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fremantle arts centre

what’s on january–march 2013

director’s welcome We are pleased to again have two projects in music and visual arts as part of this year’s Perth Festival, reinforcing FAC’s credentials as a genuine multi-arts organisation. Inside Running is a group exhibition that explores the participating artists’ relationship between their chosen leisure sports and their art. Soft Soft Loud – The Antihero Suite is an intimate concert of contemporary music. In Principal, WASO Principals in Recital is a new chapter in our partnership with WASO, after the orchestra performed the last two summers as part of our free Sunday Courtyard Music series. WAAPA Direct again presents the best and brightest from WA’s premier music academy in a once-only show. Don’t miss the final days of our epic Martu project We don’t need a map, closing 20 January. I hope we see you soon at FAC enjoying our entire summer program. Jim Cathcart Director

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january–march 2013

exhibitions Inside Running.......................................3 Artspoken.................................................4 City of Fremantle Art Collection.... 5 Last chance to see................................ 7 Artists in Residence.............................8 The Moores Building......................... 10

music Soft Soft Loud...................................... 13 In Principal.............................................15 WAAPA Direct........................................16 Concerts on the South Lawn.........17 Courtyard Music..................................19

music soft soft loud the antihero suite p13

waso in principal p15

courses Term 1 2013 Program.........................21 How to enrol..........................................35 Shop..........................................................36 Calendar/Staff.....................................39 Visit us/Map......................................... 40 Become a member..............................43 Membership/Enrolment Form.... 44

music courtyard music p19

exhibition artspoken p4

learning new courses p21

top richard lewer, northside boxing gym, (detail) photo: andrew curtis , digital image, Courtesy and Š The Artist & Fehily contemporary gallery & hugo mitchell gallery middle right in principal, photo max fairclough, 2012

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inside running perth international arts festival and fremantle arts centre present

the sport of art

sat 2 february – sun 7 april opening fri 1 february | 6:30pm Inside Running: the sport of art brings together nine artists whose passion for sport has bled into their art, in an exhibition of specially commissioned work. Sport takes constant practice and for these artists the discipline and challenges of training and playing has become part of the way they make art and what they make art about. The artists’ commitment to sports, ranging from surfing, scuba diving and basketball to boxing and climbing, informs and influences their work, which includes video, sculpture and large-scale installation. More about participation and less about spectatorship Inside Running delves into Australia’s underlying obsession to play. A project by Richard Lewer and Ric Spencer

Artists: Erin Coates (WA) Simon Horsburgh (VIC) Richard Lewer (WA) Gabriella and Silvana Mangano (VIC)

image richard lewer, northside boxing gym, photo: andrew curtis , digital image, Courtesy and © The Artist & Fehily contemporary gallery & hugo mitchell gallery

Todd McMillan (NSW) Sarah Jane Pell (VIC) Patrick Pound (VIC) Nick Selenitsch (VIC)



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open studios | artist talks | exhibition tours MC Ric Spencer, FAC’s Curator, guides you through a behind-the-scenes visit. Enjoy current exhibitions, peek into the studios of our artists in residence and enjoy a relaxed experience of art in conversation. fri 1 february | 5:30–6:30pm opening night preview – inside running Gallery tour: Join us on the opening night of Inside Running: the sport of art for an exclusive preview and chance to meet all nine participating artists. Talks include: • Todd McMillan briefly discussing his latest adventure: rowing out to sea off Fremantle, and continuing to row, and row; • Simon Horsburgh talks about the fine balance of surfing a wave and how this is reflected in his work; • Nick Selenitsch allows you to throw objects at his painting; • Richard Lewer captures the adrenalin of the boxing ring; and • Erin Coates explores the intensity of climbing.

wed 13 march | 6:30pm artspoken | galleries open late | bar open Floor talk: Join Inside Running curators and artists Ric Spencer, Richard Lewer and Erin Coates for a discussion about Australia’s obsession with sport and how this influences art. See a live demonstration of bouldering; climbing without ropes. Studios 0pen: See behind the studio doors of our current artists in residence including Teelah George, Phoebe McDonald, Lien Pei Ju and Shannon Williamson. RSVP to or 08 9432 9565

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city of fremantle art collection what it means to be human The City of Fremantle Art sat 2 february–sun 24 march Collection, established in opening fri 1 february | 6:30pm 1958, is the largest municipal Drawing is a fundamental means by which we connect with collection in WA with over the world around us through a primal language to interpret the 1,300 works. The Collection’s meanings of the place we inhabit. What it means to be human presents a selection of artworks which recognise the range of focus on Fremantle artists permutations and possibilities of drawing to decipher and map and Australian prints signs of being. celebrates the enduring The exhibition includes drawings by; importance of the visual arts Ben jones Penny Bovell to Fremantle. Clare Davies Jeremy Kirwan-Ward Isabel Davies Domenico de Clario Tom Gibbons Bevan Honey image Basil Hadley, Freedom is a human, 1977, 57 x 78 cm, mixed media, Courtesy and © The Artist’s Estate

Akio Makagawa Mary McLean Kathleen O'Connor

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need a map exhibitions | closing soon | 7

a martu experience of the western desert

closes sun 20 january What an incredible journey it's been. From its inception more than two years ago to the remarkable opening night in November, We don't need a map has won acclaim from both critics and audiences. Bringing the desert to the city to celebrate the lively and enduring culture of the Martu – the traditional owners of a vast area of WA’s Western Desert, this remarkable exhibition is a must see. Including the work of more than 30 artists, We don't need a map is an exploration of the Martu people, their way of life, the way they care for country and belong to it. As well as illustrating the distinct contemporary visual language of the Martu, this landmark exhibition breaks down barriers by bringing together Martu and other artists to collaborate and exhibit together. Featuring stunning paintings, cutting-edge new media collaborations, finely wrought objects, aerial desert photography and bush tucker, the exhibition has inspired audiences. Co-curated by Erin Coates; FAC Exhibitions Coordinator, Kathleen Sorensen; Martu artist and Cultural Consultant and Gabrielle Sullivan; Martumili Artists Manager. This project is a partnership between FAC, Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa and Martumili Artists. It was made possible with support from BHP Billiton Iron Ore.

image Marra (catch it), Photo gabrielle sullivan

8 | exhibitions | artists in residence images from left trevor bly & patrick doherty, six zero two five, 2008, silk screen & mixed media on bfk paper. trevor bly & emma mcpike, watson dumpster, 2010, silk screen & biro on bfk paper. shannon williamson, hostess, 2011, watercolour & pencil on paper, 110 x 70 cm.

artists in residence FAC’s AIR program enables artists to engage in research and development. FAC is committed to supporting local and visiting artists execute ideas and projects while bringing their work into public dialogue. The AIR program has nine studios at FAC and two at the Moores Building. Andrew Daly (WA/China) produces paintings influenced by his recent experience of living in China. artist STUDIO 8 until march Fiona Gavino (WA) explores avenues for incorporating ancient Indonesian weaving techniques into her contemporary sculptural practice. artist studio 4 until january Josephine Wilson (WA), taking references from research and objects gathered in India, explores the poetic function of language through text and audio. artist STUDIO 3 from february Kelda Free and David Brazier (UK), having lived and worked in Europe for ten years, return to WA to create work which explores the experience of finding themselves as foreigners in their hometown. artist STUDIO 4 from february Phoebe McDonald (QLD), working across a range of mediums including photography and sculpture, develops new work that investigates light and landscape, time and tide. artist STUDIO 2 from february Richard Lewer (AU/NZ) produces drawing, painting and animation which focuses on the dark side of human behaviour, place and social identity. artist STUDIO 6 until february

Rachel Verheggen (WA) observes the overlooked and hidden spaces of FAC while continuing her ongoing investigation into the material nature of paint and the tensions between representation and abstraction. artist studio 9 until march Sarah Elson (WA) works on methods of re-fleshing found and cast organic elements into drawings in metal. Her practice involves traditional metalsmithing techniques and drawing. artist studio 6 from march Shannon Williamson (NZ) uses human anatomy as a point of departure to compose figurative and non-figurative drawings that explore the body and its sensations. artist STUDIO 7 Teelah George (WA), using drawing as a means to investigate the relationship between body, object and material, engages processes that demand exploration within close proximity to the observed body. artist STUDIO 5

