RT Kids with James Walker

RT Kids with James Walker

After school art workshops held at CASM on Wednesdays for students 5-17 years old. Contact James W

Operating as usual

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 01/07/2023

Pay a visit to the Mandurah Museum if you’re looking for something to do over the holidays. Some of the RT Kids from the 5-8 and 8-11yr groups have responded to indigenous artworks provided by the Australian National Gallery in Canberra to help celebrate NAIDOC week.

It’s been a busy term full of fun. Check out some of the other projects we’ve been completing.

Be sure to enrol for term three asap.

Have a safe and happy holiday.


Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 25/05/2023

I’ve always believed you should be a practitioner of what you teach for an authentic educational experience.

Along with teaching RT Kids and curating the gallery at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre I’m also a practicing artist. This Saturday at 2pm my exhibition ‘Traverse’ opens at Lost Eden Dwellingup and I would like to extend an invitation to all RT Kids’ students, family and friends to join me.

If you are unable to make it to the opening the exhibition is open 11am-2pm Wednesday and Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday from 26 May until 25 June.

I’d love to share with the RT Kids what I do in my ”spare time”.

Hope to see you there. James

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 26/04/2023

The Wednesday classes now have their Junior Masterpieces pet portraits installed in the Mez Art Space at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

This exhibition is part of the upcoming Masterpieces exhibition at CASM, which opens this Friday at 6pm. Everyone is invited to the opening at CASM, so please support our RT Kids who have work entered in the older category.

Just a reminder that all RTK classes start next week. Until then, stay safe and I’ll see you soon.


I hope you've all been enjoying a lovely break but It's that time of year again folks!

RTK enrolments for 2023 are getting underway and at this stage we'll be running the same timetable as last year:

Wednesday: 8-11yrs
3.30-4.30pm and 4.45-5.45pm

Thursday: 5-8yrs

Thursday: 12-18yrs

Classes will start from Wednesday 1st February and run as per school term dates.

Follow the link below to enrol and secure you spot in the classes.

See you all soon.

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 06/12/2022

The Wednesday classes took on the challenge of drawing eyes and painting these in watercolour. Some amazing results were aggrieved and everyone should be very proud of their results.

The Thursday 5-8yr class also had some fun drawing cartoon characters. The final images are another of the 12-18yr skateboards and a mask made from cardboard.

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 08/11/2022

Some current and former RT Kids have work hanging in the Pixels digital art exhibition at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre in the MEZ Art Space.

There will be an opening evening on 17 November from 5-6pm and everyone is invited to attend.

The Thursday 4.45-5.45 class will be attending the opening and enjoying the experience.

Hope to see everyone there.

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The Wednesday classes have their surfboards on display at the Artwave Mandurah stall on the foreshore.

Be sure to check these out while you enjoy the Mandurah Arts Festival.

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Hello there RT Kids!

Each of our classes are full to the brim and I'm considering adding another class to cater for our 8-11yr students on a Tuesday.

To give all of our students plenty of space and time it would be great to keep the class numbers at a level that will achieve this.

If it would suit you to move from a Wednesday time slot or come on board as a new enrolment please let me know asap.


Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 22/09/2022

That’s a wrap for term three of RT Kids!

Over the past weeks the 8-11yr group have been working on their mini surfboards, which will be exhibited as part of Artwave Mandurah during the 2022 Mandurah Arts Festival 14-16 October.

Mandurah was the theme for the surfboard design and everything from King Carnival to yummy food got a mention.

All of the classes have had a great term filled with creativity, fun and friendship. It’s great to see the students engage with new ideas and techniques, even if it’s a struggle!

Don’t forget to reenrol for term four following the link below.

Have a great holiday and stay safe.


Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 19/08/2022

Check out some of the amazing skateboards created by our 12-18 class.

Their brief was just to create a design based on anything you like and as you can see the results are brilliant.

There’ll be more images to come. 😊

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 24/06/2022

One week to go until term two comes to a close. Here’s a snippet of what the 5-8yrs and 8-11yrs classes have been up to.

Everyone is producing brilliant work and having so much fun!

I’ll post the enrolment link for term three next week.

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 08/06/2022

Everyone loves Vegemite right?

The Wednesday class are part way through their Vegemite Pop Art drawings. Some have chosen to recolour the branding while the rest have taken a traditional approach.

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 25/05/2022

Hey there RT Kids. Classes are back on this week at the regular times.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Masterpieces exhibition at CASM spend a few minutes viewing the work while you’re here.

We had eight RT Kids in the exhibition with three winning prizes!

Check out the images of some of the other work these young artists have been creating in class.



