Françoise is coming to Arlington, MA!


photo Ted Mishima

Friday and Saturday, November 4 & 5, 2016, 9AM to 4PM each day

Hosted by Barbara Popolow of:
Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens
218 Massachusets Ave
Arlington, MA 02474

Woodland and Botanical Couture Workshop

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

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

Lunch from 12pm to 1pm will be provided.

Register for the Workshop

Price $1,585



photo Ted Mishima


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.

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.



photo Sarah Gray


Friday, November 4 – 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 centerpieces. You will hone your artistic talents and will be encouraged to listen to your own intuition and further your own vision.



photo Ted Mishima


Saturday, November 5 – 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. The afternoon session will focus on botanical purses and jewelry.

A professional photographer will be on hand to take pictures of students’ designs for their portfolio.

Botanical necklace for demo at FSFA June 2015, Francoise Weeks

photo Françoise Weeks


to RSVP or for more information

Workshop Info
Françoise Weeks
Lodging Info
Barbara Popolow
Derby Farm Flowers & Gardens


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