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what’s on january–march 2014


About Fremantle Arts Centre One of Australia’s leading arts centres, FAC is housed within an iconic heritage building and beautiful grounds. Visit for free exhibitions, an expansive live music program, special events, art courses, a shop selling the finest WA-designed wares and an idyllic cafe. Free wifi. Open 7 days.

director’s welcome January marks the beginning of another year of eclectic and compelling programming at Fremantle Arts Centre. On January 31 we open BALI: return economy as part of the Perth International Arts Festival, an ambitious exhibition that looks beyond well-worn depictions of Bali and WA to get to the heart of a fascinating relationship between neighbours. We’re also looking forward to presenting another instalment of our acclaimed music series Soft Soft Loud as part of the Festival. SSL is an intimate way to experience the best of post classical music in our beautiful Inner Courtyard. Finally, we were incredibly proud to have rounded out 2013 by winning the Creative Partnerships Australia, Partnering Award (WA) with project partners BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Martumili Artists and Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa for our highly popular exhibition We don’t need a map: a Martu experience of the Western Desert. We look forward to seeing you at Fremantle Arts Centre soon. Jim Cathcart Director

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Creative Partnerships Partnering Award

1 Finnerty Street Fremantle Fac.org.au | 9432 9555

Fremantle Arts Centre is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.

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contents january–march 2014

visual arts BALI: return economy.........................3 Artspoken.................................................4 Closing Soon............................................6 WWII Time Window.............................. 7 City of Fremantle Art Collection.... 7 Artists in Residence...........................14 The Moores Building..........................16

music & events Sunday Music..........................................8 South Lawn Concerts....................... 10 WAAPA Direct........................................11 Soft Soft Loud...................................... 12

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courses Term 1 2014............................................ 18 How to enrol..........................................39 Shop..........................................................45 Map........................................................... 40 Visit us......................................................41 Become a member..............................42 Membership & enrolment form...43 Calendar................................................. 44

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Main Image: BALI: return economy marketing image by Toni Wilkinson


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Image: BALI: return economy marketing image by Toni Wilkinson


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perth festival & fremantle arts centre presents

return economy Exhibited Artists: Made Aswino Aji Ketut Teja Astawa Lucinda Crimson Nyoman Erawan Jango Pramartha John Fawcett Kerry Pendergrast Pranoto Ni Nyoman Sani Annette Seeman Seniman Industries (co-founders Rodney Glick and David Sullivan) I Wayan Sujana Suklu John Teschendorff Paul Trinidad Wayan Upadana Toni Wilkinson Mangku Ketut Liyer Dewa Putu Mokoh I Wayan Bendi I Gusti Putu Putra Jaya Mangku Muriarti I Nyoman Tresna I Kadek Narta John Darling Robert Birch

sat 1 feb – thurs 27 mar opening fri 31 jan | 6:30pm BALI: return economy is an expansive exhibition that looks beyond the clichÊs and kitsch souvenirs to get to the heart of a dynamic relationship between neighbours. Featuring works as diverse as video art, political cartoons, age-old wayang paintings and the cutting edge contemporary Balinese art often missed by tourists, this exhibition draws together an eclectic, far-reaching group of leading Indonesian and WA artists. BALI: return economy also presents pieces from some of WA's largest private collections of Balinese art including works from the collection of Chris and Mary Hill, the Bernadt Family collection, Kamasan paintings from the collection of John Johnson, sculptures from the City of Fremantle Art Collection and ceramics from the Edith Cowan University collection. Curated by Ric Spencer and Chris Hill Exhibition manager Desak Dharmayanti

PUBLIC PROGRAM To encourage a dialogue and exchange of ideas about the relationship between WA and Bali this exhibition will be accompanied by the Artspoken talks series Excess Baggage on Saturday, 1 February, 11am.

Balinese-focussed art courses have also been added to our learning program and we are thrilled to have Balinese fusion guitarist Balawan performing at Sunday Music on 2 February at 2pm, free entry.

A Perth International Arts Festival event supported by Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts


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artspoken open studios | artist talks | exhibition tours Our public program series Artspoken includes special behindthe-scenes tours led by FAC curator Ric Spencer, artist talks and stimulating discussion in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Artspoken aims to give people a deeper understanding of our exhibitions and to open up a dialogue between the public, artists and our curators. Visitors are also welcome peek into the studios of artists in residence.

excess baggage - bali:return economy panel discussion sat 1 feb | 11am-1pm | free entry | main gallery A series of talks discussing the ideas generated by BALI: return economy and more broadly the relationship between Bali and WA. Speakers will include curators of BALI: return economy Ric Spencer and Chris Hill, a selection of exhibiting artists and prominent local collectors of Balinese and Indonesian art.

bali: return economy gallery tour and artist floortalks sat 1 feb | 2-4pm | free entry | meeting point at reception Join an intimate guided tour of BALI: return economy led by curators Ric Spencer and Chris Hill. A selection of Western Australian and Indonesian exhibiting artists will also join the tour to discuss their work and its context.

Image: Typographer Gemma O'Brien speaking at Artspoken in September 2013


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exhibitions closing soon STEVEN DICKIE (UK) The Problems of Explaining a Thunk London artist Steven Dickie’s sculptural and otherworldly inventions, sound experiments, videos and performances look at the way we accumulate and process knowledge. This large video installation in our main gallery examines the limits of expressing and explaining thoughts.

KAREN CASEY (VIC) Dream Zone Dream Zone is an installation that uses Melbourne artist Karen Casey’s brainwaves to create hypnotic, lattice-like patterns that morph and change with the undulations of her meditating mind. Karen Casey is represented by Anna Pappas Gallery.

ABDUL ABDULLAH (WA) & LESLIE MORGAN (VIC) Being Eurasian Being Eurasian brings together two artists whose work deals with identity and ancestry. Archibald Prize finalist Abdullah explores how people of mixed heritage define themselves while Morgan depicts the arrival of 700 Anglo Indians in Fremantle during the White Australia policy. Abdul Abdullah is represented by Fehily Contemporary.

CITY OF FREMANTLE ART COLLECTION Now Then Painting Now Then Painting presents a selection of paintings which highlight the significant focus painting has enjoyed in the City of Fremantle Art Collection and WA arts practice over the last forty years.

Images from Top: Steven Dickie, The Uncanny Antisage production test shot, 2013. Karen Casey, Dream Zone, Generative video installation, 2012, National New Media Art Award, Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, photo: Ben Wickes. Abdul Abdullah, Calliope detail, oil, enamel and acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90cm, 2013. Right: Leslie Morgan, The Welcome Wall detail, oil on cotton duck, 122 x 92cm, 2013. Chris Capper, Kitchen painting detail, 81 X 77cm, oil paint on canvas, no 23, 1973. Courtesy the artist.


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Free augmented reality iPad Tour Now Open iPads Available for loan at reception Images: Screen capture and demonstration of FAC WWII Time Window App

The recently launched Fremantle Arts Centre WWII Time Window App is a free augmented reality tour that shows visitors how the FAC site would have looked when the American Navy Submarine fleet used the former Lunatic Asylum as a depot during WWII. At specific locations the tour creates a window back in time where American sailors, colourful locals and the building itself literally comes to life before your eyes using technology that augments your view of the current site. Next time you’re at FAC we invite you to borrow an iPad from reception or download the app onto your own iPad to learn about this fascinating chapter in WA and FAC’s history.


8 | music | Courtyard sunday Music Music

sunday music | january–march 2-4pm

free | front garden | bar open


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Our free Sunday concerts have been running for more than thirty years and are a Fremantle institution. Come and sit under the shade of the towering plane trees in our Front Garden, bring the family and enjoy our best line-up of local and interstate bands yet.

5 Jan: The Funk Club House Band (WA) bring in the year with a party-starting mix of fat horns, scorching guitar licks and soulful vocals. 12 Jan: Shoesmith Nu-Jazz Ensemble (WA) fuse jazz, Latin and contemporary Australian roots music to produce a bold yet smooth sound. 19 Jan: Rainy Day Women (WA) deliver the sun-streaked summer melodies that won them this year's WAM Award for Pop Act of the Year. They’re joined by hot new alt country act The Wilds (WA). 26 Jan: Broken Songs (WA and VIC) brings together two of Australia’s premier folk soulstresses, Mama Kin and Emily Lubitz from Tinpan Orange, in a new collaboration that features beautiful harmonies, a little bit of magic and a little bit of mischief.

2 Feb: Balawan (IND) jets into town as part of BALI: return economy. Arguably Indonesia’s greatest guitarist, Balawan is collaborating with local musicians for an afternoon of original, contemporary Indonesian sounds. 9 Feb: The Tiger and Me (VIC) will float you along on clouds of infectious pop before sending you sideways with their rambunctious mix of piano, bass, strings, drums and soaring vocals. 16 Feb: Andrew Winton (WA) is a multi-award winning lap steel and slide specialist who performs a unique brand of acoustic music with shades of roots, country, folk and blues. 23 Feb: Don Walker (NSW) and The Lucky Strikes (WA) launch the legendary Cold Chisel songwriter's new and critically acclaimed album Hully Gully.

