Woodland Workshop on May 20, 21 & 22

Explore the many possibilities the woodlands have to offer and be inspired by the botanical treasures of the Pacific Northwest! Françoise’s absolute love for this style of arrangement stems from her time spent as a child in Switzerland. Foraging for a piece of wood or bark and moss and adding some wildflowers, she would make arrangements for her Mother while on summer hikes with her family in the Alps. Her woodland fairy creations have since bloomed into unique centerpieces and bouquets using the foliage of the Northwest as her muse. Detail is paramount in these layered, intricate creations. Gather ideas to express your creativity and learn to work with woodland materials found in nature!

Woodland Workshops are 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 May 20, Tuesday May 21, Wednesday May 22

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

Where: At Françoise’s Studio

Cost: $1,300 – A 50% deposit is requested to reserve your space; the balance is due May 6.

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

 

Falcusan Photography

Falcusan Photography

Jamie Bosworth Photographer

Jamie Bosworth Photographer

Joni Photo

Joni Photo

Joni Photo

Photo: Ted Mishima

photo: Ted Mishima

photo: Jamie Bosworth photographer

FotoVitae

Photo: Lincoln Barbour

photo: Lincoln Barbour

 

Here is a Janet's testimonial  from Floral Verde ; she took the woodland workshop in January.

"As a florist, I have loved Françoise Weeks’ work for years.  I would look at her arrangements and wonder “How did she do that?”  I finally attended her Woodland Design Workshop at the end of January – I should not have waited so long.

Françoise has a vast set of techniques, mechanics, and secrets to teach, but encourages you to pursue your own ideas when inspiration strikes.  She works through projects with you, and assists with the simple mechanics so that you can focus your time and efforts on exploring designs and creating multiple pieces.  I walked out of her workshop with a completely new style in my repertoire, and enough photos of my creations that I am already selling my new style to brides.

Her beautiful studio is just bursting with unique flowers, foliage, succulents, branches, mosses and pods.  It was hard to know where to start.  I was so inspired to create that it seemed as if each day passed too quickly.  I left Portland invigorated and hungry for more; even three weeks later I am recording new ideas in my sketch book daily.

Françoise is a passionate artist and a generous mentor.   This workshop was not only a joy to take, but a valuable investment in the future of my business.  I plan to attend the Botanical Couture Workshop next.  Thank you for being so open with your knowledge, resources, and time Françoise!"

Janet Martineau, Cincinnati, OH

And a couple of pictures of a woodland centerpiece and bouquet  that she made:

photo: Alicia Schwede

photo: Alicia Schwede

photo: Alicia Schwede

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