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The Management (WA), (Ryan Nazzari, Lesley Munro, Julianne Clifford), was created out of shared interest in each other’s processes and conceptual concerns. The Management explore the question ‘What makes a drawing’ through collaborative activities and strategies of negotiation. artist STUDIO 1 until january Trevor Bly (WA), exploring the aesthetics of suburban iconography in Perth’s neighbourhoods, will research the colours and codes that represent already established cliques and subgroups of Perth’s street artists. artist STUDIO 9 from march

STUDIOS: Expressions of Interest Artists are invited to register their interest in a six month leasing agreement for one of the two artists’ studios at the rear of The Moores Building (46 Henry Street, Fremantle) during 2013. Both studios are approximately 40 sq. metres, with lights and running water. Submissions close Mon 7 January 2013 for activities commencing February 13. For further enquiries contact Bevan Honey,

Lien Pei Ju (Taiwan). As part of her FAC residency in conjunction with Asialink, Lien will seek to collaborate with other artists and musicians as a ‘musical diplomat’, working on original compositions and playing an ancient instrument, the Pipa. artist STUDIO 1 from february Anyone interested in working with Lien or learning about the Pipa can contact bevan honey, bevanh@



10 | exhibitions | the moores building

The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery is a City of Fremantle subsidised art facility that promotes a wide range of contemporary art by providing lowcost gallery and project spaces in a central location.

the moores building 15 december–6 january Freedom School is a local art group, tutored by artist David Giles. Their diverse exhibition highlights the varied styles of the numerous artists within the group.


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The Free Antiques Campaign | Ross Potter attempts to capture the character of buildings as they gradually decay tor are altered by those who inhabit them. Potter believes that the best way to capture the identity of buildings is to draw them with utmost simplicity, using only an HB pencil and artist’s eraser.

12–27 january '260’ is a group exhibition with artists Denise Thornton, Mark Smith, Anthea Jack, Martyn Casey and Jonnine Kaiser. This mixed media exhibition explores themes such as the cell, sense of perception, the individual’s environment, our relationship with animals and the intimacy we share with family, friends and strangers.

2–17 february

46 Henry Street Fremantle WA 10am–4pm 7 days Contact: 08 9335 3519 Managed by Fremantle Arts Centre Moore & Moore Café 8am–4pm 7 days

Solo exhibition | Lindsay Pow's paintings encompass figurative and abstract influences. With over 35 years of teaching and exhibiting at the highest level, Pow is considered one of Australia's leading landscape painters.

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23 february–10 march Not a Still Life | Davena Cox explores the theatre of life using drawings to create emotionally charged narratives. Her dynamic images speak lyrically about the fragility and comedy of life. Cox considers her works 'small soap operas' that investigate the human condition. Reflections of Innocence | Dane Craig and N’antawan Maneejan present portrait photography of Indian children by Craig. These striking images are accompanied by compellingly detailed charcoal drawings by Maneejan. Together the works search for a common sense of human understanding.

16–31 march Hearts and Vessels | Errol McMahon collects objects and then produces metal sculptures from these objects. The sculptures are abstract but still retain and reflect upon the images of the everyday Still Life and Unmarried Brides | Kieron Hayter presents two separate photographic exhibitions which explore the artistic historic values of still life photography and the wedding photo. The images describe odd scenarios, and while maybe not strictly considered still life or a wedding photo, play with the concept and definition of what they may mean.

top N'antawan maneejan, untitled, 2012, charcoal on paper, 60 cm x 40 cm, courtesy and © the artist bottom daveena cox, candidates, 2012, pencil & pastel on paper, 60 cm x 100 cm, courtesy and © the artist

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fremantle arts centre and perth international arts festival present

soft soft loud the antihero suite

music director | james ledger baritone | james clayton toy piano | steve newcomb Trumpet | Callum G'Froerer Percussion | Paul Tanner Clarinet | Paul Dean Artistic Director | Matthew hoy Other artists to be announced Forget everything you thought you knew about classical music and enter the world of Soft Soft Loud: The Antihero Suite.

Is it music theatre, cabaret or opera? Heinz Gruber’s (Austria) Frankenstein!!! crosses genres in anarchic fashion in pursuit of comicstrip heroes and film idols, demanding virtuosic performance of story-telling from baritone, James Clayton. Based on a Spanish tale, Living Toys by Thomas Ades (UK) contrast a small boy's heroic ideals with the inadequacy felt by the adults around him. The young British pianist has been hailed as one of the great composers of his generation.

The Antihero Suite brings together WA’s finest musicians and acclaimed clarinettist Paul Dean (Vic) in ensemble for an intimate performance of contemporary music in the Inner Courtyard.

Steve Newcomb’s (AUS) The Antihero Suite, commissioned by FAC, portrays villains of arthouse film through reimagining cinema’s most memorable scores. Through deft overlay of toy piano, electronic processing and live ensemble Newcomb explores good versus evil.

Exploring who we are in life and imagination, and inspired by stories of superheroes and heroic villains, The Antihero Suite presents three exhilarating works. Frankenstein!!! by Heinz Karl Gruber (Austria), Living Toys by Thomas Ades (UK) and the world premiere of Steve Newcomb’s (Aus) The Antihero Suite.

thurs 14 february 7:30 | gates open 6:30pm tickets $47.50 adult $42.50 conc & friends of piaf from or 9432 9555 inner courtyard | 100 minutes interval | bar open

14 | music | concerts Fremantle Arts Centre and West Australian Symphony Orchestra present

in principal

Principals L – R Jane Kircher-Lindner (bassoon) Andrew Nicholson (flute) Rod McGrath (cello) Giovanni Pasini (viola) Leanne Glover (oboe)

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waso principals in recital Join WASO's principal musicians in recital as they perform their favourite chamber works in FAC’s intimate Inner Courtyard. The superb individual talents of WASO’s principal musicians are celebrated in two recitals, with repertoire from 19th century Paris to 21st century Perth.

recital 1

recital 2

thurs 21 february

thurs 07 march

Jane Kircher-Lindner (bassoon), born and trained in New Zealand, was Principal Bassoon with Auckland Philharmonia before joining WASO in 2006.

Andrew Nicholson (flute), born and trained in the UK, was formerly Principal Flute with the Royal Philharmonic, the Hallé, Hong Kong Philharmonic and BBC National Orchestra of Wales before joining WASO in 2010.

Leanne Glover (oboe), a graduate of UWA, studied in Holland and Switzerland and is a long-standing member of WASO joining in 1990. Rod McGrath (cello), born and trained in the UK, joined WASO in 1997 after 20 years as Co-Principal Cello of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Giovanni Pasini (viola), born and trained in Italy, has held Principal positions in orchestras in Italy, Spain, UK, Canada, Malaysia and Brazil before joining WASO in 2010. FRANCIS POULENC (1899 –1963) Flute Sonata

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS (1835 -1921) Oboe Sonata in D major

REBECCA CLARKE (1886–1979) Viola Sonata

JAMES LEDGER (1966-present) Liberty. Equality. Karaoke

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR (1844 – 1937) Flute Suite

FRANK BRIDGE (1879-1941) Cello Sonata

BOHUSLAV MARTINU (1890-1959) Trio for Flute, Viola and Piano

CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1786-1826) Andante and Hungarian Rondo

7:30pm I gates open 6:30pm tickets $35 each concert from or 9432 9555 inner courtyard I 100 minutes general admission I seats provided bar open I food available

JACOB TER VELDHUIS (1951-present) The Garden Of Love FRANCIS POULENC (1899 –1963) Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano

16 | theatre | waapa

waapa direct big band & music theatre Stars of tomorrow on stage today – Australia’s finest young music talent from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts direct to Fremantle Arts Centre's Front Garden. WAAPA's powerhouse 18 piece Big Band performs swinging instrumental and vocal tunes from the big band era mixed in with some contemporary repertoire. WAAPA’s final year Music Theatre students perform a wide selection of hits and ensemble choruses from great Broadway and West End shows.

Thurs 28 March 8pm | Gates open 7pm Tickets $15 | 16 & under free from or 9432 9555 front garden bar open

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concerts on the south lawn FAC hosts major local and touring bands on the expansive South Lawn. Further gig announcements, tickets and more info tues 1 january

Sharon Jones & The Dap–Kings New Years Day Headlined by Brooklyn’s Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, the FAC New Years Day Concert presents a stellar lineup of soulful music for your listening pleasure. One of the most electrifying soul and funk groups around, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are joined by legendary Spanish band Los Coronas, Sunshine Brothers, Cosmo Gets and DJ Paul Gamblin.

sun 10 march

The Cat Empire Australian jazz, funk six piece, The Cat Empire return to FAC to play their only summer show. Don’t miss this chance to dance the night away to the infectious Latin infused sounds of this mesmerising group.

