Join FlowerSchool LA resident designer and instructor, Tara Sandonato for an evening celebrating the bounty and beauty of the Fall season. Tara will lead students in creating the perfect show-stopping centerpiece fit for any Thanksgiving feast. Focusing on local flowers and foliage, Tara will choose products that speak to her deep admiration for all things Autumnal. Each student will leave with a stunning creation, inspired by the season and ready to adorn any Thanksgiving table.
In this course, Anthony will focus on sustainable practices by guiding students in arranging planted centerpieces celebrating the holiday season . Who doesn’t love a centerpiece that will live well beyond the party? Anthony will share some of his tips for choosing plants and flowers that will complement each other as well as speak to the yuletide season. With Anthony’s guidance, each student will produce a stunning, living arrangement featuring some of his favorite blooming plants such as Amaryllis and Paperwhites, as well as Succulents and Air plants.
In this course, Anthony will lead students in creating unique arrangements celebrating the holiday season . Learn how to avoid the obvious cliches and typical choices. Anthony will share some of his favorite color palettes as well as discus the popular trends of today when it comes to “decking the halls”. With Anthony’s guidance, each student will produce a stunning arrangement featuring some of his favorite blooms such as anthuriums, tulips, and of course, uniquely colored roses.
Evergreen wreaths have always been a favorite Holiday decoration and we are providing an opportunity for those interested in learning the mechanics with the aide of an experienced designer. This workshop provides the opportunity to create a beautiful, handcrafted Holiday wreath, while learning a few professional techniques of floristry. You then get to take your handcrafted wreath home to enjoy! A great experience for any flower enthusiast or group of friends to enjoy!
Photographs of floral designs can often be the only record of a beautiful design or concept. In this workshop students will learn how to take a professional still life photo using a traditional SLR camera and their iPhone, as well as learn how good photos impacts marketing, branding and client outreach.
In this course, Monica will lead students through an exploration of the wild and exotic botanicals associated with Brazil. Learn Monica’s techniques for imbuing an arrangement with the rhythm, and spirt evocative of nature and the textures of the jungle. Monica will share some of her favorite sources for South American products as well as discuss the popular trends in event design. With Monica’s guidance, each student will produce a stunning arrangement featuring some of her favorite exotic blooms such as orchids, anthuriums, protea and brightly colored roses.
Give your skin a vacation from harsh scrubs and chemical treatments which not only clear out bad bacteria but also the good bacteria we need to keep our skin radiant and glowing. Author and skincare expert Mandi Nyambi, founder of the online skincare cooperative baalm, will explain how to restore your skin’s unique microbiome using all natural, botanical ingredients. Each participant will make a custom facial scrub and face mist, and will also receive a copy of Mandi Nyambi’s bestselling new book, Fresh Face: Simple Routines for Beautiful, Glowing Skin Every Day.
In this workshop, you will have over 40 essential oils to choose from and will learn how to hand-pour two 8oz coconut wax candles into glass jars and customize with infused flowers and your own fragrance blend to take home with you!
Flower crowns are always a favorite fashion accessory! Come learn the mechanics and explore the beauty of making flower crowns under the guidance of our in-house flower crown expert, Tom Sebenius! This workshop provides the opportunity to create a beautiful, handcrafted floral crown, while learning a few professional techniques of floristry. All of the tools and materials you will need for the class will be provided, along with light refreshments! Wear your flower crown home or box it up as a gift!
In this class, FlowerSchool Operations Director Tom Sebenius will take students through the stages of planning a funeral using flowers as the medium to soothe and comfort the bereaved. Reviewing funeral traditions and treatments from around the world, this class will focus on the meaning of sympathy flowers in a non-cliched approach demonstrating how flowers can send a powerful message during a difficult time.
Renowned floral artist and wedding specialist, Summer Robbins will lead this workshop, geared towards florists and designers who want to perfect their technical skills and learn more refined techniques in contemporary bridal bouquet styles. You will learn professional hand-wiring techniques and the best practices for creating magical bouquets with exquisite flowers, foliage, ribbons and pins. Blending a love for all things romantic and a passion for botanicals, Summer is known for using her client’s own love story as inspiration. Each student will leave with two stylish bouquets, made with the guidance and instruction of this talented designer.
Photo by Victoria Carlson