Handmade Souvenirs

How do they do it? It is impossible without a machine! Is it really possible to do it with your own hands? Can we bring it with us as a souvenir? Please, can you teach me.

For one who want something really special, who want to become a one with locals and to experience their ordinary day, we want to suggest a range of activities to ensure you have the edgy element you are looking for.

You will be learned how to use traditional techniques to replicate ancient motives into an artistic image on a wood, item from a stone or on a souvenir made of hay.

All programs can be organized in your hotel, but for the best experiences you should visit craftsman workshops and artist ateliers. Your hosts and teacher can even facilitate a quick snack, home-made food or traditional pastry.

Wheat Weaving and Straw Collage

Authentic naive art using the straw technique is unique to Subotica and its region. Decorative woven items and paintings are made from straw. These amazing golden collages come about through the dance of light and shadows, revealing the countless shades of the straw’s color.

Contact: Club Bunjevka Subotica

Address: Milosa Obilica 6

T: +381 60 0572 210

E: kudbunjevka@gmail.com

From Fleece to Felt

Learn how to make felt using the wet felting technique. Wet felting is the process of combining layers of wool roving and/or wool yarns into one flat piece of felt fabric. Leave with a useful item, lots of ideas or a typical souvenir from Subotica made by you.

Contact: Marija Vuković

Address: Subotica, Zarka Zrenjanina 16

T: +381 (0) 62 294 277

Wood carving

An old technique to create wooden guardians to channel spirits and protect people, you can master it, too. You will begin with basics as how to choose the right piece of wood, how to define the lines of your wood carving to sanding your figures until it is exactly the shape you want.

Contact: Atelier Dvoračko

Address: Zagorska 2, Subotica

T: +381 63 84 81 834

www.dvoracko.com

Naive Painting Oil-on-glass

A native painting technique that has it’s roots in countryside. The technique is referred to as „reverse glass painting“ because when the artist is working on the glass he/she paints the foremost details first. Mastering the technique can be amusing and intriguing.

Contact: Atelier Dvoračko

Address: Zagorska 2, Subotica

T: +381 63 84 81 834

www.dvoracko.com