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Did you know that you can now buy beautiful woodfired pizzas at every Sunday Music gig? Come along and enjoy the food and music.

2 Mar: Swamp Thing (NZ) return to the west with the unique brand of two man dirty swamp blues that has made them festival favourites around Australia. 9 Mar: Autopilot (WA) are back! With luxurious Beatles-esque harmonies and finely honed garage pop sensibilities, this is late 20th century Perth power pop at its finest. 16 Mar: Quarry Mountain Dead Rats (VIC) tip their hats to a time when the banjo was king with their raw, gritty, rock fuelled, indie bluegrass. 23 Mar: Grace Woodroofe (WA) presents her sultry, broody brand of songwriting in both solo mode and with her band. 30 Mar: Flap! (VIC) farewell the season with their high energy mix of original tunes inspired by 1920s jazz, Gypsy brass, English folk and Trinidadian calypso.


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south lawn concerts New Year's Day at FAC: Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Sunshine Brothers, Grace Barbé Afro Kreol and Blind Tiger Blues Box. WED 1 JAN | SOUTH LAWN | 5–10PM TICKETS $55+BF FROM FAC.OZTIX.COM.AU or RECEPTION 18+ EVENT | BAR OPEN | NO BYO | FOOD AVAILABLE The annual New Year’s Day concerts at FAC have developed a reputation as the perfect way to dance in the New Year in idyllic surrounds. Now in its sixth year the line-up features twenty six-piece ska behemoth Melbourne Ska Orchestra, American soul phenomenon Lee Fields & The Expressions, WA dub, reggae and good time gurus Sunshine Brothers, local afro rhythm and soul sensation Grace Barbé Afro Kreol and DJ extraordinaire Blind Tiger Blues Box.

John Butler Trio THUR 27 MAR | SOUTH LAWN | 6–10PM TICKETS FROM FAC.OZTIX.COM.AU or reception 18+ EVENT | BAR OPEN | NO BYO | FOOD AVAILABLE Globetrotting roots heavyweights the John Butler Trio return to their favourite venue and the town where it all started to celebrate the launch of their new studio album Flesh & Blood (due out 7 Feb). A John Butler concert at FAC is a quintessential summer experience. Don’t miss the chance to see JBT perform this hotlyanticipated new album with their new drummer Grant Gerathy. Butler and his band will be joined by one of Australia’s finest young singer-songwriters Emma Louise and her band.


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waapa direct see the stars of tomorrow today Featuring third year Music Theatre Students and percussion ensemble Defying Gravity friday 28 mar | Doors 6pm | show 7pm | Front Garden | Bar Open Tickets $15+bf from fac.oztix.com.au or Reception Kids 16 and under free (no ticket required) The WA Academy of Performing Arts' world-class music theatre and percussion students return to Fremantle Arts Centre for a night of soaring songs and mesmerising rhythms. A family-friendly favourite on the FAC calendar, WAAPA Direct is a once-a-year opportunity for audiences to catch the stars of tomorrow in the spectacular surrounds of the Front Garden. WAAPA’s award-winning Defying Gravity percussion ensemble is one of Australia's best-loved and most active new music ensembles and has developed a national following through broadcasts on ABC Classic FM and their pulsating live shows. WAAPA’s internationally-renowned music theatre course also continues to produce Australia's leading performers and this is the perfect chance to see the stars of tomorrow perform classics from Broadway and the West End before they take to the world stage.


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perth festival & fremantle arts centre

soft soft loud featuring compositions by bryce dessner, nico muhly & james ledger

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soft soft loud featuring compositions by bryce dessner, nico muhly & james ledger thurs 13 FEB | inner courtyard | Doors 7pm | show 8pm Set under the stars in Fremantle Arts Centre’s evocative Inner Courtyard, Soft Soft Loud is a highly intimate way to experience the best in progressive, post classical music. The series is presented as part of the Perth International Arts Festival program and has a reputation for pairing cutting edge, boundary-pushing compositions with an ensemble of WA's best musicians. In 2014 we feature acclaimed Brooklyn composer Bryce Dessner. A Yale graduate and guitarist in The National, Dessner has emerged as one of the most exciting talents in new music today. Beyond his role in genre-defying music ensemble Clogs, Dessner’s collaborators include luminaries such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass, David Lang and Sufjan Stevens. In November the composer released Aheym, a critically lauded album performed by the Kronos Quartet. Works hand-picked by Dessner from his catalogue will be performed by the SSL ensemble and as a rare treat fo Perth audiences, the composer himself will perform his work for solo guitar, Feedback Counterpoint. The evening will also include a work composed by cutting edge New York composer Nico Muhly, a prodigious talent and contemporary of Dessner. In another coup, this year’s Soft Soft Loud will include the premiere of a work by WA composer James Ledger. An APRA Art Music Award and ARIA winner, Ledger was Resident Composer for the 2013 Australian Festival of Chamber Music and has recently toured his acclaimed song cycle, Conversations with Ghosts with Paul Kelly, to a rapturous response nationally. Artistic Director: Matt Hoy Tickets $49 + BF from fac.oztix.com.au or reception 18+ | Bar Open | No BYO | Seated outdoor event

“This was a Perth Festival highlight in the best sense of the word.” The West Australian on Soft Soft Loud 2013.

Image: Photo, Bryce Dessner by Rene Cervantes


14 | visual art | artists in residence

artists in residence Did you know that at any one time there are nine local and visiting artists in residence at FAC and the Moores Building, experimenting and developing their practice? If you're interested in arts practice or simply curious feel free to pop into their studios for a behind the scenes peek. Mental Powers (WA) are a local act who are working with Perth-based musicians Tim Loughman and Brendan Jay to develop songs, music, field recordings and sounds that utilise the FAC building's natural reverb and grounds. Studio 3 Luke Aleksandrow (WA) will record audio and video on site at FAC to create a series of installations that explore ideas of unheard silence. Aleksandrow welcomes the public into his studio to share their thoughts on these installations. Studio 4 Lilly Kaiser (WA) will continue creating work which looks at the energy and movement generated through the social interaction of dogs and people. Studio 4 Loren Kronemyer (USA) will reinterpret antiquated anatomy textbooks and instructional wall hangings to create mixed media works which capture the disturbing and visceral complexity of embodiment. Studio 5 Drew Pettifer (VIC) will collaborate with local dancers to investigate the relationship between the figure and the landscape. Pettifer will photograph male subjects in the WA landscape, documenting the two diametrically opposed settings within the region of ocean and desert. Studio 6

Chicks on Speed (INTL) are a world-famous , globetrotting art duo comprised of Alex Murray-Leslie and Melissa Logan. During their residency the art provocateurs will be preparing for their upcoming major exhibition and live performance at FAC in April. Studio 6 + 9 Nien Schwarz (WA) uses topographic maps of the Australasian region that were printed in 1942 for wartime distribution as the launching pad for a research project. The project explores links between remnant bush and traditional and modern land use practices, between economics and ecology, and between physical and psychological mapping. Studio 7 Sandy McKendrick (WA) incorporates video stills, drawings and found objects sourced whilst collecting flotsam and jetsam on Australia’s coast to create artworks that investigate the origins and cultural identity of the materials. Studio 8 For Artist in Residence enquiries contact Bevan Honey bevanh@fremantle.wa.gov.au


visual art | artists in residence | 15 Q & A: ALEX MACIVER room 4 WA artist Alex Maciver was the winner of the 2013 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award supported by Little Creature Brewing and is now an artist in residence at FAC. Here he discusses his winning work and residency. Q: Your residency involves developing hybrid ‘painting sculptural works’ that involve paper or papier-mache being rumpled over stands. What interests you about this form? A: The sculptural forms have many similarities to the way I approach a painting on canvas. I firstly take time and precision in the preparation of the form, the platform or base, like crafting a stretcher for canvas. Once this platform has been developed and the work is structurally sound, I can approach the destruction or mark making with the same ferocity that I allow in making a painting.

Ting Chaong Wen (Taiwan) will be based at FAC from January-March as part of the Asialink program. Wen has specific interests in migration, survival and history and will delve into Fremantle’s archaeological and historical archives while reflecting upon the experience of the contemporary artist removed from their habitat to an overseas arts centre. Wen will consider how this ‘migration’ will unbalance art and life, break rules and routines, and seek to translate his findings into a studio installation that evokes a sense of the mobile experience. Studio 1 January-March 2014.

Images: Left, Loren Kronemyer, Easter Bunny, 2011. Middle, Chicks on Speed exhibition photo courtesy the Brisbane Institute of Modern Art, photographer: Richard Stringer. Right, Alex Maciver and his Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award winning work Faces, Faces Everywhere, 2013.

