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The Gardening Drawing Club: The Shapes & Textures of Trees

This session for children will start with a short tour of the courtyard garden and Lucian Freud: Plant Portraits. We will then head to the Clore Learning Space to make pencil drawings and collages inspired by the shapes and textures of trees in the current season.

Our shared time will end by planting organic broad bean seeds to begin your 2023 growing season! All materials will be provided, and no prior experience is necessary. Plants and artwork may be taken home at the end of this session. Artist and gardener Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck will facilitate this workshop


  • The Gardening Drawing Club

    The Gardening Drawing Club

    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

  • Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck

    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.

    Photograph by Nishant Shukla, 2022. Commission by Grain Magazine, France

Image: Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck, 2022