Visual Arts Workshops

For a detailed description of all the Artisania Workshops available this year see p86 - p90 of the Programme Book.

Downloads

Visual Arts Timetable PDF

Bookings

Some of our visual arts workshops can’t be booked online – they’re the kind of thing you just need to feel like doing in the moment.
Drop in and chill out with workshops and dress up opportunities including:

Body Art After Dark

Let artisania's talented body art team transform you into a colourful visual artwork to walk the streets of Woodfordia. Watch masters of their craft at work as you wait your turn to be the canvas.
COST: FROM $5 - No Bookings, just drop in.
SUN, MON, TUE 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Crafternoon (with Tiffany Beckwith-Skinner)

Craft away the last day of the festival completing or creating a memento. Tiffany will be on hand to help you work out a new technique or answer your restyling questions. She can provide ideas for weddings, werewolves, kid's craft projects or simple embroidery. You could decorate a fan, or put the finishing touches on a new costume. Perhaps you have something you'd like to mend or up-cycle before you go home. A range of materials provided. Drop in and enjoy the artisania vibe at your own pace.
COST: $10 - Drop-in tickets can be purchased from artisania registration.
THU 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Expressive Masks

Drop in and express a hidden aspect of yourself. Use art and craft materials to decorate, embellish and build on a papier-mache mask. Draw on wild animals, tribal masks or commedia dell'arte as your inspiration. What lies behind your mask?
COST: FROM $10 - Drop-in tickets can be purchased from artisania registration.
SUN, MON, TUE, WED 6:30PM - 8PM

New Years Day Imaginarium

A drop-in art studio providing the space and tools to conjure up the imagination and connect with your creative muse. Use art materials for expressive play or visualise an intention for the coming year in a large collaborative artwork. Take a moment to reflect on your festival experience and find form for feeling in an image to take home with you or give as a gift. 2015 is a blank canvas.
COST: $5 - Drop-in tickets can be purchased from artisania registration.
THU 11AM - 3PM

NYE Body Art Parlour

Let artisania's talented body art team transform you into a colourful visual artwork to walk the streets of Woodfordia. Watch masters of their craft at work as you wait your turn to be the canvas.
COST: FROM $5 - No Bookings, just drop in.
WED 5:00PM – 9:00PM

The Lettering House

Reclaim the art of handwritten letters. Use our writing booths to compose and handwrite your letter. You may wish to purchase a stamp and post your letter in our old-style postbox or you could use our pigeonhole service and have us instruct your Woodford recipient via SMS to visit The Lettering House for collection. You could write an anonymous letter to be delivered at random to a fellow Woodfordian, send a poem via poet-telegram or even write a letter that no one will ever receive. Anything is possible.
COST: FREE - No Bookings, just drop in.
EVERY DAY 9:00AM – 8:00PM

Triangular Patchworkshop (with Briony Barr)

These drop-in sessions draw upon the tradition of 'sewing circles' but instead of stitching quilts or mending clothes you will assemble a growing paper pastiche-collage. Cut from recycled magazines and discarded paper, each triangular abstraction will be added to a collaborative patchwork collage that will grow over the course of the festival.
COST: $5 - Drop-in tickets can be purchased from artisania registration.
SAT 1:30PM - 4:30PM
SUN, MON 9AM - 12NOON