ArtaZen

In this art-as-mindfulness workshop, artist/cartoonist Sean Leahy will introduce you to urban sketching/travel journaling - and while you relax and tune you into your inner creativity, you’ll enjoy the harmonic Japanese singing bowls by Sacred Sound with Wendy Suzanne.
Sat, Dec 29
8:00AM–11:00AM
Atelier
$42
Tue, Jan 01
8:00AM–11:00AM
Atelier
$42

Bilum Weaving

Ranu James | ArtsCrafts
This workshop will involve learning the hand weaving technique that creates a strong and beautiful string bag. The bilum is unique to Papua New Guinea and is commonly used by PNG women to carry babies, take vegetables to market, and used as handbags, hats and fashion statements with Ranu James.
Fri, Dec 28
9:00AM–12:00PM
The Harvest
$38
Sat, Dec 29
2:00PM–5:00PM
The Harvest
$38
Sun, Dec 30
9:00AM–12:00PM
The Harvest
$38
Mon, Dec 31
2:00PM–5:00PM
The Harvest
$38

Crochet Basics

Circle & Stitch | ArtsCrafts
Learn to crochet in a welcoming and supportive space, with Peta and the Circle & Stitch team. This workshop is for people who are new to crochet, as well as those who want to remember or develop their skills.
Thu, Dec 27
9:00AM–11:00AM
In Stitches
$28
Fri, Dec 28
3:00PM–5:00PM
In Stitches
$28
Sat, Dec 29
9:00AM–11:00AM
In Stitches
$28
Sun, Dec 30
12:00PM–2:00PM
In Stitches
$28
Mon, Dec 31
9:00AM–11:00AM
In Stitches
$28

Designing and Printing in Dimensions Three

SLQ The Edge | ArtsCrafts
So you’ve heard the 3D buzz, but haven’t got the design skills? Learn to design a 3D model in a basic, easy-to-use CAD program, then print it out on one of our 3D printers, right here.
Thu, Dec 27
10:00AM–12:30PM
On the Edge
$28
Fri, Dec 28
10:00AM–12:30PM
On the Edge
$28

Fabulous Headpieces

Kirsten Fletcher | ArtsCrafts
Learn the beautiful craft of flower making and millinery with artist Kirsten Fletcher in this fun introductory workshop designed to help you enhance your festival outfit, with a colourful, fun and beautiful headpiece or crown out of reclaimed tent fabric.
Thu, Dec 27
2:00PM–4:00PM
Adorn
$42
Fri, Dec 28
12:00PM–2:00PM
Adorn
$42
Sat, Dec 29
5:00PM–7:00PM
Adorn
$42
Sun, Dec 30
9:00AM–11:00AM
Adorn
$42
Mon, Dec 31
4:30PM–6:30PM
Adorn
$42
Tue, Jan 01
10:00AM–12:00PM
Adorn
$42

Flax Flower Bouquet

Alice Spittle | ArtsCrafts
Put a smile on the face of a friend or just create something special with Alice Spittle. Learn traditional Maori weaving practices and make 3 types of Putiputi (flowers). After you have created your flowers, keep them natural or add some colour before creating your beautiful bouquet.
Fri, Dec 28
9:15AM–12:15PM
The Nest
$38
Sat, Dec 29
2:00PM–5:00PM
The Nest
$38

Handwritten Resolutions

Brett Piva | ArtsCrafts
Join Brett to create your New Year’s resolution in writing. Use hand-painted letterforms and lettering effects to create your resolution wall art.
Tue, Jan 01
1:00PM–4:00PM
Adorn
$0
Drop In

Hydralic Claw

SLQ The Edge | ArtsCrafts
Respect the Claw! Learn basics of hydraulics while making a mechanical claw.
Tue, Jan 01
1:00PM–3:00PM
On the Edge
$28

