Learn how to “Paint with the Sun!”
In this workshop we will use sunshine to make images on paper. We will guide you through the process of making cyanotype photograms, one of the oldest forms of photography that doesn’t use a camera. Participants will learn how to prepare paper with light sensitive chemicals, compose images using a variety of objects and materials including fresh botanicals, and develop the prints in the summer sunshine! Each student will receive 3 pieces of 8×10 paper which may be cut into as may pieces as desired. These prints will not only be inspired by nature, they will also incorporate the forms and shapes that make these objects so beautiful. Once you know this process, it allows for infinite possibilities!
Join the talented and effervescent Master Florist, Juan Villanueva of Villanueva Designs for a 2.5 hour workshop showcasing the unique and lush florals of spring. April showers bring us springtime flowers, and we’re ready to be enticed by the soft and chic blossoms associated with this season of growth and change. Tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris, delphinium and, of course, peonies are some of the gorgeous florals that Juan will incorporate into his stunning design. Each student will be led by Juan in the creation of their own springtime celebration arrangement to take home to enjoy and admire.
In this course, students will learn the benefits and mechanics of a building sustainably-focused installations, which will appeal to eco-conscious brands and clients. Together with Juan, students will create a foam-free flower wall in the morning followed by a foam-free hanging installation in the afternoon. As customer awareness grows and concerns for our environmental health becomes a driving force for progress, learning how to maximize sustainability is an ever growing and essential skill to learn. Through Juan’s guidance, each student will participate in the conceptualization and realization of these trendy floral creations.
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!
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.
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.
Lead by our Operations Director and seasoned wedding designer, Tom Sebenius this workshop is 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. Arguably the most important and most photographed floral element of the majority of weddings, the bridal bouquet should reflect the tastes and individual style of the holder. Learning how to customize and create a bouquet that dazzles is at the heart of our Advanced Bridal Workshop. Each student will leave with two stylish bouquets, made with the guidance and instruction of our experienced teacher.
Photo by Valeria Duque