Françoise is coming to Chicago!

botanical headpiece and necklace, Françoise Weeks

photo by Ted Mishima

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 8 & 9, 2014, 9AM to 4PM each day

Hosted by Alexandra Jusino of:
Exquisite Designs

Located in Chicago’s Near West Side neighborhood

Woodland and Botanical Couture Workshop

Class size limited to 12 students! Create and keep your designs.

Please bring your own tools, i.e. clippers, scissors, wire cutters and knives.

Lunch 12PM to 1PM: bring your own or we can order out for sandwiches.

Register for the Workshop

Price $1,185


Woodland Arrangement 2008

photo Joni Shimabukuro

Tuesday, April 8 – Woodland Arrangements

For Françoise, the Woodlands sprouted from a childhood memory that took a life of its own. Using foliage, bark, berries, seedpods, twigs, mushrooms, herbs and some flowers, we’ll explore how to make woodland bouquets as well as centerpieces. We’ll discuss color, texture, form, ideas and techniques.

botanical purse, Françoise Weeks

photo Jamie Bosworth


Wednesday, April 9 – Botanical Couture

We’ll explore different ideas for botanical purses as centerpieces and will discuss sourcing materials and the mechanics involved to create a wide variety of these unique designs. The afternoon session will focus on botanical headpieces.

woodland spring bouquet, Françoise Weeks

photo Nicole Wickens


to RSVP or for more information

Workshop Info
Françoise Weeks
Atelier Botanique Françoise Weeks
Lodging Info
Alexandra Jusino
Exquisite Designs

7 Comments on “Françoise is coming to Chicago!”

  • Morgan Howell Moylan December 15th, 2013 7:42 pm

    I am interested in the Chicago class. Is there space and can I xget a more detailed class schedule

  • Françoise Weeks December 25th, 2013 2:12 am

    Hi Morgan,

    Thank you for your comment! There is space in the workshop. Let me know if you have more questions. I will do a blog post in the next few weeks. Please email me at

  • Mari Sterr January 29th, 2014 5:23 pm

    There are 2 of us definitely interested! What is the cost? Is there room? Thank you!

  • Marni Wilson March 3rd, 2014 7:16 pm

    Is it possible to attend just woodland day in Chicago? Thanks

  • Teresa March 14th, 2014 6:10 pm

    I am interested in the Chicago workshop – what is the price and how long do I have to sign up?
    Is there room for 2

  • Michelle B. March 22nd, 2014 2:08 am

    I just registered for this workshop a few days ago. I haven’t seen the payment clear yet from my account. The class isn’t full is it?? I would love this opportunity!!

  • Karen Cook April 1st, 2014 8:56 pm

    Is there still availability in the class?
    What is the class schedule…Previously, I was under the impression that the class was focused on headpieces.

    What is the difference to this workshop opposed to the workshops she offers in her studio.

    thank you

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