A year long schools programme of learning, care and collaboration through arts and gardening with Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck
In collaboration with Camden Art Centre and a local primary school, painter and interdisciplinary artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck has ideated and developed a year long programme based around the themes of Joy and Togetherness. Throughout the year every pupil at the school from year one through to six will participate in the project based around interacting with and understanding the natural world.
Guided by Johanna the children work individually and collectively around seasonal themes including; community, compassion, cultivating connections and a sense of place. All sessions involve gardening, drawing and conversations between the group encouraging creativity, knowledge sharing and confidence building through self-expression.
The project draws on the artist’s ongoing project The Gardening Drawing Club and the sensibilities and skills explored through these sessions. The Gardening Drawing Club runs regularly with a range of different audiences in a variety of locations including previous iterations at Camden Art Centre in April and October 2022.