Design Immersions: Fall Immersion - September 29 & 30 10am-4pm
Fall Immersion - September 29 & 30
Floral Design Immersions - The Artful Designer
These floral design intensives are meant to immerse and inspire floral enthusiasts of all levels to look more closely, more intently, at the intricacies of the natural world and to learn ways in which one might integrate this beauty into their everyday lives. Whether you are wanting to develop your floral passion to benefit friends and family or as a professional business, these fast-paced, two-day intensives will give you a big head-start, new perspective, and great insight into the possibilities of Flowers as Art. Together we will contemplate, dissect and reinvent our individual ideas of beauty and help you to hone and develop your own personal style.
Both of these immersions will include the following: an introduction to what it is to have a thriving flower business (now in our 28th year); an overview of seasonal plant materials & supplies; discussion & demonstration to help you understand the principles and foundation of good design; a garden tour of our 6-acre organic flower farm; design instruction, demonstration & guidance for creating beautiful floral compositions of various styles including: seasonal centerpieces, hand-tied bouquets, floral crowns and compotes, and then moving gradually, wildly, into the abstract. From Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon we will roll up our shirtsleeves and get our hands dirty on this highly focused journey into everything floral.
In this class we will:
Day 1: Walk the farm discovering unique plant materials. Learn tools & materials of the trade. Learn what it takes to create a good foundation for your floral arrangements. Learn about texture, balance & color. Design lush floral centerpieces, hand-tied bouquets & floral crowns.
Day 2: Design graceful Long & Low floral centerpieces. Learn the difference between floral foam, chicken wire, tape grids & frogs. Design romantic textural arrangements in Pedestal Vases (Compotes). Design larger architectural arrangements in the abstract using contemporary glass.
Optional - Day 3: (Monday following each class) Tour of the San Francisco Flower Market - learn about buying, relationship building, quality control, how to acquire a market badge, supplies, floral enhancements, and more.……additional charge of $250.
Each day there will be discussion, demonstration and design time. All tools, plant materials and florals are provided.
*Coffee, tea and nourishing snacks will be served. Please bring a sack lunch for yourself each day.
This program will develop your skills, deepen your understanding, grow your confidence and inspire your passion! As a group we will encourage each others potential and support each other in reaching your design goals.
You will learn:
HOW TO DESIGN BEAUTIFUL FLORAL COMPOSITIONS IN VARIOUS STYLES: including - beautiful hand-tied bouquets, lush centerpieces in contemporary glass cylinders, stunning floral crowns, long & low centerpieces in wooden boxes, romantic pedestal arrangements in compotes, and larger architectural arrangements designed in the abstract.
WHAT’S ON THE FARM: Foliage, pods, branches, grasses, blossoms. Learn how to integrate these materials into your designs.
TIMING & PACING: Time saving tips for designing under pressure, designing volume, and how to make each arrangement look special and unique.
HOW TO CHOOSE COLORS & TONES: Choosing the right colors and tones totally sets the theme and feel of your designs.
HOW TO PRICE YOUR DESIGNS: Knowing how to price your arrangements is critical to your success. Learning time management is critical to your wellbeing.
FLORAL INDUSTRY RESOURCES: Where to get supplies, locally grown flowers, vases, containers and online educational resources for continued study.
Cost of the entire program: $1295
Register early - space is limited.
If possible, taking both immersions is recommended. This way you can deepen your understanding and experience of designing with the best of both seasons and the many differences in shapes, colors, textures and tones……often from the same plant!
Save 15% on both! To inspire and encourage you to take both Immersions, we are offering a 15% discount if you register for both weekends.
If you’d like to register for both classes and take advantage of this 15% off, please contact Pam Bell directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit Cards accepted. Payment Plans available.
Email Pam@DragonflyFloral.com for more information or to set up a payment plan.
Immersion Program Cancellation Policy:
Up to 30 days prior, full refund. Two weeks prior 50% refund. Anything less, no refund.Please know we spend a lot of time, energy and money planning and preparing for these immersions. Without a cancellation policy where we can at least cover our costs, we would not be able to offer these classes to you.