Re/Construct: Drawing, on the Natural Environment with Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck and The Gardening Drawing Club

This session is suitable for adults and young people aged 16+

Join Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck and The Gardening Drawing Club on a journey through the landscape. Immerse yourself in seeking, drawing, understanding, planting, collaging and binding along the way.

While our relationship with the natural world, including ourselves, might have degraded over the past decades, these creative and horticultural workshops believe in implementing joyful experiences to contribute to restoring damages and form more compassionate societal models.

 

The shared time in this workshop will begin with a walk in the outdoor spaces of Henry Moore’s Studios & Gardens. Here you will be invited to gather and discuss visual and sensorial inspiration from the landscape and the environment, a space which Henry Moore and Irina Radetsky, his wife, both shaped and were shaped by.

A first live drawing session will occur in the Kitchen Garden, before heading indoors to experience the tactility of planting organic radish and chard seeds with differing sizes and textures. From here you’ll continue to make artworks, using collage to layer textures with second hand-papers. The artworks created can be bound in to small individual booklets to take away along with your plants.

Tickets 

Adult: £15.50, Concessions: £14.15, Child (aged 16 or 17): £8.25
Your workshop ticket includes entry to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Recommended for age 16+. Not suitable for younger children.
This workshop is limited to 15 participants. Please book a ticket for every person taking part. 

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Subsidised tickets

Tickets for our Re/Construct Workshops include entry to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, so you can explore Henry Moore’s work during your visit. In line with The Gardening Drawing Club's ethos, we are able to offer five free tickets for each workshop, to anyone who would not normally be in a position to pay the entrance fee, or carers who need to accompany a disabled participant. If you are able to pay the entrance fee of Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, please do not request a free ticket.

To request a free ticket to one of the Re/Construct Summer Workshops, please fill in the enquiry form on this page. Please let us know the date, title and time of the workshop you would like to attend and how many tickets you would like. Once we have received your message, someone will be in touch to confirm your booking.

Part of the Re/Construct summer workshop series

Rooted in making processes used by Henry Moore to construct artworks. Led by creative practitioners redefining social constructs with these ways of working.

See all events in the Re/Construct summer workshop series

 

About the Practitioner

Founded in 2021 by Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck, 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 Club 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 has a shared mission to integrate the joys of gardening and drawing in others' lives for individual and community well-being.

Venue details


Venue address

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Dane Tree House
Perry Green
Hertfordshire
SG10 6EE
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)1279 843 333

Opening times

Opening times 2022:
1 April to 30 October 2022
Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am-5pm

Henry Moore Archive:
Open by appointment. Monday to Friday, 10am-4.30pm