Common Ground Cafe

& Johnsonville Library, part of the Waitohi Hub.


Events - October 1 - 31

Draw, Cook and Eat

Giselle Clarkson, of New Zealand biscuit drawing fame, loves drawing food!

She's recently finished drawing lots of fantastic food for Alexandra Tylee's latest cookbook, 'Egg and Spoon: an illustrated cookbook', a beautiful illustrated cookbook for children—and adults—that celebrates imagination, confidence and the fun of cooking.

Join Giselle at Johnsonville Library for an illustration workshop where she'll show you how to draw your favourite food and share her tips and tricks to make food look as appetising on the page as it does on the plate, it's harder than you might think.

Then head to the library's cafe Common Ground to make a recipe from the Egg and Spoon cookbook, Sesame Noodles with Cucumber.

Drawing materials and recipe ingredients will be supplied. This event is suitable for ages 7-12. Please note that this is a free event but registration is required. To RSVP, email

  • DFDairy Free
  • VVVegan_possible
  • VVegetarian


Various times throughout October

Oct 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Oct 02, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Price: Free

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