Visual Arts Events on Demand

Events on Demand are those arts and cultural performances, programs, projects, workshops, forums, seminars, sessions or conferences that individual professional artists or arts and cultural organisations offer for educators and school communities at any time throughout the year.
Listed below are the Visual Arts Events on Demand offered by:

If you are interested in further information or booking an event, please contact the event provider. For specific events, visit the Visual Arts What's On calendar.


Currently supporting a membership of 900 artist members, Artsource is uniquely positioned to help you find the right artist for your project. By signing up as an Artsource Associate Member, your school is entitled to practical support and assistance for art projects and access to our extensive member database of artists, curators and arts organisations. Artsource offers Associate Memberships for $180.

For more information and to discover the benefits of Associate Membership for your school please visit 

Contact: Artsource on (08) 9335 8366
Perth Office: Level 1, 357 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000
Fremantle Office: Old Customs House, 8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle WA 6160


Art Gallery of Western Australia


Arts and education go hand in hand. Encouraging creativity and artistic expression is core to developing passionate, bright young people who think laterally, view the world with open eyes and see beauty in the everyday.

AGWA's education team strives to foster a greater understanding and knowledge of the visual arts and aims to develop passion in learners by offering unique and stimulating experiences for students of all ages.

The Gallery's education programs include guided tours of the State Art Collection and special exhibitions with knowledgeable and experienced Voluntary Gallery Guides that cover a range of stimulating and engaging themes and ideas. In addition to tours, AGWA offer practical hands-on workshops with experienced and engaging arts educators that focus on themes, build on skills and most importantly, allow students to have fun while being creative!

Tours and workshops link with the Western Australian Curriculum, covering learning areas that include Humanities, English, Science and Technology, in addition to the Visual Arts. 

AGWA educates with sensitivity to cultural differences, cultural identity, an awareness of the rich cultural history of Indigenous Australians and WA's geographical location in the South East Asian region.

The Gallery also produces comprehensive resources for many key exhibitions, helping students and teachers access and interpret themes and ideas within art shows. 

A range of professional learning opportunities for teachers is also provided including exclusive exhibition previews and professional learning workshops. 

Target audience/Year level: K-Year 12 / tertiary students, Special needs groups, all teachers
When: Available all year - Gallery hours Wednesday-Monday 10am-5pm, closed on Tuesday, Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day
Duration: Guided tours 45 minutes - 1 hour / Visual Analysis workshops 1.5 hours / Education workshops 1 hour
Venue: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre
Cost: Guided tours are free; art workshops fee per student (Conditions apply - contact AGWA for details)
Contact: Sue Way, Education Assistant
Tel: (08) 9494 6644





Art On The Move

Smarter Than Smoking artist on the move in schools

Host a Smarter than Smoking Artist on the Move in your metropolitan school. The hour-long presentation includes a slide-show of images from one of our touring exhibitions with a discussion from the artist or curator. Minimum booking is for two classes (35 students). Artist on the Move talks provide opportunities for your students to learn about techniques and processes, understand the artist's concerns, and respond to the stylistic aspects of art works. Teachers receive an Education Package that supports the exhibition and provides background notes, discussion questions and project ideas.
Target audience/Year level: Years 2-12
When: Available on request
Where: At your school
Cost: Free
Tel: Sarah Weber (08) 9249 3479

Beau Est Mien Prints & Designs

Printmaking Workshops

Our friendly, relaxed and fun printmaking workshops are a great way to spend the weekend! We run one-day workshops as well as two and three-day courses in screen printing, etching, dry point and more. Beginners are more than welcome, as well as those with a bit of experience that would like to improve their skills.

Target audience/Year level: Professional learning workshops adults
When: Workshops available throughout the year; check out brochure for details or contact us
Where: Beau Est Mien Prints & Designs, 458 William Street, Northbridge WA
Cost: Vary depending on the type of workshop; contact us for details

Kids Holiday Workshops

Spend a fun day in the studio during the school holidays, and discover the magic of print! Our kids workshops run during the school holidays in our sunny Northbridge studio.
Target audience/Year level: All children ages 5 to 14
When: Available all year during the school holidays
Where: Beau Est Mien Prints & Designs, 458 William Street, Northbridge WA
Cost: $75 per child, including all materials

Studio Access

Have you done a workshop with us in the past? Are you an experienced printmaker looking for a space to work in every now and then? Our studio access sessions run at least once per month in our well-equipped studio which is home to two etching presses, inking tables, a dark room and more.
Target audience/Year level: Adults - teachers and/or artists
When: Available on set dates year-round; contact us for details
Where: Beau Est Mien Prints & Designs, 458 William Street, Northbridge WA
Cost: Half-day session $40; Full-day session $60
Enquiries and bookings:
Tel: (08) 9227 7770
Image: Kids Workshop at Beau Est Mien. Photograph by Suanlee Farrer; courtesy of Beau Est Mien Prints & Designs.


