Pitzhanger Late: The Gardening Drawing Club

Want to try a new art; Ikebana – Japanese Flower arranging – a free 2 hour workshop

The Gardening Drawing club was first founded in 2021 by Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck, Painter, Transdisciplinary Artist & Cultural Practitioner. Pitzhanger Manor, will be hosting The Garden Club and a series of events in October, free with access to arts and horticulture. You will be guided by Johanna using the Japanese principles of Ikebana to make life drawings and paintings, inspired by the plants growing in Pitzhanger’s Manor and Gallery’s gardens.

Flowers and foliage will come directly from Pitzhanger’s gardens, and will be cut on the day by The Gardening Drawing Club team, providing local and fresh materials.

All flowers and artwork can be taken home at the end of the workshop. Plant and mineral-based pigment paints will be used, and organic herbal tea will be offered at the start of the session as an invitation to slow down. So all good for the soul and good for our environment.

Reconnecting with nature is so important for our wellbeing and nature restoration. Human activities have already significantly altered the natural world, as shown by WWF Living Planet Report, causing catastrophic biodiversity loss and causing dangerous levels of climate change. Follow ActforEaling to support local action to combat climate change and restore nature and biodiversity.

Where: Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Ealing Green, London, W5 5EQ
When: Thursday 19 October 2023, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

If you would like to know more about the Gardening Club, please visit: Website: thegardeningdrawingclub.org
Instagram: @thegardeningdrawingclub

About the Artist

Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck (b.1990, Strasbourg, France) is a painter, transdisciplinary artist and cultural practitioner artist based in rural Oxfordshire. Her practice, composed of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, film, photography and writing, often conceals ecological messages, rendered in soft and delicate methods. In several of her projects, interaction with the environment and others plays a central role.

Website: johannatagada.net
Instagram: @johannatagada

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