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.


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