In Depth Floristry Study at Worlds End - September 11-12

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In Depth Floristry Study at Worlds End - September 11-12

1,850.00

Instructors: Sarah Ryhanen, Bryony Mattes Harris, Jessie May Booth, Daniel Gaetani

In this mechanically focused class; we’ll use the farm’s bounty as a jumping off point for all the ways in which to build various types and sizes of floral arrangements. Taught by myself and the Saipua events team (Bryony, Jessie and Dan) students will have access to some amazing mechanical talent and events business prowess.

We’ll start our class on the 11th with a tour of the farm and flower fields, and then dive into the art of making the low lush centerpiece which serves as the pinnacle for most of our floristry practice. Students will have the option of cutting their own stems and also have a host of flowers to choose from from our favorite local suppliers (we don’t grow roses, and we think you should have some to work with).

After lunch, we’ll engage in a light critique of the classes work and then jump into wedding detail work: bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages. The bouquet lesson is especially useful, as in my experience students struggle with how to make a light, airy but full bouquet. We’ll spend extra time on this lesson.

For Dinner, we’ll eat food grown on the farm. Likely tons of tomatoes and lamb for those who enjoy it. The second day we’ll learn all the various techniques for building large scale work. Students will start by constructing a large scale urn arrangement and then Dan will demonstrate how to construct a giant hanging installation in the center of the barn using airplane cable. The end of the day will consist of an in depth Q&A session with Sarah, Bryony and Jessie. Topics surely to arise: pricing your work, attracting the right clients through marketing strategies, floral transportation and event logistics and protecting your creative ideas. 

September 11-12, 2017 

Limited to 10 participants; Some floral experience suggested. This course is designed for those just beginning their floral careers who have perhaps been dabbling a bit on their own and crave some professional guidance.

Location: Worlds End Farm Esperance, NY

Price of retreat includes meals and lodging (bed in a tipi).

Tickets are final sale and non-refundable. Price includes 8.875% NY state sales tax.

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