Beyond Botanical - a meditative drawing workshop with Daniel the Gardener
See with your senses.
Draw what the plant sees.
Find the plant in front of you in a space beyond this room, imagine where you might find it, stay with it where you’ve imagined it belongs, what does the plant see? Imagine you exist in the same space-time as the plant, what else can you see?
This is a workshop far beyond the western botanical lens of plant drawing. Participants will explore with Daniel The Gardener, how to use a meditative mode of feeling, seeing and translating onto paper, the story of the plants he places around the new Sarabande Tottenham Gallery space.
Arrive in your comfiest clothes, it’s a shoes off situation - all levels of drawing abilities welcome!
We’ve got you covered with basic drawing materials, but as always with Sarabande’s workshops, feel free to bring your favourite mark making tools too. Get cosy with a cup of warm tea and join us for the first immersive workshop in our new home!
Plants kindly provided by The Grow.
About Sarabande Foundation
Sarabande was set up by the late designer, Lee Alexander McQueen, who left the majority of his estate to support creative and visionary talent. In addition to providing scholarships and studio space for artists, Sarabande produces a number of events, from the practical to the inspirational.
Sarabande operates from a listed Stable Block conversion in Haggerston, where 15 studios form a creative community with designers and artists from multiple disciplines. Immersed in the hub of East London’s rich creative spirit, Sarabande exudes all that encompasses the creative sphere. The building is home to a plethora of artisans reflecting the multifarious span of Lee’s talent and the variety of craftspeople he worked with his own collections. Amongst others, our tactile artists include sculptors, fashion designers, jewellers, textile designers, painters, performance artists, silversmiths, costume designers, ceramicists, and dancers. Alongside these, Sarabande also houses filmmakers, animators, photographers, digital designers, and visual artists.
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