17 June 2019
083 452 3363 email@example.com
The 6th annual Art & Craft Ramble being held in June 2019, is going to bigger and better than any seen so far. Growing in leaps and bounds, the organisers have 3 halls booked for exhibitors and approximately 30 courses currently being scheduled. We are thrilled to have the Wakkerstroom VLU ladies on board this year too. The course timetable with costs will be published at the end of April, and includes categories of needlework (weaving, felting, knitting & crocheting), demo’s and courses for artists and budding artists (drawing portraits, drawing from still life, landscape design, watercolour and ink & bleach demo’s, drawing cartoon strip and a historical building in situ), food related courses (cake decorating and bread making), and craft courses from pottery to mosaic, scrapbooking, wirework, leatherwork, stencilling and chalk paint and rock balancing. For those who believe that they are not creative, and those who are – there is a mystery craft tea on Monday morning, where you will have tremendous fun learning a simple but satisfying crafting technique. This year’s mystery craft goes back many, many centuries, in line with our ‘Back in time’ theme to celebrate Wakkerstroom’s 160th anniversary this year.
Courses, many which have been themed along the line of old fashioned crafts or using traditional methods, will be held from Friday 14th until and including Monday 17th (the public holiday). Exhibitors, suppliers and teachers already booked hail from as far afield as Hoedspruit, Durban, Johannesburg and Frankfort. We would however like to encourage all suppliers and local artists from the Mpumalanga/Northern KZN region, and those particularly who live in the Wakkerstroom region, and are willing to open your home/studio to the public to come on board, and showcase and sell your work. The early bird costs are currently R180 until 15th May for a stand/ to exhibit for 2 days. Unfortunately bookings are already closed for exhibitors wanting to run courses.
The events arranged as part of the Art Ramble include Friday’s opening with Guest artist – Chrisel van der Merwe and her themed exhibition of “Layered Landscapes”, and our 20m fire pit, food and drink stalls including warming gluwein, yummy street food, and marshmallows on sticks for the kids! Wrap up warm and enjoy the evening with us. On Sunday we have a performance by our local Uthaka gospel choir, and Lotto funded children’s marimba band – who came 2nd overall in 2019 International Steel drum and marimba festival, as well as the prize giving for the Art & Craft ramble children’s competition and the BirdClub’s photographic competition. On Sunday evening the movie “Loving Vincent” which took 6 years to complete, will be shown. This very special frame-by-frame film, was made using 65 000 oil paintings and 125 painters from 20 countries. This is a charity event in aid of the snowdrop foundation, under which our newly created Craft Development Program sits.
If you know anyone interested in arts and crafts, or someone looking for an undiscovered artists, then this event is an absolute must for the calendar. Please contact the organisers on 083 452 3363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.