The fifth annual fiber and textile workshop will be held in New Zealand from April 18 to 22, 2016. The conference is designed as a great opportunity for amateur artists to socialise and network. Like-minded people get together and have the opportunity to work with international artists to improve their skills. Overseas tutors from Germany, Australia and the United States will be taking intensive workshops on subjects such as collage, contemporary stitch, jewelry, printing patterns, textures and wax.
The conference will end with an exhibition of the art produced over the course of the week, which is open to the public. The event has six international tutors, each in a different field of fiber arts. More than 80 people from as far as Australia will meet to expand their artistic armory. A total of 81 people enrolled this year up from 60 last year.
The event is huge for the Whanganui arts community and is growing every year. It will be attended by internationally known tutors who are real full-time paid artists as well as women coming from Queenstown to Auckland and even Tasmania. Art teachers from across the country will use the workshops as professional development.