Hi RT Kids, Unfortunately I've just discovered I'm a close contact so in the interest of safety all RTK classes will not go ahead this week.

Invoices will be adjusted to reflect this and I'll confirm next week when we're good to go again.

My apologies for any inconvenience and I hope you all stay safe. James


We would love to see some RT Kids along with their family and friends at the opening.

This year the exhibition features the work of eight RT Kids! That's a pretty fantastic achievement that deserves to be celebrated. 😊

Exhibitioning opening tonight!

Free tonight? CASM welcomes all members of the public to the opening of the Youth Art Competition and Exhibition

Exhibition opening: Friday 29 April at 6pm
Location: CASM Gallery

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 27/04/2022

RT Kids is just about to start again for term 2.

Here’s some of the work from last term from the 5-8 and 8-11 year classes who created work with creature or pet theme.

The RTK crew are making some great art and having a bunch of fun along the way.


Hi RT Kids, term 2 is nearly here!

I hope everyone is having a great term break and enjoying some time together.

RT Kids will be starting classes next week with the same schedules in place:

8-11 years 3.30-430pm and 4.45-5.45pm

5-8 years 3.30-4.30pm
12-18 years 4.45-5.45pm

If you are planning to enrol please do so asap so numbers can be managed to make sure we don't exceed capacity limits for the workshop space.

See you all soon!

Follow the link for enrolments.



Hey there RT Kids the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery has an upcoming exhibition opportunity for all artists and members of the public (that includes you RTK parents and carers 😉).

Keepsake: ‘A small item kept in memory of the person who gave it or originally owned it.’

"As a part of this year’s Mother’s Day celebrations Mandurah Performing Arts Centre are inviting all artists and members of the public to create an artwork for an exhibition in our main gallery that coincides with Whisky and Boots’ touching Mama Stitch performance.

Everyone is invited to respond to objects or words that evoke memories or serve as reminders of your mother. This could be something precious passed down to you, an everyday object or words and phrases associated with the memories of your mother.

2D and 3D artworks are accepted and everyone is welcome to contribute regardless of age. You do not need to be an artist to share the memories and stories of those mothers still with us, and those dearly departed who live on through their memory.

We would love everyone to take part in this exhibition to share the keepsakes and memories of our mothers."

Follow the link to register.


Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 20/03/2022

Check out these wonderful owls the 5-8 year class created from coloured paper.

So much fun!


Hi Everyone, We have had three spots become available for the 5-8yrs class on Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm


Hi RT Kids,

We’re all set to go for tomorrow!

Our enrolment system doesn’t allow me to collate everyone’s contact details and sometimes it’s much easier to send out group texts. Could all the parents who have enrolled to start this year please send me your contact details, name, number, email, to 0408 894 973.

This will help greatly with getting in touch and as the term gets underway.

Thanks and I’ll see you all in the next couple of days. 😊


Enrolments for Thursday classes are now closed.

Please let me know if you would like to go on the waiting list.


To say the enrolments are coming in thick and fast is an understatement to say the least!

Classes start again next week and at this stage we have two spots left in Thursday’s 5-8year group and two in the 12-18year group. If you are planning on enrolling you’d better get in quick to avails missing out.

The Wednesday classes still have a few spots left but these will fill up quickly too.

If anyone happens to miss out there will be a waiting list so act quick!

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 24/01/2022

Welcome to 2022!

I hope everyone has had a fantastic holiday period but it's that time of year again and RT Kids will be starting classes next week.

If you are planning to enrol please do so asap so numbers can be managed to make sure we don't exceed capacity limits for the workshop space.

See you all soon!

Follow the link for enrolments.


Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 17/12/2021

That’s a wrap for 2021 and what a great year it’s been at RT Kids.

We’ve had a bunch of fun and made some great art and great friends along the way. The RT clan have experimented with lots of art making techniques and media achieving excellent results with work they should be proud of.

A huge thanks must go to Xanthe Turner for her amazing assistance and advice with our Wednesday class throughout the year and we can look forward to seeing her again in 2022! Thanks Xanthe Turner 😊

RT Kids will be back next year but until then enjoy images from the last week including some of the Superhero paintings the senior students have been working on for the past term.

Have a fantastic holiday break and stay safe.


Hello RT Kids! We made it through 2021 relatively unscathed and had lots of fun along the way.

This week is our last for the year but we’ll be back again in 2022. I’m planning on running the same schedule and will confirm early I the new year when enrolments become available.

Our classes today and tomorrow will be an opportunity to have some snacks, enjoy each other’s company and do some fun activities.

Thanks to all the parents and caters for your support and for encouraging your children to enjoy all the things art has to offer.

