Join us for a one-day class all about the wonderful world of event floral design!
We believe everyone can incorporate florals in a practical and beautiful way for any kind of event, and during this class we will teach you how. During this class we will discuss the different floristry roles in larger events, and together we will create a beautiful tablescape and floral arches to be enjoyed at our community dinner together at the end of the day.
HANDS ON SESSIONS INCLUDED:
• Group Arbor Installation
• Minimalistic Table Styling
The Basic Art of Floral Design Master Classes are designed specifically for those individuals with a love of flowers that are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the art of floral design. Often exploring a new art form can feel overwhelming, but during these classes we’ll help make floral design approachable and help strip away the fear that can stop you from pursuing your passions and following your intuition.
“Technique brings freedom for artistic expression.”
We have designed these sessions to compliment each other, covering a wide-range of floral designs, from table arrangements to bridal bouquets. We value both old school and new school techniques, and look forward to helping you develop a strong foundation in the art of floral design that will support your journey no matter where your flower adventures may take you. These intensives are designed for a wide range of people, from those with no prior experience in floral design to florists with a few years under their belt.
Morning coffee, tea and snack
Snacks and refreshments throughout the day
Community Dinner (Optional for any workshop guests for the week)
Floral demonstrations and hands-on instruction with Katie Davis in a small classroom setting
Thematic Lectures and exercises
Ponderosa Classroom Online Facebook group to network and stay connected
One Year membership to the Ponderosa Classroom Online platform
Workbook - includes all recipes, step-by-step instructions, and discussions overviews
Beautiful vessels used in sessions
All flowers and supplies
Access to the Guest Gallery for portfolio, website, and social media use:
- Candid and editorial shots that capture your Ponderosa Classroom experience
Group Rate on lodging at The Grand Hotel
(Included with purchase of two or more Intensives)
- Ponderosa Apron
- Floral knife
- Floral Clippers
- Ribbon scissors
- Rose Glove
9:30 AM | Welcome and introductions with coffee and tea
Lecture | Events & Weddings- Discussion on real weddings and events, and the different roles within floristry.
We will cover:
- Budget Friendly Design Alternatives (minimalist table arrangements, focal pieces, bridesmaid bouquet alternatives, etc.)
- Minimalist Designs & Styling
- Understanding “the brief” - How freelancers interpret a standard brief describing the florals for a whole event
Lunch (on your own)
Group Hands-on Session | Creating the Table -In a group, you will arrange and style a table setting according to a brief providing by “the client”.
We will cover:
- Minimal design: “Ikebana” style table arrangements
- Simple & elegant Table Styling
Demonstration | Floral Arches
Group Hands-on Session | Creating Romantic Floral Arches
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM | COMMUNITY DINNER
* There are three sessions across the week. You are welcome to attend any or all as you wish. All guests are welcome to the community dinner on Friday, whether or not you signed up for the Friday session (RSVP required).
**A Note about Floral Foam: although we try to avoid using it on a regular basis, it’s important to know when Floral Foam will likely be necessary, and how to use and dispose of it properly.