Join artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck to learn the basics of natural dye on plant-based fabrics and explore tea and herbal infusion as dyes.
This workshop is directly inspired by the method employed in Johanna’s series of collaborative installations, 'Penser, Manger, Partager' ('To Think, To Eat, To Share', 2015 - present). It is an entry-level workshop, and no prior experience is required. This method is one that participants can repeat at home, with no additional material purchased other than what is to be found on most kitchen shelves.
All materials and refreshments will be provided, however if you would like to dye a specific item from home do feel free to bring it along.
About the artist
Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck is a painter, transdisciplinary artist and cultural practitioner based in Oxfordshire. Her practice, composed of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, film, photography, writing, participatory projects, horticulture, publishing and workshops, often conceals caring, positive and ecological messages rendered in soft and delicate methods.
Recent solo exhibitions include Dreaming About Tomorrow at Nidi Gallery. Recent group exhibitions include One Foot in The Sky at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer and New Nature at Paterson Zevi. Johanna founded the collaborative cultural deep-ecology-informed initiatives Poetic Pastel Press and The Gardening Drawing Club. She co-founded the publication series Journal du Thé – Contemporary Tea Culture.