Have a safe and happy holiday season and enjoy some time with your families.

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 10/11/2021

Here’s a little of what RTK have been up to over the past few weeks.

From Halloween decorations, Disney, cartoons and Monet inspired landscapes the kids have been super busy!

It’s hard to believe we only have five weeks left before the Christmas holidays….

Watch this space.


Need some 'You' time after the school holidays?

If you are then all of your dreams can come true starting this week!

RT Kids returns for term 4 so be sure to enrol before classes start and get the time slot you're after.

Class times are the same as term three:
8-11yrs Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm and Wednesday 4.45-5.45pm.
5-8yrs Thursday 3.30-4.30pm and 12-18yrs Thursday 4.45-5.45pm.

Follow the link for enrolments and I'll see you all soon.


Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 09/09/2021

Yesterday the 8-11 year RT Kids’ classes enjoyed some time outside making artwork ‘en plein air’ where they created drawings using charcoal.

The results were fantastic (and varied) for the time they had to work and also for what was a first-time experience for most of them.

Today’s weather probably means a rethink for our Thursday classes though….


Hey there RT Kids!

Just a reminder that you all have this week off and classs resume again next week at normal times.

Stay safe and I’ll see you soon. 😊

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 25/08/2021

A few pics from this afternoon’s opening of the ‘Tragedy of Black Bess’ exhibition at the Performing Arts Centre.

I didn’t get photos of everyone but we had a great turnout of RT Kids, parents and members of the community.

RT Kids and parents stayed afterwards to view the 9x5 exhibition and do their own judging!

Make sure you pop in to see the exhibition and enjoy the story of Black Bess and the artwork created by the fabulous RT Kids.

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 12/08/2021

Endless paper preparation for the upcoming exhibition commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the ship ‘Black Bess’.

The opening of the exhibition will be at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 25 August at 3.30pm.

Everyone is invited to come along and I’ll be in touch with everyone from the Wednesday classes to meet together and we’ll combine the classes for the afternoon and look at an activity over at MANPAC.

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 05/08/2021

If you’re wondering why your young creative is coming home from class making origami boats, it’s because RT Kids is helping out Mandurah Museum for an upcoming exhibition at the Performing Arts Centre.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of The Leviathan we are creating a collaborative artwork.

The exhibition opens at 3.30pm on Wednesday 25th August and everyone is welcome to attend. I’ll be in touch with the Wednesday parents soon to look at organising a combined class for the exhibition presentation.

Keep on folding kids!


Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that term 3 classes start this week with a new timetable.

The Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm class is now full so if you haven’t specifically asked for that time slot I won’t have you on the list but there are a few spots left in the new 4.45-5.45pm class.

The Thursday 3.30-4.30 class is exclusively for the 5-8yrs students and the 4.45-5.45pm class is for 12-18yrs.

My sincerest apologies if anyone has missed out on their preferred day/time but we need to adhere to capacity limits and to ensure I can give my full attention to each age group.

See you from tomorrow!


Don't forget to enrol for term 3!

RT Kids starts up again next week with a new timetable, and due to restrictions numbers have been capped at 15 students per class so make sure you enrol for the class you want.

There are only TWO places left in the 8-11yrs Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm class and the 4.45-5.45pm class is proving to be popular with a few spots left so get in quick.

Unfortunately I cannot accept more students that the restrictions permit and the age groups need to stay in place to allow everyone the best experience with RT Kids.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. James



Due to the current lockdown RT Kids will not go ahead this week. This draws term 2 to a close and gives everyone a nice little break before we start up again in term three.

It's been a great term with lots of fun and some great work underway. We're at the tail end of the current project and I'll post a bunch of pics soon.

The Wednesday 8-11yr class has been very popular so to avoid breaking the capacity limits and to streamline the classes I'll be offering two Wednesday classes for this age group. 3.30-4.30pm and 4.45-5-45pm.

This means that the earlier Thursday class will only be for 5-8yrs.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions and follow the link below to enrol.

A huge thank you to the students for making this past term so much fun! I'm looking forward to working with everyone again soon.



Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 09/06/2021

How good are these sculptures currently under construction by the 12-17 group!

The brief is to create a clay sculpture of an animal morphing into a machine or device. Can’t wait to see these painted and finished.

Photos from RT Kids with James Walker's post 12/05/2021

A bunch of busy art makers have been making signs for their bedrooms.

This is the latest project for the 9-11 year classes on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

Some still need finishing touches but we’re almost there and ready to start something new.


RT Kids is back on this week!

Class times are as usual but any students 12 and over will need to wear a mask.

Could parents/carers please ensure you sign in via the barcode or registration sheet when dropping students off.

See you all soon!

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