My classes focus on the artistic and structural techniques for creating lush, organically-styled arrangements, along with essential skills for organic flower cultivation.
Design instruction encompasses composition, colour theory and the mechanics of designing in a lush, organic style. Gardening instruction varies depending on the time of year but typically touches on planning, plant selection, maintenance, and harvesting.
Regardless of the time of year, we'll work with the best of what the season has to offer, including flowers from my garden.
All classes will be held at Red Damsel Farm unless otherwise noted.
Classes regularly sell out; sign up early to avoid disappointment.
SATURDAY APRIL 22 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Hone your skills in cultivating cut flowers.
This hands-on class will focus on several of the most important skills for aspiring cut flower growers: planting, irrigation, soil building, and more. Learn about the best (and most sought-after) flowers and varieties to grow for the Pacific Northwest garden (we'll discuss annuals, perennials. flowering bulbs and more), and how to get the most blooms possible from your plants.
A minimum of 5 students is required. Prepare to spend the majority of time in the garden.
SATURDAY MAY 27 | 1:00 - 4:00
Create a large, lush statement arrangement using seasonal flowers and flowering branches.
We'll start in the garden, gathering blooms for our arrangements and discussing essential tips and strategies for creating a cutting garden. We'll then return to studio to create large statement arrangements as would be used for a ceremony backdrop or focal point in a home or venue.
Learn how to design in a lush, asymmetrical style using the best flowers of the season. A minimum of 5 students is required.