There will be many workshops during 2024. As well as regular workshops there will be special, sponsored Community workshops to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Murray District Arts and Crafts Society! The following 2 images show the full list of Community Workshops to be held. Details of each workshop will be added to this website about a month beforehand. Please scroll down to see completed and upcoming workshop details.

MAACS 50th Anniversary Community Workshops Program 2024

MAACS 50th Anniversary Community Workshops Program page 2

JANUARY


* 19th – 20th January, Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 16:00 COMPLETED
2 Day Solar Plate Etching Workshop with Francesco Gerronazzo Booked out and COMPLETED!

Solar plate etching is a method first developed in 1972. Photopolymer Printing Plates (usually steel) are used for either intaglio or relief printing. UV light or sunlight is used to expose the image and tap water to etch the plate, thus eliminating the need to use acids etc. in the classroom or studio. It is extremely safe, low toxic and sustainable. Beautiful tonal effects can be created by first exposing the plate to a dot matrix image. Master Printmaker Francesco Geronazzo from Margaret River Printmaking is presenting a two day workshop at Peel Printmaking in Pinjarra to share his knowledge of this method and techniques that enable you to then add colour to your images.


FEBRUARY


* 5th February – 25th March, 8 Mondays 10:00 – 12:30 COMPLETED!
You CAN Draw Workshops with Helen Locksold out.

This series of 8 workshops is for adult beginners and those wishing to brush up their drawing skills.
The workshops are on 8 consecutive Mondays 10:00 – 12:30, starting on the 5th February 2024 & ending on the 25th March.. The price $136.50 is for all of the workshops. There is a discount for MAACS (PAH) members.

Approach
– Learn how to draw – and have fun!
– Learn about drawing supplies and the drawing process
– Build confidence in basic skills
– Explore specific techniques
– Experiment

WEEK:
1. Bare Necessities
2. Mind Games
3. Relationships
4. Seeing The Light – and Dark
5. Keeping Things In Perspective
6. Positive v Negative
7. Form
8. Texture & What Next?!

Click here to book!


* 10th February, Saturday 14:00 – 16:30COMPLETED
The Art of Silliness Workshop #1 with Helen Lock
Monthly workshops, on the second Saturday of each month (except for April when it’ll be on the fourth Saturday), to have fun with drawing. Improvement of skills, mood & creativity are just by products!

From a poem by Sue Ellison:
‘Stop worrying about what others think
That’s their problem not yours, don’t even blink
Let silliness back into your life today
The world needs you to be silly in your own way’

  • February – Silly Name Tags, Artists Chops, A Logo for Your Name
  • March – My Hand of Imagination
  • April – Embrace the Shake, Scribble Art, Gesture Drawing, One Line Drawing
  • May – Bad Hair Day
  • June – Entopic Graphomania
  • July – Number Response

The workshops can be booked individually for just $18 for non-members. There is a discount for MAACS (PAH) members.
Membership costs just $50 a quarter or $200 a year. Tea / coffee & biscuits included.
Book here.


* 11th February, Sunday, 9:00 – 12:00 and / or 13:00 – 16:00 – COMPLETED
Kitchen Lithography & Paper Lithography with Monika Lukowsa

Come and learn from scratch or practice further these two great printmaking techniques with expert Dr Monika Lukowska.
Monika is going to run these two workshops on the same day, Sunday 11th February, 2024. Each workshop is 3 hours duration. You can book for both workshops or one workshop. In the booking section there are three ticket options: Kitchen Lithography or Paper Lithography or both workshops. One workshop costs $130. You can attend both for $210. There is a discount code for MAACS members.
Monika will provide all materials. You can bring extra paper if you wish.
Kitchen Litho is done using materials you can find in your kitchen eg aluminium foil and cola.
Paper Litho is done using laser photocopies of your original images or artwork. As an added bonus, Monika is also going to demonstrate different methods of adding colour to the prints.
Both workshops are suitable for beginners or those with previous experience. Monika will also provide all participants with 4 follow-up exercises they can complete at Peel Printmaking, on Fridays 10am-3pm.
To book click here.


* 18th February, Sunday THE FIRST 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – sponsored by Alcoa, Doral Mineral Sands, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club Inc. & the Shire of Murray. This is now booked out but you can add your name to the Wait List by clicking on the link below. COMPLETED!
Linocut with Jane Button

To book click here or book and pay in person at the Pinjarra Arts Hub shop in the Edenvale Heritage Precinct, Pinjarra, or scan the QR code with the camera on your mobile phone.


* 25th February 2024, Sunday 10am – 4pm. – COMPLETED
Quirky Town Painting Workshopwith Kathryn Stanley-Hart

Kathryn will show you an easy way to create your own original quirky town painting in one day!
Using your favourite colours, you’ll create your 1st rich, textured underlayer using various brush strokes and a palette knife – to create the shapes of buildings and houses before adding details.
You don’t need to know how to paint or draw to create this!
At the end of the day, you’ll have created your original quirky artwork to put on your wall.

Date: Sunday 25th Feb
Time 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $130 each. Includes a canvas, tuition, materials and paints
Aprons and morning tea provided, BYO lunch for yourself.
Small class – book now at www.kathrynstanleyhart.com


MARCH



17th March, Sunday 10am – 2pm THE SECOND 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – sponsored by Alcoa, Doral Mineral Sands, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club Inc. & the Shire of Murray. COMPLETED!

