Workshops

We are hosting various interesting and fun workshops at the festival. Here is a selection.

AnaMaria Cozneac: Expressions of Kitties

Hello, my name is AnaMaria Cozneac, and I am a graduate of the Faculty of Arts and Design in Timișoara, where I completed my Master’s in Fashion Design – Textile Design. I also completed a pedagogy module with the aim of becoming a teacher of decorative arts in the future.

I am excited to invite you to my workshop titled “Expressions of Kitties” at an upcoming event that brings together individuals from various art spectrums. This workshop focuses on creating toys and decorative items shaped like kittens from recycled materials, tapping into our inner childhood which defines the essence of humanity. These handcrafted items vary in colors, materials, and sizes, made from recycled clothes and fabric scraps to promote reusability. The expressions of the kittens are crafted through embroidery and textile markers.

This creative endeavor aims to rejuvenate childhood joys through a personal and inventive approach with textiles. I look forward to working together and crafting unique, personalized kitten toys and decorative objects. Join me for a fun and inspiring session!

Ariana Toader: Blending acrylic colors with LEGO bricks

Unleash your creativity at our unique workshop blending acrylic colors with LEGO bricks! Join us for a fun-filled experience suitable for both adults and kids. Explore the vibrant world of printmaking as you combine these two versatile mediums to create stunning artwork. Let your imagination run wild as you experiment with colors, textures, and shapes to craft your own masterpiece. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting out, this workshop promises endless fun and inspiration for everyone.

Cristina Nicuț: Massage Workshop

Join us for a free Massage Workshop led by Cristina Nicuț, an experienced massage therapist specializing in therapeutic massage. During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to uncover the secrets of relaxation and inner balance under the guidance of a dedicated and passionate professional.

You will learn various therapeutic and relaxation massage techniques, as well as methods to prevent muscle tension and stress, all in an interactive and friendly environment. Cristina Nicuț will share her knowledge and experience, providing practical advice and guidance to help you become familiar with the art of massage.

Don’t miss the chance to participate in this free Massage Workshop with Cristina Nicuț and experience the therapeutic benefits of this ancient practice. We warmly invite you to join us and enjoy a moment of relaxation and learning in a welcoming and friendly setting!

Dorina Buian: Succulents in a Jar

The “Succulents in a Jar” workshop offers a creative and hands-on gardening experience. Scheduled for a relaxing Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, this event is designed to bring the community together through fun and learning.

The workshop accommodates up to eight participants at a time, welcoming those as young as 10 years old, with younger children allowed if accompanied by an adult.

During the 30-minute to one-hour session, attendees learn to care for and creatively arrange succulents in jars, taking home their miniature gardens as a memento. While the workshop is free, donations are accepted to cover material costs, supporting the continuation of these community events.

This chapter highlights the spirit of community and creativity, illustrating how such activities connect people to nature and each other in meaningful ways.

Magic on Stage: Madalina’s Theater Workshop

In the vibrant heart of Timisoara, amid the bustling excitement of a local festival, Madalina Gligor holds the reins of creativity. A co-founder of the “Cuib cu Teatru” project and a fervent advocate for personal development through theater, Madalina brings her passion and expertise to children eager to explore the theatrical arts. With a background enriched by her studies in Acting at the University of West Timisoara—where she is not only a graduate but also a current master’s candidate—she crafts workshops that promise more than mere acting skills.

Madalina’s theater workshops, designed for children starting at the age of five, are a blend of individual and group activities. They are constructed to be an immersive introduction to the arts and a fun-filled escape for both children and their parents. Her approach is deeply rooted in the belief that theater is a powerful tool for building character and values, not just for producing actors. She emphasizes that her goal is to nurture ‘people of value’ through artistic expression.

During the festival, Madalina celebrates eight years of her theatrical journey, which began when she was just fifteen. Known for her boundless energy and a sprinkle of ‘fairy dust,’ she captivates the young audience by incorporating socially relevant themes into simple, engaging play. The workshops serve as a platform for children to not only experience but also to express themselves through art, under the gentle guidance of a devoted mentor who sees her participants as kindred spirits. This chapter at the festival is yet another chapter in her ongoing mission to enrich lives through the magic of theater. 

Maria and Daria: Embroidery

Who says that being a medical student leaves you no time for anything else? We are Maria and Daria, two medical students who have discovered a passion for embroidery and want to share this passion with all those curious and eager to learn at our workshop at the Holzstock festival. Here, you will have the chance to create unique embroideries to personalize your wardrobe. We look forward to seeing you!

Embroidery isn’t just a hobby for us; it’s a form of relaxation and creativity that complements our rigorous academic lives. At the workshop, you’ll learn not only the basic stitches but also advanced techniques that can transform any piece of clothing into a work of art. This is a wonderful opportunity to dive into the world of textile art, meet new people, and enjoy the festival’s vibrant atmosphere. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm, and leave with a piece of clothing uniquely decorated by you. Join us for a creative break from the norm and add a personal touch to your style.

