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leadership WA visits Rise

Leadership WA visits Rise

Rise’s Arts Hub was delighted to welcome participants from Leadership WA’s Rising Leadership program.

Our visitors included rising and established leaders from government, not for profit and private sectors.

Giving back to the community

Run by Leadership WA, this six-month program has a high expectation that graduates will give back to the community.

So it was very fitting that participants spent a day meeting our members, hearing from our staff and learning about our community.

Our visitors saw first-hand that age and disability are no barriers to creative genius!

And we had SUCH a great time showing off the Arts Hub and our members’ creativity.

Fabulous feedback for Rise

We know all the participants had a good day because they told us! Here is some of their fantastic feedback.

Rise is clearly an organisation with a passion for people

Rise has such a wonderful feeling, and there is a lot of talent in those rooms

The staff were amazing and really embody the values of the organisation

I was really impressed with Rise

I thought their vision and passion for their clients, and also their staff, really stood out

How fantastic – the right people in the right job for the benefit of others

Thank you for opening your facilities so we could experience what an amazing role you play in our community and what you do for people

Our CEO Justine Colyer said

What a great reflection on everyone at the Arts Hub! It was so important that people left with a different perception of what Rise does but, most importantly, the value and talents of all people in the community.

Well done to everyone involved!

Rise Creative Arts

Rise offers many creative programs for people of all abilities based at our Arts Hub in Warwick, including painting, woodwork, knitting, pottery and craft. Read more about the full range of Rise services here.

la salle work experience

La Salle students complete work experience at Rise

Rise recently welcomed several boarding students from local school La Salle to complete work experience.

Five students joined us for a week recently. They were all from remote Aboriginal communities.

La Salle students complete work experience

Paula McKay from the school said the young people had a great week!

For the first few days they were based at Rise Creatives in Warwick.

This arts hub is for people of different ages and abilities to take part in a range of activities. Paula said:

All the students are year 10, they are required to complete a block of work experience each term as a part of their General Certificate of Education.

Noah, Chenielle and Antonio are from Balgo and Slade is from Kununurra. I was very impressed with their maturity and the respect they gave, in particular to the clients at Warwick.

They learnt many things, wood burning, crocheting and knitting.

For the second part of their work experience, the students travelled to Centenary House in Koongamia.

This hub is home to our Moorditj Mia group for Aboriginal people. The work experience fell during Reconciliation Week, when our coordinator arranged for the West Coast Eagles to attend.

Paula said this was the highlight of the week!

The young people met and had photos with two players – Willy Rioli and Lewis Jetta.

We are so pleased the students enjoyed their week and we look forward to continuing this partnership with the school!

Rise cultural experience

Rise recently employed an Aboriginal Employment Consultant. Charmaine Bartlett is working to increase Aboriginal numbers in our workforce, and make our service attractive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

We are proud to celebrate all cultures and be inclusive for all. You can read more about our plans here.

John cariety at Creative Arts by Rise

John loves the variety at Creative Arts by Rise

John loves coming to Creative Arts by Rise!

Our social centre is based in Warwick and provides a variety of artistic opportunities for people to enjoy.

Variety at Creative Arts by RIse

At Creative Arts by Rise people can paint, draw and sew. They can also enjoy the pottery and woodwork rooms where they can make a huge range of items!

For Rise, it is important that people have choice about what they would like to work on. And the sense of pride our artists have at completing a project is beautiful to see!

The art room

John spends most of his time in the art room. He has overcome many challenges to become a painter, working mainly on acrylics on canvas.

John produces magnificent landscapes, exhibiting and selling his work around Perth.

I have really enjoyed attending Creative Arts by Rise as there is so much to do!

John was recently featured in our Celebrating People Book 2016-2017. This coffee table book contains stories from our staff, volunteers and clients across the whole organisation. You can get a copy at our head office – 12 Leslie Road Middle Swan.

Creative Arts by Rise

The book is also available at Creative Arts by Rise. We are located at 12 Dorchester Ave, Warwick or can be contacted on 9448 8804. We cater for people of all abilities and also have lots of artwork for sale!

liam Curtin student

Curtin student surprised by breadth of Rise services

A Curtin student on placement at Rise has been pleasantly surprised by the breadth of services offered.

