Françoise is coming to San Francisco, CA!


photo Joni Shimabukuro

Saturday & Sunday,
April 9 & 10, 2016,
9AM to 4PM each day

Hosted by
SF Brannan Street Wholesale Florist

at the San Francisco Flower Market
634 Brannan St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Woodland and Botanical Couture Workshop

Class size is limited, so make sure to reserve your place!

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

Lunch: 12pm to 1pm.

Register for the Workshop

Price $1,150



photo Nicole Wickens

The workshop is focused on expanding your floral skills and creating new designs. There will be a strong emphasis on the commercial and saleable value of the designs. After a demonstration of techniques and mechanics, you will design your own pieces, using a fabulous selection of flowers and textures from SF Brannon Street Wholesale Florist.

This is a workshop for all abilities and the focus will be on stretching yourself to be open to new ways of thinking about botanical materials.


3-woodland centerpiece with pink and purple accent 3, Methven Vineyards, Françoise Weeks

photo Paul Rich


Saturday, April 9 – Woodland Arrangements

In this class you will learn the mechanics behind creating textural and detailed designs.

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 log arrangements. You will hone your artistic talents and will be encouraged to listen to your own intuition and further your own vision.



photo Ted Mishima

Sunday, April 10 – Botanical Couture

We’ll explore different ideas for botanical headpieces and will discuss sourcing materials and the mechanics involved to create a variety of these unique designs.

Afterwards, we will explore flower purses: they can be used as a centerpiece, bridesmaid’s bouquets, or as adornment for the flower girl. Observe the mechanics that are used to create a structure that imitates the elaborate style of couture. Once your base is created, let your imagination run wild with how to cover it: foliage, petals, gilded leaves, feathers or sisal materials. Finally decorate the purse with flowers.


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photo Katie Collins


to RSVP or for more information

Workshop Info
Françoise Weeks

Lodging Info
Mary Ellen Hotz


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