Get creative during Horizon Festival

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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 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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