B O U Q U E T & A R R A N G E M E N T
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In this early summer workshop, students will learn how to make a hand-tied bouquet and arrangement using a variety of seasonal, garden-grown materials.
During the morning session you will learn how to create a bouquet, focusing on blending colours, adding gestural flowers and creating a loose, natural shape finished with silk ribbons. Lunch will be followed by an afternoon class composing an asymmetric arrangement in a vessel. You will learn how to layer foliage, blowsy face flowers and intricate fillers to create a shapely design, ending with an opportunity to photograph your finished piece in a beautifully styled still-life scene. Students will leave with the knowledge of basic floral techniques for building a bouquet and arrangement, how to think about colour, scent and texture, and helpful tips on sourcing and working with seasonal materials.
Workshop price £350 inclusive of a light lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
This class will be held at our flower studio in Shepherd's Bush, West London from 10am to 4pm. All materials, aprons and snips are provided. You are welcome to take home your designs after the class to enjoy.
We finish each workshop by demonstrating how to style your finished piece for an atmospheric photograph so that students can capture their creation using their camera or phone - a great opportunity to practise photographing flowers for portfolios and social media, and to document an arrangement taking shape.
Previous workshops and student work can be seen here.
We will be celebrating early summer’s flush of garden roses and their blowsy, perfumed blooms throughout this workshop - using them as the focal flower for our designs and layering old-fashioned varieties, wild roses and modern hybrids in luscious bouquets and sculptural arrangements to showcase their intoxicating beauty.
In addition to the roses, students will be free to choose from the finest flowers of the season freshly cut from the garden, including sweet peas, iris, larkspur, corncockle, foxgloves, calendula and silken Californian poppies. Foliage will include foraged branches, scented geranium and herbs, clematis, fern fronds and rose foliage.