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courtyard music sundays 2pm | january–march free | bar open

Courtyard Music sees an eclectic collection of musical acts strut their stuff in a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere. x press, november 2011

6 Jan: Dave Hyams and the Miles to Go Band (WA) welcome in the New Year with their atmospheric blend of original folk, roots and reels. 13 Jan: The Layabouts (WA) roll out their unique blend of indi country rock and groove based rhythms. thelayaboutsband 20 Jan: Seamie O’Dowd (IRE) and Aminah Hughes are both exemplary songwriters creating a musical melting-pot of breathtaking blues, acoustic roots and ethereal folk. aminah. 27 Jan: Pugsley Buzzard (NSW) fossicks and rollicks through funky New Orleans grooves and barrel house blues. 3 Feb: The DomNicks (WA), featuring Dom Mariani and Nick Sheppard, strip it all back for a one off acoustic performance of their own special brand of old school rock and soul.

10 Feb: The Jam Tarts (WA) reform for a rare appearance on home soil to deliver their sweet pop gems and harmonies. 17 Feb: Carus Thompson (WA) and band return to Fremantle bringing their award-winning collection of folk, pop and rock tunes. 24 Feb: Timothy Nelson and the Infidels (WA) are a folk 'n' roll band turning heads all round the country with their critically acclaimed songwriting and live performances. au.myspace. com/timothynelsonmusic 3 Mar: The Company (QLD) launch their self-titled album of electrifying, high energy modern bluegrass. facebook. com/thecompanybluegrass 10 Mar: The Justin Walsh Folk Machine (WA) sing the epic tale of Burke & Wills. From triumph to tragedy, determination to despair, climb aboard as they take you on a 3000 mile musical odyssey. TheJustinWalsheFolkMachine

17 Mar: Natalie Gillespie and Dave Brewer (WA) come together to perform soul, funk and blues tunes with their blistering band. nataliegillespie. com, davebrewermusic 31 Mar: Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys (WA) put glide in your stride and dip in your hip with their swingin’ jazz, and rockin’ rhythm and blues.


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“The tutor was a talented professional, willing to share her expertise. I learned a great deal in a supportive, interesting group.�

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term 1 2013 Be inspired and learn new skills in a supportive and stimulating environment with courses for adults, teens and kids. All courses are taught by practicing artists in our beautiful studios. Tutors’ biographies are available at Check out our January Summer Specials on pages 26 + 27.

kids holiday 5–8 years p22

kids holiday 9–12 years p23

art for teens 13–18 years p25

summer specials p26

painting p28

drawing & printmaking p29

jewellery p30

ceramics & sculpture p32

fashion & textiles p33

photography p34

performing arts p34

how to enrol p35

= Beginners = Intermediate = Advanced

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Kids Holidays.

5–8 years.

Creative Clay Anneke de Rooij Create miniature versions of your pet or favourite animal in clay. Discover a number of handbuilding, decorating and assembling techniques. Your personalised sculptures will be fired and ready to take home two weeks after class. Mon 21 Jan | 10am–12noon or Mon 21 Jan | 1pm–3pm $37 incl. materials

Sew Your Own Cuddly Animal Lucinda Crimson (6-8 years) Create your own soft toy while learning simple hand stitching techniques. Draw a picture of your favourite animal, pet or a creature from your imagination then turn it into a cuddly toy to take home. Mon 21 Jan | 10am-1pm or Thurs 24 Jan | 10am-1pm $44 incl. materials

Paste – Up Art on Canvas Lady Bananas Create cool canvas art using paste-ups, a fun and simple yet striking urban art technique where paper images and characters are transferred onto a surface. Learn how to combine stencils, photocopies and colour to create a multilayered masterpiece. Mon 21 Jan | 10am-1pm or Weds 23 Jan | 10am-1pm $44 incl. materials

3D Kooky Characters Gila Cohen (6-8 years) Have fun inventing and constructing your own unique 3D character using colourful card, paper, cardboard and a mountain of recycled materials. Develop your own creature, giving it its own special features using fun embellishments. Tues 22 Jan | 10am–1pm $44 incl. materials

Cut, Paste & Animate Steven Aiton Using computers and video cameras, create your own animated story onscreen with

colourful paper cut-outs of yourself and fun props. Parents are invited to watch a screening at the end of the session. A DVD of the animations will be posted to you after the workshop. Tues 22 Jan | 10am–3pm $80 incl. materials & DVD

Mosaic Your Own Colourful Plaque Renae Martin Learn how to combine simple shapes and colours to create images. Using child friendly tiles, mosaic your own plaque and learn how to grout. Take your piece home to hang on your wall. Tues 22 Jan | 10am-1pm or Fri 1 Feb | 10am-1pm $50 incl. materials

Making Books Bernadette Aitken Discover how books were made in ancient times. Make scroll and construct two other simple books adorning them with your own illustrations. Weds 23 Jan | 10am-12noon $37 incl. materials

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Stamp, Print, Repeat Gila Cohen Decorate a calico bag with colourful designs and patterns. Learn a variety of textile printmaking techniques using your own foam etchings, stamps and interesting textured materials. Weds 23 Jan | 10am–12noon $37 incl. materials

Decorate Your Own T-Shirt Bernadette Aitken Come along and personalise a t-shirt using a range of fun and colourful textile and printing techniques. Bring a white t-shirt to decorate. Weds 23 Jan | 1pm-3pm $37 incl. materials

Character Creation & Mask Making Gila Cohen Create a number of drawings and a special mask of a character you’ve invented. Using a variety of colourful embellishments, convert your drawings into a mask that you can wear for hours of fun at home. Fri 25 Jan | 10am-12noon $37 incl. materials

Colourful Beaded Necklaces Claire Brooks Create a range of special beads using old storybooks, cutouts and paper to make your own neckpiece. With simple laminating techniques and a pair of pliers, learn the first steps to constructing jewellery pieces. Fri 25 Jan | 10am-1pm $44 incl. materials

Functional Clay – Mugs & Bowls Anneke de Rooij Learn handbuilding techniques to make your own mug, jug or bowl. Once built, decorate your piece by painting on colourful non-toxic underglazes. Pieces will be fired

and glazed at FAC, usable to eat and drink out of. Tues 29 Jan | 10am-12noon $37 incl. materials

Sea Adventures In Animation Steven Aiton Using the underwater world as a theme, make your story come to life onscreen using computers and video cameras. Parents are invited to a screening at the end of the session. A DVD of the animations will be posted to you after the workshop. Tues 29 Jan | 10am–3pm $80 incl. materials & DVD

Drawing Portraits Lucinda Crimson Learn how to use colour and shapes to create portraits, silhouettes and profiles of yourself. Learn a variety of fun and experimental techniques. Create a number of works including a cool poster. Wed 30 Jan | 10am–12noon $37 incl. materials

Felted Fuzzy Friends Sue Espie (kids working with an adult) Design your own colourful toy, from a shark to an elephant, snake or bird, then make it come alive in felt. A fun way for kids and adults to learn feltmaking techniques. Weds Jan 30 | 10am–3pm $74 incl. materials

The World Of Stage Acting Rachel Gorman Have fun learning about the world of stage acting. Working in small groups, establish a scene and bring your character to life. Parents are invited to view a short performance at the end of class. Thurs 31 Jan | 10am-12 noon $27

Music – Jam It Up Roly Skender Invent and record your own song, from lyrics to melodies,

with award winning musician and audiovisual producer Roly Skender. Working in small groups, come up with a cool theme for your song, have a jam on a variety of instruments from the ukulele to percussion and learn to use your voice. The track created during the workshop will be burned onto a CD for you to keep. Thurs 31 Jan| 10am–1pm $60 incl. materials & CD

Arty Canvases Lucinda Crimson Create a colourful multilayered artwork on canvas, learning how to combine screenprinting and handstitching. Print an image onto fabric then decorate it with embroidery threads and glittery paints. Thurs 31 Jan | 10am–2pm $56 incl. materials

Colourful Printed T-Shirts Angela Ferolla Decorate your own t-shirt combining Kirigami cut-outs and fun screenprinting techniques. Learn about Kirigami (the Japanese art of symmetrical paper cut-outs) to create snowflake-like stencils which will be printed onto your t-shirt using colourful fabric inks. Bring a t-shirt along to print on. Fri 1 Feb | 10am-1pm $44 incl. materials

Kids Holidays.

9–12 years.