Know Your Knots

Do you know the difference between a square knot and a granny knot? Whether you’re a sailor, camper, climber or just someone who ties their own shoes, knowing the right knot for the job can save you a heap of headaches! Join Scott Spillias for a hands-on knot-tying workshop.
Thu, Dec 27
12:00PM–2:00PM
In Stitches
$28
Sat, Dec 29
3:00PM–5:00PM
In Stitches
$28
Sun, Dec 30
9:00AM–11:00AM
In Stitches
$28
Mon, Dec 31
3:00PM–5:00PM
In Stitches
$28
Tue, Jan 01
11:00AM–1:00PM
Story Line
$28

Kokodama

The perfect green gift! During this workshop you’ll be shown step-by-step the art of Kokedama, the Japanese ball plant made complete with moss, soil and twine, ready to take home and call your own along with the know-how to recreate more at your leisure.
Fri, Dec 28
9:00AM–11:00AM
In Stitches
$32
Sun, Dec 30
3:00PM–5:00PM
In Stitches
$32
Mon, Dec 31
12:00PM–2:00PM
In Stitches
$32
Tue, Jan 01
3:00PM–5:00PM
Story Line
$32

Lettering to Lyrics

Brett Piva | ArtsCrafts
Practise hand-painting letters on paper before creating an abstract lettering artwork which consists of continuous overlayed words which come from lyrics to chosen music played to the class. Create something truly unique using acrylic paints and chiseled lettering brushes.
Thu, Dec 27
5:00PM–7:00PM
Adorn
$32
Fri, Dec 28
9:00AM–11:00AM
Adorn
$32
Sat, Dec 29
2:00PM–4:00PM
Adorn
$32
Sun, Dec 30
4:30PM–6:30PM
Adorn
$32
Mon, Dec 31
9:00AM–11:00AM
Adorn
$32

Lost it Found it Creative Space

Merrie Tomkins | ArtsCrafts
Lose yourself in an open and relaxing creative space where you can use found objects, ink, stamps and paint to make sculptures and prints with clay, lino and a host of other materials with Merrie Tomkins.
Thu, Dec 27
10:00AM–5:00PM
Story Line
$0
Drop In
Fri, Dec 28
10:00AM–5:00PM
Story Line
$0
Drop In
Sat, Dec 29
10:00AM–5:00PM
Story Line
$0
Drop In
Sun, Dec 30
10:00AM–5:00PM
Story Line
$0
Drop In
Mon, Dec 31
10:00AM–5:00PM
Story Line
$0
Drop In
Tue, Jan 01
11:00AM–5:00PM
Story Line
$0
Drop In

Louche Lines: Gourmet Life Drawing

Bill Platz | ArtsCrafts
Join Dr Bill Platz in an active exploration of taste with louche bodies and luscious delicacies. Explore the idea of what is ‘taste’ in this facilitated life drawing class – replete with gourmet platter, models and wine (18+).
Thu, Dec 27
12:00PM–2:00PM
Atelier
$48
Fri, Dec 28
3:00PM–5:00PM
Atelier
$48
Sat, Dec 29
6:00PM–8:00PM
Atelier
$48
Sun, Dec 30
6:00PM–8:00PM
Atelier
$48
Mon, Dec 31
3:00PM–5:00PM
Atelier
$48
Tue, Jan 01
12:00PM–2:00PM
Atelier
$48

Make Your Own Tote Bag

Screen-print, cut and sew your own Woodfordia 2018 Boomerang Bag. You’ll be guided on how to create a fabric re-usable bag from recycled materials - the most awesome ‘green’ bag you’ve used yet! With Boomerang Bags Eumundi.
Thu, Dec 27
9:00AM–10:30AM
Adorn
$16
Thu, Dec 27
11:30AM–1:00PM
Adorn
$16
Fri, Dec 28
3:00PM–4:30PM
Adorn
$16
Fri, Dec 28
5:00PM–6:30PM
Adorn
$16
Sat, Dec 29
9:00AM–10:30AM
Adorn
$16
Sat, Dec 29
11:30AM–1:00PM
Adorn
$16
Sun, Dec 30
12:00PM–1:30PM
Adorn
$16
Sun, Dec 30
2:00PM–3:30PM
Adorn
$16
Mon, Dec 31
12:00PM–1:30PM
Adorn
$16
Mon, Dec 31
2:00PM–3:30PM
Adorn
$16

