Multi sensory workshop with Flowers 16th June 6.00-9.00pm

Join artists Asha Vaidyanath and Kasia Borowiecka at Rouge a three hour multi-sensory workshop in learning to be in the moment through seeing, painting, arranging and capturing the essence of nature through summer flora.

Asha and Kasia will gently guide your experience which will start with you smelling, seeing and observing the shape and form of summer flora and creating your own versions of what you see with natural pigments on paper. 

You will then be guided through the principals of Ikebana by Kasia  as you make your own ikebana arrangements, and learn about how to see and make beauty with less, and with what’s easily available and seasonal.

And, finally we will talk about the transience and flow that is inherent in nature as you will be guided by Asha to compose the essence of nature through its colours with an art piece on a small piece of non-violent eri silk. You will explore the Japanese art of printing by hammering called Tataki Zome, and Asha’s improvised abstract version of it.

We will have a little break between sessions to share a ritual of tea/plum wine/cocktails and small eats in keeping with the sensory nature of the workshop.

As the workshop is sensory, it will be intimate with maximum of 10-12 people so we all can engage in a meaningful way.

All Materials included in this workshop: beautiful seasonal flowers, Ikebana Kenzen, handmade ceramic bowl, natural pigment and eri silk.

At Rouge Shop, 158 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 7JL

Workshop time 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Asha is an interdisciplinary artist interested in exploring the interplay between nature and community to instigate conversations and change through the medium of colour, stitch, materiality and sensory workshops. Making colour from nature responsibly is central to her creative process.

Asha has led  workshops at the London Design Festival, and at Crafts Council gallery as part of the TOAST Creative residency. 
website - https://ashavaidyanath.com/

Kasia is a floral artist interested in the art and philosophy of Japanese flower arranging - ikebana . She brings a wide range of inventive materials to making floral arrangements from mushrooms to rice noodles, which sparks all sorts of conversations around materiality and ways of seeing.
Kasia’s work has been featured in the Modern Ikebana book published by Ludion as one of 25 exciting floral artists the book showcased.