Q: Your Print Award-winning work blurred the boundaries between printmaking and painting. Is it these blurry spaces between techniques or established forms that excite you as an artist? A: I guess so. I suppose it is the romantic notion of making and exploring artwork that excites me most. The role I have as an artist is a creator then destroyer in some sense. Although the event of making a work happens in the studio, it is then reflected in the display of the work in a gallery. I aim for an artwork to break the silence of an exhibition space. Q: Have you done residencies before and do you find them a useful way to extend your practice? A: I have been lucky enough to have been involved in many different residencies all over and believe this directly influences my organic development and understanding as an artist. My first residency was in February 2008 and was through the Scottish Arts Council. I was also part of a curatorial development residency in NYC through my involvement with GENERATOR Projects. To date it remains a major highlight of my artistic development.


16 | 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 low-cost gallery and project spaces in Fremantle's historic West End.

the moores building 11–26 Jan Excess Baggage is an unusual group exhibition set up as a maze complete with dead ends and shortcuts. The maze will not only be used to hang and enclose artworks but will itself be a canvas for artworks. Some panels include windows housing jewellery or shelves holding handmade books while others carry two-dimensional work, hanging as if on ordinary walls. Artists include Lisa Bowden, Naomi Byrne, Kim Christian, Arianne Flora, Jaye Quin and Jan Withers. t

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Blending Past and Present includes works by emerging and professional artists and creatives born overseas. Mediums include paintings, ceramics, fibre/textiles, sculpture, photographs, mosaics, calligraphy and works on paper. Exhibiting artists include Olga Cironis, Almal Al Babyli, Eve Arnold, Debbie Oakley, Nidia Hansen, Audrey Chey, Claire Davenhall, Anahita Irani, Vivienne Kid, Victor Yong, Olga Kolt, Elisa MarkesYoung, Kevin McCabe, Lesley Meaney, Layli Rakhsha, Sandy Tippett, Jennifer Sadler, Maris Raudzins, Glady’s Pastore and Olga Zoltowski.

19 Feb–10 Mar 46 Henry Street Fremantle WA 10am–4pm 7 days Contact: 08 9335 3519 richiek@fremantle.wa.gov.au Managed by Fremantle Arts Centre Moore & Moore Café 8am–4pm 7 days

Now in its 56th year, the World Press Photo Exhibition brings the best in photojournalism to galleries in more than 45 countries. The coveted World Press Photo of the Year is chosen by an independent jury of industry experts before being exhibited to more than two million people worldwide. This exhibition includes the best photos from 2012.


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26 March–11 May Experience all the fun of the fair within a circus big top atmosphere. Life as a Circus, by Denise Eime and Bernie Lynch, creates a world of childlike reality where the obscure becomes the norm and where the outside seems far away. Part media, part installation, this exhibition includes large paintings, prints on centuryold or organic paper, video, music, hanging structures and papier-maché figurines.

26 March–11 May An exploration of the nature of memory, Evolving Memory is a multimedia installation created by Cynthia White. It includes ceramic and video work which explores the expression of remembering, of how memories shift and change over time and how they can become more an example of the present rather than the past.

Images: Top, Nidia Hansen, No Siesta, Charcoal and acrylics on canvas, 91 x 122 cm, 2013. Middle, Bernie Lynch, Spiderman, Drawing, photograph, digital painting collage, 30 x 30cm framed, 2012. Bottom Left, Bernie Lynch, Mayhem, Drawing, digital painting printed. 30cm x 30cm framed, 2012. Bottom Right, Arianne Flora, Pirate Skully, Biro and acrylic on linen, 35 x 75 cm, 2012.


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This summer FAC has a multitude of new courses on offer to satisfy your creativity cravings. Our affordable, stimulating courses are taught by experienced tutors in fully-equipped studios within FAC’s inspiring heritage building. This is the perfect way to unwind these holidays and learn some new skills throughout the term.

kids holidays | 22 january summer specials | 28 painting | 31 drawing & printmaking | 32 jewellery | 34 ceramics & sculpture | 35 fashion & textiles | 37 photography | 38 performing arts | 38 how to enrol | 39 ENROLMENT DATES Kids Holidays – from 16 Dec Members – from 9 Dec Non-members – from 16 Dec ENROL AT FAC.ORG.AU

TERM DATES Summer Specials - Jan 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 Kids Holidays – from 13 Jan Adults – from 10 Feb = Beginners = Intermediate = Advanced

Night Course Bali inspired Course


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course news

This summer we welcome a local music star to our kids courses program, share some traditional Balinese art techniques and offer a huge range of quick, fun and affordable summer art courses. Come join us and get those creative juices flowing. NEW TUTORS FAC welcomes a host of new tutors in 2014 including WAM Award-winning musician Felicity Groom (right). This much-loved WA performer and experienced kids tutor will teach music, instrument making and finger puppet classes. All tutor bios are available at fac.org.au/tutors.

JANUARY SUMMER SPECIALS

NEW COURSES

If you’re pushed for time during the year our January Summer Specials are the perfect way to indulge in an artistic pursuit. Short courses run on Saturdays and Sundays throughout January. See p28.

We’re constantly adding new courses to our program. In 2014 why not try calligraphy, landscape photography, illustration, the art of paper marbling or sculpture for beginners?

STUDIO PROJECTS SERIES

ART COURSES - GIFT VOUCHERS Looking for a unique gift this Christmas? Treat a loved one to a FAC gift voucher which can be used on art courses and at FOUND. Available from reception.

Our Studio Series of courses enables intermediate or advanced students the ability to work on their own projects while still having the support of a tutor to provide feedback. We're now adding Studio Jewellery with Nicole Lance and Studio Porcelain Projects with Sandra Black to this range. See p34-35.

BALINESE ARTS Be inspired by our latest exhibition BALI: return economy and learn how to weave baskets and ceremonial flowers using traditional Balinese techniques. See p37.


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Image: Local artist and FAC tutor Louise Snook (right), teaching screenprinting


22 | courses | kids

Monster Mash Drawing Extravaganza Rachel Zimmerman Create your very own monster drawing with the help of your classmates. Let your imagination run wild - your strange and fantastic creature will be completely unique! Tues 14 Jan | 1–3pm $41 incl. materials

Drawing Portraits

Kids Holidays 5–8 years

Cut, Paste & Animate Steven Aiton Create your own animated story on-screen using computers, video cameras, colourful paper cutouts and fun props. Parents are invited to watch a screening at the end of the session. A DVD of the animations will be posted out to you after the workshop. Mon 13 Jan | 10am–3pm $88 incl. materials & DVD

Mosaic Your Own Colourful Plaque Renae Martin Learn how to combine simple shapes and colours to create mosaic images. Using child friendly tiles, mosaic your own plaque and learn how to grout. Take your piece home to hang on your wall. Mon 13 Jan | 10am–1pm or Wed 22 Jan | 10am–1pm $55 incl. materials

Lost Sock Friends Rachel Zimmerman Make some new friends using lost socks. Learn simple sewing techniques to turn a lost sock into a cute cuddly toy with its own personality for you to take home. Tues 14 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

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 to create a number of works including a cool poster. Tues 14 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

Sew Your Own Cuddly Animal Lucinda Crimson (6-8 years) Create your very 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 for you to take home. Tues 14 Jan | 1–4pm Fri 17 Jan | 10am–1pm $48 incl. materials

Clay - Magic Eggs Teresa Richards How many different sizes, shapes and surfaces do eggs have? What hatches from eggs? Discover the fun of clay using a range of hand building techniques and form your own egg and its contents. Your personalised sculptures will be fired and ready to take home two weeks after class. You can also book in to decorate your eggs in the Clay-Painting & Decorating 3D Forms class on Friday 24 Jan (see p23). Wed 15 Jan | 10am–12noon Or Wed 22 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

Outer Space Animation Steven Aiton Create an exciting intergalactic animation that comes to life onscreen using computers, iPads and video cameras. Parents are invited to a screening at the end of the session. A DVD of the animations will be posted out to you after the workshop. Wed 15 Jan | 10am–3pm $88 incl. materials & DVD

Colourful Decorated T-shirts Lucinda Crimson Personalise your own t-shirt using stencils and stamps made from foam, doilies and different objects. Decorate it in lots of bright colours and take it home to wow all your friends. Bring a white t-shirt to decorate. Wed 15 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

Dance Around the World Jenessa KING Learn an array of different dance styles and movements from around the world in a fun filled dance extravaganza. Thurs 16 Jan | 10am-12noon | $31

Musical Instrument Making Felicity Groom Create your own simple musical instruments in this fun workshop. You will make a stringed instrument and a shaker. Decorate it with colourful collage and paint and then take it home to make some music. Fri 17 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

Paste-Up Art on Canvas Lady Bananas Create cool canvas art using paste-ups, a fun, 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 20 Jan | 10am–1pm or Fri 31 Jan | 10am–1pm $48 incl. materials


