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Last month, photographer Ted Mishima asked if I would do a botanical headpiece for a photo shoot. He was interested in submitting images for a show exhibiting alternative forms of photography, and was especially interested in the technique of wet plates.
When he showed some images of botanical headpieces, I had absolutely no idea how I would go about this, but I was excited to tackle the challenge. It was fun! Ted also took many digital images.
A huge Thank you! Ted for inviting me to collaborate on this wonderful project and many thanks to Candace: you were fantastic!
A huge Thank You! to Lauren Brooks who offered to document the wreath making class last Monday.
Starting with a fir bough wreath, everyone created a rich arrangement that included clusters of bright berries and fruits, dried seedpods, cones and succulents, holiday spices, woodland gleanings and exotic orchid blossoms.
The results were stunning!
Check out a couple of details of Lauren’s wreath!
Lotus and poppy pods, hazelnuts, lichen, ilex berries, curly willow…
Figs (from Jamie‘s tree – thank you!), lady’s apples, bundled cinnamon sticks,
crab apples, dried orange slices…
Come join us for this hands-on class and learn to design a fabulous wreath for the holidays on Monday December 7 or Tuesday December 8. You will take your creation home and will enjoy it for several weeks to come!
Starting with a fir bough wreath, you will create a rich arrangement that includes clusters of bright berries and fruits, dried seedpods, cones and succulents, holiday spices, woodland gleanings and exotic orchid blossoms.
Mon, December 7 or Tues, December 8 6:30 – 9:00pm $75
The Monday class is full, but there is still room in the Tuesday class. Call to reserve your space @ 503-236-5829
The hands-on classes are limited to 8 students per class and are conducted at Françoise’s Studio – 2754 SE 33rd Place. Prices include flowers, supplies, use of tools, and best of all, your creation goes home with you! Receipt of your check (or payment with Paypal) for the full tuition secures yourplace in the class.
Gift Certificates Available for All Classes
Come join us for this hands-on class and learn to design eye-catching arrangements for the holidays on Tuesday December 1.
Get inspired to create your own stunning topiaries, textured flower garlands, wreaths,…by incorporating seasonal greens, berries, cones, cinnamon sticks with gorgeous flowers. Discover how to use natural candle holders by wrapping candles with rosemary, cinnamon sticks or foliage.
Candles And Flowers: Setting The Scene For The Holidays
Whether the occasion is an intimate meal or a grander affair, candlelight creates a lovely sense of warmth and atmosphere. Learn how to fashion unique natural candle-wraps, as well as beautifully incorporating candles into wreaths, garlands and other centerpieces. You make a fabulous arrangement and take it home! Tuesday, December 1 6:30 – 9:00pm $75
What a fun class on Monday; everyone’s wreath was gorgeous! Feast your eyes…
“I had a really wonderful time. It was very rewarding to work on something
creative, spend time with my friend AND have all the tools and materials
set up and ready for me when I got to Françoise’s workshop. Plus, I got to
take home my wreath which I’m sure would have cost me twice as much as the class if I had bought it in the store instead. Françoise’s teaching style
is casual, creative and inspiring. In an hour, she had all of us making
wreaths that looked like they came from a professional! Paulette Carter
Come join us and learn how to design unique seasonal centerpieces for Thanksgiving on Monday November 23 or Tuesday November 24.
Ideas to make arrangements in squashes, eggplants, cabbages, artichokes or vases will abound and you’ll create a stunning cornucopia:
Delight family and friends with a lavish focal point for your Thanksgiving table! This festive harvest arrangement combines a bounty of small fruits, berries and vegetables with flowers and lush foliage. Unique, simple, and colorful!
Monday, November 23 or Tuesday, November 24 6:30 – 9:00pm $75
Here are some examples of what you will learn and more ideas for centerpieces for this holiday. If you would like to order an arrangement for your Thanksgiving table, please call at 503-236-5829
A seasonal woodland centerpiece
Here are some examples of beautiful arrangements that students have created in class in the last few weeks. Keep in mind that these ladies had little or no experience with flower arranging. It is so much fun to stand back and watch it all happen…