International Miniatures Exhibition
For the past 15 years Zaprešić Artists Association has been organizing the annual Miniatures Exhibition, which is characterized by small scale artworks no larger than 15 cm.
Last month we were visited by our friends from Barcelona, Ana Cristina Pol and Alfred March. Briefly described, they graduated from an Art School and went on to study animation and illustration at the university. After the completion of their studies in 2012, they travelled to Europe and circumstances eventually brought them to Zaprešić, Croatia. The initial stage of our common project started already last year, but there wasn't enough time then to carry out the project. This year, Ana and Alfred stayed in Zaprešić for more than two weeks and they honoured us by enabling us to participate in the ''planting'' of their first book, a calendar of permaculture.
The aim of this project is to connect and bring closer the artists of two neighbouring towns, Zaprešić and Samobor. As its very name suggests, the project includes watercolour painting technique.
Raku ceramics workshops have been held since 2004. So far, there have been about 40 raku workshops, most of which took place in Zaprešić. Others were organised in Dugo Selo (in collaboration with Dugo Selo Educational Institution), Karlovac (in collaboration with the Carpe Diem Association) and Samobor (in collaboration with the Samobor Artists Association).