England

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Ponderosa Workshop

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July 11-15, 2019

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!

WELCOME!

Join us for a beautifully mindful Ponderosa Workshop held at one of our favorite places, Butley Priory in Suffolk, England.  Once a 14th Century Monastery, Butley Priory is located in the wilds of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, held in the midst of acres of green countryside, wild forest walks and marshlands. We will spend unforgettable days playing and laughing together, sleeping in beautiful rooms, eating heartwarming meals, and rejuvenating our souls while learning the art of floral design amongst inspiring land and history.

During this experience we will dig deep into the heart of creativity, and how we can discover our place in the world as floral artists. We will create wildly romantic bridal bouquets and Dutch Masters inspired floral arrangements, and near the end of the week we will create an incredible floral installation together using the environment as our guide.

This workshop is designed for new and experienced florists, and flower lovers of all kinds.

This workshop at the Priory will challenge and inspire you, and if you come with an open heart you will be changed. Not by magic, but by being around the incredible community of like minded souls that bravely choose the vulnerable path of learning, friendship and adventure.

WORKSHOP FEE: $4700 USD

PHOTOS: Lesley Lau Photography of the Ponderosa Workshop at Butley Priory, 2017
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WORKSHOP INCLUDES


ACCOMODATIONS

Four (4) nights on-site at Butley Priory (arriving Thursday PM and departing Monday AM)

Room options (subject to availability, for more information see Travel section)

- Shared Room (included in workshop fee)

- Shared Double (+$200)

- Private Single (+$200)

- Private Double (+$400)

Access to workshop venue sites and scenery


MEALS & REFRESHMENTS

Four (4) breakfasts, lunches and dinners

Beverages (including the special ones)

Snacks and refreshments


WORKSHOP MATERIALS

Ponderosa Workshop Apron

Welcome gift

All flowers and supplies

Floral clippers


EDUCATION & COMMUNITY

Floral demonstrations and hands-on instruction with Katie Davis

Three (3) floral arranging hands-on sessions

Personal 1:1 session with Katie Davis

Group discussions

Private Facebook group for all workshop guests to meet and stay connected

**BONUS: One year access to the Ponderosa Classroom Online

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Professional headshot

Beautifully styled photo shoots featuring your florals

Access to the Student Gallery for portfolio, website, and social media use:

  - Photos of your arrangements and the group installation

  - Candid and editorial shots that capture the workshop experience

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY | JULY 11

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM | Arrival - please plan to show up at the venue or meeting point during this time frame

Welcome dinner and drinks


FRIDAY | JULY 12

Breakfast and 1:1 sessions

Foraging adventure

Group intros

Lunch

Floral demonstration | “Wild and Romantic Editorial Bouquet” - a lesson in large and dramatic bouquets

Hands-on floral session | “Wild and Romantic Editorial Bouquets”

Dinner and wine

After dinner group reflection


SATURDAY | JULY 13

Breakfast and 1:1 sessions

Floral demonstration | "Still Life Flowers"- a lesson in floral storytelling

Lunch

Lesson on posing flowers

Hands-on floral session | "Still Life Flowers"

Photo shoot | "Still Life Flowers"

Dinner and wine


SUNDAY | JULY 14

Breakfast and 1:1 sessions

Hands-on floral session | "Creating Installation Shapes"

Lunch

Editorial photo shoot | Group installation, bouquets and model

Farewell feast and wine

After dinner group reflection


MONDAY | JULY 15

Breakfast and 1:1 sessions

11:00 AM | Goodbyes and send off with sack lunch

Please note that in order for us to facilitate the best possible experience the order of scheduled items may vary.

TRAVEL

We are so excited to host you at picturesque Butley Priory in Suffolk, England. 

Attendees are responsible for all travel arrangements to get to and from the workshop venue (including airfare, train tickets, car rental, or other related expenses).

- Map and directions


NEAREST AIRPORTS

- Heathrow (LHR)
- London Stansted (STN)


NEAREST TRAIN STATION

- Melton


CAR RENTAL

For those seeking the freedom to explore the surrounding area before or after the workshop, your best option is to rent a car.

Guests will also be invited to a Facebook group prior to the event where they can arrange ride-sharing.

Please feel free to email with any questions.


ACCOMMODATIONS

We are happy to say that accommodations at Butley Priory are included in the price of the workshop.

ROOM OPTIONS

Shared Room (included in workshop fee)
- Single sized bed (twin equivalent)
- Shared room
- Shared bathroom

Shared Double (+$100)
- Double sized bed (full/queen equivalent)
- Shared room
- Shared bathroom

Private Single (+$200)
- Single sized bed (twin equivalent)
- Private room
- Shared bathroom

Private Double (+$400)
- Double sized bed (full/queen equivalent)
- Private room
- Private bathroom

All accommodation options are limited and subject to availability based on the workshop. All guests in shared accommodations will share the room with members of the same gender.

Free WiFi is available in some parts of the castle. If traveling internationally, we recommend contacting your mobile phone’s service provider to see what your options are for talk, text and data in other countries.


TRAVEL INSURANCE

We highly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance in case of natural disasters, flight issues, or cancellation.