Woodland & Botanical Couture Workshop
with Françoise Weeks

Monday + Tuesday
November 12 – 13, 2018 
9AM to 4PM each day


DAY 1:
Woodland Design

You will build arrangements from forest logs, burls, branches, even root balls and will learn how to cover more conventional vessels with barks, mosses or leaves. Students will explore how to create simple structures as the base of designs. In the afternoon we’ll go over the mechanics involved to create stunning woodland wreaths.

DAY 2:
Botanical Couture

Françoise is known for her avant-garde headpieces. She will guide you through the construction of flexible armatures as you build intricate and cascading designs.

Learn to how to create jewelry designs using aluminum wire as a base for rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Piece together the often overlooked bits of texture occurring in seedpods, tendrils, succulents, herbs and tropical greenhouse favorites to add color and movement to the designs that will make a statement at galas, weddings and on the catwalk.


A professional photographer will capture your designs!

All fresh, seasonal floral and product provided by The Floral Reserve.

Please bring your own tools: clippers, scissors, knife, small pliers

Lunch will be provided each day. (Please make us aware of any food allergies you have upon registering)

Tuition: $1,800

Location: The Floral Reserve
Accommodations: The Dean Hotel – Providence, RI

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: thefloralreserve@gmail.com



Celebrating Solstice in the Garden with Weatherlow Farms

Thursday June 14, 2018
6 to 8PM

Tour Weatherlow Farm. Walk through the hoop houses and fields. Discuss whats blooming, variety choices, sustainable growing practices, what will be used in designs, the benefits of hoop houses. Phoebe will demonstrate planting and harvesting. Talk foraging and how to best care for foraged materials.

Semia will be speaking as a designer and as a pioneer for the Floral Reserve. Illustrating the importance of florist/farmer relationship, she will lead the design portion of the evening with hand-tied bouquets made with all of the incredible products Weatherlow provides.

Enjoy small bites and and drinks as you design with mid-June blooms like ranunculus, anemone, shirley poppies, chantilly snapdragon, mock orange, baptista, foxglove, ninebark…. need we go on?!!

Location: Weatherlow Farms
845 Sodom Road, Westport MA

Tuition: $250