Art Jam

Art Jam

Calling all of Palmerston's creatives! City of Palmerston is offering a shared space at the Durack Arts Centre for all creatives aged 15+.

Come along to our weekly meetup, where you can:

  • meet other creatives
  • bring your stuff and get creative in a purpose-built space 
  • collaborate on projects or work independently on your art
  • get inspired or speak to local artists for support

When: Monday's any time between 5pm-7pm
Location: Durack Community Arts Centre - 33 Packard Ave, Durack 

The facility has the capacity to explore the following art forms, plus more:

Basic Print MakingSculpture
PhotographyGraphic Design
Game Development Digital Designs
Performing ArtsFashion

Free introductory workshops

A free creative workshop will be held on the first Monday of every month with two of Palmerston's coolest artists Sarah Taylor and Polly Johnston.

All levels welcome. A step-by-step guide on creating an artwork will be delivered - or if you have your own project our artists can help with tips and advice.


03 October - Photography

Play with light, colour and composition to get the most from your phone camera. Participant must bring their own device to take photographs with.

7 November - Acrylics

Create an underwater reef scene learning different painting techniques and tips. 

5 December - Oils

Learn basic application of oils in starting a landscape. Washes, blending and layering will be the aim of the workshop. (Participants be aware that your artwork will be wet to take home)

9 January - SFX Makeup

Get hands on learning the basics of (SFX) Special Effects Makeup with Danielle from Zesty Production.

6 February - Pastels

Focusing on chalk pastel application, participants will develop blend, layer and line techniques to develop an artwork that is a little bit fishy.

6 March - Watercolours

Use watercolour techniques and pen and ink, exploring a number of different styles. 

3 April - Jewellery 

All things shiny and all things sparkly for this workshop! Make a piece of jewellery or a key ring and learn about the material use can use to do so.

8 May - Sketching

Explore different mediums including, charcoal, graphite and colour pencils, Inspired by local plants, flowers and fruits. 

5 June - PrintMaking 

Layer different materials and textures to create a relief print using scratch foam.  Participants will then compare this to a monoprint using different textures.

If you have been looking for your art crew then this is the space for you! Join us and be a part of the Palmerston arts scene.

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Public transport - Catch Route 87 from the Palmerston Bus Depot and get off at Stop 972.

For more information call 8935 9967