Curtin student placement at Rise

Liam Heneghan is a third year social work student. He has been completing his placement at Creative Arts by Rise in Warwick. This is the first time we’ve had a tertiary student for a long time! Liam said he was enjoying his first few weeks settling in.

Social work draws on a number of different disciplines. The course focuses on how people understand each other and the interactions between people, their communities and society.

I’ve been getting to know the clients and their stories. Each person is different, with different goals and challenges. I’m trying to understand where they are at, and what they want to gain.

Surprised by Rise

Liam has future plans to run his own non-for-profit organisation! He said the experience at Rise had been really interesting and challenged his perceptions.

I’m surprised by the work being done here. It is a lot more free-formed than I thought it would be.

But I’ve found that to be really good, because it gives the clients the opportunity to focus on things that they like.

And that means they can really gain confidence. There’s more than what’s just on the surface with the programs.

Rise is fortunate to have Liam on board for the next few months!

Rise Creative Arts

Creative Arts by Rise, formerly Creative And Therapy Activities, is based in Warwick. Numerous activities are held here. These include:

  • Painting
  • Woodwork
  • Knitting
  • Pottery
  • Excursions

Creative Arts by Rise can be contacted on 9448 8804.

Family Fun Day Creative Arts by Rise

Putting the FUN in Family Fun Day

Creative Arts by Rise welcomed hundreds of visitors during their Family Fun Day.

The Family Fun Day was held on Saturday 12th August at Creative Arts by Rise in Warwick.

Family Fun Day

People were able to see a range of artworks including paintings, pottery and woodwork on display.

There were wood burning and pottery wheel demonstrations. A number of craft activities included painting wood houses and spoons

Children also enjoyed meeting reptiles thanks to Amy Wild Reptile Adventures and having their faces painted by Rosie O Entertainers.

Program Manager Skye Stevens said the event was a great success.

We had over 150 people come with their families to join in the activities and support Creative Arts. The day was enjoyed by families, clients and staff and we look forward to doing it again next year.

Homelessness Week

The event was possible thanks to a grant from Shelter WA. Lots of information about homelessness was displayed around the building. Some money was also raised for Shelter WA with a donation box and the sale of calendars.

Many of our people are at greater risk of becoming homeless. Some of the reasons are housing affordability, mental health and disability. Rise is proud to be an advocate and raise awareness of the issue.

Creative Arts by Rise

Creative Arts by Rise, formerly Creative And Therapy Activities, is based in Warwick. Numerous activities are held here. These include:

  • Painting
  • Woodwork
  • Knitting
  • Pottery
  • Excursions

Creative Arts by Rise was formally Creative And Therapy Activities (CATA). CATA merged with Rise in 2016. You can read more about the merger here.

Family Fun Day creative Arts by Rise Warwick

Rise hosts Family Fun Day in Warwick

Rise is gearing up for a whole day of festivities at our free Family Fun Day at Creative Arts by Rise.

The event takes place on Saturday 12th August in Warwick, from 10am to 2pm.

Creative Arts by Rise

Rise Program Manager Skye Stevens said the event was a great opportunity to show the public what Creative Arts by Rise is all about. The event is also supporting a good cause and bringing awareness to Shelter WA during Homelessness Week.

Creative Arts by Rise provides a safe and supportive environment for people to get creative. We run painting, craft, woodwork and pottery activities at our centre.

During the Family Fun Day we will be celebrating our people and showcasing the work of our talented members. We will also be raising a little money through the proceeds from selling our new calendar.

Family Fun Day

Activities at the free family event include:

  • Gold coin donation sausage sizzle
  • Craft activities for the family
  • Face painters & entertainment
  • Pottery Wheel and Wood Burning demonstrations

The Family Fun Day is made possible through funding from Shelter WA.

The event runs at 12 Dorchester Avenue, Warwick.

We look forward to seeing you there! View the poster here.

admin volunteer

Admin volunteer keeps wheels in motion at Creative Arts by Rise

Gail Finlen is a woman who loves numbers and is very organised.

These skills have come in handy for her volunteering at Creative Arts by Rise in Warwick.

For the past three years she has undertaken a number of different roles and helps keep the wheels in motion at Creative Arts by Rise.

Admin volunteer

Gail duties include reception, client enquiries, lunch orders, entering information into the database and collecting money. The former financial counsellor Gail said

I enjoy the interaction with the clients. It’s not dull and boring ever and there is great staff.

It saves me from going mad at home.