Maori style earrings

Alice Spittle | ArtsCrafts
Come and connect to this beautiful land and hear about traditional Maori weaving protocols with Alice Spittle. Learn some basic weaving techniques using harakeke (New Zealand flax) to create 1 or 2 pairs of natural or coloured earrings.
Thu, Dec 27
2:45PM–5:45PM
The Nest
$38
Sun, Dec 30
9:15AM–12:15PM
The Nest
$38

Moulding Custom Iceypoles

SLQ The Edge | ArtsCrafts
What’s better than a frozen iceypole on a hot summer day? Learning to how to snap freeze your own with your own custom made mould. Ice ice, baby.
Sat, Dec 29
3:30PM–6:00PM
On the Edge
$28
Sun, Dec 30
3:30PM–6:00PM
On the Edge
$28

Mycelium Moulding

SLQ The Edge | ArtsCrafts
Mycelium, the unseen threadlike part of fungi, which gives rise to mushrooms, can be used as a sort of a living cement; gluing sawdust, coffee grounds or other plant waste into objects that are lightweight, sturdy and biodegradable. Learn to mix and mould your own mycelium creations: bowls, plates, lampshades, drink coolers and plant pot holders. Bring your own containers for a desired shape, or use our vacuum former to make a mould.
Sat, Dec 29
10:00AM–12:30PM
On the Edge
$28
Sun, Dec 30
10:00AM–12:30PM
On the Edge
$28

Native American Weaving

Plant Based Native | ArtsCrafts
Lia, a Luiseo woman from Southern California, will be teaching weaving techniques learned from her elders. Make a basket to keep and create a smaller version that can be made into jewellery with Lia from Plant Based Native.
Thu, Dec 27
10:20AM–12:20PM
The Harvest
$38
Fri, Dec 28
2:45PM–4:45PM
The Nest
$38
Sat, Dec 29
9:00AM–11:00AM
The Harvest
$38
Sun, Dec 30
2:30PM–4:30PM
The Nest
$38
Mon, Dec 31
9:00AM–11:00AM
The Nest
$38

New Day Yarning Circle

Circle & Stitch | ArtsCrafts
Join us in this drop-in space to sit and crochet (or knit) and take some quiet time out from the festival. Bring your own project to work on, or buy a kit to start something new.
Tue, Jan 01
1:00PM–5:00PM
In Stitches
$0
Drop In

Pixellated!

Wren Brier | ArtsCrafts
Create a pixel art avatar of yourself and take it home with you. Pick a base character to start with and customise it to look like you, or like a friend or a family member! All skill levels welcome. With Wren Brier.
Thu, Dec 27
1:00PM–3:00PM
On the Edge
$15
Fri, Dec 28
6:30PM–8:30PM
On the Edge
$15
Sat, Dec 29
1:00PM–3:00PM
On the Edge
$15
Sun, Dec 30
6:30PM–8:30PM
On the Edge
$15
Mon, Dec 31
1:00PM–3:00PM
On the Edge
$15
Tue, Jan 01
4:00PM–6:00PM
On the Edge
$15

Pressed Metal

Make a bookmark or wrist cuff from aluminium when you learn skills like: how to cut, file and work with metal and press assorted designs into your piece. The same concept can be applied to up-cycling soft drink cans into wearable art jewellery. If time allows, you can also use these skills to create a pair of earrings or pendant with Nature’s Forge.
Thu, Dec 27
9:00AM–11:00AM
Atelier
$38
Fri, Dec 28
9:00AM–11:00AM
Atelier
$38
Fri, Dec 28
12:00PM–2:00PM
Atelier
$38
Sat, Dec 29
12:00PM–2:00PM
Atelier
$38
Sun, Dec 30
9:00AM–11:00AM
Atelier
$38
Sun, Dec 30
12:00PM–2:00PM
Atelier
$38
Mon, Dec 31
9:00AM–11:00AM
Atelier
$38
Mon, Dec 31
12:00PM–2:00PM
Atelier
$38

