Woodland Design Workshop in Françoise’s Studio in Portland, OR


photo Joni Shimabukuro

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 2, 3 & 4, 2015
9:30AM to 4:30PM

Class size limited to 5 students.

Your work will be professionally photographed.

Lodging and additional information can be viewed here.


Register for the Workshop

Price $1,300


woodland bouquet 29, Francoise Weeks

photo Ted Mishima


Sculptural Beginnings

For Françoise, the Woodlands sprouted from a childhood memory that took a life of its own. A piece of bark, a log, driftwood, wooden disk, branches, rootballs can all become bases for the unique structures we will be creating. Learn how to use moss and bark to cover containers that serve as the foundation for your arrangements.



photo Joni Shimabukuro


Using Woodland Foliage

Here you’ll begin to see your surroundings in a whole new light. The Northwest is a host of a very rich and lush forest life–which lends itself to beautiful arrangements. Use rich foliage, bark, berries, seedpods, twigs, mushrooms and herbs. We’ll also discuss how to source these materials.



photo Françoise Weeks


The Importance of Texture

Experiment with color, texture, form, ideas and techniques. Françoise will share her vision of the detailed work that goes into every one of her woodland creations. Come up with your own inspiration to use nature and all of its bounty in lieu of traditional flowers.

On Wedensday afternoon a professional photographer will be on hand to take pictures of students’ designs for their portfolio.

*Day three begins with a trip to the Portland Flower Market.

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