LATE SUMMER SPLENDOR; A celebration of the season
August 17, 2014
In our floral design work we often try to emulate the look and feel of summer flowers through all the seasons. The lush summer garden can be both cultivated and yet a little wild by seasons end. Fields of willowy wildflowers, pastoral grasses and the fruits of late summer inspire us to no end. In this class we will hope to capture this fleeting summertime beauty in our arrangements.
Those joining this class will luxuriate in an abundant selection of summer blooms while receiving in-depth instruction on making lush arrangements using our favorite gems of the season and a host of other locally sourced branches, berries, vines and blooms. Dahlias, zinnias, celosia, cosmos, scabiosa, pods, grasses, herbs, fruits to name a few. Emphasis will be placed on using seasonal flowers and foliage to build loose and wild compositions that evoke the feeling of an overgrown late summer garden.
Students will learn the basic principles of floral design techniques through discussion, demonstration, and hands on practice with our guidance. Each participant leaves with a greater understanding of the season, the basic tenets of arranging flowers naturally, and their own floral masterpiece.
This class is open to students of all levels. Minimum enrollment of 15 required.
All materials including clippers, flowers, a vessel and refreshments will be provided. Roquette Catering will fortify us with special seasonal provisions and libations to help us sustain our creativity!
Atelier Roquette is located at 63 Commerce Street in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn.
*Note: Payment is required in full to reserve your spot. This class is non-refundable.