Los Angeles – Downtown loft space
January 30th and 31st
1100.00 & 800.00

One Day Flower Intensives
The classes will be full day 10am-5/5:30pm – flower design focused, intensives. In a break from our our traditional workshop format – we are offering these single day workshops for designers and artists who want to brush up their design skills with flowers only. Texture, color, construction, composition…the finer points of getting flowers to unfold naturally, seemingly effortlessly, making flowers that provoke an emotional response. That rush of feeling, that little gasp, that “oh my!.” A great workshop for new designers or experienced ones who want a fresh perspective. All student work will be professionally photographed for future personal use! Sign up for single days or both days:)

Day 1 -Jan 30th
- Grand Scale Arrangements and Compotes.
all materials provided, plus lunch, coffee and beverages.
Day 2 – Jan 31st – Bridal Bouquets, Bouts, and Halos.
all materials provided, plus lunch, coffee and beverages.
Optional one-on-one portfolio reviews and private sessions available with Kate Holt on Feb. 1st for an additional 250.00/hour
**Please note- This workshop does not cover the topics such as how to build a design business, how to reach your niche market, where to source materials etc…see the Pippin Hill itinerary and topics covered below if you are more inclined in that direction:)




Virginia – Pippin Hill Farms
April 15th and 16th
2 day Workshop – 2500.00

Exploring the gorgeous Virgina countryside at one of the most celebrated venues and sustainable vineyards on the East Coast. We will be hosting our discussions in Pippin Hill’s amazing space, eating from their farm to table menu, and pulling together gorgeous arrangements for a shoot. All against the backdrop of this lush setting. Probably a little fun foraging in there for good measure! We are lucky enough to have the talented Corbin Gurkin as our photographer and Lynn Easton of Easton Events collaborating on this event.
I feel really fortunate that both of these women are available to participate in making the workshop a full experience – they are both treasured talents.

Day 1
Introductions, and Business basics:
Building your business
- how to meet the right clients, and develop your portfolio
- being your own best editor
- branding
- inspiration – where to find it, how develop your process, refine your vision
- materials – a look at building your palette and creating a cohesive foundation of tactile items – sourcing product
Creative Exercise
- getting messy – how to build a gorgeous bridal bouquet or centerpiece using forms, shape, texture
- build floral and prepare for a small shoot the following day
- wrap up and get rested for day 2

Day 2
Discussions on Publishing your Work
- Editorial, how to style for editorial shoots and get real weddings published
- Study of photography…the ultimate translator of your vision. How to make it work for you
- Props, how and when to use them
- Creative Director versus Florist, what’s the difference?
Prepare vignettes for Shoot with Corbin Gurkin
- Each attendee will have a chance to have individual floral or other styled elements photographed by Corbin for future portfolio use. This is invaluable. And we are so lucky to have him.
Relax and have farewell dinner and final Q & A

Day 3
Final morning
Anyone interested in a personal, private session with me, may opt for a one hour portfolio review…or we can discuss whatever you like!
-One-on-one time,an additional 250 fee.

All materials provided. Lunch both days provided, as well as the final dinner together.
Accommodations on your own. We will give you recommendations upon request and booking your space:)


Corbin Gurkin – photographer
Easton Events – Coordination and collaboration
Maximum enrollment 16 people.


Kauai – Hawaii Garden Isle
March 26th, 27th, and 28th
Artists Retreat
Details To Be Announced…

Please email us with at info@flowerwild.com, subject “workshop reservation”, tell us which workshop you would like to reserve a spot in and we will forward you a deposit invoice at that time. All deposits are non-refundable. We are so excited to meet some of you in the coming year! It’s going to be quite an experience!!!

images in this post by Ken Holt, Jose Villa Photography and Beaux Arts Photography.


30 Responses to Workshops

  1. Erin/Floret

    Oh, I can’t wait!!!!
    Plastered the big news everywhere I could this morning ; )

  2. Vanessa Watters

    Hi there,
    I am so excited to see the chance to be able to do a work shop with you. I wonder if you could tell me if there would be a chance to attend the workshop if I had acommodation in Palm Springs and not at the hotel. My mother has a place in Palm Springs and the March dates fall during Spring Break so I was hoping to be able to head down there with my family and do the workshop while I am down there. Let me know if this is a possibility, and I really look forward to being able to work with you.
    Vanessa Watters

  3. Ciara

    Sounds absolutely divine! If only I could magic myself there from Ireland!…any chance you and Jose could be tempted to host a workshop in Ireland or Europe at some point?!

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  5. Pamela Adams @Sawreyrose.co.uk

    Just wonderfully stunning xx

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  11. Rhonda Lawson

    Do you have any room available in your April workshop?

    Rhonda Lawson

  12. Kate

    Yes Rhonda! We have space available in April. Please email us at info@flowerwild.com
    to get all the information and details. We would LOVE to have you.


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  14. Nakeisha Green

    I love your work and am trying to enroll on your next handsome design workshop for 2013. Please email me the cost and next available class.


  15. Gail Gordon

    Can you please put me on the list for any upcoming workshops. I would be so appreciative.

    Best regards,

    Gail Gordon

  16. Laura Kilts

    I would love to get info on all your upcoming workshops. Phone number listed on your site is out of order. Thanks!!

  17. Michelle Meyer

    Let me know about any upcoming workshops! They look amazing.

  18. Christina Lacourte


    what are the upcoming dates for your workshop? thanks!

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  21. Shirlie Kemp

    Couls you tell me where I can find the prices of the courses please ?

  22. Tamara Menges

    Hi! Oh my goodness! I would love information on the workshops! Do y’all offer payment plans? Thank you so much!

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  24. Lyndal Gubbels

    Virginia April 2014

  25. Lina

    Just wondering if you will be heading over to Australia for a workshop at all?

  26. Darcy

    Hi Kate,
    I just saw on instagram that you still have spots open for you San Francisco show. I was trying to find more details on your website but I couldn’t find any further information. I had such a great time in Palm Springs and would love to be apart of this workshop if I can swing it!
    Darcy Craig

  27. Kate

    Hi Lina – YES! Lookin into Jan or Feb of 2015. Stay tuned for the details.


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