Mosaic Your Own Colourful Plaque Renae Martin Using child friendly tiles, mosaic a colourful plaque from your own image designed in class. Learn how to create detail and characteristics using shapes and colours. Mon 21 Jan | 10am-1pm or Fri 25 Jan | 10am-1pm $50 incl. materials

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Funky Fimo Jewellery

Create & Animate Level 1

Printed T-Shirt

Sophie Guittiere Design your own accessories with easily malleable modelling product, Fimo. Learn how to create special patterns in Fimo, making a personalised pendant and ring. Mon 21 Jan | 10am–1pm Tues 29 Jan | 10am–1pm $44 incl. materials

Steven Aiton Devise a story with characters, then using computers and video cameras bring your story to life on screen. Parents are invited to watch a screening at the end of the session. A DVD of the animations will be posted to you after the workshop. Wed 23 Jan | 10am–3pm or Wed 30 Jan | 10am–3pm $80 incl. materials & DVD

Lucinda Crimson Design a funky image, learn how to hand-cut stencils and transfer designs onto a t-shirt using screenprinting techniques. The result will be a colourful customised t-shirt that you can wear out and about. Bring along a pale t-shirt to print on. Fri 25 Jan | 10am–2pm $56 incl. materials (exc. T-Shirt)

Lady Bananas Combine pre-cut stencils, pasteups (paper cut-outs that are adhered to a surface), lettering, aerosols and paint markers to create your own multilayered masterpiece on MDF board. Learn compositional techniques and how to combine all these cool mediums. Tues 22 Jan | 10am–2pm $56 incl. materials

Perspex Pendants

Shaun Chandran Learn a range of basic chords, rhythm and strumming patterns which will have you playing a variety of popular songs by the end of the workshop. Designed for beginners with no prior music knowledge. Bring your own ukulele, Shaun will also show you how to tune it to get you started. Fri 25 Jan | 10am-12noon $37

Make Your Own Monster

Urban Art – Paint Marker Madness Level 2

Urban Art – Multilayered “Stick-Ups” on Board

Lucinda Crimson Design, sew and stuff your own ugly or cute soft toy then embellish it using fabrics and felt, buttons and trims. Visit to see examples of Lucinda’s toys. Tues 22 Jan | 10am–3pm $74 incl. materials

Drawing with Wire – Figures in Action Gila Cohen Draw and sculpt with wire to make a figure in action which will be mounted onto a colourful base. Learn how to create dimension with wire, giving your figure special characteristics using plaster bandages and various draping techniques. Weds 23 Jan | 1pm-4pm $44 incl. materials

Claire Brooks Learn simple jewellery-making skills such as riveting, filing and assembling to create a dazzling pendant combining acrylic sheeting with colourful fabrics. Turn your pendant into a beautiful neckpiece using tigertail and colourful beads. Thurs 24 Jan | 10am-1pm $44 incl. materials

Lady Bananas An advanced workshop created for any of Lady Bananas previous urban art students. Honing in on your skills, customise an A3 canvas combining paint markers with other fun urban art materials. Emphasis is on character design and lettering. Thurs 24 Jan | 10am–2pm $56 incl. materials

Create & Animate Level 2 Steven Aiton A follow on class from Steven's Create & Animate level 1 workshop. Animation enthusiasts now have the chance to build on skills and master even more animation techniques. A DVD of the animations will be posted to you after the workshop. Thurs 24 Jan | 10am–3pm or Thurs 31 Jan | 10am–3pm $80 incl. materials & DVD

Learn the Ukulele

Drawing Self-Portraits Gila Cohen Create large scale self-portraits from observation, experimenting with various drawing materials such as pencil, ink and charcoal. Learn about proportion, negative space, tone and shade to create a masterpiece on beautiful A1 artist quality paper. Fri 25 Jan | 1pm-3pm $37 incl. materials

Large Scale Pastel Drawings Gila Cohen Learn observation and practical skills to draw from still life. Discover the luscious qualities of pastels, how to create detail and use colour on large scale. Students will create a number of A3 works on artists quality paper. Tues 29 Jan | 10am–1pm $44 incl. materials

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Colourful Embroidered Bags Multimedia Fashion Lucinda Crimson Sketches Design and embroider your own bright hessian bag. Learn various hand-stitching techniques to embroider pictures and designs. Your masterpiece will be lined with a calico bag, strong enough for you to use out and about. Tues 29 Jan | 10am-2pm $56 incl. materials

Angela Ferolla Discover how to put your designs to paper. Learn to create interesting forms, patterns and textures using illustration, collage and cut-outs to create a series of multimedia fashion sketches. Thurs 31 Jan | 10am–1pm $44 incl. materials

Functional Clay – Mugs & Bowls

Theatre Skills & Stage Acting

Anneke de Rooij Learn handbuilding techniques to make your own mug, jug or bowl. Design and build your piece, then decorate it by painting on colourful non-toxic underglazes. Pieces will be fired and glazed at FAC, usable to eat and drink out of. Tues 29 Jan | 1pm-4pm $44 incl. materials

Rachel Gorman Discover theatre skills such as improvisation, character development, stage presence and plot. Perform your piece to the rest of the group, putting your newly gained skills into action. A great way to boost your performance imagination and self confidence. Thurs 31 Jan | 1pm-3pm $27

Music – Jam It Up

3D Characters in Clay

Roly Skender Learn how to write a music track with award winning musician and audiovisual producer Roly Skender. Working in small groups, come up with snappy rhymes and lyrics, have a jam on a variety of instruments from the guitar to ukulele and percussion and learn to use your voice. The music created during this workshop will be burned onto a CD for you to keep. Weds 30 Jan | 10am–1pm $60 incl. materials & CD

Anneke de Rooij Guided by a story, create your own character in clay. Imagine aspects of the character’s life to inform its appearance; Where would it live? What would it do? Learn a number of design, texturing, handbuilding and assembling techniques. Fri 1 Feb | 10am–1pm $42 incl. materials

Refashioned T-Shirts Lucinda Crimson Bring along old favourite t-shirts to cut-up and stitch into something new; a halter top, ruffled blouse, scarf or bag. Learn fun and simple ways to create new items from old favourites. Wed 30 Jan | 1pm-4pm $44 incl. materials

Crocheted Sculptures – Thrombolites Shaaron du Bignon Learn how to crochet in a free form sculptural way, creating your own hanging thrombolite sculpture or interesting vessel. Using recycled materials, you will master simple construction and decorative techniques of crochet. Learn about Thrombolites, the most ancient living rocks on Earth, the inspiration for your sculptures. Fri 1 Feb | 10am-2pm $56 incl. materials

Create & Animate Level 3 Steven Aiton If you've done Steven's first two animation classes and want to

come back for even more, here’s your chance. The perfect class for animation enthusiasts. A DVD of the animations will be posted to you after the workshop. Fri 1 Feb | 10am–3pm $80 incl. materials & DVD

Animation Club Steven Aiton Due to popular demand FAC has created an animation club for students who have completed Steven’s Level 3 Animation workshop. Working as a team, develop your skills and produce a short film complete with a public screening later in the year at FAC. Sun 17 Feb | 11am–4pm Sun 17 Mar | 11am–4pm Sun 7 Apr | 11am–4pm $60 incl. materials

Art for Teens. Photography – The Visual Diary Jean-Paul Horré Take one step closer to shooting the images you love. Learn technical aspects of photography; shutter speed, ISO, depth of field and composition. Create your own visual diary, expressing yourself through photography. Tuesdays (3 weeks) 26 Feb-12 Mar | 5:30pm-7:30pm $63/ members $57

Urban Art – Personalised Skate Decks Lady Bananas Create a piece of urban art using various specialist materials such as aerosol, paint pens, markers and stencilling techniques. Discuss and design imagery then transfer it onto your deck. Decks can be purchased on the day for approx. $20. Sat 16 Mar | 1pm-5pm $53/ members $48

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Get creative this summer with FAC’s Summer Specials. Short January courses in ceramics, jewellery, painting and photography are perfect for people who are pushed for time the rest of the year.

january. summer. specials. Stone Carving Viktor Eszenyi Create your own threedimensional sculpture for the home or garden using easy to sculpt product man-made Hebel stone. Learn appropriate tool use, handling techniques and how to create detail. Sat 12 Jan | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Painting with Acrylics – Realism to Abstraction Joss Gregson Learn about painting mediums and techniques to depict real life and how to use colour successfully. Then, explore the how and what of abstraction to create your own abstract painting. Refine your painting skills and discover how to generate new ideas. Sat 12 & Sun 13 Jan | 10am-4pm $168/ members $152