Radical Embroidery

Join embroider extraordinaire, Jess Lette aka @dontmakejellycross for a contemporary embroidery workshop. Learn this crafty skill and create your own sweet festival piece to take home.
Thu, Dec 27
3:00PM–5:00PM
In Stitches
$32
Fri, Dec 28
12:00PM–2:00PM
In Stitches
$32
Sat, Dec 29
12:00PM–2:00PM
In Stitches
$32

Recycled Sandal Making

Alice Nightingale | ArtsCrafts
Design and make your own pair of sandals using reclaimed and recycled materials in a no-sew workshop that will get your creativity flowing and shine a light on new uses for old items, with Alice Nightingale.
Thu, Dec 27
8:30AM–10:30AM
Burrow
$42
Fri, Dec 28
2:30PM–4:30PM
Burrow
$42
Sat, Dec 29
2:30PM–4:30PM
Burrow
$42
Sun, Dec 30
8:30AM–10:30AM
Burrow
$42
Mon, Dec 31
5:30PM–7:30PM
Burrow
$42
Tue, Jan 01
11:30AM–1:30PM
Burrow
$42

Silver Pendant

Learn about texture, creating pattern on a silver disc and some basic techniques of silversmithing with RABKA Gold and Silversmiths.
Thu, Dec 27
4:00PM–5:00PM
Nook
$58
Fri, Dec 28
9:00AM–10:00AM
Nook
$58
Fri, Dec 28
11:00AM–12:00PM
Nook
$58
Sat, Dec 29
4:00PM–5:00PM
Nook
$58
Sun, Dec 30
9:00AM–10:00AM
Nook
$58
Sun, Dec 30
11:00AM–12:00PM
Nook
$58
Mon, Dec 31
4:00PM–5:00PM
Nook
$58
Tue, Jan 01
9:00AM–10:00AM
Nook
$58
Tue, Jan 01
11:00AM–12:00PM
Nook
$58

Silver Textured Earrings

Choice of 3 different shaped earrings and add a texture whilst learning basic techniques in silver smithing in this one hour workshop.
Thu, Dec 27
9:00AM–10:00AM
Nook
$58
Thu, Dec 27
11:00AM–12:00PM
Nook
$58
Fri, Dec 28
4:00PM–5:00PM
Nook
$58
Sat, Dec 29
9:00AM–10:00AM
Nook
$58
Sat, Dec 29
11:00AM–12:00PM
Nook
$58
Sun, Dec 30
4:00PM–5:00PM
Nook
$58
Mon, Dec 31
9:00AM–10:00AM
Nook
$58
Mon, Dec 31
11:00AM–12:00PM
Nook
$58
Tue, Jan 01
4:00PM–5:00PM
Nook
$58

Silver Textured Ring

Create your own silver ring and decorate with a choice of two textures whilst gaining silver smith skills.
Thu, Dec 27
1:00PM–3:00PM
Nook
$68
Fri, Dec 28
1:00PM–3:00PM
Nook
$68
Fri, Dec 28
6:00PM–8:00PM
Nook
$68
Sat, Dec 29
1:00PM–3:00PM
Nook
$68
Sat, Dec 29
6:00PM–8:00PM
Nook
$68
Sun, Dec 30
1:00PM–3:00PM
Nook
$68
Sun, Dec 30
6:00PM–8:00PM
Nook
$68
Mon, Dec 31
1:00PM–3:00PM
Nook
$68
Mon, Dec 31
6:00PM–8:00PM
Nook
$68
Tue, Jan 01
1:00PM–3:00PM
Nook
$68

Star Plait

Maryann Talia Pau | ArtsCrafts
Share artistic ideas and cultural values and protocols with the Brisbane based Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle as you learn the star plait weave found throughout the pacific with Maryann Talia Pua.
Fri, Dec 28
9:00AM–12:00PM
The Harvest
$38
Sat, Dec 29
2:00PM–5:00PM
The Harvest
$38
Sun, Dec 30
9:00AM–12:00PM
The Harvest
$38
Mon, Dec 31
2:00PM–5:00PM
The Harvest
$38

