Botanical Couture Workshop on September 16, 17 & 18

photos: Elijah Park, Joni Shimabukuro, Ted Mishima

In this workshop on Botanical Couture  you will learn the mechanics behind creating sumptuous designs that mimic objects in our everyday lives. Ornate botanical purses and shoes,  headpieces and jewelry, will expand the way you think about flowers! Françoise shares the techniques she has honed in the creation of these beautifully-crafted floral designs. To stand alone as centerpieces or to be worn as an elegant fashion statement, these couture pieces delight and amuse.

This class offers practical, hands-on experience that will further develop your own skills and repertoire and increase your confidence to think outside the box. After a demonstration of floral techniques and mechanics, you will design your own pieces. You will hone your artistic talents, and will be encouraged to listen to your intuition and further your own vision. Classes are limited to five students to ensure valuable individual attention.

Dates: Monday September 16, Tuesday September 17  and Wednesday September 18

Time: 9am til 4pm (1 hour lunch break)

Where: At Françoise’s Studio

Cost: $1,100 – A 50% deposit is requested to reserve your space; the balance is due September 2.

For more information, please call 503-236-5829 or check my website


photo: Jamie Bosworth

Falcusan Photography

Joni Photo

Joni Photo

photo: Ted Mishima

photo: Ted Mishima

Joni Photo

photo: Jamie Bosworth

photo: Lori Eshler-Frystack

Last Monday I did a post on the botanical headpieces that students made. Check them out if you have the time – they are fantastic!


Testimonial from one of the students:

I never imagined a teacher could be such an extraordinary source of inspiration.  Françoise Weeks generously shares her years of floral expertise with students while enlightening them about her signature woodlands and botanical couture styles that she has become famous for.  To study with her is a gift from the floral master herself.  Run, don’t walk, to sign up for one of Françoise’s classes. This hands-on adventure will be one of the most inspirational and energizing floral experiences you will ever have!

Mindy Rosenberg,  Hillsborough, CA




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