Modern School of Flowers: Spring Flower Magic

Saturday, Apr 23, 1–3:30 pm
$80 Regular / $70 WCCW Member

Spring brings blossoming branches, tulips, ranunculus, narcissus, and sweet peas. We will work with the best flowers the season has to offer, with a focus on locally sourced blooms, magical herbs, and flowers with meaning.

Participants will receive a hands-on lesson in how to build a loose, garden-inspired vase arrangement. We will discuss structure and form, the subtleties of color, and honoring the gesture of each flower and leaf.

Flowers and vases will be provided. If you have floral clippers, please bring them! We will have extra to share. Each participant will take home their own flower arrangement.

The Modern School of Flowers is inspired by Constance Spry. Spry began her floral design career in 1920s London, shocking the public with loose, wild arrangements in untraditional vessels and made with unexpected materials such as wild grasses, vegetable leaves, twigs, and weeds that anyone could find in the woods and their gardens. “I do feel strongly,” she once wrote, “that flowers should be a means of self-expression for everyone.”

Krystal Chang is a licensed architect and designer of flowers and landscapes. Drawing on her architectural background, Krystal creates botanical installations that are immersive environments where the natural and built intersect. She is interested in working at different scales of time and space.

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