Fremantle Arts Centre (FAC)

Visual Arts workshops - groups

Is your class having an off-site activity day? FAC can cater for school groups and schedule any of our fantastic classes especially for you. Bookings are essential.
Target audience/Year level: All students K to Year 12
When: Available all year
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre
Cost: Fees vary depending on the course and number of students
Contact: Deborah Haslam, Learning Coordinator
Tel: (08) 9432 9572

Kids learning program 

Running throughout the school holidays, Fremantle Arts Centre's Kids Learning Program offers a diverse range of arts based activities, immersing kids in art in a fun, stimulating way. Classes for kids 5-12 years and teens 13-18 years include painting, sculpture, street art, music, printmaking, jewellery and animation.
Target audience/Year level: Pre-Primary to tertiary students
When: Available all year - contact FAC for details
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre
Cost: Varies - contact FAC for details
Contact: FAC reception
Tel: (08) 9432 9555

Guided gallery tours

Fremantle Arts Centre provides tailored tours of current exhibitions to primary and secondary school groups.
Target audience/Year level: All students K to Year 12
When: Available by request
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre
Cost: Contact FAC for details
Contact: Erin Coates, Exhibitions Coordinator
Tel: (08) 9432 9556
Image: Arts courses for kids. Photograph courtesy of Fremantle Arts Centre.


Graham Hay  

The quiet revolution: Paperclay in the classroom

It's not widely known that paperclay is now a third of all classroom and studio clay used in WA, a fifth in New Zealand, and in the US, use is doubling each year.

Compared to conventional clay, paper clay dries quicker, with less cracking, is less accident prone, dry repairs are possible, requires no (or only a single) glaze firing, and is available from all traditional clay manufacturers and suppliers.

Not surprisingly, alert educators from all levels are crying out for information on how to use and teach it. 

ckily for us, local ceramic artist and educator Graham Hay is recognised internationally as a pioneer in this paper clay and in teaching it.  He co-lead the First International Paperclay Symposium (Hungary 2004), the 1st Nordic Paperclay Symposium and workshop (2007), the 1st US Paperclay Conference (Seattle 2009), and the 1st US Paperclay Symposium (LA 2010).  He was  invited to speak and demonstrate at the 1999, 2003 and 2012 Australian National Ceramics Conferences, at the 2007 US National Council Education for the Ceramic Arts,  and the 2012 Australian National Visual Arts Education Conference. 

Aside from this he has given over 70 workshops in WA schools at all levels and with teacher groups.  His website is highly inspirational and informative, receiving over 1.1m hits per annum. 

Target audience/Year level: Primary and Secondary students K to Year 12 
When: All year
Duration: Negotiable
Where: At your school
Cost: Negotiable
Contact: Graham Hay
Tel: 0432 978 733

Image: Artist Graham Hay with one of his paper clay sculptures. Photograph courtesy of Graham Hay.

Heathcote Museum & Gallery

School visits at Heathcote

Heathcote Museum & Gallery has developed specific art-based educational resources that are free to download from 

Resources include individual worksheets suitable for Primary School (Year 2-6) students, Middle School (Years 7-10) and Secondary Senior School (Years 11-12). 

Heathcote Museum & Gallery hosts eight exhibitions per year, with exhibitions changing every six weeks - so there is always something new for students to engage with. The Gallery is also accompanied by a Museum detailing the history of the site as the old Point Heathcote Reception Home, a popular pirate-ship children's playground, and picturesque grounds with views over the Swan River.

Target audience/Year level: All students K-12
When: All year - visit website for exhibition dates and details
Where: Heathcote Museum & Gallery - 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross WA
Cost: Free
Contact: Jana Braddock
Tel: (08) 9364 5666



Kanga Paws

Creative Workshops 

Our experience is in costume and prop making; for film, theatre and television and from this we can provide a range of different creative workshops and programs, working with individuals or groups. We have many years of experience of providing a wide range of school and community based creative projects. We are passionate about education and the
need to provide opportunities for people to express themselves creatively, work collaboratively and craft something rewarding and nourishing. We have held Artist in Residence positions in challenging schools, worked with people with learning difficulties and worked as sessional teachers in specialist schools.

Some of the work we can support with includes;
• Wearable Art
• Constructed Costumes
• Textile workshops - surface pattern, dyeing, printing, knitting, weaving, felt making
• Puppet making
• Prop making
• Mask making
• Festival and parade entries
• Performance and dance costumes
• Set design and painting

Target audience/Year level: All students K-12
When: Available all year
Where: At your school
Cost: Varies depending on your requirements
Contact: Jeff Burge or Catherine Taylor
Tel: 0458 568 266 or 0435 615 516

Image: Lance Holt; Fremantle Street Parade 2016. Photograph by Catherine Taylor; courtesy of Kanga Paws.

Nami Osaki


As a mixed medium artist, I offer a range of educationally beneficial incursions/workshops and longer-term workshops and residencies. Nami's focus is on developing participants' fine motor skills and bridging Japanese and more generally Asian culture with non-Asiatic culture. Her educational background covers Montessori teaching methods, visual and performing arts and the facilitation of special needs.
Incursion/Workshop themes:
  • Japanese craft art (textile, paper, sculpture, upcycled)
  • Food art (slow food and creative food) - This workshop is well-suited to an art or food science context
  • Manga/Anime art
  • Japanese language infused lessons with art
  • Mural art (involving participation from students)
Target audience/Year level: Primary students Years 2-6
When: All year
Duration: Minimum 45 minutes
Where: At your school
Cost: Negotiable depending on school requirements
Contact: Nami Osaki
Tel: 0479 045 709
Image: Harmony Day mural 2016, 'Geisha' - live mural painting. Photograph by and courtesy of the artist.