Gail travels from Clarkson three times a week. While it might be a long drive, she loves Rise.

She has plans to continue volunteering for as long as she can. Thanks Gail!

Creative Arts by Rise

Creative Arts by Rise, formerly Creative And Therapy Activities, is based in Warwick. Numerous activities are held here. These include:

  • Painting
  • Woodwork
  • Knitting
  • Pottery
  • Excursions

Creative Arts by Rise was formally Creative And Therapy Activities (CATA). CATA merged with Rise in 2016. You can read more about the merger here.

owen temple

Volunteering leads to new career

A need to give back to others has led to a new career for an employee at Creative Arts by Rise.

Owen Temple (63) suffered an accident as a truck driver more than a decade ago.

With limited things to do while he was recovering, he thought it might be a good time to help others.

I thought I’ve got to give something back. My next door neighbor works in the kitchen here so we started together.

Owen began volunteering at Creative Arts by Rise 11 years ago. That led to part-time work in 2009, before he began full-time in 2012.

Woodwork room

Owen’s main role is in the woodwork room. He helps clients design and complete projects. However, that is not all he does.

I’m the longest serving employee here and I’m a jack of all trades. I’m the fire warden, safety representative, first aider, maintenance and driver trainer.
I love the comradery with the clients. Many of them have been here for the same length of time as me and you build a good rapport. I get enjoyment from seeing clients complete a project.

Despite the long journey from Cockburn each day, Owen has no plans to retire anytime soon.

Hopefully I’ll be here for at least another five years at least.

Creative Arts by Rise

Creative Arts by Rise, formerly Creative And Therapy Activities, is based in Warwick. Numerous activities are held here. These include:

  • Painting
  • Woodwork
  • Knitting
  • Pottery
  • Excursions

Creative Arts by Rise was formally Creative And Therapy Activities (CATA). CATA merged with Rise in 2016. You can read more about the merger here.

creative arts volunteers

Students volunteer in creative arts

Students from St Stephen’s school in Duncraig volunteered at Creative Arts by Rise recently.

Year 8 and 9 students attended the Warwick centre during National Volunteer Week.

Creative Arts by Rise is a day centre where guests can enjoy a range of craft activities such as woodwork, painting, sewing and drawing.

creative arts volunteers

Students volunteer

The students helped in the pottery and painting rooms, as well as potting cacti for Rise guests in hanging baskets.

Homeroom teacher Nicola Kirby said the school was completing service learning. This involves volunteering with different organisations, such as Rise.

Each term they do something different to help others. The students here expressed an interest because they like the arts.

It is a good opportunity for them to think about other people rather than themselves.

The students were made welcome by the staff and guests. It is the second time this year students from the school have volunteered.

Creative Arts by Rise

Creative Arts by Rise was formally Creative And Therapy Activities (CATA). CATA merged with Rise in 2016. You can read more about the merger here.

Philip Bascombe Creative arts by rise

Philip loves creating colourful artwork

Philip Bascombe loves creating beautiful artworks. Each week he visits Creative Arts by Rise and makes fun, colourful pieces.

Philip has been a guest at Rise for several months now. He visits each Thursday and has been working in the painting room.

Unique style

Each artwork Philip produces is vibrant and quirky. He uses a variety of mediums to create different scenes. Rise employee Lynne Palmer has been working with Philip in the art room.

Philip is very engaged here and just gets on with the activities. He has a lot of friends here. He normally uses coloured pencils and some watercolours. Recently he tried some paints for the first time.

Music, travelling and cars

Philip is a well travelled man who draws art inspiration from past holidays and his interests.

I like painting and I do drawings at home of houses, buildings and cars. I love American cars.

The knowledge Philip has of cars is amazing. He lists Trans Ams, Pontiacs and Corvettes amongst his favourites. Peter Brock, Dick Johnson and Alan Moffat are some of the drivers he will happily chat about.

Each Thursday in the art room guests can submit a song request for ‘Throwback Thursdays’. Lynne said Philip absolutely loves music.

Creative Arts by Rise

Creative Arts by Rise, formerly Creative And Therapy Activities, is based in Warwick. Numerous activities are held here. These include:

  • Painting
  • Woodwork
  • Knitting
  • Pottery
  • Excursions

Creative Arts by Rise was formally Creative And Therapy Activities (CATA). CATA merged with Rise in 2016. You can read more about the merger here.