Woodland Design Workshop in Françoise’s Studio in Portland, OR

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photo Ted Mishima

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28, 29 & 30, 2016
9:30AM to 4:30PM

Class size limited to 5 students.

Lodging and additional information can be viewed here.

Register for the Workshop

Price $1,300

 

woodland bouquet 35

photo Nicole Wickens


 
 
 
 

Sculptural Beginnings

For Françoise, the Woodlands sprouted from a childhood memory that took a life of its own. A piece of bark, a log, driftwood, wooden disk, branches, rootballs can all become bases for the unique structures we will be creating. Learn how to use moss and bark to cover containers that serve as the foundation for your arrangements.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Texture book, April 4, 2008, Woodland Series, Tom and Barb Mildner

photo Joni Shimabukuro

 

Using Woodland Foliage

Here you’ll begin to see your surroundings in a whole new light. The Northwest is a host of a very rich and lush forest life–which lends itself to beautiful arrangements. Use rich foliage, bark, berries, seedpods, twigs, mushrooms and herbs. We’ll also discuss how to source these materials.

 

woodland centerpiece with orchids, Françoise Weeks

photo Joni Shimabukuro

 

The Importance of Texture

Experiment with color, texture, form, ideas and techniques. Françoise will share her vision of the detailed work that goes into every one of her woodland creations. Come up with your own inspiration to use nature and all of its bounty in lieu of traditional flowers.

*Day three begins with a trip to the Portland Flower Market.
 
 
 
 

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