Ponderosa Workshop


July 22-26 2018

To sign up to be on the wait list for any seats that may become available, head to the "Register" tab and complete the Sold Out/Wait List form.


We are so excited to be hosting a very special workshop that combines Oregon's beautiful summer, wine country, and the amazing abundance of the local flowers farm we'll be visiting. Held at a family owned estate in the heart of the Willamette Valley we will be surrounded by more luscious, locally grown flowers than you could ever imagine.  

Together we will spend five unforgettable days at the estate in the countryside and local farms, sleep in lovely rooms, eat amazing local cuisine, and rejuvinate our creative hearts while we learn (and re-learn) the art of floral design and creative process amongst the glory that is Summertime in Oregon.

During the first part of the workshop we will dig deep into the heart of creativity and how we can discover our place (and our voice) in the world as floral artists. Mid-week we will visit one of Katie's favorite flower farms in Oregon and design bouquets inspired by the flowers we are surrounded by and near the end of the week we will create an incredible woodland floral installation using the environment as our guide.

Ponderosa workshops are designed for new and experienced florists as well as photographers, stylists, creatives and dreamers that want to grow and expand their skill set for more flexibility and creativity in their work. This artist retreat will be dedicated to the process of finding your own personal creative flow and how to approach floral design basics in a way that pushes your boundaries.

Exhilarating, life giving, life changing. Our Ponderosa Workshop is the driving force and passion behind the Ponderosa Team. We love to see lives (and businesses) transformed by the power of encouragement and community, and that’s why we do what we do.

These workshops 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 venerable path of learning and friendship.

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All accommodations/lodging:

• 5 days / 4 nights

-Shared room accommodations (individual beds) as selected at the time of reservation

All meals:

• 4 Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and drinks (including the special ones!)

• Snacks & beverages throughout the workshop stay

All materials for the workshop including:

• Apron & Welcome Gift

• Flowers

• Silk ribbon

• Beautiful floral scissors

Hands-on floral design instruction and learning

Group discussions and private 1:1 Session with Katie Davis

Mini hands-on photography session “Photographing your flowers for social media”

Access to the Scholls Valley Lodge sites and scenery

Professional headshot

Beautifully styled photo shoots

Ability to use images from shoots for portfolio, website, and social media.


Once you’ve signed up for the workshop we’ll add you to our private Facebook group and there you can team up with someone to share rooms/and arrange transfers to the Scholls Valley Lodge.


SUNDAY July 22


Welcome dinner and drinks

MONDAY July 23

Breakfast and 1:1 sessions

Foraging adventure

Group intros + Business basics talk


Floral demonstration | "Wild and Romantic Bridal Bouquet” - a lesson in large and dramatic editorial bouquets

Hands-on floral session | Wild and Romantic Editorial Bouquets

Willamette Valley cheese and wine tasting


After dinner | Group reflection


Breakfast and 1:1 sessions

Finishing the editorial bouquet

Group trip through the scenic Willamette Valley to see local Flower Farm

Flower Farm Tour


Picking flowers on the farm

Floral demonstration | Bridal bouquets - a lesson in applying editorial techniques for your real brides

Hands-on Floral session | Bridal bouquets

Photo shoot at golden hour

Dinner in the sunset afterglow in the middle of the flower field


Breakfast and 1:1 sessions

Lesson on posing flowers

Hands-on session | "Creating Installation Shapes"

Editorial shoot with installation, bouquets, and model

Farewell feast

After dinner | Group reflection


Breakfast and 1:1 sessions

Debrief/ Group reflection

Goodbyes and send off with sack lunch

*Schedule subject to change slightly


You will be responsible for all travel arrangement to get to the workshop (including airfare and car rental/train fare/etc.). We will provide transportation for all scheduled outings throughout the duration of the workshop.


Nearest airport: Portland International Airport (PDX): 1-1.5 hour (by car or taxi)

Nearest train station: Portland Union Station (Amtrak): 1 hour (by car or taxi)


Shared room (individual bed) accommodations are included for guests as selected at the time of reservation, for the nights of July 22, 23, 24, and 25, 2018.

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