Experimental drawing: immerse yourself in plants

11 October, 10:30 am

2 hours£10

Workshop | Biology, Environment & Nature, The Arts

Experimental drawing: immerse yourself in plants

Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, OX1 4AZ

Led by artist Julia Thaxton, this outdoor, multi-sensory workshop will use botanic DNA and the evolutionary quirks of plants to offer a new way to appreciate and draw the natural world. No drawing experience required – this immersive event will explore the healing effect of nature and creativity on the human body.

Suitable for teenagers and adults with no previous drawing experience.

Julia Thaxton is an Oxford-based artist. Her artwork explores the sensation of immersion – in water, music, or memory – and the shaping qualities of water. Alongside water-based paints, she uses natural materials (stone dust, sand, chalk, salt, iron and copper powders), and is interested in the evolution of a painting as a gradual process, with the end-destination changing as the journey progresses.

The Festival reserves the right to modify event formats and manage the audience in accordance with the Festival’s Attendance Policy: https://if-oxford.com/about/policies/attendance-policy/


Oxford Botanic Garden, OX1 4AZ