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Soft Land Art in Italy

For many years Norges grønne fagskole – Vea, has arranged a workshop for florists, gardeners and all others interested in plant materials and land art, in Italy.

We have the great pleasure to invite you to our workshop in Italy, April 2022

The workshop is for everyone who are interested in plant materials and land art, and want to work in a beautiful and exotic landscape while creating and exploring opportunities with plant materials. The theme for the workshop is “Soft Landart/installation”. There will be a theme introduction about the possibilities followed by practical work in the landscape.

These days gives a possibility to experience and get to know a little bit about land art and the different demands from different places to work.

We will work and try out possibilities in a botanical garden, in the olive grows and, on the beach, and discuss what we have achieved on the way and afterwards.

In front of the workshop you will get a summary and some info about what land art can be and has been in our history.

For: Anyone interested in LandArt and working with plant materials. You only need a positive mood.

Time: 20.-24 April 2022 (We start the workshop in Arma de Taggia, wednesday the 20th at approx 20:00 and finish sunday evening April 24th approx 22:00

Price: Euro 256 /NOK 2500,- (this includes teaching, bus to Hanbury and materials)

Mentors: Runi Kristoffersen and Siv Engen Heimdahl

 If you need help with anything connected to Italy:

Last date for application is 15th of March (we need an early date for the application, because most of the participants have to order tickets for the plane).

We recomend to order tickets for plane, after the deadline for application.


20.04  Arrival day We meet in Arma de Taggia 8am
21.04  Hanbury  Practical work in Botanic garden
22.04  Hanbury  Practical work in Botanic garden
23.04  Arma de taggia Practical work at the beach,
Visit Bussana vecchia

24.04  Badalucco Work in a olive farm
Finish workshop in the evening
25.04 Departure day

Key words:

  • Intro Soft land Art/ installation
  • Trip to a Botanical garden
  • Trip to a beautifull small city called Badalucco, to work in the olivegrows
  • Trip to a small artist and handicraft place Bussana vecchia in the highlands behind Arma de Taggia
  • Practical work outdoors
  • Cooperate and share knowledge
  • Exploration, play and creativity

Place to stay: We suggest to stay at Hotel Lucerna (

Please book the room directly to the hotel or to an other hotel in the area.
(Day for arrival 20th of April and day for departure 25th of April)

Travel: We suggest to go by plane to Nice and travel further to Arma de taggia by train.

Mentors for the workshop are Runi Kristoffersen and Siv Engen Heimdahl. They are both versatile florist and artist, with a curious and playful approach to floral art. They have both a lot of experience with how to create and experiment with plant materials. During the workshop, you will get an insight into soft Landart, the qualities and possibilities of plant materials, and different ways to use it. You will get the opportunity to test out different techniques on plant materials and to create different aesthetic expression.