Observational Drawing of Japanese Knotweed

Recognise and learn about Japanese Knotweed

16 Apr 2023

Seeing is knowing is seeing is knowing...

A biology, foraging and drawing workshop on Japanese knotweed. With biologist and artist Annemarie Verschoor, you will be guided through the different dimensions of the plant and its anatomy. Come join to learn to recognise, draw, and understand the beautiful details of the Japanese knotweed to learn and connect deeply with our guest.



Not In My Backyard! - Photograph by Kristof Vrancken and Niek Kosten  Photograph of Japanese knotweed shoots in front of white background on top of soil and plant rests. This image is a part of the photography book title Not In My Back Yard! page 2. This image was exhibited at Mediamatic during the the Japanese Knotweed Festival 2023 . Niek Kosten, Kristof Vrancken

What will you do?

In this observational drawing workshop, you will have the opportunity to closely examine the details of the Japanese knotweed. Throughout the workshop, you will practice your observational skills and explore different techniques for capturing the plant's unique characteristics on paper. With guidance from Annemarie Verschoor, you will learn how to draw the intricate details of the Japanese knotweed, including its distinctive leaves, stems, and flowers. By the end of the workshop, you will have developed your observational skills and created a beautiful, detailed drawing of this captivating plant.

Annemarie Verschoor

Annemarie Verschoor is is an artist trained as a biologist. The forms of nature - to put it gracefully - have always occupied her. How do those shapes come about? What are they for? How strange is it that our eyes are so pleased with those shapes? In short, enough to keep looking at them endlessly and drawing them. By depicting them something more happens. They are simplified or crammed into a frame. That often makes them even more beautiful.

Tickets & Dates

Full price € 30 | Discount € 20
We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.

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This workshop will occur on the 16th of April from 11:00 till 15:00
There will be another session on the 23rd of April. See details and tickets here.