Ceramics – 3 Lessons on the Wheel Stewart Scambler Discover the art of throwing on the pottery wheel under the expert guidance of ceramics artist Stewart Scambler. Learn the properties of different clays and how to handle them with specialist tools while throwing a number of vessels. Saturdays (3 weeks) 12-26 Jan | 10am-1pm $119/ members $107

Ceramics – Clay Sculpture Robyn Varpins Explore clay’s unique properties while building pieces for the home or garden. Learn clay handling

courses | adults | 29 techniques, how to use a scale model and to create detail in your pieces. Saturdays (3 weeks) 12-26 Jan | 2pm-5pm $119/ members $107

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner with Teelah George This course starts from scratch, teaching essential drawing skills for those who haven’t drawn before. In an encouraging environment, learn observation skills, basic drawing methods and discover various drawing materials. Sundays (3 weeks) 13-27 Jan | 2pm-5pm $119/ members $107

Photography – An Introduction to Digital Photography Peter Zuvela Learn techniques needed to master the use of your digital camera. Capture shots you have always wanted. Includes an onsite photo shoot. Sun 13 Jan | 10am–4pm $84/ members $76

Screenprinting – Customised Prints Lucinda Crimson Taking inspiration from stencil and urban art, create your own custom printed t-shirts or lengths of fabric. Discuss and design imagery suitable for screenprinting, learn how to make your own stencil, play around with layering techniques and levels of translucency. Sat 19 Jan | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Jewellery – Techniques for Beginners Jill Parnell Create your own textured ring while learning traditional jewellery-making techniques. Discover different ways of

soldering and how to size, form and texture metal. Sat 19 Jan | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Drawing for a Travel Diary Joss Gregson An inspiring weekend of drawing. Begin with essential drawing techniques in the studio before moving to interesting locations around Fremantle. Discover how to draw quickly to capture the essence of any scene. The construction of page using both text and drawing will also be explored. Sat 19 & Sun 20 Jan | 10am-4pm $168/ members $152

Painting – Playing With Colour Shana James Take the guesswork out of mixing colour. Discover cool and warm primaries of the colour wheel, how to create contrast and shadow and how to create hue, tone and saturation. Make colour the strength of your work. Sun 20 Jan | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Mosaic – Design, Colour & Technique Renae Martin Interpret images to create your own detailed mosaics. Learn techniques such as tile cutting and shaping, grouting, composition and colour and how to work efficiently and effectively. Gain skills necessary to continue with your practice at home. Sun 20 & 27 Jan | 10am–4pm $168/ members $152

Portrait Photography for Beginners Jean-Paul Horré Discover the features and techniques of capturing the individual within given surroundings. Enhance the quality of your images, leaning how to get the most out of your camera, the

basics of composition and natural lighting and understand the importance of location and poses. Sat 26 Jan | 10am–4pm $84/ members $76

Jewellery – Contemporary Pendants Claire Brooks Construct your own pendant in silver or copper, combining piercing techniques with traditional jewellery-making processes. Learn how to solder, rivet, file and pierce metal, where designs and patterns are punctured into surfaces to create interesting textural results. Sun 27 Jan | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Printmaking – A Day of Drypoint Printing Shana James Be introduced to the world of printmaking, exploring the characteristically soft textural line quality of drypoint printing. Learn how to construct an image or interpret one suitable for print, prepare a plate and print your image multiple times using FAC’s press. Composition and colour will also form part of the journey. Sun 27 Jan | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

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painting. Pastels Peter Walker Discover the spontaneity and luscious qualities of pastels. Enjoy the energy and vigour of this simple medium that was a favourite of artists like Degas and Picasso. No class 4 March or 1 April. Mondays (8 weeks) 4 Feb-8 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $215/ members $194

Watercolour Peter Walker Explore the beauty of this engaging medium known for its luminous and transparent nature. Be guided through a number of exercises, from conventional to less orthodox approaches, then develop and work on your own pieces. No class Mon 4 March or 1 April. Mondays (8 weeks) 4 Feb-8 Apr | 1:30pm–3:30pm $155/ members $140 or Wednesdays (9 weeks) 6 Feb-3 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $233/ members $210

of painting with acrylics. Working on your own project, learn about the qualities of colour and texture provided by paint and how to create a balanced picture. Some painting experience required. Tuesdays (9 weeks) 5 Feb-2 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm or Fridays (9 weeks) 8 Feb-5 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $233/ members $210

through traditional studio exercises mixed up with the unexpected. Embark upon projects such as ‘Transparency, Translucency and Opacity’ and ‘Absence/ Presence’. Thursdays (9 weeks) 7 Feb-4 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $233/ members $210

Acrylic Painting for the Absolute Beginner – Real to Abstract

Joss Gregson Discover the secrets of landscape painting while learning key features and techniques of painting with acrylics; about brushes, palette knives, mediums and colour. Commence in the studio painting the sky, clouds, trees etc. and sense of depth. Then, embark on a research session around Fremantle and waterfront returning to the studio to create larger scale paintings. Thursdays (9 weeks) 7 Feb-4 Apr | 1:30pm-4:30pm $233/ members $210

Joss Gregson Discover the art of painting with acrylics. Learn about brushes, mediums, basic colour theory and how to mix colour as you observe it. Starting with the simplest of objects learn how to create depth and form, gaining confidence to tackle more complex compositions and eventually make your own abstract paintings. Wednesdays (9 weeks) 6 Feb-3 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $233/ members $210

Discover the Versatility of Acrylics

Kathryn Haug Be guided through painting Oil Painting mediums and different supports Peter Walker of acrylic paint with a focus Discover methods of building an on layering and experimental oil painting, from underpainting mark making. A great course for to finish glazes. Be guided through complete beginners or those exercises to build up your skills, wishing to be reinspired by then develop your own projects. this medium. Learn techniques from the old Wednesdays (6 weeks) masters to contemporary styles. 6 Feb-13 Mar | 6:30pm–9pm Tuesdays (9 weeks) $217/ members $195 5 Feb-2 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $233/ members $210 Studio Painting or Tuesdays (9weeks) Joss Gregson 5 Feb-2 Apr | 1:30pm–3:30pm This course is designed for $169/ members $152 students with some painting experience; anyone wishing to Painting with Acrylics – return to painting or to refine Abstract Expressionism their skills and techniques. Focus Regina Noakes on building your confidence Create your own abstract image and developing an individual while discovering the possibilities approach to exploring ideas

Introduction to Landscape Painting in Acrylics

Painting with Acrylics Masterclass Joss Gregson For students seeking critical feedback in a supportive studio environment. Develop your own visual language prompted by visual stimuli and conversation. Designed for the experienced painter wishing to bring their painting skills and ideas to exhibition standard. Fridays (9 weeks) 8 Feb-5 Apr | 9:30am-2:30pm $388/ members $349

Contemporary Painting with Natural Resin Shaaron du Bignon Be introduced to natural pigments, oxides and resins suitable for painting that you can collect and make yourself. Discover the beauty of these natural materials while experimenting with how to build layers of colour and texture on

courses | adults | 29 your prepared surfaces. Create a resolved painting in this exciting one day workshop. Sat 9 Feb | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Make a Large Scale Painting in a Day Joss Gregson Following some basic tuition in acrylic painting techniques, colour theory and composition jump in at the deep end. Working on a large canvas, create your own large scale painting. Sun 17 Feb | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Egg Tempera – Production & Practice Glen Stewart This ancient painting medium is applied in thin, semi-opaque layers to create great precision pieces. Learn how to make your own Egg Tempera then work on carefully prepared wooden surfaces to create paintings reflecting the brilliance of this fascinating medium. Sun 24 Feb | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

1480-1980: Five Hundred Years of Painting Processes Glen Stewart Discover painting techniques and materials from medieval times to the present day in this informative short course. Gain technical understanding of how Egg Tempera, Acrylic & Oil Paints can be applied and manipulated to achieve various textural results. Be inspired, learning skills to continue your painterly adventure at home. Sundays (3 weeks) 3-17 Mar | 10am–1pm $119/ members $107

Painting the Moment Joss Gregson Discover how to work in a spontaneous way, bringing

awareness to each moment of the painting process. Learn about acrylic paints, mediums and brushes as well as colour mixing and application. Students will work on their own canvases. Sat 23 & Sun 24 Mar | 10am–4pm $168/ members $152

