FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN $2,800
SPRING WORKSHOP: June 28-30, 2018
FALL WORKSHOP: October 11-13, 2018
This workshop is designed for both aspiring and amateur florists who are wanting to develop and expand their skill set for more flexibility and creativity in their work. During this 3-day Floral Intensive we will delve into the art of floral design using exquisite blooms and foliage to capture the essence of your creative expression in a welcoming atmosphere that both challenges and inspires you. In this hands-on course we will create multiple elements of a styled shoot touching on the highlights of Event Design and share with you the mechanics of design and technique to create hand-tied bouquets, focal arrangements, centerpieces, floral installations, backdrop work, tablescapes and flat-lays. Each day we will have instruction and demonstration followed by hands-on sessions that will include the set-up and preparations for a real on-site wedding to take place on Saturday.
Our instructor, Kerrie Flinders, has a passion for design spanning across multiple genres and loves to interweave the elements of nature, structure and architecture into a harmonious design. Her favorite style leans towards rustic European which comes through in her floral design, translating to lush, organic compositions. She takes her desire for fostering and creating beauty and applies it to each of her respective endeavors as owner and founder of Bellaflora Farms, CURATED EVENT, CURATED HOUSE and Bespoke Maven.
Bellaflora Farms is set amidst 25 bucolic acres in Walla Walla's Wine Country, offering a gorgeous pastoral setting tucked in amongst romantic vineyards and verdant woods along rambling Mill Creek. The gardens here are peppered with fragrant garden roses, lavender, peonies, wisteria, honeysuckle, dahlias and lush foliage providing the perfect setting to embark on a small foraging excursion throughout the grounds and secret gardens in addition to the loads of lush blooms that will be at the ready. You will experience an exclusive tour of the flower fields, historic barn and woods that make up this unique farm that began over a century ago.
As part of the workshop we will also touch on Branding & Marketing, Building a Curated Portfolio, Creating and Photographing Styled Shoots. Attendees will also receive professional headshots and images of their work for portfolio and promotional use.
Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided each day as well as a Welcome Dinner on Thursday Night at Walla Walla's famed WHITEHOUSE CRAWFORD restaurant.
*The Workshop fee does not include travel, transportation, or accommodation expenses. These must be arranged by you. Upon registration you will be given local hotel suggestions and information.
1:1 WORKSHOPS also available: TBD $1,000/day
If you are looking for a more personalized experience, request a date for your own one-on-one workshop. With this personalized experience we can hone in on the particular skills you'd like to learn and really concentrate on any areas of interest you would like to improve upon.
*The Workshop fee does not include travel, transportation, or accommodation expenses. These must be arranged by you. Upon registration you will be given local hotel suggestions and information. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided each day. Send us your desired date and we will be in touch with details and specific arrangements.