Wedding/Event Workshop on March 24, 25 & 26

feb 2

photo: Robert McNary

This Wedding/Event Workshop is intensive and inspiring, providing insights and techniques developed over many years of European floral design. Classes begin with a lecture and presentation, where your input and questions are welcomed.

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 March 24, Tuesday March 25 & Wednesday March 26

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

Where: At Françoise’s Studio

Cost: $1,000 – A 50% deposit is requested to reserve your space; the balance is due March 10.

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

Some examples of what you will learn:

white and lavender spring bouquet, Françoise Weeks

wrist corsage purple blossoms, berries, herbs Françoise Weeks

photo: Robert McNary

green bouquet, Françoise Weeks

photo: Joni Photo

woodland bridal bouquet, Lille Boutique, Françoise Weeks

Jamie Bosworth Photographer

woodland with purple and fushia flowers,Jenkins Estate, Françoise Weeks

Honeysuckle Photography

candelabra flowers, St Mary's cathedral, Françoise Weeks

Jamie Bosworth Photography

blue arrangement for candelabra, Lille Boutique, Françoise Weeks

Jamie Bosworth Photography

spring arrangement with kalanchoe, Françoise Weeks

 

purple bridal bouquet, Françoise Weeks

Joni Photo

whimsical bouquet with accent of kalanchoe, Françoise Weeks

flower purse with white and green flowers, detail 1, Françoise Weeks

white and green centerpiece, Françoise Weeks

pale yellow, white and green arrangement with kalanchoe, lilac, garden roses in container filled with colored sand,  Françoise Weeks

centerpiece, white tulips and texture in artichoke container, Zenith Vineyard, Françoise Weeks

Jamie Bosworth Photography

white and lavender centerpiece, Portland Artr Museum, Françoise Weeks

photo: Jessica Hill

white flower garland, Governor Hotel, Françoise weeks

photo: Nicole Wickens

white arrangement with curly willow for mantle, Françoise Weeks

photo: Evrim Icoz

white chuppah decorations, Françoise Weeks

photo: David Barss

white wreaths at entrance, detail 2, Zenith Vineyard, Françoise Weeks

Jamie Bosworth Photgraphy

Testimonial from a student:

I signed up for the Wedding Design Workshop with Françoise in an effort to take my flower growing operation to the next level, and move into providing floral design services in addition to bulk flowers for weddings.  What impressed me the most about the class was Françoise’ ability to meet each student at their level of expertise and development and intuitively guide them to move beyond their comfort level into new territory.   She was so patient with all of our questions, and moved easily between a nitty-gritty discussion of the business side of wedding design into the more creative aspects, customizing her demonstrations and discussions to our specific interests.   It is impossible to take a workshop with Françoise and not come away with an entirely new way of looking at florals and botanicals, and especially TEXTURE!  Watching her process of choosing materials and using them both as whole plants, but also smaller pieces or parts of blooms and botanicals, is a eye opener.  You will never look at kale the same way again!   Her humor and warmth make the class an absolute pleasure, and I hope to be able to take more in the future.  Thanks so much!

Elizabeth Bryant, Portland, OR

janet making a botanical headpiece during botanicul couture workshop in the studio , Françoise Weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

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