Monthly Open Studio, 9:30-12 every 4th Saturday
Join me and my dear friend Barbara Lessner each month for some field-to-vase fun! You will learn the basic techniques of flower arranging for the home or office. Using the most beautiful, seasonal blooms and a selection of foliage all from Shoving Leopard Farm, you will learn how to prepare and condition your flowers, explore color theory, and begin to experiment with texture, mood, and shape. Your creations will be yours to take home.
At each open studio day, you will work with different flowers as well as with a different vase or container. In May, we will be working with specialty tulips, fragrant narcissus, and flowering shrubs. In June, the focal flower will be the peony. In July and August, we will be playing with the abundance of annual summer blooms. In September, the dahlias will take center stage, and in October we will dabble in dried flower arrangements.
$60 per workshop
$50 materials fee includes all flowers, vases, and other materials.
Tea and coffee and cakes are provided.
CSA members take $10 off each.
Barbara Lessner is a Hudson Valley resident and floral designer with 15+ years of experience. She seeks to balance color and form in her work, and often feels distracted by the wonder an individual flower can inspire.
Private Parties for DIY Weddings
Schedule a half-day or full-day workshop for you and up to 6 friends to cover the basics of wedding flower design. Using only the freshest and best that Shoving Leopard has to offer the week of your workshop, you will learn to make a hand-tied bouquet, boutonnieres and corsages, and flower crowns or combs. For half-day workshops, the hand-tied bouquet plus one other element are included. All four are covered in the full-day workshop. A fun option for a bridal shower!
$150 per person for half-day or $250 per person for a full-day workshop includes all flowers and materials, plus tea and coffee and cakes.
A typical half-day runs for 2 ½ hours; a full-day runs 4 ½ to 5 hours.
Inquire via email for availability and booking.