Grow Feral at Weston Artspace

Events

Dates:

Ages:

  • Adults

Venue:

Indoor & Outdoor

Cost:

Free

Description

Seeing Green Wednesdays

Creatively connect with nature through plants, and all things green.

A series of creative workshops and hands-on making and doing sessions that explore the symbiotic relationship of all of the natural world – humans, creatures, plants, land and earth, as a radical act of gardening and growing together.  

Work towards co-creating a new horticultural installation at the Grow Feral micro-garden in the Italian Gardens with environmental artist Jo Lathwood, and local artists and horticulturalists. 

Workshops:

FREE TO ATTEND – to sign up contact: sam@cultureweston.org.uk 

22 June, Green Visioning

Join artists Jo Lathwood and Karen Blake to creatively imagine a new installation and re-imagine the town as an oasis of nature and greenery.

29 June, Seed Saving to Save the Planet

Artist and community gardener Karen Blake will lead you on a short walk around the town centre to see what areas could become a green oasis. We will then look at how guerrilla gardening can be used to bring nature into the urban environment, and learn techniques for saving seed from a variety of different plants.

6 July, Green Storytelling

Led by a local writer, this is your opportunity to get creative with words, talk to the plants and weave nature with storytelling!

13 July, The Art of Botanics

Explore a range of plant crafting and printing methods.

Join artist Jayne Butler to explore different methods of printmaking, including batik and waxed screen printing, to create botanical prints. There will be the opportunity to create work to be incorporated into the horticultural installation at the micro garden. 

20 July, The Art of Botanics

Explore a range of plant crafting and printing methods.

Artist Susannah Crook creates and uses earth pigments and paints in her own artwork, which are handmade using natural materials and plants. Join her to learn how to create your own natural art supplies, and have a go at making your own artwork with them.

27 July, Installation install:

Help to install the new horticultural installation and plant the micro-garden with lead artist Jo Lathwood and team.

Growing Sessions

Throughout August & September, help to nurture, maintain, plant, weed and water the community micro-garden we have co-created to take care of the veg and flowers and create a space for all to enjoy!