 

Mita and Marius: Welding

Learn the basics of how to weld metal at the Holzstock Festival. Welding is a technique used to join metals together. It’s a process that embodies creativity, transforming ideas into tangible metal objects.

Our workshop will be open on Saturday, during daylight hours. We will teach basic welding skills, including the use of machinery, and cover a bit of theory on how everything works together—such as current, feed rate, and gas. By the end of the session, you will have crafted a piece of metal with your own hands into something useful, beautiful, or both.

 

Paul’s Recycled Woodcraft Workshop

Join Paul, a dedicated woodcraft artisan with over 13 years of experience, for a unique, hands-on workshop that delves into the art of recycled woodcraft. Crafting exclusively with reclaimed wood, Paul specializes in creating small, functional items that are not only practical but also environmentally friendly.

During this engaging workshop, participants will explore various wood types and shapes, learning to transform these raw materials into beautifully crafted pieces. Paul emphasizes traditional woodworking techniques, opting to use minimal power tools. This approach allows for a more intimate, tactile experience with the wood.

Workshop attendees will start by mastering the use of basic hand tools such as small saws, sandpapers of various grits, files, rasps, and a few other surprises Paul has in store. This session is perfect for anyone looking to get their hands dirty and learn the satisfying process of shaping wood in the most natural way possible.

Come and discover the timeless beauty of woodcraft and leave with not only a new skill but a greater appreciation for sustainable artistry. We look forward to seeing you there!

Nature’s Touch: Handcrafting Herbal Remedies with Raluca

Join us at the Holzstock Indie Festival from August 16th to 18th for a hands-on workshop with Raluca, where you’ll learn to make your own natural ointment for insect bites. Raluca will share her deep-rooted passion for herbal medicine and traditional practices in her pop-up workspace, “Hodaie.”

Workshop Highlights:

  • Discover the healing properties of medicinal plants.
  • Create an all-natural insect bite ointment using locally sourced ingredients.
  • Discuss sustainability and the benefits of natural skincare.

This workshop is an opportunity to connect with traditional healing wisdom and understand the impact of sustainable living. Whether you’re new to herbal remedies or an enthusiast, you’ll leave inspired to embrace more eco-friendly practices.

Join Raluca for “Nature’s Touch” at Holzstock Indie Festival and experience the joy of making personal care products that are kind to both your skin and the environment.

Ale and Raul: Outdoor Games

We’re Ale and Raul, and we’re thrilled to welcome you to a unique experience right before you dive into the concerts! Returning to Holzstock, we’ve brought something new and exciting: outdoor games designed to enhance your problem-solving skills and encourage you to cooperate and collaborate in a fun and engaging way. In addition to these interactive games, we are offering a special clothing painting workshop where you can express your creativity and make your festival attire truly one-of-a-kind.

Join us to add a splash of enthusiasm and energy to your festival mornings! Whether you’re looking to test your tactical skills or unleash your artistic side, our activities are designed to make your festival experience unforgettable. Don’t miss out—come and be part of the fun!

Zumba Workshop with Raul Oltean

Join us for a high-energy Zumba workshop led by the enthusiastic Raul Oltean, a highlight of our Holzstock Festival. Zumba combines fun, fitness, and festivity into one dynamic dance experience that’s perfect for everyone, regardless of age or experience.

What is Zumba? Zumba is an exciting dance fitness class that fuses Latin and international music with captivating dance moves. It’s designed to be inclusive and accessible, making everyone feel like part of the festival’s vibrant community.

Why Join? Holzstock is about connections, and our Zumba workshop embodies this by uniting attendees through dance. Led by the charismatic Raul Oltean, the workshop promises an unforgettable party atmosphere, where every move brings us closer together.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Lively dance routines accessible to all
  • A mix of Latin and global musical styles
  • A great way to meet other festival-goers
  • Enhance your festival experience with laughter and dance

Don’t Miss Out! Step into a space where each song is a celebration. Put on your dancing shoes, let your hair down, and let the rhythm take over. Join us at the Zumba workshop—where every dance step is a step towards making new friends at Holzstock!

Catalina and Radu’s Creative Recycling Tie Dye Workshop

Welcome to Catalina and Radu’s Creative Recycling Tie Dye Workshops! With five years of experience in the vibrant world of tie dye and a deep-seated passion for fostering creativity across all ages, we are thrilled to guide you through this colorful journey.

At our workshops, you’ll have the chance to transform your favorite garments into unique works of art. Whether you bring an old T-shirt or a pair of socks, we’re fully equipped to teach you techniques and tricks to create captivating designs. The tie dye process is simple and fun—choose your favorite patterns and colors, and then embark on the adventure of turning materials into colorful art pieces. Our dyes are non-toxic and permanent, ensuring that you can enjoy your creations for a long time.

Joining our workshops not only allows you to express your creativity but also contributes to environmental protection by recycling old clothes and turning them into new, wonderful items. Please note, garments should be cotton-based and light-colored.

Join us for an experience full of color, creativity, and fun! We look forward to welcoming you with open arms and guiding you into the fascinating world of tie dye and creative recycling. 

Its worth to dye for!