The workshop will begin Sunday April 28th at 5pm with dinner together at Creekside Villa (check-in 3pm). Classes on Monday April 29th and Tuesday April 30th will start at 9am and go all day with a special 3 course dinner the final evening on April 30th. Check out will be May 1st at 11am.
Lead artistic director and owner of Flowers by Janie- Janelle Gerestein (Janie) will be teaching insightful business and marketing tips as well as teaching European hand tied bouquet design, garden inspired centerpiece design + large scale installations focusing on foam free designs. After our design time on April 29th, watercolour artist Jill Weston will teach us to paint one of our floral designs (bouquet or centerpiece)! Creating florals in a new medium will be an exciting new challenge and will stretch our creativity!
This workshop/retreat will be different than others in that we will all be staying together, designing together and dining together. We will learn from each other, network and gain new insights into the world of business + flowers! Take this time to be immersed in flowers, gain new flower friends, learn new techniques and enjoy time to hone your design skills. This retreat will leave you inspired and take you through the upcoming wedding season with new excitement!
There will be a professional photographer, Corrina Walker, and videographer, Oscar Lima co-owner of Flowers by Janie and owner of Castaño, to capture all of the arrangements created and to capture the photoshoot (with a professional model) that will be happening on the 3rd day (April 30th) of the retreat. Besides creating a feature film of the photoshoot, Oscar will individually film floral creations of each attendee and supply them with a short film clip of their work for marketing purposes. All attendees will have access to these professional images/video for marketing + portfolio. Event planners + designers Linds + Steph from Paper Doll The Brand will also be giving styling tips and will design + coordinate the photoshoot.