Beginners Oils – Materiality & Mark Making Kathryn Haug An informative introduction to the rich, luscious medium of oil painting. On day one, discover how to use mediums with the paint, do a quick painting of a still life and begin underpainting for a larger canvas. On day two, learn how to create different 'materiality' and marks with oil paint while continuing on your piece. Sat 6 & Sun 7 Apr | 10am–4pm $168/ members $152

Drawing &. Printmaking. Copper Etching using Ferric Chloride Shana James Learn how to etch beautiful fine lines onto a plate and print intaglio using FAC’s etching press. This is a non-toxic printmaking workshop, no dangerous acid or special equipment required. Discuss composition and tone while working on your own series of prints. No class 4 March or 1 April. Mondays (8 weeks) 4 Feb-8 Apr | 9:30am-12:30pm $215/ members $194 or Saturdays (4 weeks) 16 Mar–6 Apr | 2pm-5pm $157/ members $141

Linocut Printmaking – Create an Artist Book Shana James Discover the intimate quality of the artist book, turning a series of your printed images into a beautiful object. Learn the secrets of linocut printmaking, how to adapt your image for print and construct a concertina style artist book. No class 4 March or 1 April Mondays (8 weeks) 4 Feb-8 Apr | 1:30pm-4:30pm $215/ members $194

Life Drawing

Joss Gregson Learn and refine life drawing skills in an encouraging and dynamic environment. Begin with slow contour line drawings followed by rapid gestural drawings. Emphasis is on capturing the human form’s quality of line, proportion and movement. All sessions with a life model. Tuesdays (6 weeks) 5 Feb-12 Mar | 9:30am-12:30pm $234/ members $211

Linocut Shana James Discover the secrets of linocut printmaking, a popular practice amongst artists. Learn how to adapt your image, carve your plate and print your image on different paper. This course will also cover colour techniques and registration. Tuesdays (6 weeks) 5 Feb-12 Mar | 6:30pm-9pm $207/ members $186

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Teelah George Starting from scratch, discover essential drawing skills in an encouraging environment. Learn observation skills, basic drawing methods and how to use various materials through exercises and demonstrations. Last session with a life model. Tuesdays (6 weeks) 5 Feb-12 Mar | 6:30pm–9pm $214/ members $193

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Learn to Draw Shana James Start your journey into art with this short course that covers the basics. Under the expert tuition of artist Shana James, learn how to draw from still life. Discover how to use tone to create light and shade and to get the most out of your drawing materials. Wednesdays (4 weeks) 6-27 Feb | 9:30am–12:30pm $125/ members $113

Intro to Life Drawing Camilla Loveridge Discover fundamental drawing techniques to capture the body in this dynamic series. Learn to use a variety of materials such as chalk, crayon and pastels. All sessions with a life model. Wednesdays (6 weeks) 6 Feb-13 Mar | 6:30pm–9pm $249/ members $224

Drawing for a Travel Diary Joss Gregson Begin by learning essential drawing techniques in the studio before moving to interesting locations around Fremantle and surroundings. Discover how to draw quickly to capture the essence of any scene. The construction of page using both text and drawing will also be explored. Wednesdays (9 weeks) 6 Feb-3 Apr | 1:30pm–4:30pm $233/ members $210

Drawing Portraiture Kevin Robertson Experiment with a variety of materials such as charcoal, pencils and pastels whilst studying the unique structure of the face. Learn the basics of portraiture drawing in this stimulating series, such as contour drawing in pencil and tone in charcoal. All sessions with a life model. Tuesdays (3 weeks) 26 Feb-12 Mar | 6:30pm–9pm $125/ members $113

Mixed Media Drawing – The Next Step Shana James This course is specially designed for those with some basic drawing experience or Shana's previous ‘Learn to Draw’ students. Expand your skill set with a range of mixed media drawing techniques, learning how to draw from still life and from nature. Use light and shade to create dramatic effects. Wednesdays (5 weeks) 6 Mar-3 Apr | 9:30am-12:30pm $156/ members $140

Investigating Drawing – Approaches & Materials Teelah George Discover experimental approaches to drawing. Start by visiting FAC Artist in Residence Teelah George’s studio, viewing her works at their varying levels of process. Learn how to create interesting surfaces, draw from still life and inspiring images, to how to incorporate a variety of materials. Create a number of works that can be built on. Sat 6 Apr | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Jewellery. Contemporary Design & Techniques Nicole Lance Learn how to create shapes, forms and different dimensions with metal. Use soldering, filing and texturing surfaces to explore the construction of contemporary jewellery. No class 4 March or 1 April. Mondays (8 weeks) 4 Feb-8 Apr | 9:30am-12:30pm $215/ members $194

Casting Objects in Metal Nicole Lance Discover the technique of lost wax casting, a process in which a mould is created out of wax, burnt

away then refilled with metal to create a small metal object. Working with wax allows for fine detailing on a small scale, resulting in exquisite metal pieces. No class 4 March or 1 April Mondays (8 weeks) 4 Feb-8 Apr | 1:30pm-4:30pm $215/ members $194

Contemporary Jewellery & Assemblage Claire Brooks Learn traditional jewellerymaking skills and assemblage techniques to combine collected treasures and old jewellery pieces with silver. Be guided through design and technical elements such as riveting, sawing and soldering to create a number of your own pieces. Tuesdays (9 weeks) 5 Feb-2 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $233/ members $210

Possibilities in Metal Casting Sarah Elson Learn the art of lost wax casting, creating sculptural works in metal. Cast small scale forms in new or recycled metal using a simple vacuum method then manipulate them using basic jewellery-making techniques. Tuesdays (6 weeks) 5 Feb-12 Mar | 6pm-9pm $247/ members $223

Jewellery Jill Parnell Learn traditional jewellerymaking techniques including sawing, soldering, bending and several ways of texturing metal. Create a number of your own unique pieces. Wednesdays (9 weeks) 6 Feb-3 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $233/ members $210

Enamelling & Beadmaking Jill Parnell Create stunning beads and

courses | adults | 31 other small scale pieces using a variety of enamelling and glass beadmaking techniques. Discover the technical elements of cloisonné enamelling and learn how to make stunning torch fired beads using Murano and Millefiori glass. Wednesdays (9 weeks) 6 Feb-3 Apr | 1:30pm-3:30pm $169/ members $152

Jewellery for Beginners – The World of Rings Claire Brooks Learn the basics of jewellerymaking with a focus on rings. Discover how to size, form, solder, file and texture metal under the expert tuition of contemporary jeweller Claire Brooks. Students will make a unique ring that fits perfectly. Wednesdays (6 weeks) 6 Feb-13 Mar | 6pm-9pm $247/ members $223

Enamelling Jill Parnell Explore the distinctive technique of cloisonné, a style of enamelling using copper and silver wires and gold and silver foils to achieve intricate patterns and designs. Create your own exquisite enamelled jewellery using this leadlight technique. Thursdays (9 weeks) 7 Feb-4 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $233/ members $210

Working with Wire Jill Parnell Design and create intricate cable-like neckpieces and other jewellery using various knitting and braiding techniques with wire. No knitting or crochet experience required. Thursdays (9 weeks) 7 Feb-4 Apr | 1:30pm–4:30pm $233/ members $210

Contemporary Silver Jewellery Nicole Lance Learn the foundations of jewellery-making including soldering, sawing, filing, riveting and how to create textured surfaces in metal. Design and construct your own contemporary earrings, pendants, bracelets or rings in silver. Saturdays (6 weeks) 9 Feb-16 Mar | 10am-1pm $236/ members $212

Cuttlebone Casting Jill Parnell Discover this stunning yet simple process where designs are carved into cuttlebone or soft stone to create moulds. Using recycled silver or gold scraps, melt your choice of metal into your carved design to create unique pieces. Sun 10 Feb | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Glass Beadmaking Matthew Goodlet Learn how to work with glass using torches to create a range of colourful, decorated beads. Discover how to shape beads, apply enamels, surface treatments and safety procedures. Sun 17 Feb | 10am–4pm or Sun 31 Mar | 10am–4pm $84/ members $76

Bezel Set Ring in a Day Claire Brooks Using a stone of your choice, make a bezel (a popular and

secure technique of stone setting) and band customised to fit you. Processes covered include sawing, filing, soldering, sizing and setting. Bring a special stone or purchase one from your tutor on the day. Sun 24 Feb | 10am–4pm $84/ members $76