Pastels with Tiffany Forster

To book click here or book and pay in person at the Pinjarra Arts Hub shop in the Edenvale Heritage Precinct, Pinjarra, or scan the QR code with the camera on your mobile phone.


25th March, Sunday 10am – 2pm AN EXTRA 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – sponsored by Alcoa, Doral Mineral Sands, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club Inc. & the Shire of Murray -as the first pastels workshop was a sell out! COMPLETED!
Pastels with Tiffany Forster


APRIL



* 28th April, Sunday 9am – 3pm THE THIRD 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – sponsored by Alcoa, Doral Mineral Sands, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club Inc. & the Shire of Murray. COMPLETED

Mid Fire Porcelain with Fleur Schell – SOLD OUT! Wait List FULL!


* April 28th, Sunday 10am – 2pm THE NEXT 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – sponsored by Alcoa, Doral Mineral Sands, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club Inc. & the Shire of Murray. SOLD OUT, a second workshop was offered and this too SOLD OUT. COMPLETED!


MAY


* May 19th, Sunday 10am – 2pm A 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – sponsored by Alcoa, Doral Mineral Sands, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club Inc. & the Shire of Murray. A workshop by renowned textile artist Philomena Hali! SOLD OUT! COMPLETED!


JUNE


* June 16th, Sunday 10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm for 10 – 17 year olds.
A 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – sponsored by Alcoa, Doral Mineral Sands, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club Inc. & the Shire of Murray. A workshop by Alex Winner & Tim Green – be quick these sponsored workshops have been selling out fast!!!


June 16th, Sunday 9:30am – 4:30pm for 18+ year olds
A 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – sponsored by Alcoa, Doral Mineral Sands, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club Inc. & the Shire of Murray. A workshop by Watercolour artist Cass Gartner – be quick these sponsored workshops have been selling out fast!!! SOLD OUT – you can add your name to the WAIT LIST by going to the address in the image or scan the QR CODE.


June until October – Community Workshops for Ages 8 – 17!
These 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS are sponsored by Alcoa, Doral Mineral Sands, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club Inc. & the Shire of Murray.


JULY – 3 Sponsored Workshops!!


JULY 21st, Sunday 9:00am – 12:00pm for 18+ year olds
A 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – sponsored by Alcoa, Doral Mineral Sands, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club Inc. & the Shire of Murray. A workshop by Quilting expert Jemima Flendt. Nowadays Jemima designs and creates Quilt and Sewing Patterns for her label Tied with a Ribbon, specialising in modern, fun designs that pack a punch and deliver helpful skills and tips so that even a beginner Quilter/sewer can feel confident in making. Be quick to book, these workshops sell out fast!!



JULY 21st, Sunday 1pm – 4:00pm for 18+ year olds
A 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – sponsored by Alcoa, Doral Mineral Sands, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club Inc. & the Shire of Murray. A workshop by Quilting expert Jemima Flendt. Nowadays Jemima designs and creates Quilt and Sewing Patterns for her label Tied with a Ribbon, specialising in modern, fun designs that pack a punch and deliver helpful skills and tips so that even a beginner Quilter/sewer can feel confident in making. This workshop focuses on stitching curves.
Be quick to book, these workshops sell out fast!!


JULY 21st, Sunday 1pm – 4:00pm for 18+ year olds
A 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – sponsored by Alcoa, Doral Mineral Sands, Mandurah Murray Mayday Club Inc. & the Shire of Murray.
Nancy Ballesteros has passionately been working with textiles most of her life. She creates and hand-dyes unique colour palettes onto wool, silk fibres and fabrics – and teaches internationally! Come along and learn about the felting process and take away your own colourful piece.
Be quick, these workshops sell out fast!!


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… and make a real difference in people’s lives

What we’re about

At PAH, we promote the well-being and value of participating in arts and crafts for all abilities, from beginners to advanced levels. Workshops provide arts and crafts skill-building opportunities for our regional community, allowing them to connect with others and explore their creativity.

About you

We want to attract a high standard of original self-organised Arts, Crafts and Design workshops from any discipline to stimulate interest and participation from our regional community.

If you are an artisan, maker, business or organisation passionate about teaching engaging traditional and contemporary arts and crafts skills from any discipline, we want to hear from you!

What we offer

  • Well-equipped, clean and safe workrooms for up to 15 – 20 participants
  • Public liability insurance
  • Month-in-advance bookings to ensure your spot 
  • Half to full-day weekend time slots and some weekdays
  • Quality PAH-promotional posts about you and your workshop on our website, social media, and in our Arts and Craft Shop at no expense to you
  • Courtesy coffee and tea
  • Convenient free parking

Apply with us

At PAH, we try to make it as simple as possible to run a workshop with us. Here is some important information for you to consider when applying with us.

Duration

Workshops are run over a limited period to ensure a wide range of workshop experiences for our community.

For example, you can run your workshop over 2 – 3 consecutive Saturday mornings, over one weekend or the first Sunday of the month for 2 – 3 months.

Fees

$80.00 per workshop per day.

Self-organising

As a facilitator, you are responsible for organising and taking your bookings and payments. We can provide you with 'how-to guides' to organise your bookings and payments online with apps such as Eventbrite, and we can promote you and your work on our digital platforms.

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