Françoise is coming to San Francisco, CA!
Saturday & Sunday,
April 9 & 10, 2016,
9AM to 4PM each day
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
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.
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.
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.
to RSVP or for more information
Mary Ellen Hotz