July 23rd 2022, Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve
Founded in 2021, The Gardening Drawing Club is a series of unique events with a holistic approach offering free access to arts and horticulture in Britain. With monthly happenings, The Gardening Drawing is hosted in a broad range of locations, from art centres to community gardens and temples; the events range from workshops to talks and experiences. Veganic gardening methods are employed through The Gardening Drawing Club, advocating for gentleness and compassion while supporting seed sovereignty, racial, climate and land justice and reparation, biodiversity, and animal liberation.
The Gardening Drawing Club is a form of Seva and is on a shared mission to integrate the joys of gardening and drawing in others’ lives for individual and community well-being.
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Date: 23rd July 2022
Tickets – www.eventbrite.com
Free event for adults + children – £ 5 donation suggested. Enjoy creating, planting and learning about healing plants in a nature reserve.
About this event
Essential booking information:
Please book one ticket per participant – including children in age to partake (three years onwards). Children shall please not be left without the presence of a carer at this workshop. Parents are welcome to come with their younger children (under three years old); no additional ticket is required in such cases. You can also add a donation when booking your ticket(s). Donations are essential in supporting The Gardening Drawing Club’s work.
The Gardening Drawing Club at Phytology, Nature Reserve: VOL. 1 – Summer
Join us for an immersive and restorative afternoon at Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve. We will be drawing around the nature reserve inspired by the plants’ shapes, colours, energies and textures. We will also be planting organic seeds of healing herbs and flowers and discussing the plants’ properties. Artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck will facilitate this workshop.
The Gardening Drawing Club will provide all organic seeds, veganic soil, pots and art supplies, including plant-based painting material. All participants can take their plants and artworks home.
Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck
Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck (b.1990, Strasbourg, France) is a painter, transdisciplinary artist and cultural practitioner artist based in rural Oxfordshire (England). 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 the artist’s projects, interaction with the environment and others plays a central role. With a rich body of often semi-autobiographical work, Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck wishes to generate positivity and positive feelings, deriving inspiration from her daily life and close observation of nature. Solo exhibitions include Meeting at Pon Ding in Taiwan and The Things I made at Nidi Gallery in Tokyo. InOtherWords Imprint, Chose Commune, and Jane & Jeremy have published books on her practice. In 2014, Johanna founded the positive and collaborative cultural project Poetic Pastel. In 2018, the artist co-founded the publication series Journal du Thé – Contemporary Tea Culture. In 2021 she founded The Gardening Drawing Club.