Eat your art out
Edible works of art are nothing new. Take for instance, Bompas & Parr’s jelly robot, or the ‘gummy Venus de Milo’ of that great Simpsons episode with the babysitter/Homer Simpson sexual harassment plotline.
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Now, east London venue The Book Club is taking the idea one step further, inviting you to create your own artworks to eat.
The Edible Art Class event will be overseen by food events business Animal Vegetable Mineral. Tutors from the organisation will initially give the hungry, yet creative participants ‘an introduction to art and edible expression using all the senses’, according to the Book Club, before the real fun starts.
Animal Vegetable Mineral founder Tasha Marks will be at the helm of the messy proceedings, in which people can get their hands dirty by learning the art of chocolate model making, having a bash at ‘sugar graffiti’ or tackling some ‘edible painting-by-numbers.’
Marks says, ‘Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best – everyone likes making a mess. It’s something that captures your inner child, it’s very nostalgic.’
Perhaps the most nostalgia-inducing moments of the saccharine soiree will be during the edible painting-by-numbers. Marks has created edible paint to carefully (or not so carefully) daub onto specially designed images of ‘things like sandwiches and dogs’, she says.
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The more rebellious will surely delight in the large fondant sugar graffiti wall, which they can merrily ‘tag’ with edible spray paint.
Free reign with spray paint, encouragement to get your hands dirty and booze? We’re willing to wage at least £2 in chocolate currency that someone’s going to have ‘graffed’ a candy cock or two before the night’s out. What’s that Marks was saying about the ‘inner child again’?
Edible Art Class takes place on 9 April from 7pm -11pm at The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St, London EC2A. Tickets cost £12.