Adult Education

Floral Design

 

Instruction on how to arrange flowers; from step-by-step classes to sophisticated workshops and programs. 

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Class Schedule August-December 2014
Basic Floral Design, Part 1
| September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7                                                                                

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral design.  This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals. Instructor: Mimi Cassick

NEW Contemporary Floral Design Workshop Series
                       

Sign up for individual classes or register for the entire series of fun workshops on contemporary design.  Register for all three at a discounted rate! 

NEW Grouping
| September 18                                       

Learn the technique of grouping to form bold masses of each material, connected by rhythmic connections. Instructor: Mimi Cassick

NEW Spheres
| October 16                                                                                         

Take a fresh approach to a traditional globular composition for an appealing design.  Instructor: Mimi Cassick

NEW Leaf Work
| November 12                                               

Learn to use foliage as a featured element to give designs a contemporary look.  Instructor: Mimi Cassick

 
Basic Floral Design, Part 2
| October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11                                                                                            

Expand your knowledge of composition, cut flower preparation, and mechanics for various types of arrangements.  Instructor: Mimi Cassick

Modern European Floral Design Workshop
| October 14                                                                                            

Instructor Laura Anne Brooks demonstrates innovative techniques used in high-style European floral designs she observed on her recent trip to Europe.

Basic Botany for Gardeners
| October 18, 25, November 1                                                                                         

Learn about the ‘secret life of plants’ with instructor Sheila Hayden.

Lunchtime Lecture: Dueling Designers Do Holiday Designs
| November 18                                                                                            

Join David Pippin and Al Brockwell, two Richmond designers known for their creativity and exciting floral creations, as they take whatever the Garden throws at them to create designs suitable for the harvest season!

Designs for the Holidays and Beyond
| December 3                                                                                        

Discover new ideas and clever approaches with unusual materials for the Christmas holiday period.  Instructor: Laura Anne Brooks

Artificial Wreath Workshop
December 5 OR December 6                                                                                         

Join us for this fun and creative workshop to help you design and make your very own holiday wreath!

Making 'Fairy Houses' with Dried Natural Materials (Adult/Child)
December 6 OR December 13                                                                                                                                                          

Learn what goes into these unique creations and make one of your own to take home, under the guidance of horticulturist Shannon Smith and experienced staff and volunteers. For adults and their accompanying children (age 5 and up).

Making 'Fairy Houses' with Dried Natural Materials (Adults Only)
December 6 or December 13                                                                                                                                                         

Learn what goes into these unique creations and make one of your own to take home, under the guidance of horticulturist Shannon Smith and experienced staff and volunteers. Adults are welcomed in this workshop.

 

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