Steam Punk LED

SLQ The Edge | ArtsCrafts
The law of the conservation of energy suggests you probably can’t make energy out of nothing. But what if you were sneaky and you thieved it? With a Joule Thief maybe you can. It’s a gadget that powers a light with the flick of your fingers. In this workshop you gain some electronic skill, learning how make a Joule Thief and what makes it tick. Notice: This workshop is subject to the Laws of Thermodynamics.
Thu, Dec 27
3:30PM–6:00PM
On the Edge
$28
Mon, Dec 31
3:30PM–6:00PM
On the Edge
$28

The Feast: First Foods

First Food | Studios
The team from First Food Co. have created a unique bush food experience. Kooma, Yuwaalaraay woman Dale Chapman is one of Australia’s leading experts in native bush foods. Join her for this one night only experience as she infuses bush food into modern cuisine to create a three course bush food culinary experience.
Sun, Dec 30
8:00PM–10:00PM
Talking Circle
$55

Thermo-Reactive Fabric Prints

SLQ The Edge | ArtsCrafts
Have you ever played with Thermo dynamic Ink? Sounds cool hey. Come and design and block print a flag or bring along a t-shirt and DIY your own festival merch.
Fri, Dec 28
3:30PM–6:00PM
On the Edge
$28

Tiny Gardens

Merit Femino | ArtsCrafts
Dive into the world of container gardens with Woodfordian landscaper, Merit Femino, to learn how to build a living arrangement, set to the stories of helping build the festival site. Planting, pruning, and storytelling with Merit Femino.
Fri, Dec 28
11:30AM–1:30PM
Burrow
$32
Sat, Dec 29
8:30AM–10:30AM
Burrow
$32
Sun, Dec 30
2:30PM–4:30PM
Burrow
$32
Mon, Dec 31
11:30AM–1:30PM
Burrow
$32

Up-cycling Plastic in the Community

SLQ The Edge | ArtsCrafts
What if you could up-cycle used plastic into something to use in your community? Precious Plastic is a DIY scale thermoplastics recycling and reuse project started by Dave Hakkens in the Netherland. It’s a number of free and open source machines designed for people build and start recycling in their own community. The Edge is working community members in Southeast Queensland to build and experiment with the machines. Come and have a play and hear about this great project from The Edge’s Catalyst Dr Peter Musk.
Mon, Dec 31
10:00AM–12:30PM
On the Edge
$28
Tue, Jan 01
10:00AM–12:30PM
On the Edge
$28

Vibrant Print Design

Millie Shorter | ArtsCrafts
Learn techniques in creating unique artworks and how to turn them into vibrant repeating patterns that can be used for textiles and other surface designs with textile designer Millie Shorter.
Thu, Dec 27
3:00PM–5:00PM
Burrow
$38
Fri, Dec 28
8:30AM–10:30AM
Burrow
$38
Sat, Dec 29
5:30PM–7:30PM
Burrow
$38
Sun, Dec 30
11:30AM–1:30PM
Burrow
$38
Mon, Dec 31
8:30AM–10:30AM
Burrow
$38

Weaving and Dance Workshop

Nurlu Dance Workshops combine contemporary Indigenous dance from Yawuru country (Broome WA) with visual arts and Pilates - in this special session, participants will make either a head band to wear whilst dancing, or learn basket/mat weaving (with an option of two different styles) before the class.
Tue, Jan 01
4:00PM–5:00PM
Talking Circle
$20

Weaving with Urapunga Elders

Rhonda and Margaret Duncan share the ancient and traditional art of fibre weaving. Hear stories about the process of stripping and drying pandanus, searching for colour and dyeing pandanus while learning to weave in the Urapunga style.
Fri, Dec 28
2:00PM–5:00PM
The Harvest
$38
Sun, Dec 30
2:00PM–5:00PM
The Harvest
$38
Mon, Dec 31
9:00AM–12:00PM
The Harvest
$38