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Functional Clay – Mugs & Bowls Anneke de Rooij Learn hand building techniques to make your very own mug, jug or bowl. Once built, decorate your piece by painting on colourful non-toxic under glazes. Pieces will be fired and glazed at FAC and can be used to eat and drink out of. Mon 20 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

Sea Adventures In Animation Steven Aiton Using the underwater world as a theme, make your story come to life on-screen using computers, iPads and video cameras. Parents are invited to a screening at the end of the session. A DVD of the animations will be posted out to you after the workshop. Mon 20 Jan | 10am–3pm $88 incl. materials & DVD

Papier-Mache Playmates

Under the Sea Collage

Louise Snook (kids working with an adult) Create a simple free-standing sculpture of a creature of your choice. Use materials like coloured paper and glue to finish your masterpiece in papier-mache style. A fun class for kids and adults to do together. Wed 22 Jan | 10am–1pm $48 incl. materials

Rachel Zimmerman Explore an imagined underwater world, discover exciting sea creatures and learn how to illustrate them. Paint, dye and spray a range of papers then use them to collage an your picture. Thurs 23 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

Sensational UV String Art

Louise Snook (kids working with an adult) Design and make your own collection of pocket-sized pets and learn fun felting techniques along the way. A great way for kids and adults to learn about feltmaking. Thurs 23 Jan | 10am–3pm $81 incl. materials

Gila Cohen Create your very own picture using brightly coloured string and thread wrapped around small nails that you have hammered into cork board. Look at the pictures you create under a special UV light to see them glow in the dark. Wed 22 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

Colourful Beaded Necklaces

Jenessa KING Learn the basics of illustration, play with type and match individual illustrations to each letter of your name. Hang your new artwork proudly at home. Tues 21 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

Claire Brooks Create a range of special beads using old storybooks, cut-outs and special paper to make your own neckpiece. With simple laminating techniques and a pair of pliers, learn the first steps to constructing jewellery pieces. Thurs 23 Jan | 10am–1pm $48 incl. materials

Acoustic Music

Make Your Own Book

Illustrate Your Name

Felicity Groom Working as a group learn how to write a poem that is then put to music. Sing and record the class song to acoustic guitar music and make a CD of the song you can keep forever. Tues 21 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

Rachel Zimmerman Create a book out of paper and card. Collage papers together to create a fabulous front cover and learn how to bind the edges with ribbons and threads. Take home your book and use it to store photographs and drawings. Thurs 23 Jan | 1–3pm $41 incl. materials

Miniature Felted Fuzzy Friends

Felt a Picture Sue Espie Create a small artwork without pens, pencils, paper or paint. Using the wet felting technique you will create an artwork worthy of framing. Parents are welcome to stay and join in if they wish. Fri 24 Jan | 10am–1pm $48 incl. materials

Clay Painting & Decorating 3D Forms Teresa Richards Bring work from previous ceramic classes to paint and decorate. We will explore a range of painting and embellishment techniques that will enhance your pieces and give extra life to creatures, bowls and platters. Some fired tiles will also be available for decorating and varnishing. Fri 24 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

Crazy Creature Collage & Drawing Gila Cohen Draw and collage your very own picture of an imagined crazy creature. Learn how to combine ink drawing and collage to make a great picture using all kinds of materials and techniques. Tues 28 Jan| 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials


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Clay Creatures Animation

Stamp, Print, Repeat

Steven Aiton Create creatures out of modeling clay and make them come alive using computers, iPads and video cameras. Parents are invited to watch a screening at the end of the session. A DVD of the animations will be posted out to you after the workshop. Tues 28 Jan | 10am–3pm $88 incl. materials & DVD

Gila Cohen Decorate a calico bag with colourful designs and patterns. Learn textile printmaking techniques using your own foam etchings, stamps and interesting textured materials. Thurs 30 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

Creative Clay Anneke de Rooij Create miniature versions of your pet or favourite animal in clay. Discover a number of hand building, decorating and assembling techniques. Your sculptures will be fired and ready to take home two weeks after class. Tues 28 Jan | 10am–12noon or Tues 28 Jan | 1–3pm $41 incl. materials

Kids Holidays. 9–12 years–

Make Your Own Monster

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. Tues 14 Jan | 10am–1pm or Tues 21 Jan | 10am–1pm $55 incl. materials

Create Your Own Canvas Louise Snook Learn printmaking, painting and embellishing techniques to create your own masterpiece! Have fun printing and painting on a textile surface, which will be stretched over a frame for you to take home. Wed 15 Jan | 10am–2pm $62 incl. materials

Lucinda Crimson Design, sew and stuff your own cute (or ugly!) soft toy then embellish it using fabrics, felt, buttons and trims. Visit chinkywooster.com to see examples of Lucinda’s handmade toys. Clay – Treasure Boxes Mon 13 Jan | 10am–3pm Character Creation & Teresa Richards $81 incl. materials Create your own magical treasure Mask Making box with carved patterning Gila Cohen Funky Fimo Jewellery and a special secret lid. We will Create a number of drawings Sophie Guittiere practice a range of hand building and a special mask of a character Design your own accessories with techniques to form and decorate you’ve invented. Using colourful the easily malleable modeling your magical piece. Your piece embellishments, convert your product Fimo. Learn how to create will be fired and available to pick drawings into a special mask that special patterns in Fimo, making a up two weeks after class. You you can wear at home. personalised pendant and ring. can book in to decorate your Wed 29 Jan | 10am–12noon Mon 13 Jan | 10am–1pm treasure box in the Clay Painting $48 incl. materials $41 incl. materials & Decorating 3D Forms class on Friday 24 Jan (See p26). Create & Animate Level 1 Finger Puppet Theatre Wed 15 Jan | 1–4pm Steven Aiton Felicity Groom or Wed 22 Jan | 1–4pm Devise a story with characters, Learn how to make finger puppets $48 incl. materials then using computers, iPads and out of felt and material so that you can create your own Finger Puppet video cameras bring the story Musical Instrument to life on-screen. Parents are Theatre. Use your imagination invited to watch a screening at the Making to create all sorts of different Felicity Groom end of the session. A DVD of the characters for the puppets. Create your own musical animations will be posted out to Wed 29 Jan | 10am–12noon instruments in this fun you after the workshop. $41 incl. materials workshop. You will make a Tues 14 Jan | 10am–3pm stringed instrument and a shaker, or Tues 21 Jan | 10am–3pm The World Of Stage Acting decorate it with colourful collage $88 incl. materials & DVD Chloe King and paint and then take it home Have fun learning about the world to make some music. of stage acting. Working in small Wed 15 Jan | 10am–12noon groups, establish a scene and create $41 incl. materials your own characters. Parents are invited to view a short performance at the end of class. Thurs 30 Jan | 10am–12 noon | $31


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Create & Animate Level 2 Steven Aiton A follow on class from Steven's Create & Animate Level 1 workshop allowing animation enthusiasts the chance to build on skills and master even more animation techniques. A DVD of the animations will be posted out to you after the workshop. Thurs 16 Jan | 10am–3pm or Wed 22 Jan | 10am–3pm $88 incl. materials & DVD

Urban Art - Multilayered “Stick-Ups” on Board 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. Fri 17 Jan | 10am–2pm $62 incl. materials

Dance Around the World Jenessa King Learn an array of different dance styles and movement from around the world in a fun filled dance extravaganza. Thurs 16 Jan | 1–3pm | $31

Crocheted Sculptures Shaaron du Bignon Learn how to crochet in a free form way, creating your very own sculpture. Using recycled materials from creative reuse centre ‘Remida’, you will master simple construction and decorative techniques of crochet. Fri 17 Jan | 10am–2pm $62 incl. materials

3D Characters in Clay 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, hand building and assembling techniques. Fri 17 Jan | 10am–1pm $48 incl. materials

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 artist quality paper. Wed 22 Jan | 1–4pm $48 incl. materials

Urban Art - Paint Marker Madness Level 2 Lady Bananas An advanced workshop created for any previous urban art students. Honing in on your skills, customise a canvas combining paint markers with other fun urban art materials. Emphasis is on character design and lettering. Thurs 23 Jan | 10am–2pm $62 incl. materials

Re-fashion your Tees Lucinda Crimson Bring in your unwanted t-shirts and we’ll slice them up and turn them into a new top, dress or even a bag with ruffles, appliqué, pleats and hand-stitching. Thurs 16 Jan | 10am–1pm $48 incl. materials

Large Scale Pastel Drawings

Acoustic Music

Funky Fimo Beadmaking Sophie Guittiere Learn how to make your own brightly coloured funky fimo beads and use them to create a necklace. A great class for newcomers but also open to students who have already done Funky Fimo Jewellery with Sophie and would like to try something different. Mon 20 Jan | 10am–2pm $62 incl. materials

