new skill or feed your creative soul there are always workshops, classes and events happening in Fremantle. Take an evening class at Fremantle Arts Centre or check out the Kidogo Arthouse program. Discover something new and fun to do in Fremantle.