Presentations

photo courtesy FSFA

Françoise is often invited to give presentations at garden clubs, design conferences and museums. She enjoys the opportunity to visit these esteemed programs and venues across the country and to contribute her knowledge and viewpoint through demonstrations and discussions.

Presentations, by definition, are much like floristry. They are meant to gather, arrange and design information and ideas, rather like wildflowers and seed pods in a bouquet.

Presentations on Woodland and Botanical Haute Couture are the most often requested topics and for what Françoise is best known.
Françoise creates a detailed series of floral mock-ups that show the mechanics, stages and steps involved in creating her signature pieces. Jewelry, headpieces and floral fabric are modeled to further demonstrate her pieces in action. There is time for extensive questions and answers throughout her presentations and follow-up workshops are often scheduled as part of her conference appearance.

Françoise has had the pleasure of lecturing at the La Jolla, CA and Memphis, TN Garden Clubs, annual conferences in Niagra Falls, NY and Orlando, FL Bouquet to Art in San Francisco, CA and Art in Bloom in Raleigh, NC.

Contact Françoise to book her for your next conference. She looks forward to meeting you!

“The North Carolina Museum of Art had the great pleasure recently of welcoming Françoise Weeks as our special guest to Art in Bloom, our annual fundraising festival. Françoise spent the week in Raleigh delighting museum visitors and sharing her passion for flowers with new floral friends. Along with her spectacular talent and natural way with flowers she brought her warm, sunny personality and easy going charm. We were delighted to experience the woodlands through her eyes as she merged nature and fashion in skillfully crafted designs for two packed audiences. In addition, students came from across the US to learn her unique methods in a close up and personal setting and were rewarded with an entertaining workshop on botanical headpieces where they made headpieces of epic proportions.

Inviting Françoise to be our special guest gave her existing fans the opportunity to work with and learn from her, and introduced something new and unusual to those visitors who were previously unaware of her unique designs. We were thrilled to welcome her as part of this year’s event and very much hope she will return to a future Art in Bloom!”

Laura Finan, Project Manager, Art in Bloom, North Carolina Museum of Art