Just to thank you again for the evening of learning and art. I enjoyed everything: your overview and hints how you perceive objects in one’s surroundings; the practical tips; but mostly, for me, to enter into your world of many textures and so much green, all a visual luxury. Simply put, to be able to wander and select whatever my eyes wanted to study, and then be able to hold the plant or leaf and think about another way to appreciate it….well, the entire process was amazing.
Diane Reid, Austin, TX
I recently had the opportunity to take Francoise’s beginning floral design class. I read about her classes online and signed up. What an absolutely wonderful 2 1/2 hours I had. I did not want it to end. Francoise is an amazing teacher and shared a wealth of knowledge in a short time. I love how she taught us to see the beauty and possibilities right in our own front yard. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a beautiful bouquet. I was so inspired and have been practising what she taught me every since. I can’t wait to take another one of Francoise’s classes!!
The woodland arrangement class I took with Francoise last week was delightful. Her instruction style is very conversational and freely offers advise from her many years of experience. She has a way about her that helps you tap into your creativity to design a unique arrangement. Of course, her studio space is absolutely dreamy and is a perfect setting to let your creative juices flow, it’s no wonder her own work is stunning! I thoroughly enjoyed her class and look forward to more in the near future.
Taking Françoise’s flower classes gave me the confidence and freedom to use my imagination and think outside the box. I can now see the possibilities of incorporating pieces of ordinary plants from my own yard, along with seasonal blooming flowers, to make arrangements my own. I love taking the classes in her intimate setting where each participant is encouraged that there is no right or wrong way to enjoy flowers!
I’ve always admired Françoise’s innovative, creative, and fun style, and was excited for the opportunity to learn from her. Being able to tap into her knowledge and experience was invaluable, she teaches students to think outside the realm of standard floral design. She has a patient and thoughtful approach to teaching that encourages creativity. Whether floral design is your business or your passion, I highly recommend Françoise’s classes. I left feeling energized and full of great new ideas.
For me, the classes in the art of wreath making are really the best kind of craft experience. Françoise guides us quietly in her beautiful studio filled with unusual flowers and materials to produce a wreath that ends up being the unique creation of each participant, is seasonally celebratory, lasts for 3 months or more, and reminds us daily what a special gift Françoise has for teaching this skill.