In this experimental creative course, Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck will guide participants in creating a wreath inspired by the Japanese principles of Ikebana.
Unlike traditional wreath-making, minimalism and experimentation are to be cultivated in this session. Playfulness and refinement are also to be encouraged.
Participants will be welcomed with a walk in Camden Art Centre’s garden and offered a hot cup of organic herbal tea to restore energy and be inspired. Once in the studio space, an introduction to Ikebana will be given, followed by the wreath-making session where each participant will create one wreath in a size of their choice, as small as 10 cm and up to 40 cm.
British-grown dried plant material and a selection of fresh foliage and berries that will last for several weeks will be provided. As materials employed in this workshop are primarily dry, participants will have the opportunity to focus and take time to create their piece without worrying that the plants may wilt. Material including fabric pieces naturally dyed by Johanna using plants from her allotment and dried foraged plants will also be offered. The final piece may hang on doors and inside the home.
This course is suitable for any experience level. All materials costs are included.
* Ikebana is the Japanese art of arranging flowers, also known as Kado (the way of flowers).