Functional Clay – Mugs & Bowls Anneke de Rooij Learn hand building techniques to make your very own mug, jug or bowl. Design and build your piece, then decorate it by painting on colourful non-toxic under glazes. Pieces will be fired and glazed at FAC and can be used to eat and drink out of. Mon 20 Jan | 1–4pm $48 incl. materials

Felicity Groom Working as a group learn how to write a poem that is then put to music. Sing and record the class song to acoustic guitar music and make a CD of the song you can keep forever. Thurs 23 Jan | 10am–12noon $41 incl. materials

Perspex Pendants 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. Fri 24 Jan| 10am–1pm $48 incl. materials


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Cool Collographs

Papier-Mache Lanterns

Jo Darvall Learn all about collographs printing plates that are made from cardboard with fabric, string, buttons, paper and textures collaged on to them) and make a picture or pattern. Use non-toxic ink to print your plate onto paper using FAC’s printing press – a process you can do again and again. Fri 24 Jan | 10am–1pm $48 incl. materials

Louise Snook Make colourful papier-mache lanterns to hang in your garden. Using layers of tissue paper to create colourful patterns and designs that will glow beautifully in candlelight. Wed 29 Jan | 10am–2pm $62 incl. materials

Clay – Painting & Decorating 3D Forms Teresa Richards Bring work from previous ceramic classes to paint and decorate. We will explore a range of painting and embellishment techniques that will enhance your pieces and give extra life to creatures and special something to treasure boxes, bowls and platters. Some fired tiles will also be available for decorating and varnishing Fri 24 Jan | 1–4pm $48 incl. materials

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. Tues 28 Jan | 1–4pm $48 incl. materials

Theatre Skills & Stage Acting Chloe King 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. Tues 28 Jan | 10am–12 noon | $31

Felt a Picture Sue Espie Create a small artwork without pens, pencils, paper or paint. Using the wet felting technique you will create an artwork worthy of framing. Parents are welcome to stay and join if they wish. Wed 24 Jan | 10am–1pm $48 incl. materials

Drawing the Landscape Gila Cohen Learn how to draw the landscape whilst exploring the FAC grounds with your tutor. Using charcoal, pencil and pastel create a series of drawings on artist quality paper. Wed 29 Jan | 1–4pm $48 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. This is the perfect class for animation enthusiasts. A DVD of the animations will be posted out to you after the workshop. Thurs 30 Jan | 10am–3pm $88 incl. materials & DVD

Illustrate Your Name Jenessa KING Learn the basics of illustration, play with type and match individual illustrations to each letter of your name. Hang your work proudly at home! Thurs 30 Jan | 10am–1pm $48 incl. materials

Still Life in Collage & Mixed Media Gila Cohen Explore the classic still life but with a twist by using collage, drawing with a variety of coloured ink and other mixed media to make two A3 works on artist quality paper. Thurs 30 Jan | 1–4pm $48 incl. materials

Amazing Monoprints & Daring Drypoint Jo Darvall Learn two fun printmaking techniques – monoprint and drypoint. Monoprint is a great way to be introduced to printmaking, it's simple to do and produces a one-off print using ink applied to a plastic surface. Drypoint uses kid-friendly cardboard as a print plate which is scratched into. All printing is done on FAC’s printing press using artist quality paper and non-toxic ink. Fri 31 Jan | 10am–1pm $48 incl. materials

Wire Sculptures – 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. Fri 31 Jan | 10am–3pm $81 incl. materials


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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. We have split these into two groups. If you have attended Animation Club before you can go straight into Stream 2. If you are new to Animation Club please start in Stream 1. Stream 1 Sat 22 Feb | 11am–4pm Sat 5 April | 11am–4pm Stream 2 Sun 23 Feb | 11am–4pm Sun 6 April | 11am–4pm $66 incl. materials

Art for Kids Term Time. 6–12 years .

Clay for Kids Teresa Richards Come and learn or expand upon a range of clay and glazing techniques through guided projects and opportunities to develop your own ideas. We will explore the range of things you can make out of clay through coil, pinch, modelling and slab techniques. Some guided projects will include character creations, funny faces, decorative tiles, beautiful bowls and more. Saturdays (4 weeks) 15 Feb–8 Mar | 2–3:30pm or Wednesdays (4 weeks) 19 Feb–12 Mar | 4–5:30pm $120 incl. materials

Image: Lady Bananas' Skate Decks class

Art for Teens. 13–18 years .

Clay – Hand Building Rachel Zimmerman Learn fundamental clay hand building skills including pinch pots, slab building, coil building and decorating techniques. Explore the possibilities of clay in an encouraging and fun environment. Thurs 16 Jan | 10am–3pm $81 incl. materials

Animate Steven Aiton For all animation enthusiasts! Learn important technical skills from accomplished animation artist Steven Aiton to create a short animated film using laptops, iPads and mobile devices. The workshop is open to any skill level including animators with previous experience. Thurs 23 Jan | 10am–3pm $88 incl. materials

Fimo Jewellery Sophie Guittiere Design your own jewellery with the easily malleable modeling product Fimo. Learn how to create beads, necklaces or rings in this great workshop and learn techniques and skills that you can use at home. Tues 28 Jan | 10am–2pm $62 incl. materials

Skate Decks Lady Bananas Create a piece of urban art using various specialist materials such as aerosol, paint pens, markers and stenciling techniques. Discuss design imagery then transfer it onto your own deck. Decks can be purchased beforehand from the Butcher Shop – please bring your own. Wed 29 Jan | 10am–2pm $62 incl. materials


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On holidays? Relax with a weekend art course at FAC throughout January.

adult courses Screenprinting – Customised Prints

Ceramics – Three Lessons on the Wheel

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 11 Jan | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

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) 11–25 Jan | 10am–1pm $131/members $118

Painting with Acrylics – Realism to Abstraction

Clay – Hand Built Vessels

Teresa Richards Delve into the history of the Joss Gregson Learn about the painting mediums ceramic pot. Explore form through ideas of aesthetics and function, and techniques used to depict transforming your ideas and real life and how to use colour interests into a unique piece for successfully. Then, explore the Take time out for yourself andyour learn new in home. Pushskills the boundaries how and what of abstraction to a FACyour evening, weekend or weekday art course. of hand building, decorating, create own abstract painting. carving–and assembling Refine your painting skills and We cater for people of all abilities from absolute techniques to tell a story with discover how to new artists. beginners togenerate advanced Our affordable, clay. ideas. relaxed courses are taught bySaturdays experienced tutors (3 weeks) Sat 11 & Sun 12 Jan | 10am–4pm 11–25FAC’s Jan | 2–5pm in fully-equipped inspiring $185/members $167 studios within $131/members $118 heritage building.

Jewellery – Neckpieces: Chains, Links & Pendants Nicole Lance Learn the skills of chain making alongside techniques of sawing, soldering and filing, with a focus on creating a contemporary piece of jewellery. Learn about design and construction while using wire and sheet metal to create your neckpiece. Saturdays (3 weeks) 11–25 Jan | 10am–1pm $131/members $118

Ceramics – Cups, Colour & Cast Sandra Black Learn how to cast simple clay cups and beakers using one piece plaster moulds. Explore how to use different coloured slips in your mould to cast your forms then experiment with adding decoration including carving, piercing and painting. Sun 12 Jan | 10am–4pm $92/members $83


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Digital Photography – Beyond Auto in One Day Karen Castle In this condensed one day course discover how to use your SLR camera and take better photos. Learn about lighting and composition and how your camera and lenses work. Develop the skills and confidence to use your camera on manual and semi-auto settings. Sun 12 Jan | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

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. Sun 12 Jan | 10am–4pm $84/members $76

Sculpture – Stone Carving Viktor Eszenyi Create your own threedimensional sculpture for the home or garden using the easy to sculpt product Hebel stone. Learn appropriate tool use, handling techniques and how to create detail. Sat 18 Jan | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Shannon Williamson 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. Saturdays (2 weeks) 18 & 25 Jan | 10am–1pm $92/members $83

Drawing for a Travel Diary Joss Gregson An inspiring weekend of holiday drawing. Begin with essential

drawing techniques in the studio before moving to interesting locations around Fremantle. This course will teach you how to draw quickly to capture the essence of any scene on your travels. Sat 18 & Sun 19 Jan | 10am–4pm $185/members $167

Textiles – Nuno Felting Louise Snook Nuno is the Japanese term for a fabric to which wool and other fibres are felted. Produce your own stunning textural cloth in this popular workshop under the expert guidance of tutor Louise Snook. Sat 18 Jan | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

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 19 Jan | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Sculpture & Jewellery – Possibilities in Metal Casting Sarah Elson Explore the possibilities of lost wax, lost material and cuttlebone casting to create miniature sculptural works in metal or wearable treasures in this two day workshop. Sun 19 & 26 Jan | 10am–4pm $185/members $167

