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Sunday 26 February 12.30-2pm and 2.30-4pm

Join artist Rosemary Kirton at the Curve Garden for a relaxed still life drawing workshop, to capture the beauty of the Garden’s early spring flowers.

In these sessions you will draw a still life botanical spring arrangement, guided by Rosemary. There will be additional, optional simple exercises and drawing challenges. 

Rosemary writes, “Drawing and painting flowers has an extensive tradition within art and I enjoy drawing those I receive or arrange as a way to capture the beauty and joy they brought me so fleetingly and to understand space, colour, tone and form.” 

All of the drawing materials will be provided and you will be able to take your drawings you create home with you at the end of the workshop. 

These workshops are designed for adults and for young people over 14 years of age, who must be accompanied by an adult. 

The sessions will take place inside the cosy Pineapple House and our Cafe will be open selling hot drinks and mulled wine and cider.

Places for each workshop are free, but limited, so booking is essential. You can book via the links below: 

Sunday 26 February 12.30 – 2pm: Book here

Sunday 26 January, 2.30 – 4pm: Book here 

These workshops are supported by Hackney Council’s Hackney High Street Fund.

Sunday 29 January, 1-4pm

Join us at the Curve Garden for a weekend of activities learning about and celebrating birds, to mark this month’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Help feed the birds in Dalston in these winter months, by transforming a recycled juice carton into a decorated bird-feeder, in a free drop-in afternoon collaging session at the Garden. 

Artists Bella McEvoy and Corinne Beaty will guide you in the art of collaging before the finished bird-feeders are filled with seeds and hung up in the Garden’s trees for our resident birds to enjoy. All of the materials will be provided, but participants are also welcome to bring their own magazines with images of colourful flowers, plants or nature. 

The collaging session will take place inside the cosy Pineapple House and our Cafe will be open selling hot drinks and mulled wine and cider. 

The afternoon starts at 1pm. There is no need to book and you can drop in any time. Please note that as space is limited, there will be a maximum capacity of 10 people at any one time. 

These workshops are open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by a parent or carer at all times. 

The workshops are supported by Hackney Council’s Hackney High Street Fund.

You can take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch by spending one hour counting all the birds you see in your garden or local park. We hope you will take part here at the Curve Garden and we will have some bird identification guides and other resources for you to use.