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A painterly approach to floral design – Dutch master style with Rachel Siegfried

Ref: S1D09028

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£160.00
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About this course

Learn how to take a painterly approach to your floristry by creating a free flowing, naturalistic design inspired by the Dutch master aesthetic. Your masterpiece will be arranged in a footed vessel using seasonal flowers and foliage grown on Rachel's flower farm in Oxfordshire and foraged by you from the surrounding gardens of West Dean.

Rachel will demonstrate how to photograph your work in a historic setting, and how with the right props and lighting you can enhance the painterly effect.

Course Description

Rachel will demonstrate how to photograph your work in a historic setting at West Dean, and how with the right props and lighting you can enhance the painterly effect of your work. An image of your work will be sent to you after the course.

During the day you will learn about:

Selecting, picking and conditioning flowers and foliage

Natural-style floristry using foam free techniques

Styling and photographing floral designs

Timetable

Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials

Included

  • Seasonal flowers for your arrangement from Rachel's flower farm are included.

What students need to bring

  • An urn, footed bowl, bowl or fan vase planter in ceramic or metal, but not glass, as we will be using chicken wire to anchor the stems. The top of the vessel should measure a minimum of 20cm in diameter.
  • Packaging to transport your arrangement home and a bucket for any extra stems left at the end.

Tutors

Rachel Siegfried

Rachel is a flower farmer and floral designer who has been growing and arranging flowers for her business Green and Gorgeous for over ten years. She arranges her seasonal blooms for weddings as well as running courses at her farm in Oxfordshire. Her naturalistic style is illustrated in her book 'The Flower Book'.

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