Creative workshops

Workshop of the Small fishing academy "Pilchard"
    - Fažana's challenge in the fishing net of tradition
Learn how to thread a netting needle and mend a fishing net, row a traditional boat "batana", which fishing gear and bait to use, the right quantity of fish, as well as salt needed for a container when salting pilchard... Here, everyone becomes a fisherman: children, tourists, chance travelers, visitors and modern-day argonauts.
We invite you to participate and master the old fishing skills for which you receive a diploma of the Small fishing academy "Pilchard" as its new member.
    - Fažana's waterfront at 20,00, Wednsdays

Workshop of the Small fishing academy "Pilchard"

Workshop for making stone kažuni       
Awaken your imagination and creativity, discover the beauty of nature through a different perspective, as well as the tradition and heritage of Istria. These workshops are intended for all those who want to discover the secrets of stone dressing and making an autochthonous souvenir - the Istrian kažun.

Perojska cesta 38, Fažana
Organizers: Marko i Marino Belas
Contact: 098 921 06 28
Price: - adults 80,00 kn
       - children 60,00 kn
When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 16,00 – 21,00
The workshops are held in the commercial location of the artists, participants can keep their own work.


SANISIO – wood crafting workshop
For all those enjoying an active vacation and who look forward to the opportunity of learning something new! Let us introduce you to the process of creative expression through wood from developing the idea, sketching to workmanship of the final details which make sanisio products so unique.
We offer you the possibility to, with the expert guidance of sculptor and designer Saša Matjašić, create the products yourselves. Meet the artist who has had exhibitions in Croatia and abroad, and whose work has been awarded by the Croatian Designers Association due to the supreme quality of the product which in itself unites heritage, autochthonous material and workmanship. Dry stones and old olive groves accompany you through a short walk to the workshop, while passing by the Byzantine-type small Church of St. Eliseus from which the local name sanisio originated. In these tranquil and harmonious surroundings our unique handicrafts are created, and in themselves are inextricably linked to all of nature’s elements providing a vast source of inspiration.
Feel the warmth of wood in your hand, transfer your energy into creating, and let yourself be seduced by this natural material. Return form your vacation enriched by a new experience and a perfect souvenir made by yourself.

When: every Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00
Languages: Croatian / English (German or Italian languages - has to be requested beforehand, possible only if all participants speak the same language, price 25,00 € )
Number of participants: maximum of 5 persons
How to apply: you can apply for the workshop at the sanisio selling spot (the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Župni trg bb) or via e-mail When applying please leave the following: name and surname, state, e-mail or mobile phone number. Upon registration, and no later than Wednsday 12:00, it is necessary to pay the deposit in the amount of 50% of the price.
Remark: In the event the workshop cannot be held, the participants will be notified of the new term of the workshop or their deposit will be refunded. In the event of non-attenders, we reserve the right not to return the deposit.

9:30 – 9:45        Meeting place in front of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
9:45 – 10:00      Walking towards sanisio and SM DESIGN locality
10:00 – 10:30     Welcome and introducing the artist
10:30 – 12:00     Process of product making – demonstration on how to prepare and work with machines. Each participant of the workshop will receive a candle stick (or a key chain) which they will hand craft and polish by themselves, and create the perfect memento of Fažana
12:00 – 12:15      Return to the meeting place