Scheduled for May 13 (Mothers Day), Arts in the Olives Festival will have a strong sculptural emphasis in 2012. Exciting news of the moment is the promised presence of talented metal sculptor Chris Trotter to create an installation somewhere under the trees and close to the creek.
Winner of the Caldera Art Award – Therese Flynn Clark – will guide students in basket sculpture, a medium ideally suited to the festival environment as materials can be gathered in close proximity.
The creative talents of Luke Zwolsman will inspire students working in stone, Flying Arts tutor, Casselle Mountford will focus the student group on an environmental sculpture and the blacksmiths will again beat beautiful shapes from hot iron with Gilbert Loutit.
Local potters promise expert guidance in fashioning clay into sculptural objects of beauty. They will work with adults and children and the children need pay only for materials.
Children’s workshops will all be free with some requiring a charge for materials. The sculptural theme will continue for children with Claudia Orbas guiding their work with river rocks.
More workshops are planned in disciplines other than sculpture and details will be published at the Arts in the Olives blog as they’re finalised: artsintheolives.wordpress.com
Sunday workshops begin at 9:00 am. Registration for Workshops opens at 8:00amMorning Classes: 9:00am-11:30am
Afternoon Classes: 1:00pm-3:30pm
Fullday Classes: 9:00am-3:30pm
Stalls, food and wine tasting and other festival activities will occur throughout the day
Costs and Payments:Festival entry is $6.00 (Children under six admitted free of charge)
Halfday Workshops – $25.00
Fullday Workshops – $50.00
Additional material charges may apply to some workshops.