B O U Q U E T & A R R A N G E M E N T
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For this one-day workshop in high summer, 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.
This class will be held at our flower studio in Shepherd's Bush, West London from 10am to 4pm, with a break for lunch. Refreshments, 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.
In this workshop we will explore how to evoke the enchanting profusion of an English garden at the height of summer. Students will select their flowers from an array of freshly cut farm-grown blooms including old fashioned roses, sweet peas, dahlias, delphiniums, scabiosa, marigolds, cosmos, campanula and nasturtiums.
This is a wonderful time of the year to experiment with colour, from soft neutrals such as phlox ‘creme brulee’ and peachy dahlias to rust-centred roses, golden calendula and flaming Californian poppies. It is a bountiful season for edible ingredients, too - tomatoes on the vine, bronze fennel, flowering borage, fruiting branches and fragrant herbs - and textural elements such as grasses, seed pods and smoke bush.