Poppies Floral Art is offering workshops in floral design. We will inspire you to create amazing flower arrangements. Instruction provided by Andrea Posno-Walker.

Call today! 250-383-0743 or inquire by email: flowers@poppiesfloralart.com.

You can also register online!

Workshops run Saturday afternoons October thru April  2:00-3:30pm. Please pre register. (There are occasional workshops May- September during wedding season- we can notify you via email)

The cost of the workshops with all materials and the containers is $45 plus taxes. You have the option of returning the containers for an in-store credit.

Maximum of 10 people per class.

 

 Workshops resume every Saturday beginning in October and ending in April. 

 PLEASE NOTE THE DATE OF THE BOOT CAMP HAS BEEN CHANGED!! (We are all going to Vancouver for a design show on the 24th!!)

***Boot Camp    Next date: Sunday, Sept 17th, 2017

Workshop dates Fall 2017-  Some projects to be determined (photos to come)

October 7,14, 21 -NO class (Andrea is hoping to go to Ontario for a few weeks!!)

October 28th- Autumn inspired 

November 4th- 

November 11- no class (Remembrance Day)

November 18th- Tropical arrangement

November 25th- Large doorstep evergreen container

December 2nd- Evergreen Wreath

December 9th- Centrepiece

December 16th- Centrepiece

 

BOOTCAMP - SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH - Register HERE

 9 am-5:00 pm  $295.00  FULL DAY WORKSHOP

After doing some research, I discovered that to get a course in floral design you either have to go to the mainland for a couple of weeks or months, invest in weeks or months of evenings, or you have to try to do an online course by yourself. So I decided that I would try to offer a more comprehensive course in floral design for people wanting to pursue a career in floristry or step up their DIY skills, but in a series of full day workshops.  To be a florist you don't have to have creditation, just the knowledge, skills and experience. This is very difficult to achieve unless you are hired and receive on the job training, which is how most of us in the industry get started. I hope to offer many of these one day courses, not only for novices but also for people who want to sharpen their skills and have some hands on experience in a new environment. **The course outline is identical each time, but we work with different flowers and containers. Practice makes perfect!!

9:00 - Introduction. You will be given your tool kit, your flowers and containers. We go over the product we are using, care and handling and you will "process" your bucket of flowers. We'll go over the day and our agenda and prep any containers that we'll be using with floral foam.

10:00- Handtied bouquet. The first project is creating a bouquet with the European spiral technique. We will also be having a short discussion about colour.

11:00- Designing in a vase. We have 3 vases we will be working with; a tall oversized budvase, a 4x4" cube vase and a standard 8" vase. You will be creating a design in each of these containers. We will have a short discussion about scale and proportion.

12:30- break for lunch

1:00- Greening a base prepped with floral foam. You will have been given 2 containers that you have already prepped earlier with floral foam. The first will be a centrepiece style, the second a high style. We will create the foundation for our floral designs by first covering the foam with assorted greenery and tropical foliage.

2:00- Centrepiece. Now you add the flowers to your pre-greened centrepiece base. We will also have a short discussion on the elements and principals of floral design.

2:45 -High Style Design - This will be your favourite part. You are now given just a little bit of guidance and you are to add flowers to your pre-greened base for the high style design.

3:30- Corsage and boutonniere- Our last project of the day is to create a bracelet corsage and boutonniere on a magnet. 

4:30- Review, clean up and pack up your arrangements. 

NOTE- $295 fee includes a pair of secateurs, U-glu dashes, woodpicks, bullion wire, bind wire, all containers, flowers and greenery. A duotang with handouts also included. NOTE** if you have taken the Boot Camp workshop before, your fee is reduced to $195 since you will have received your tool kit already.

For individuals who love the art of floral design, there is a club in Victoria that is for you. The Victoria Floral Art Guild has inspired our designers here at the shop, as well as introduced us to fellow floral enthusiasts. Great opportunity to meet wonderful new people, and partake in the beautiful hobby of floral design.