Landscape Photography Cherina Hadley Learn how to work with natural light to capture stunning landscape images. Learn about camera field techniques, lenses and accessories and the key elements of creative composition in landscape photography. Experiment with these new

skills on a location based shoot in Fremantle. Students will need their own digital SLR camera and should have a basic knowledge of how to operate it in manual mode. Sun 19 Jan | 10am–1pm $92/members $83

Printmaking – A Day of Drypoint 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. SAT 25 Jan | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Painting – 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. Sat 25 Jan | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

A Day of Drawing Shana James Make a series of small drawings using ink, charcoal, conte crayon and other materials. Learn about the different characteristics of each medium and enjoy drawing under the trees in the grounds of FAC. Sun 26 Jan | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

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“It’s incredibly uplifting to see people who have never tried their hand at art leave the building with new skills and a talent they never knew existed. We live in such a fast-paced world and I think art courses are a great way to slow down, relax and take time out for yourself.” LEARNING COORDINATOR, DEBORAH HASLAM

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Painting Pastels Jo Darvall 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. Mondays (8 weeks) 10 Feb–7 April | 9:30am–12:30pm No class on Monday 3 March $237/members $213

Watercolour Jo Darvall 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. Mondays (8 weeks) 10 Feb–7 April | 1:30–3:30pm No class on Monday 3 March $154/members $139

Oil Painting Peter Walker Discover methods of building an oil painting, from underpainting to finish glazes. Be guided through exercises to build up your skills, then develop your own projects. Learn traditional techniques contemporary styles. Tuesdays (9 weeks) 11 Feb–8 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $256/members $230 or 11 Feb–8 April | 1:30–3:30pm $186/members $167

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. Wednesdays (9 weeks) 12 Feb–9 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $256/members $230

Painting with Acrylics – Abstract Expressionism Regina Noakes Create your own abstract image while discovering the possibilities 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 (7 weeks) 25 Feb–8 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $223/members $201 or Fridays (7 weeks) 28 Feb–11 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $223/members $201

Acrylic Painting for the Absolute Beginner – Real to Abstract 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) 12 Feb–9 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $256/members $230

Landscape Painting in Acrylics Joss Gregson Explore landscape painting at your own pace. This course functions both as an introduction for beginners or for advanced students wishing to develop their skills. Key factors such as creating depth and the colours of light will be explored, along with fundamentals like how to paint the sky, clouds, trees etc. A research session may take us around Fremantle and the harbour with cameras and a small paint kit to gather material for development to large scale paintings in the studio. Thursdays (9 weeks) 13 Feb–10 April | 1:30–4:30pm $256/members $230

Studio Painting Joss Gregson This course is designed for students with some painting skills, anyone making a return to painting or simply wanting to refine and extend skills and techniques. The focus will be on confidence building and the development of an individual approach as ideas are explored through traditional studio exercises along with some that may be more challenging. Thursdays (9 weeks) 13 Feb–10 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $256/members $230

Advanced Studio Painting Joss Gregson For students seeking critical feedback in a supportive studio environment. Develop your own visual language prompted by visual stimuli and conversation. A new project or theme is introduced each term as an optional starting point. Designed for the experienced painter wishing to bring their painting skills and ideas to exhibition standard. Fridays (9 weeks) 14 Feb–11 April | 9:30am–2:30pm $427/members $384

Discover the Versatility of Acrylics Kathryn Haug Be guided through essential painting concepts using acrylics from colour theory to composition and mark making. Learn how to prepare a support to paint on and experiment with a range of subject matter. A great course for complete beginners or those wishing to be reinspired by this medium. Last session with a life model. Wednesdays (6 weeks) 19 Feb–26 March | 6:30–9pm $242/members $218

500 Years of Painting Processes – Step 1 Glen Stewart Discover painting techniques and materials from medieval times to the present day in this


32 | courses | adults informative short course. Gain a technical understanding of how egg tempera, acrylic and 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) 2–16 March | 10am–1pm $131/members $118

An Introduction to Oil Painting Kathryn Haug This two day workshop provides 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 8 & 15 March | 10am–4pm $185/members $167

Make a Large Scale Painting in a Day Joss Gregson Working on a large canvas, create your own painting in this exciting one day workshop. Learn how to use acrylic mediums and be guided through some basic painting techniques like colour theory and composition to achieve your own large scale painting. Sat 30 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

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 your prepared surfaces. Create a resolved painting in this exciting one day workshop. Sun 6 April | 10am-4pm $92/members $83

Drawing &. Printmaking Learn to Draw Shana James 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. Mondays (4 weeks) 10 Feb–10 March | 9:30am–12:30pm No class on Monday 3 March. $138/members $124 or Saturdays (4 weeks) 8 March–29 March | 10am–1pm $173/members $156

Intro to Printmaking Shana James In this tasting plate of printmaking skills, start with the basics and explore the traditional art of printmaking. Get hands on and learn about different types of printmaking including linocut, drypoint and monoprint and discover the various prints they produce. Understand what materials are used and how to handle a printing press. Mondays (8 weeks) 10 Feb–7 April | 1:30pm–4:30pm No class on Monday 3 March. $237/members $213

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. Tuesdays (9 weeks) 11 Feb–8 April | 9:30am–12.30pm $256/members $230

Studio Printmaking Shana James Designed for students with some printmaking experience, with a focus on using printmaking to explore ideas in a thematic way. Explore your own projects and print processes under the guidance of an experienced tutor. Recording and sharing ideas and processes will be an integral part of this class. Wednesdays (9 weeks) 12 Feb–9 April | 9:30am–12.30pm $256/members $230

Drypoint Prints Shana James Explore the soft textural line quality of drypoint printing. Learn how to interpret a theme, adapt an image to suit the medium and discover how to create different line textures to describe different elements of the image. This class is an opportunity to learn basic drypoint skills or hone existing skills in a supportive studio environment. Each student will print their image to make 12 prints. Wednesdays (9 weeks) 12 Feb–9 April | 1:30pm–4:30pm $256/members $230

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 - perfect skills for your next holiday. Wednesdays (9 weeks) 12 Feb–9 April | 1:30pm–4:30pm $256/members $230


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Rework Your Dud Prints – Mixed Media Shana James Everyone who has done printmaking has proofs and prints on good paper that just didn’t work. Using ink, gesso and collage, draw, paint and cut into these old prints and turn them into an entirely new piece of work. A fun class of exploration and open ended creativity. Saturdays (3 weeks) 15 Feb–1 March | 10am–1pm $131/members $118

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) 18 Feb–25 March | 6:30–9pm $228/members $205

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner – Step 1 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) 18 Feb–25 March | 6:30–9pm $242/members $218

Life Drawing Kevin Robertson Discover fundamental drawing techniques to capture the body with renowned artist Kevin Robertson. Learn to use a variety of materials such as chalk, crayon and pastels. All sessions with a life model. Wednesdays (6 weeks) 19 Feb–26 March | 6:30–9pm $274/members $247

Weekend of Life Drawing Joss Gregson Join Joss for an introduction to Life Drawing. Learn how to make slow and detailed contour line drawings, rapid gestural drawings, measure correct proportions and how to use light and shade to suggest human form. Explore life drawing through demonstration, instruction and encouragement from your tutor. Life model sessions Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. Sat 22 & Sun 23 Feb | 10am–4pm $219/members $197

Drawing & Printmaking Jo Darvall Focusing on West Australian artists and their use of landscape, follow in their footsteps and create a series of drawings and prints of the local surroundings. This course follows the tradition of artists who transfer their drawings into prints, exploring techniques, history and practical skills. Fridays (6 weeks) 28 Feb–11 April | 9.30am–12.30pm $206/members $185

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. Take inspiration from FAC’s beautiful grounds. Use light and shade to create dramatic effects. Monday (4 weeks) 17 March–7 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $138/members $124

Illustration Jenessa KING Develop an understanding of the principles and elements of art as you learn to create a fully resolved illustration from an intial concept to a finished artwork. Students

will explore basic drawing skills, line, shape, form and depth as well as how to apply colour to create definition. Bring a photograph or image as your starting point. Sun 9 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Ebru – Marbling Paper Vesile Yilmaz A basic introduction to Ebru - the traditional Turkish art of paper marbling. Students will learn many traditional combed marbled patterns as well as the basic stone pattern. Make your own one-of a kind marbled sheets and use them for any paper related project. Attend FAC's new Calligraphy course and decorate your hand-made paper with beautiful hand-written text. Sat 15 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Drawing & Music Glen Stewart Spend the day immersed in drawing and music in this stimulating and unique workshop. Draw in response to various styles of music and sound while discovering the effects on a variety of wet and dry media. Includes a live performance by a cellist in the afternoon. No previous drawing or painting experience necessary. Sun 23 March | 10am–4pm $139/members $125

Calligraphy Jenessa King Learn about the history, practice and technique of the art of calligraphy. Be taught the basics of this ancient practice so that you can take home a new found skill. An ideal course for learning skills to write invitations and place settings. If you attended the Ebru course earlier in the term bring the paper with you to adorn it with your writing. Sun 30 March | 10am–1pm $46/members $41


