Botanical Couture Workshop on April 9, 10, 11

photos: Elijah Park, Joni Shimabukuro, Ted Mishima

In this new workshop on Botanical Couture  you will learn the mechanics behind creating sumptuous designs that mimic objects in our everyday lives. Ornate purses, shoes and headpieces will expand the way you think about flowers! Françoise shares the techniques she has honed in the creation of these beautifully-crafted floral designs. To stand alone as centerpieces or to be worn as an elegant fashion statement, these couture pieces delight and amuse.

This class offers practical, hands-on experience that will further develop your own skills and repertoire and increase your confidence to think outside the box. After a demonstration of floral techniques and mechanics, you will design your own pieces. You will hone your artistic talents, and will be encouraged to listen to your intuition and further your own vision. Classes are limited to five students to ensure valuable individual attention.

Dates: Monday April 9, Tuesday April 10 and Wednesday April 11

Time: 9am til 4pm (1 hour lunch break)

Where: At Françoise’s Studio

Cost: $1,100 – A 50% deposit is requested to reserve your space; the balance is due March 26

For more information, please call 503-236-5829 or check my website

botanical shoe with dendrobrium orchids and succulents, Françoise Weeks

flower purse with orchids, hyacinths, lily of the valley, moss, 1 Françoise Weeks

flower purse with orchids, hyacinths, lily of the valley, moss, Françoise Weeks

botanical headpiece with dendrobriums, feathers, jasmine, Françoise Weeks

botanical headpiece with dendrobriums, feathers, jasmine, nerine, Françoise Week

white and lavender flower purse, Françoise Weeks

photo: David Barss

white flower purse with hellebore, jasmine, anemones, Françoise Weeks

photo: Jamie Bosworth

botanical shoe with  fushia orchids 1,  Portland Art Museum,Françoise Weeks

photo: Joni Shimabukuro

botanical shoe with moss and fushia orchids, Portland Art Museum, Françoise Weeks

photo: Joni Shimabukuro

fushia flower purse with nerines, roses, anemones, freesia, Françoise Weeks

fushia flower purse with sweetpeas,, roses, anemones, freesia, Françoise Weeks

 

fushia flower purses, Françoise Weeks

woodland headpiece with succulents, staghorn fern, fiddl

photo: Ted Mishima

woodland headpiece with succulents, staghorn fern, fiddleheads, hellebore, frittilaria, detail, Françoise Weeks

photo: Ted Mishima

botanical shoe with tillandias, berriesm Françoise Weeks

photo: Joni Shimabukuro

botanical shoe with chocolate orchids, Portland Art Museum,Françoise Weeks

photo: Joni Shimabukuro

 

 

 

 

One Comment on “Botanical Couture Workshop on April 9, 10, 11”

  • Elizabeth@La Fleur Vintage March 1st, 2012 7:05 pm

    Francoise, You continue to amaze me and I am sure that everyone feels this way. You put the Barr so very high that it is nearly impossible to reach. Thank you for the inspiration that you give to all who view these pictures. You are truly amazing!

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