Classes Hosted by Studio Choo on May 18

Alathea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo of  Studio Choo invited me to  teach a couple of hands-on classes in their studio on May 18th! I am so thrilled to meet them and to have the opportunity to teach in their beautiful space. You can sign up for one or both classes; you’ll learn a lot of mechanics and will get to choose from an exquisite palette of flowers and textures to create your own  designs!

The studio is located at:

339 Baden Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Class size is limited to 15 students! Create and keep your designs.
Tools will be provided for use in class.


Sunday May 18, from 9 am-noon

Here you’ll begin to see your surroundings in a whole new light. A piece of bark, a log, driftwood, wooden disk or branches can all become bases for the unique structures we will be creating. In this class you will make a beautiful arrangement using rich foliage, bark, berries, seedpods, twigs, mushrooms, herbs and some flowers. We’ll discuss texture, form, ideas and mechanics.

woodland centerpiece with pink and purple accent , Françoise Weeks

photo: Paul Rich

Botanical Couture:

Sunday May 18 from 1:30-4:30

Put your inner fashionista on display! Lush and vibrant or simple and elegant, the elements used all add up to create a unique headpiece. After fashioning a basic form that can be bent or shaped, your creativity will be called upon to construct a stunning spring accoutrement to your unique outfit.

botanical headpiece and necklace, Françoise Weeks

photo: Ted Mishima

To register, please click here

Here are more examples of what you will learn:

woodland centerpiece, Jenkins Estate, Françoise Weeks

Honeysuckle photography

woodland arrangement with yellow accent, detail 2, Françoise Weeks

photo: Lincoln Barbour

Texture book, April 4, 2008, Woodland Series, Tom and Barb Mildner

Joni Photo

woodland with lilac,  hellebore, peonies, wigelie, Methven Vineyards, Françoise Weeks

woodland with disk 1, Françoise Weeks

woodland botanical headpiece , Françoise Weeks

photo: Ted Mishima

botanical headpiece with purple and fushia flowers, Françoise Weeks

photo: Ted Mishima

burgundy botanical headpiece 1, Françoise Weeks

photo: Ted Mishima







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