Vintage Inspired Upcycled Necklaces Claire Brooks Do you have a collection of interesting fabric scraps, broken pieces of vintage jewellery or a stack of unused buttons lying around? Create a custom made necklace using all of these in combination with Perspex to enhance your piece. Learn design and construction techniques such as sawing, filing and riveting Sun 10 Mar | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Silversmithing George Lucas Create a decorated heirloom spoon with acclaimed silversmith George Lucas. Learn traditional silversmithing skills such as piercing, carving, strip feed soldering, filing and high finish polishing. Sun 17 & 24 Mar | 10am–4pm $168/ members $152

Keum Boo Nicole Lance A stunning technique where gold foil is applied to a silver surface resulting in a contrast of bright yellow against white silver. Create

32 | courses | adults a small piece; a pendant, earrings or brooch. Combining textured surfaces with Keum Boo is a great way to add something special to your jewellery. Sat 30 Mar | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Cloisonné Enamelling Jill Parnell Cloisonné is an age-old technique of applying coloured glass to metals to create intricate patterns and images. Learn this technique to create a small pendant or pair of earrings. Sun 7 Apr | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Ceramics &. Sculpture. Porcelain Jewellery Techniques – The Textured Surface Sandra Black Create hand-modelled ceramic beads and other small forms to make brooches, buttons, earrings, pins and necklaces using Australian fine porcelain or stoneware. Learn how to create textures in and on your clay surfaces with impressing, stamping, clay inclusions, granular oxides and oxide/ stain wash back. No class 4 March or 1 April. Mondays (8 weeks) 4 Feb-8 Apr | 9:30am-12:30pm $215/ members $194

Developing Colour in Clay & Porcelain Sandra Black An exciting course designed for students with some clay handling skills. Using white porcelain or stoneware clay learn simple techniques to quickly produce

colour in clay bodies. Experiment with using your coloured clays in a variety of ways to make handbuilt or thrown vessels. You will also learn how to select the correct stains and colours for desired outcomes. No class 4 March 1 April. Mondays (8 weeks) 4 Feb-8 Apr | 1:30pm-4:30pm $215/ members $194

Clay Sculpture Robyn Varpins Explore clay’s unique properties while building pieces for the home or garden. Learn clay handling techniques, how to use a scale model, create detail in your pieces as well as glazing and adding colour. Tuesdays (6 weeks) 5 Feb-12 Mar | 6:30pm–9pm $207/ members $186 or Wednesdays (9weeks) 6 Feb-3 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $233/ members $210 or Fridays (9 weeks) 8 Feb- 5 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $233/ members $210 or Saturdays (3 weeks) 23 Feb-9 Mar | 10am-1pm $119/ members $107 or Saturdays (3 weeks) 23 Mar-6 Apr | 2pm-5pm $119/ members $107

Throwing & Handbuilding Stewart Scambler Learn the fundamental techniques of ceramics. Study the properties of different sorts of clay, learn how to handle the clay with specialist tools with a focus on how to use the pottery wheel. Create a number of resolved pieces that can be fired in FAC’s kilns. Wednesdays (6 weeks) 6 Feb-13 Mar | 6:30pm–9pm $207/ members $186 or Thursdays (9 weeks) 7 Feb-4 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $233/ members $210

Raku Stewart Scambler Create stunning ceramic pieces while learning about Raku; a Japanese technique resulting in unique colours, lustres and patterns. Suitable clays and glazes will be discussed as well as methods of firing and post firing reduction. Thursdays (9 weeks) 7 Feb-4 Apr | 1pm-4pm $233/ members $210

Intro to Paperclay Graham Hay Create detailed and expressive sculptures with paperclay while discovering its unique properties; it is stronger and more adaptable than traditional clay, pieces can be worked on, added to or sawn off at any stage. For inspiration visit Sun 17 Feb | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Stone Carving Viktor Eszenyi Create your own threedimensional sculpture for the home or garden using easy to sculpt product man-made Hebel stone. Learn appropriate tool use, handling techniques and how to create detail. Sat 23 Feb | 10am-4pm or Sun 24 Mar | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Mould Making & Slip Casting Sandra Black Learn how to make your own paper plaster mould using simple clay models. Experiment with white and coloured slips in your moulds and how to slip cast. This casting method provides a superior surface quality and uniformity as well as the reuse of your mould to create a series of ceramic vessels. Sundays (4 weeks) 3-24 Mar | 10am-1pm $157/ members $141

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Improve Your Throwing Skills Stewart Scambler Be introduced to the art of throwing on the pottery wheel with a focus on creating bowls. Discover the beauty of working with clay; it’s diverse properties, how to use specialist tools and decorating techniques. Create a number of finished and glazed pieces. Saturdays (4 weeks) 16 Mar-6 April | 10am-1pm $157/ members $141

Mosaic – Design, Colour & Technique Renae Martin Interpret images to create your own mosaic. Learn techniques such as tile cutting and shaping, grouting, composition and colour, and how to work efficiently and effectively. Gain skills necessary to continue with your practice at home. Sun 31 Mar | 10am–4pm $84/ members $76

Fashion &. Textiles. Pattern Making from Existing Garments

babushkas, brooches, vessels and Nuno pieces. Discuss and devise your own felting project while refining your skills. Fridays (6 weeks) 15 Feb-22 Mar | 9:30am-12:30pm $187/ members $168

harvest and store suitable plants for weaving. This technique can also be applied to textiles and other media. Sun 3 Mar | 10am–4pm $84/ members $76

Felted Fashion Accessories

Sue Espie Create three-dimensional objects in felt without sewing. Enjoy the process of ‘resist’ felting to make ornamental vessels, hats, slippers or bags. The possibilities are endless. Sat 9 Mar | 10am–4pm $84/ members $76

Sue Espie Create your own unique series of fashion accessories using felt. Learn how to shape beads, make bangles and neckpieces as well as how to combine colours to create small scale sculptural pieces. Sat 16 Feb | 10am–4pm $84/ members $76

Screenprinting – Customised Prints Lucinda Crimson Taking inspiration from stencil and urban art, create your own custom printed t-shirts or lengths of fabric. Discuss and design imagery suitable for screenprinting, learn how to make your own stencil and play around with layering techniques and levels of translucency. Sun 24 Feb | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Intro to Photographic Screenprinting on Fabric

Gila Cohen Discover the secrets of constructing paper patterns from your favourite garments. Watch demonstrations on how to use the tracing wheel, pattern marking (seam allowing, notching and grain lines), then draft and use your own paper patterns. Sat 9 & Sun 10 Feb | 10am-4pm $168/ members $152

Lucinda Crimson Using FAC’s exposure unit, learn how to permanently fix a photographic image to your silkscreen enabling you to print a high quality image countless times. Discuss imagery suitable for printing, composition and layering techniques as well as simple unit setup at home. Fridays (6 weeks) 1 Mar-5 Apr | 9:30am–12:30pm $187/ members $168


Weaving – Coiling

Pauline Franklyn Be guided through feltmaking techniques from the basics to the more advanced. Make felted

Fiona Gavino Learn the basketry technique of coiling using various plant fibres sourced locally. Construct a basket and learn how to

Hollow Form Felting

Screenprinting Adventures Angela Ferolla Complement your fabrics using stencils, etchings and mono-prints, all processes which can be done with a simple setup at home. Make your own designs, experiment with samples then work on your own project such as a garment, furnishing or artwork. Sundays (4 weeks) 10-31 Mar | 10am–1pm $157/ members $141

Indigo Dyeing Bernadette Aitken Learn to make an Indigo Vat as well as other dyeing techniques using this natural ‘plant’ dye. Create a range of fabrics or papers in every shade of blue. Bring along your own collected swatches of natural fabrics to create your own range. Sun 17 Mar | 10am-4pm $84/ members $76

Sculptural Weaving Fiona Gavino Shape and sculpt threedimensional pieces using the random weaving technique and easily pliable pith cane. Take weaving beyond its traditional application, creating a number of interesting pieces. Plant fibres will be discussed and provided by your tutor at a small cost. Sat 23 Mar | 10am–4pm $84/ members $76

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Photography. Introduction to Creative Photography Susan Hill Learn how to use your SLR camera in manual mode and the basics of composition and light in this project based course. Discover photography as a medium for expressing and developing ideas. Includes a field trip to Fremantle. Students are required to bring their own SLR camera. Wednesdays (6 weeks) 6 Feb-13 Mar | 6pm-9pm $247/ members $222

Photobooks – Design Your Own High Quality Book Susan Hill Turn a series of treasured photos into a beautiful book; an artist’s portfolio, cookbook, family history or travel record. Discover how to select and sequence images, fonts, image layouts and paper stock. Covers an introduction to, and tips for using an online photobook printing company. Students must have basic computer knowledge and access to a computer. Final session May 11 includes debrief on all works created. Saturdays (7 weeks) 9 Feb-16 Mar | 10am-1pm $265/ members $239

