With a passion for sharing, Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck has the experience, enthusiasm and skills to plan and facilitate workshops and develop and deliver learning programmes for adults and children. Camden Art Centre, Southbank Centre, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, The Hepworth Wakefield, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Garden Museum, Bow Arts, Southwark Park Galleries, Horniman Museum & Gardens and Whitechapel Gallery are part of the British art institutions with which she has worked.
For the academic year 2022/23, in collaboration with Camden Art Centre and a local primary school, as an invited Lead Learning Artist, Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck has ideated and developed a year-long programme based on the themes of Joy and Togetherness. Throughout the year, every pupil at the school, from year one through to six, participated in the project based on interacting with and understanding the natural world.
Guided by Johanna, the children moved forward individually and collectively around seasonal themes, including community, compassion, cultivating connections and a sense of place. All sessions involved gardening, drawing and conversations between the group, encouraging creativity, knowledge sharing and confidence building through self-expression.
The initiative drew 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.
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Creative workshops for adults and children - including natural dyes, drawing, painting, gardening, textile explorations and self-publishing - have taken place on invitation or been initiated since 2017 in various cultural institutions and independent spaces internationally and nationally.
Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck's approach to ideating and facilitating workshops frequently includes a multisensorial aspect infused with enthusiasm, often beginning the session with a hot cup of organic herbal tea and a walk/breathing exercise. Through her workshops, conceptualised as calming and playful, the artist transmits skills and aims to nurture the participants while also developing their sensibilities.
Please use the contact page to discuss a workshop concerning your space and/or cultural agenda. These shared ateliers, a time with a practising artist, can be directed towards audiences of all age groups, including young children, and can be facilitated in languages including English, French and German.
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