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

log arrangement detail, Francoise Weeks

photo Joni Shimabukuro

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 16, 17 & 18, 2015
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 2, Art of Weddings, Franoise Weeks

photo Jamie Bosworth


 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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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.

 
 
 
 
 

log arrangement, detail 3a, Hawks View Cellars, Françoise Weeks

photo Alan Weiner

 
 

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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