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Jewellery . Jewellery 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. Mondays (8 weeks) 10 Feb–7 April | 9:30am–12:30pm No class on Monday 3 March. $237/members $213

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. Using mould making techniques and working with wax allows for fine detailing on a small scale, resulting in exquisite metal pieces. Mondays (8 weeks) 10 Feb–7 April | 1:30pm–4:30pm No class on Monday 3 March. $237/members $213

Jewellery Jill Parnell Learn traditional jewellery-making techniques including sawing, soldering, bending and several ways of texturing metal. Create a number of your own unique pieces. Wednesdays (9 weeks) 12 Feb–9 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $256/members $230

Enamelling & Beadmaking Jill Parnell Create stunning beads and 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) 12 Feb–9 April | 1:30pm–3:30pm $186/members $167

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) 13 Feb–10 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $256/members $230

Working with Wire Jill Parnell Design and create intricate cablelike neckpieces and other jewellery using various knitting and braiding techniques with wire. No knitting or crochet experience required. Thursdays (9 weeks) 13 Feb–10 April | 1:30pm–4:30pm $256/members $230

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. Fridays (9 weeks) 14 Feb–11 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $256/members $230

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 (8 weeks) 15 Feb–5 April | 10am–1pm $347/members $312

Studio Jewellery Nicole Lance A course designed for students with some jewellery making experience who want to work on their own projects with the guidance of an experienced tutor. Enjoy FAC’s beautiful jewellery studio and swap ideas and techniques with your peers. Nicole will be on hand to give expert advice on unfinished projects or new ideas. Saturdays (8 weeks) 15 Feb–5 April | 2–5pm $347/members $312

Jewellery Tool Making – Step 1 Max Butcher Make simple and inexpensive tools for use in making and repairing jewellery. Learn annealing, forging, grinding, polishing and sharpening steel tools. Create simple stamps, punches and hammers. Sun 16 Feb | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Possibilities in Metal Casting Sarah Elson Learn the art of lost wax casting, creating miniature sculptural works in metal. Cast small scale forms in new or recycled metal using a simple vacuum method then explore how to make them into wearable treasures. This is a great class on its own or link it in with one of FAC's other jewellery courses to learn how to make these precious items into jewellery pieces. Tuesdays (6 weeks) 18 Feb–25 March | 6–9pm $272/members $245

Jewellery for Beginners – The World of Rings Claire Brooks Discover how to size, form, solder, file and texture metal under the expert tuition of contemporary jeweller Claire


courses | adults | 35 Brooks. Students will make a unique ring that fits perfectly. Wednesdays (6 weeks) 19 Feb–26 March | 6–9pm $272/members $245

Cloisonne Enamelling Jill Parnell Explore the distinctive technique of cloisonné, a style of enamelling using silver wire and gold and silver foils. Coloured glass is applied to metal, the foils used to create beautiful designs and features. Create your own small pendant or earrings using this ancient technique. Sun 23 Feb | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Keum Boo

Clay Sculpture

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 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. Sun 6 April | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

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. Wednesdays (9 weeks) 12 Feb–9 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $256/members $230 or Fridays (9 weeks) 14 Feb–11 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $256/members $230

Ceramics &. Sculpture.

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 9 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Jewellery Tool Making – Step 2 Max Butcher Expand your knowledge and skills of tool making from the Step 1 workshop, learn about hardening and tempering steel and make simple dies. Explore the process of making texturing hammers to use and create specific tools for your own projects. Sun 16 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

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 23 & 30 Mar | 10am–4pm $185/members $167

Porcelain Slip Casting Sandra Black Learn about the basics of casting with porcelain and how to use it in a variety of ways. Explore techniques to make porcelain jewellery and objects from different types of casts and moulds. Play with various decorating techniques using coloured slips, texture and fabric. Finished works will be fired and glazed. Mondays (8 weeks) 10 Feb–7 April | 9:30am–12:30pm No class on Monday 3 March. $237/members $213

Studio Porcelain Project Sandra Black Designed for students with some clay/ceramic making experience who want to work on their own projects with the guidance of an experienced tutor. Sandra will be on hand to give expert advice on unfinished projects or new ideas. Mondays (8 weeks) 10 Feb–7 April | 1:30–4:30pm No class on Monday 3 March. $237/members $213

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. Thursdays (9 weeks) 13 Feb–10 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $256/members $230 or Wednesdays (6 weeks) 19 Feb–26 March | 6:30–9pm $228/members $205

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) 13 Feb–10 April | 1–4pm $256/members $230

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; its diverse properties, how to use specialist tools and decorating techniques. Create a number of finished and glazed pieces. Saturdays (4 weeks) 15 Feb–8 March | 10am–1pm $173/members $156


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Intro to Porcelain Piercing & Carving Techniques Sandra Black Explore how to work with carved porcelain whilst discovering its unique qualities. Be taken through a number of carving techniques to produce translucency, texture, carved additions and openings on and through the surface of hand built, thrown or cast vessels. Learn an easy technique for laying out geometric patterns for carving and create a beautiful surface finish with polishing or glazing. Sundays (4 weeks) 16 Feb–9 March | 10am–1pm $173/members $156

Hand Built Vessels Teresa Richards Delve into the history of the ceramic pot. Explore form through ideas of aesthetics and function, transforming your ideas and interests into a unique piece for your home. Focus on developing your personal ideas and transforming drawings and designs into a 3D form. Pushing the boundaries of hand building, decorating, carving and assembling techniques to tell a story with clay. Tuesdays (6 weeks) 18 Feb–25 March | 6:30–9pm $228/members $205

Stone Carving Viktor Eszenyi Create your own threedimensional sculpture for the home or garden using easy to sculpt product manmade Hebel stone. Learn appropriate tool use, handling techniques and how to create detail. Sat 22 Feb | 10am–4pm or Sat 5 April| 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Sculpture Basics Loren Kronmyer Explore several of the basic techniques of sculpture making, from casting and mould making to wood-working and assemblage. Learn how skills and materials can combine to realise ideas, then put these tools to use to create a unique three dimensional work. Tuesdays (6 weeks) 25 Feb–1 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $206/members $185

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 16 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Intro to Paperclay Graham Hay Create detailed and expressive sculptures with paperclay while discovering its unique properties. The material it is stronger and more

adaptable than traditional clay and pieces can be worked on, added to or sawn off at any stage. For inspiration visit grahamhay.com.au Sun 23 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Monoprint & Screenprint on Clay Elaine Bradley Learn how to transfer your own drawings, handwritten text and stamps onto clay using both tissue transfer and screenprinting methods. Bring your own leatherhard ceramic work to personalise with this technique or create a surface to transfer onto during the class. Sun 30 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

A Day on the Wheel Stewart Scambler Never tried ceramics before? Want to know how it works? This workshop is an introduction to the specialised art of throwing on the pottery wheel. Have fun learning a new skill under Stewart Scambler’s expert guidance. Sat 5 April | 10am–4pm $92/members $83


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Fashion &. Textiles. Balinese Ceremonial Flowers Fiona Gavino Learn how to shape and sculpt three dimensional flowers using traditional Balinese weaving techniques and materials. These flowers are traditionally part of an offering. You will come away with a selection of colourful flowers. Sat 15 Feb | 10am–1pm $46/members $41

Intro to Screenprinting Lucinda Crimson Learn how to screenprint in this great short course. Learn various techniques including photographic screenprinting, stenciling techniques and how to print these onto fabric. Discuss and design imagery suitable for screenprinting and play around with layering techniques and how to mix inks and colours. A great course for anyone looking for a overview of techniques. Tuesdays (6 weeks) 18 Feb–25 March | 6:30–9pm $228/members $205

Shibori, Dyeing & Discharge Techniques Kate Weedon Jones Learn and practice the various methods of Shibori, the ancient art of Japanese resist dyeing whereby dye is prevented from entering specific areas of the cloth. Using natural fabrics such as silk, cotton, linen and wool explore cold and hot water dyes. Discover the dynamic combination of resist pattern and layers of colour to create your own unique and beautiful fabrics. Wednesdays (6 weeks) 19 Feb–26 March | 6–9pm $272/members $245

Machine Sewing for Beginners Gila Cohen Discover everything you need to know to get you sewing; from learning how your machine works and sewing a straight line to reading, laying and cutting patterns. Focusing on homewares learn techniques including curtain tabbing, piping, circular sewing and more which can be adapted for a variety of projects. A great handson course to teach you technical skills and get you motivated. Bring your own sewing machine. Wednesdays (6 weeks) 19 Feb–26 March | 6:30–9pm $228/members $205

Screenprinting Extravaganza - Printed Tea Towels Lucinda Crimson Design and print your own series of personalised tea towels. Learn how to hand-cut stencils from your own designs and print on fabric using textile printing inks. Achieve great results in a few hours! Colour, composition and layering techniques will all be covered. Sun 23 Feb | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Intro to Photographic Screenprinting on Fabric Louise Snook 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 your own simple unit setup at home. Tuesdays (6 weeks) 25 Feb–2 April | 9:30am–12:30pm $206/members $185

