Get creative during Horizon Festival

Don’t just watch and listen this Horizon Festival – join a workshop and get involved in the fun and creativity.

There are lots of workshops on offer throughout the 10-day festival, including design, painting, printing, drumming, poetry, and even cubbies for the kids.

Places are filling fast, and some workshops are already sold out, so visit www.horizonfestival.com.au now to secure your spot. Bookings are essential.

Cuban Carnival Drumming

Saturday 25, Monday 27 and Thursday, August 30

Saturday 10am-3pm, Monday and Thursday 6-8pm

The Old Witta School, Maleny

Cost: $100 (includes entry to Maleny Music Festival for performers)

Master the rhythm and sound of Cuba in this Cuban Carnival Drumming workshop series with Natalie Richy of Upbeat Rhythms. This workshop series will run over three separate sessions and will culminate in performances at the 2018 Maleny Music Festival as the band ‘Carnaval’.


Discover the ancient art of cyanotype printing

Saturday, August 25, 9am – 4pm

Yaroomba Beach Design Centre

Cost: $82.50

Join Swedish artist and experimental digital creative, Jonas Pettersson, and explore ancient print techniques and experimental mediums.


FEMININUS: Flower crown workshop

Sunday, August 26, 10am-12pm

Arts and Ecology Centre, Tanawha

Cost: $54

Whether it’s for the races, festival or a special event, this hands-on workshop with Award-winning milliner and designer Melanie Jeffers will assist you on your way to designing and sewing creations from scratch.


FEMININUS: Headpiece for the spring racing carnival

Sunday, August 26, 1-3pm

Arts and Ecology Centre, Tanawha

Cost: $54. Get ready for the spring racing season with this hands-on workshop, where you will design a headpiece perfect for your next day out at the races.


The Bunker: Spoken Word Poetry Workshop

Sunday, August 26, 11am-2pm

Solbar, Maroochydore

Cost: GA $66, Conc $55, $44 for comp registrants

Featuring former UK Slam champion and current artistic director of the Poetry Society’s SLAMbassadores program, Joelle Taylor, this special event offers participants the opportunity to work one-on-one with this award-winning facilitator to develop their own craft, learn techniques for writing, performance and presentation.


Picture Elements with Sam Cranstoun

Tuesday, August 28, 10am – 4pm

The Artroom, Caloundra Regional Gallery

Cost: $80

Sunshine Coast Art Prize finalist Sam Cranstoun will work with participants to design and execute unique watercolour works, in the style of Cranstoun’s “Picture Elements” body of work.


Watercolour pipe organ workshop

Tuesday 28 – Wednesday, August 29, 9am – 4pm

Yaroomba Beach Design Centre

Cost: $165

Swedish artist and experimental digital creative, Jonas Pettersson will share his experience with programming techniques such as SignalR, node.js and other programming methods that make components talk remotely. During this two-day workshop participants will put all the components together, tune the pipes and oversee that everything is working.


Experimenting and exploring colour with Margaret Turner

Thursday, August 30, 10am – 4pm

The Artroom, Caloundra Regional Gallery

Cost: $80

Participants will start by taking photos using a mobile phone to gather information of colour and composition in the environment. Sunshine Coast Art Prize finalist Margaret Turner will then guide participants to use these images as inspiration for their sketching, learning to simplify the pattern and composition of the images, and experiment with various colour palettes.


Here’s some for the kids!


Secret Spaces, Hiding Places

Monday, August 27, 9.30-11.30am

Buderim Forest Park

Cost: $15 family admission (up to three children)

Come and help Wildlings Forest School create secret spaces and hiding places for children and native animals. Bring along your favourite stuffed toy animals and work together to build bamboo habitats, teepees and cubby houses for themselves and their furry friends.


Kids Art Attack – Pineapple Patch Public Art Installation

Saturday, September 1, 10am – 2pm

Caloundra Regional Gallery, Felicity Park

Cost: Free

Participants will use pineapples made from templates created by Brisbane-based artist Pamela See and then decorate them, all coming together to form the Pineapple Patch Public Installation.

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