Wheel Thrown Pottery

Get your Patrick or Demi on! Dirty those hands and make a pot! This is your opportunity to experience the potter’s wheel. Discover new skills or revisit a nostalgic school encounter: the magic of forming soft clay. Contribute your piece to a giant Woodfordia sculpture with the Potters of Woodfordia.
Thu, Dec 27
9:00AM–11:00AM
Earth and Stone
$48
Thu, Dec 27
12:00PM–2:00PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Thu, Dec 27
3:00PM–5:00PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Fri, Dec 28
9:00AM–11:00AM
Earth and Stone
$48
Fri, Dec 28
12:00PM–2:00PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Fri, Dec 28
2:30PM–4:30PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Fri, Dec 28
5:00PM–7:00PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Sat, Dec 29
9:00AM–11:00AM
Earth and Stone
$48
Sat, Dec 29
12:00PM–2:00PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Sat, Dec 29
2:30PM–4:30PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Sat, Dec 29
5:00PM–7:00PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Sun, Dec 30
9:00AM–11:00AM
Earth and Stone
$48
Sun, Dec 30
12:00PM–2:00PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Sun, Dec 30
2:30PM–4:30PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Sun, Dec 30
5:00PM–7:00PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Mon, Dec 31
9:00AM–11:00AM
Earth and Stone
$48
Mon, Dec 31
12:00PM–2:00PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Mon, Dec 31
2:30PM–4:30PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Mon, Dec 31
5:00PM–7:00PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Tue, Jan 01
9:00AM–11:00AM
Earth and Stone
$48
Tue, Jan 01
12:00PM–2:00PM
Earth and Stone
$48
Tue, Jan 01
3:00PM–5:00PM
Earth and Stone
$48

Wildlife in Line and Wash

Sandra Temple | ArtsCrafts
Using basic shapes (circles, triangles, squares...) you can draw amazingly realistic wildlife in no time at all. With a bit of watercolour and your imagination, paint a rainbow zebra or purple kangaroo. Let Sandra Temple show you how.
Thu, Dec 27
11:30AM–1:30PM
Burrow
$32
Fri, Dec 28
5:30PM–7:30PM
Burrow
$32
Sat, Dec 29
11:30AM–1:30PM
Burrow
$32
Sun, Dec 30
5:30PM–7:30PM
Burrow
$32
Mon, Dec 31
2:30PM–4:30PM
Burrow
$32
Tue, Jan 01
2:30PM–4:30PM
Burrow
$32

Wine and Watercolour

Artfolk | ArtsCrafts
Book in some creative time to look at nature’s finer details. Learn drawing skills and watercolour application to interpret beautiful botanical specimens. You will draw from both live plants and sourced photos, creating a unique artwork whilst enjoying creative atmosphere, delicious wine and good company with Artfolk (18+).
Thu, Dec 27
3:00PM–5:30PM
Atelier
$48
Fri, Dec 28
6:30PM–9:00PM
Atelier
$48
Sat, Dec 29
3:00PM–5:30PM
Atelier
$48
Sun, Dec 30
3:00PM–5:30PM
Atelier
$48
Mon, Dec 31
6:30PM–9:00PM
Atelier
$48
Tue, Jan 01
3:00PM–5:30PM
Atelier
$48

Wish Upon a Jellyfish

Aly de Groot | ArtsCrafts
Did you know that the collective word for jellyfish is a smack? Jellyfish are plaguing oceans worldwide. Creatively come together with other curious crafters to tackle this ecological imbalance using basket-making processes along with fishing-line and other recycled materials. Learn several basket-making techniques, including string making and basket-twining, to weave your own jellyfish with Aly De Groot.
Thu, Dec 27
10:20AM–12:20PM
The Nest
$38
Sat, Dec 29
10:00AM–12:00PM
The Nest
$38
Mon, Dec 31
2:00PM–4:00PM
The Nest
$38

Woodfordia Community Zine

Jeremy Staples | ArtsCrafts
Join your voice with those of the Woodfordia community in our first Woodford Folk Festival Zine, made for you - by you! Share ideas and make art using all manner of media with Jeremy Staples.
Thu, Dec 27
10:00AM–5:00PM
Story Line
$0
Drop In
Fri, Dec 28
10:00AM–5:00PM
Story Line
$0
Drop In
Sat, Dec 29
10:00AM–5:00PM
Story Line
$0
Drop In
Sun, Dec 30
10:00AM–5:00PM
Story Line
$0
Drop In
Mon, Dec 31
10:00AM–5:00PM
Story Line
$0
Drop In