Do you ever gush over oodles of tabletop still lifes as you scroll through your Instagram feed? Ever wonder how the pros create such painterly tabletop displays? We're here to help you create your own *drool-worthy* tabletop display. This workshop will be composed of two parts; etherial garden compote and tabletop styling.
Intermediate. Participants should have a bit of experience in florals under their belt. Perfect for folks that have already completed our Vase 101 Workshop, who are commencing their floral career, or work within the events industry.
Part 1: Etherial Garden Compote
Let us walk you through how we create our garden-style compote arrangements. This workshop will cover how to create dreamy, lush, compotes that you would typically see at a wedding. In traditional Wild North style, you can expect loads of whimsy, loads of garden buds and at this particular workshop, we will be working to emphasize the ethereal. This means airy design, key floral components and how to utilize flowers that will keep your arrangement feeling light and naturalistic.
Key Teaching Points:
-how to use delicate greens
-how to build an etherial compote arrangement by starting with minimal greens
-choosing the right flowers and botanicals
-how to prioritize floral moments within your design
-how to emphasize interesting stems, creating a sense of movement and flow within the arrangement
-how to prep your vase
-key details when considering your final touches
Part 2: Tabletop Styling
Join our head designer and resident photographer to explore tabletop design. We'll study a demo still life created by yours truly. We will then guide you and help you create your very own still life with your etherial garden compote you just made. You can expect the je ne sais quoi of a ripened peach, enchanting trailing greens, warmly lit candles, and rococo galore. It's time to bring out all the fixins'.
Key Teaching Points:
-how to be intentional with objects
-how to create a colour story
-how to choose the right fabrics to create a mood
-how much is too much
-photography angles, how to frame the perfect shot.
-how to work with backdrops and lighting
-your custom etherial compote arrangement
-images of your work to utilize on your social media, taken by our resident photographer.
-notepads, we'll provide the pads, you bring your questions!
The Wild North Flowers Downtown Studio
135 Tecumseth Street, Unit 12, Toronto, ON, M6J 2H2
*The closest major intersection is Queen and Bathurst. There is Green P parking in the area. You have to walk down the (somewhat sketchy looking) laneway into the shared parking area.
Sunday, September 22nd from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$275.00 per person, per workshop. All workshops are non-refundable.
Come on your own or with a group, we promise either way it will be a fun time. Oh, and make sure to wear comfortable shoes! You will be standing the whole time.
Looking for something different?
In addition to our regular workshops, Wild North Flowers offers private group workshops that are customizable to suit your needs. Consider us for your next corporate team-building activity, bachelorette, birthday or holiday function. We require a minimum of six people to book an event—the more, the merrier! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up something fun!