FLORAL WORKSHOPS

&

Learning Sessions

 TO ENCOURAGE THE CREATIVE SOUL.

This has been in the pipeline for a really long time;. a beautiful garden studio surrounded by the Dorset countryside and views of the majestic Hambledon Hill, with Martha and Angus my working cockers rambling around my feet and room to be creative. 

I will be hosting the first of a series of floral workshops in our new garden studio here in rural Dorset early to mid Autumn, I say this tentatively as at this time there is so much uncertainty with the recent Covid - 19 Outbreak. 

 

Understanding that creativity, learning and being surrounded by natures bounty can be an uplift to anyone,  I hope that these sessions will be a foundation for people to enjoy the world of creative floral design.  I have designed these sessions to be informative, fun, real and most importantly relaxed, allowing every individual to find their creative way with flowers and how to incorporate them into our everyday. 

Below are a list of the first of the workshops that we will be launching and will be available to book as of the 1st August 2020.  Which should all give us enough time to know where the land lines with the current social distancing restrictions. 

If you are interested and would like to know more then please sign up to our mailing list and we can keep you informed of plans. 

 

AUTUMN & WINTER CALENDER 2020

Our workshop menu, will change through out the year offering sessions to suit a variety of experience levels and the ever changing seasons. 

THE SEASONAL BOUQUET

a learning session

THE WREATH

a workshop for Autumn & Winter

GORGEOUS GIFTS

for the love of flowers

THE WIRED STEM

for the love of flowers

THE ARTFUL TABLE

a creative experience

THE FESTIVE FEAST

a festive experience

THE SUSTAINABLE ARRANGEMENT

for the love of flowers

ONE TO ONE SESSION

A dedicated and focused learning session

 

THE SEASONAL BOUQUET.

a learning session

Offering up seasonal learning sessions which will focus on that 'moment in time' and natures bounty. Working with only the best of the seasons stems into beautiful and luxurious bouquets for bridal work or pleasure. Learning the multiple mechanics that can help you find your style and how to design with some of the seasons more tricky stems. You will be working with a beautiful selection of flowers and learn how to condition them. We will be looking at mechanics like your hand tie bouquets, the egg technique, cascade bouquets and adding wired stems. As well as discussing and looking at the design process of building your flower and colour palette as well as ribboning. 

A full day including tea and pastries on arrival, a light lunch and a slice of cake at the end of the day.

Aprons, Scissors and all material will be provided for you on the day. 

You will take home your bouquets. 

You will be supplied with a small booklet and work sheets on the points covered in the session and beautiful ribbons. 

Maximum of 3 spaces for the day.

These learning sessions are from 9.45am to 4pm and will be run throughout the year and categorised into Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn - with each season picking the best of each season. From stunning winter Amarylis and Hellabores to delicate Ranunculus and British Tulips in Spring, Bountiful Peonies in early Summer through to all the textures and dahlias you can imagine in Autumn. 

£290.00 per person

THE WREATH

a workshop for Autumn & Winter

A workshop dedicated to the art of the wreath and creating beautiful bountiful and lush wreaths to adorn your home full of seasonal and dried ingredients. Working from the base up you will get busy with creating your own wreath with the supplies made - with me there by your side to guide you.

 

A 2.5 hour workshop with tea and cake supplied. 

Aprons, Scissors and all material will be provided for you on the day. 

You will take home your wreath.

You will be supplied with a small booklet and sheets on the points covered in the session. 

Maximum of 4 spaces for the workshop 

These workshops will be run through the Autumn and into the Festive Period. 

£70.00 per person. 

GORGEOUS GIFTS

a workshop for the love of flowers

A workshop dedicated to the art of presenting flowers for gifts, looking at the spiral technique and how to create a beautiful hand tie presentation bouquet for your family and friends. How to artfully wrap them and care for them. 

 

A 2.5 hour workshop with tea and cake supplied

Aprons, Scissors and all materials will be provided on the day. 

You will take home your Gift Bouquet.

You will be supplied with a small booklet and sheet on the points covered in the session. 

Maximum of 4 spaces for the workshop.

£75.00 per person

THE ARTFUL TABLE

a creative experience

A day looking at the art of creating a beautiful table scape and floral details. Working with beautiful seasonal stems you will learn to create a modern and bountiful bowl arrangement as well as accompanying floral details to accompany a beautiful table setting which we will all create and then enjoy an early 2 course supper with. 

We will look at and discuss several ways in which to design a beautiful table scape be it for a larger celebration or a more personal affair at home. Look at smaller floral details at each place setting and what can make or break a design.

 

This learning session is from 10.30am to 5.30 (ish)

A full day including tea, pastries at midday followed by a simple 2 course supper to enjoy the beautiful table you have created. 

Aprons, Scissors and all material will be provided for you on the day. 

You will take home your bowl arrangement

You will be supplied with a small booklet and work sheets on the points covered in the session and beautiful ribbons. 

Maximum of 4 spaces for the day.

£240.00 per person

THE FESTIVE FEAST

a festive workshop 

A lovely mid day workshop that will look at the art of decorating your home for the Festive Season. Working with the best Seasonal products you will learn how to make a beautiful lush and bountiful wreath to adorn your home. We will also look at designs and the mechanics for Garlands as well as making decorative festive place names and potting up a beautiful winter planted bowls , perfect to style your house for winter or as gifts. 

 

This workshop will run from 10.30 through to 3.30pm (ish)

Tea and Pastries on arrival and a simple light lunch. 

Aprons, Scissors and all material will be provided for you on the day. 

You will take home your wreath, planted bowl and Festive Place Names. 

You will be supplied with a small booklet and work sheets on the points covered in the session. 

Maximum 4 spaces for the day

£165.00 per person

THE SUSTAINABLE ARRANGEMENT

a workshop for the love of flowers

A workshop dedicated to the art of arranging flowers beautifully for home or celebrations. You will learn to create a beautiful fine art footed Bowl arrangement without the use of floral foam and instead looking at the mechanics available to you to work sustainably. We will work with a Japanese frog pin and  discuss the process of designing arrangements. 

 

A 2.5 hour workshop with tea and cake supplied

Aprons, Scissors and all materials will be provided on the day. 

You will take home your arrangement and container. 

You will be supplied with a small booklet and sheet on the points covered in the session. 

Maximum of 4 spaces for the workshop.

£85.00 per person

A  ONE TO ONE SESSION

a dedicated learning session

This is a full day, surrounded with beautiful florals in my garden studio and working through a choice of areas that you would like to work on. 

This can be a dedicated day session on Personal Bridal Flowers or looking at larger installation work. This is where I work with you and we work through a variety of mechanics and looking at the design process as well as choosing the correct stems for the job. 

 

This learning session is from 9.30am through to 5.30pm

A full day including tea and pastries on arrival at midday followed by a simple lunch and cake at the end of the day. 

Aprons, Scissors all materials will be provided for you on the day. 

Depending on what we focus on we will make sure you take home a armful of flowers. 

You will be supplied with a small booklet and work sheets on points covered in the sesssion. 

Maximum of 1 person for the day 

£325 per person / Bridal Flowers Focus

£425.00 per person / Installation Flower Focus

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARTHA AND THE MEADOW - SHILLINGSTONE, DORSET
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