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Digital Photography – Capturing a Sense of Place Peter Zuvela A project based course involving a number of guided excursions through iconic Fremantle locations. Learn how to create photographic images inspired by these locations, how to capture movement, reflections and the subtleties of light. Students are required to bring their own SLR digital camera. Sundays (6 weeks) 24 Feb-31 Mar | 10am-1pm $236/ members $222

Beginners Photography – Technique & Perspective Jean-Paul Horré This series will guide you one step further to taking the images you love. Learn technical aspects of photography such as shutter speed, ISO, depth of field as well as composition and perspective under the guidance of photo journalist Jean-Paul Horré. No class 14 March. Thursdays (5 weeks) 28 Feb-4 Apr | 9:30am-12:30pm $156/ members $140

An Introduction to Digital Photography Peter Zuvela Learn techniques needed to master the use of your digital camera. Capture shots you have always wanted. Includes an onsite photo shoot. Sun 7 Apr | 10am–4pm $84/ members $76

Performing. Arts. Intro to Improvised Theatre Sam Longley Discover the basics of improvisation for theatre and comedy in this fun and interactive short course. Tap into your performance awareness and spontaneity to build scenes, generate original characters and storylines while working creatively and cohesively with others. Saturdays (3 weeks) 9-23 Feb | 10am-12noon $84/ members $76

Music – The World of Ukuleles Shaun Chandran Discover why the ukulele is making a musical comeback all around the world. Learn a range of basic chords, rhythm and strumming patterns which will have you playing a repertoire of songs spanning the decades. This fun, relaxed and interactive course will build your skills incrementally each week. Designed for beginners, no prior music knowledge required. Saturdays (3 weeks) 2-16 Mar | 3:30pm-5pm $84/ members $73

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how to enrol Online

Refund Policy


Please read carefully before booking a course or workshop.

By Phone 9432 9555 Mon–Fri 9am–5pm Sat & Sun 10am–5pm (or fax 9430 6613) with credit card payment ONLY (Mastercard and Visa accepted)

By Mail Enclose cheque (payable to City of Fremantle) or fill in the credit card details on the enrolment form on page 48 and post it to: Fremantle Arts Centre PO Box 891, Fremantle WA 6959

In Person Visit FAC, 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle and enrol at reception. Mon–Fri 9am–5pm Sat & Sun 10am–5pm Cash, cheque, eftpos and credit card accepted

Enrolment Dates Members from 10 December Kids Holiday from 17 December Non-Members from 17 December

Fees are paid in advance and your place is only confirmed by payment. If you are unable to attend, notice must be given five days before the course commences to receive a credit note, less 20% administration fee, redeemable within 12 months. If a class is cancelled by FAC due to lack of participants FAC will refund your money in full. The tuition fee does not include the cost of your materials. For material requirements see course outlines at FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special requirements please contact reception before enrolling in a course.

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Ceramic Homewares by Harry & Harriet $19-$90 each

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found at fremantle arts centre

FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre presents carefully selected Western Australian art, craft, books and design objects. Celebrating both traditional and contemporary techniques, every piece has been handpicked for its quality, design and superb craftsmanship. Gift vouchers available.

7 days 10am–5pm 9432 9569

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what’s on | january tues 1 tues 1 tues 1 tues 1 sun 6 sun 13 sun 20 sun 20 sun 27

music sharon jones and the dapkings courses term 1 – members enrolment open (from 10 december) courses term 1 – non-members enrolment open (from 17 december) courses term 1 – kids holiday enrolment open (from 17 december) courtyard music dave hyams and the miles to go band (wa) courtyard music the layabouts (wa) courtyard music seamie o'dowd (Ire) exhibition closing we don't need a map courtyard music pugsley buzzard (nsw)

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what’s on | february fri 1 fri 1 sun 3 sun 10 thur 14 sun 17 thurs 21 sun 24

exhibition opening inside running: the sport of art, cof art collection artspoken inside running: the sport of art courtyard music the domnicks (wa) courtyard music the jam tarts (wa) music soft soft loud: the antihero suite courtyard music carus (wa) waso in principal 1 courtyard music timothy nelson and the infadels

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what’s on | march sun 3 thurs 7 sun 10 sun 10 wed 13 sun 17 thur 28 sun 31

courtyard music the company (qld) waso in principal 2 courtyard music the justin walsh folk machine (wa) music the cat empire artspoken inside running: the sport of art, open studios courtyard music natalie gillespie and dave brewer (wa) waapa direct big band and music theatre courtyard music adam hall and the velvet playboys (wa)

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fac staff Director Jim Cathcart General Manager Pete Stone Curator Dr Ric Spencer Exhibitions Coordinator Erin Coates Fac Print Award Coordinator Simone Johnston Gallery Officers Simone Johnston Tom Freeman

City of Fremantle Art Collection Curator André Lipscombe Moores Building Exhibitions Coordinator Richie Kuhaupt Residencies and Studios Coordinator Bevan Honey

Events Coordinator Marcus Dickson

robi szalay Gwen Edwards

Communications Assistant maria noakes

Retail Assistants Lucy Graf Joanna Brown Jenny Dawson Kate Jones

Graphic Designer matthew saville (temp) Isabel Kruger (on leave) Finance Officer Liz Telford

Education Coordinator deborah Haslam

Finance Assistant Christine Lofthouse

Shop Manager Gabrielle Howlett

Reception Caroline Brook Sheridan Coleman Joanna Brown

Communications Coordinator Kathryn Doust

Events Assistants Kate MacPherson Todd Pickett James Siggins Grounds & Technician George Gregson

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contact us

fremantle arts centre first floor

drawing studio

painting studio

artist studio 6

fotofreo office

artist studios 4+5

room 3

how to get here

artist studio 7 print studio silkscreen studio

Fremantle Arts Centre 1 Finnerty Street Fremantle Western Australia 08 9432 9555

pavlich room

room 2

jewellery studio

By public transport Catch the free CAT bus from Fremantle Train Station By car Fremantle Arts Centre is on the corner of Finnerty and Ord Streets Street parking available

opening times Open 7 days 10am–5pm and exhibition openings, night classes and events Closed Tue 1 January Mon 28 January Fri 29 March Good Friday

fremantle arts centre ground floor city of fremantle collection gallery

gallery 3

main gallery

hallway gallery

kathleen o’ connor gallery

artist studios 1 +2

entry Free admission to galleries Free and ticketed events

artist studio 3

reception Inner Courtyard

room 1


grounds Free WiFi Children welcome Sorry, no dogs

café café



entry Front Garden

South Lawn

Canvas Restaurant Fully licensed 7 days 8am–4pm (kitchen closes at 2pm weekdays & 3pm weekends) and during events 08 9432 9562

shop artist studio 8

artist studio 9

FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre 7 days 10am–5pm 08 9432 9569

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become a member of fremantle arts centre

Enjoy FAC in the most rewarding way possible – as a member. Personal Invitations Receive an invitation to FAC’s exhibitions and major events. What’s On Brochure FAC’s quarterly program will be mailed directly to you before it’s available to the general public. Be the first to hear about upcoming exhibitions and events. Learning Program Advance notice and preferential booking service for all adult learning courses.

image: paul kelly at sonic sessions, 26 october 2012, photo: jarrAd seng

FAC Discounts Receive up to eight 10% discounts in our shop, FOUND at FAC, and on adult learning courses. More Discounts Members are offered discounts to numerous local businesses including Jackson’s Drawing Supplies, picture framers, Luna Cinemas and The Butcher Shop.

become a member Renewal of Membership

new membership

individual $63 concession (card holders only) $47 Household (2 adults) $113

enrol in a course course 1 name dates tuition fee course 2 name dates tuition fee enrolment dates from 17 december – kids holiday program from 10 december – members from 17 december – non-members

special requirements fac is a heritage listed building with access limitations. if you have any special requirements please contact reception before enrolling in a course.

contact details first name


surname address postcode Phone Number/s email i would like to receive the fac e-newsletter

payment Cheque (Payable to city of fremantle) Credit Card (Mastercard or visa accepted) credit card no expiry date cardholder signature


image: paul kelly at sonic sessions, 26 october 2012, photo: jarrAd seng

Fremantle Arts Centre What's On January - March 2013  
Fremantle Arts Centre What's On January - March 2013  

Fremantle Arts Centre What's On January - March 2013