Botanical Drawing & Papercraft Workshop at Life Lessons Festival

On Saturday 15th February I hosted a Botanical Drawing & Papercraft Workshop at one of my favourite London locations – the Barbican Conservatory – as part of the Yodomo workshop programme at Life Lessons Festival.

Thank you to everyone who took part – I was really blown away by everyone’s creativity and positive comments. And also thank you to GF Smith for kindly supplying a selection of beautiful colorplan papers!

I designed to workshop to give festival goers the chance to; “Look, play and create your own unique response to the Barbican Conservatory.” During the three hour drop-in workshop, I demonstrated and provided drawing materials for visitors to capture their surroundings. Then, inspired by Matisse cut-outs, they were able to distil brutalist architecture and abundant botanical forms down to their essential shapes, creating their own concise collaged artworks.

Take a look through to see some of the wonderful work we created!

See all Yodomo workshops that took place over the weekend, and visit the Life Lessons Festival website to register your interest for next year.

Isabella Mitchell is a freelance illustrator and workshop facilitator based in London. If you would like me to run a similar workshop with a group, or design a custom workshop for your audience, please get in touch.