Design & Print Textiles Angela Ferolla Create an original design suitable to transfer onto textiles. Learn

and understand the technical and creative side of starting with an idea through to a finished design. Explore how to apply your design onto material using different processes such as screenprinting, transfer dye, monoprinting and appliqué to create a series of fabric samples. Thursdays (6 weeks) 27 Feb–3 April | 9.30am–12.30pm $206/members $185

Make a Skirt Gila Cohen Learn to draft a basic A-line or straight skirt that can be adapted in many ways. Spend the first two weeks drafting and cutting your pattern and the rest sewing your skirt and exploring different options of alteration including zips, darts, pleats amongst other techniques. A great way to learn basic sewing techniques that can be adapted for other patterns. Sundays (6 weeks) 2 March–6 April | 10:00am–1:00pm $260 /members $234

Felted Textiles for Beginners Pauline Franklyn Learn the techniques of feltmaking and discover how felted textile pieces can be used to make a number of different objects and accessories. Discuss and devise your own felting project while refining your skills. Fridays (4 weeks) 7–28 March | 9.30am–12.30pm $138/members $124

Balinese Cane Basket Weaving Fiona Gavino Learn the art of cane basket weaving and create a number of different size pieces to take away with you. This traditional technique is easy to learn and can be used with a number of materials. Plant fibres will be discussed and provided by your tutor. Sat 8 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83


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Nuno Felting Sue Espie Nuno is the Japanese term for a fabric to which wool and other fibres are felted. Produce your own stunning textural cloth in this popular workshop under the expert guidance of textile artist Sue Espie. Sat 15 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Discover Monoprints – Canvas Wallworks Angela Ferolla Discover the simple yet beautiful art of mono-printing on fabric. Bring along images or designs that inspire you, trace over them in a painterly manner then print onto fabric. Learn a number of contemporary textile processes to enhance your piece, creating a series of multilayered printed pictures on calico. You will be shown how to stretch these over a frame ready to hang on your wall. Sun 16 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Indigo & Shibori Dyeing Techniques Kate Weedon-Jones Learn how to make and use an Indigo Dye Vat to create a beautiful range of unique fabrics in all shades of blue. Explore indigo dyeing in conjunction with Shibori resist techniques using all natural fibres to create some beautiful samples to take home. Sat 22 & Sun 23 March | 10am–4pm $185/members $167

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 30 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Photography performing. arts

Digital Photography – Beyond Auto

Karen Castle Discover how to use your SLR camera and take better photos. Learn about lighting and composition and how your camera and lenses work. Develop the skills and confidence to use your camera on manual and semiauto settings. Fridays (4 weeks) 14 Feb–7 March| 9:30am–12:30pm $138/members $124

Landscape Photography Cherina Hadley Learn how to develop your creative eye, work with natural light, and create a sense of place in the landscapes you photograph. Explore a variety of locations around Fremantle and learn how to make creative and practical decisions for travel photography. Discover how to photograph in low light or nighttime, street scenes/people and natural landscapes. Students will need their own digital SLR camera and tripod and should have an understanding of how to operate their camera in its manual mode. Tuesdays (6 weeks) 18 Feb–25 March | 6–9pm $272/members $245

Digital Photography – Beyond Auto in One Day Karen Castle In this condensed version of FACs popular course discover how to use your SLR camera and take better photos. Learn about lighting and composition and how your camera and lenses work. Develop the skills and confidence to use your camera on manual and semi-auto settings. Sun 23 Feb | 10am–4pm $92/ members $83

Music – Intermediate Ukulele Shaun Chandran Discover ways to take your ukulele playing to the next level in this fun, relaxed course. Learn how to unlock the potential of the ukulele with movable chords and advanced strumming techniques which will have you playing a repertoire of songs spanning the musical genres. Saturdays (3 weeks) 8–22 March | 2:30–4pm $92/members $83

Impro Voice Chloe King Explore the secrets of improvisation. Using the voice as a creative springboard, discover how to express yourself in a workshop designed to keep you truly in the moment. Fun and creative techniques using words, song, soundscapes and lyrics to unlock the improvisational power of the voice. A physical, dynamic and enriching experience. Sat 22 March | 10am–4pm $92/members $83

Music – Songwriting for Beginners David Hyams This short course has been designed for those who have imagined they could write a song but never knew where to start. Learn the fundamentals of songwriting with acclaimed musician and composer David Hyams. Discover the structure of songs, how to write effective lyrics, devise melodies and discuss recording possibilities. An instrument is not required but if you play one bring it along. Sat 5 & Sun 6 April | 10am–2pm $131/members $107


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how to enrol Online

Refund Policy

Visit fac.org.au/learning

Please read carefully before booking a course or workshop.

By Phone 9432 9555 Mon–Fri 10am–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 43 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 10am–5pm Sat & Sun 10am–5pm Cash, cheque, eftpos and credit card accepted

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

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.org.au/learning. While every effort is made to run courses as publicised, on occasion changes to location and tutor of a course may need to be made. FAC reserves the right to make these changes. In this event no refund or credit will be given.

Enrolment Dates Kids Holidays from 16 December Members from 9 December Non-Members from 16 December


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contact us Fremantle Arts Centre 1 Finnerty Street Fremantle Western Australia 08 9432 9555 fac@fremantle.wa.gov.au fac.org.au

how to get here

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

accessibility

By public transport Catch the free CAT bus from Fremantle Train Station

FAC is a heritage listed building with access limitations. If you have any special requirements please contact reception before visiting.

By car Fremantle Arts Centre is on the corner of Finnerty and Ord Street Street parking available

Director Jim Cathcart

opening times Open 7 days 10am–5pm and exhibition openings, night classes and events Closed December 25,26 & January 1 (open for NYD concert)

entry Free admission to galleries Free and ticketed events

grounds Free WiFi Children welcome Sorry, no dogs

café Canvas Restaurant Fully licensed 7 days 8am–4pm daily Kitchen closes at 2pm weekdays & 3pm weekends 08 9432 9562

fac staff General Manager Pete Stone Curator Dr Ric Spencer Exhibitions Coordinator Erin Coates Fac Print Award Coordinator Simone Johnston Gallery Officers Simone Johnston Tom Freeman Robi Szalay Julia remmert City of Fremantle Art Collection Curator André Lipscombe Moores Building Exhibitions manager Richie Kuhaupt Residencies and Studios Coordinator Bevan Honey Learning Coordinator deborah Haslam Shop Manager Gabrielle Howlett Communications manager david craddock Events Coordinator Marcus Dickson Communications Assistant maria noakes

Graphic Designer Ash Pederick Finance office Christine Lofthouse robi szlay Reception Caroline Brook Sheridan Coleman Joanna Brown robi szalay Gwen Edwards madeleine drew Retail Assistants Rose Megirian PIA CHOMLEY Joanna Brown Jenny Dawson Kate Jones Events Assistants andrew clarke Todd Pickett James Siggins Grounds & Technician George Gregson facility & program assistant aaron lyons


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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.

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.


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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 kids holiday program from 16 dec members from 9 dec non-members from 16 dec

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.

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

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january wed 1 sun 5 sat 11 sun 12 sun 19 sun 26 FRI 31

new year's day at fac melbourne ska orchestra, lee fields, sunshine bros + more 10 sunday music the funk club house band (WA) 9 moores building exhibition excess baggage 16 sunday music shoesmith nu-jazz ensemble (WA) 9 sunday music rainy day women (wa) + the wil 9 sunday music broken songs (WA and VIC) 9 bali: return economy OPENING NIGHT 3

february Sat 1 sat 1 Sun 2 Sun 9 thur 13 wed 19 sun 16 sun 23

ARTSPOKEN - bali: return economy  moores building exhibition blending past and present Sunday music Balawan (ind) Sunday music the tiger and me (vic) SOFT SOFT LOUD Compositions by bryce dessner, james ledger & nico muhly moores building exhibition world press photo exhibition Sunday music andrew winton (WA) Sunday music don walker (NSW) & the lucky strikes (WA) 

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Sunday music swamp thing (NZ) Sunday music autopilot (WA) Sunday music quarry mountain dead rats (vic) Sunday music Grace woodroofe (WA) moores building exhibition life as a circus & evolving memory BAli: return economy closing today south lawn concerts john butler trio waapa direct music theatre & defying gravity Sunday music Flap! (VIC)

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march Sun 2 Sun 9 sun 16 sun 23 wed 26 Thurs 27 thur 27 fri 28 sun 30

coming up in april Chicks on Speed Globetrotting art, performance, music and fashion collective Chicks on Speed bring an installation, music, apps and live performance to FAC. Keep an eye out for more details in our April-June What’s On.


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What's On at Fremantle Arts Centre January-March 2014