7ds workshops

Workshop participants go through an active, experience-based work process prepared and directed by the workshop leader. A special element of 7ds workshops is the possibility to interact with different workshops as well as individual participants of the Festival, which results in a dynamic platform for an exchange of experiences and development of ideas. In the end, specific media are chosen by the workshops to express what has been learnt and created, in front of an audience. Thus, every year, the production of all the workshops is presented during a special promotional night within the Festival.

Over the years we have developed a special concept regarding the organisation and execution of the workshops. They require intense work, most often during consecutive seven days of the Festival. The participants are encouraged to attend the evening programmes prepared for them, which offer presentations of established authors, lectures and quality entertainment. In this way, the participants of all the workshops receive a mutual input, which produces the effect of a community of motivated individuals. This community is focused on the process of creation, which mainly results in strong, positive learning experiences and experience exchange, enrichment and empowerment – something which our participants are always glad to testify. Moreover, the workshops result in different products: video material, performance and exhibitions, all open for the public. From this perspective it is clear that the „Seven days of creation“ festival is a true producer of culture.

In the last 10 years we have held over 50 workshops, which have been categorized in the following way:

  1. Theatre and performance – „Točka zarez“ („Semicolon“)
  2. Photography – Old crafts
  3. Psychology and art – Creative changes
  4. Eco printmaking
  5. Ethno music
  6. Video, film and social activism
  7. Literature and journalism
  8. Multimedia and space architecture
  9. New media and sociology
  10. Art colony – free form of art production through visual arts, performance and other ways of artistic expression, where artists are completely free to chose their desired work methodology

As of late, we have introduced the terms „Process workshop“ and „Educational workshop“ to emphasise that some workshops are a continuation of processes started before the beginning of the Festival (process workshops), while educational workshops are focused on working with beginners and introducing them to the use of a particular medium.

The 7ds world of creative freedom inhabited by strange creatures can be found in the heart of the magical Istrian peninsula / Croatia. Here, year after year, young and affirmed authors flock together to share their work and ideas with other like-minded individuals. 

It doesn't matter how big your portfolio is.

Join us from August 12 to 18 as part of the programme or attend on of our 7-day workshops! 

7ds workshops

Seven days of complete artistic freedom result in new works produced at the festival and presented at the final multimedial happening Just made (Upravo stvoreno).

Anyone above 18 can attend workshops, regardless of their artistic education or experience. 

2018 workshops to be published soon. 

Workshops 2017