Eco-Summer at the Ljubljana Festival

Small Art Colony

11. July - 14. July 2016
10.00 - 12.00
Free entrance

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Note: This information pertains to a past event. For the most up-to-date information, please check our calendar.


Concept and content: Maja Stojanov

Workshop coordinator: Katarina Kukovič

The workshops organised by the Little Art Colony at the 64th Ljubljana Festival are mainly aimed at creative schoolchildren. In collaboration with qualified mentors, we want to facilitate the development of artistic talent, encourage children’s creativity and teach them about art theory and artistic techniques. They will be able to experience all this and meet the artists taking part in the XIX International Art Colony. The workshops will take place in the open air, in the pleasant setting of the Križanke complex. The theme chosen this year is the environment, because we want to spread the concept of Ljubljana as European Green Capital 2016. All the products will be made from waste material. By recycling it in the form of art, we will raise awareness of waste management issues. The last day of the Colony will see the traditional opening of the art exhibition and the presentation of the achievements of the individual creative workshops.

Free entrance, reservation required

11. 7.

Menthor: Brane Solce

Together with the children we will learn what waste is and how we separate different types of waste. We will discover that there are alternative uses for lots of waste materials and that we can even make new works of art from something old.

12. 7.


At this creative workshop we will learn about eco-puppets and make a variety of puppets using different materials. We will learn about the importance of making things by hand and how to make a puppet using natural materials that will be much more interesting than those you find in a shop.

 13. 7.


Nature offers us a broad palette of colours and lots of different ways to obtain them. In this workshop we will explore them, experiment with them and, most importantly, paint with them.

14. 7.


The mere mention of music and musical instruments is enough to send us drifting away into the inner world of our imagination. We can make music with instruments and other sound-makers, but also with things we find in nature, and even waste material. Together with the children, we will discover new dimensions of sound and develop a sense of responsibility towards the environment.

15. 7.  at 11.30 am, Devil’s Courtyard

Exhibition of all works

The workshops are suitable for children aged 6 to 14.

Application forms at:

Information:, 01/241 60 00

Important information

General Terms and Conditions