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756 Spec Pond Road
Porter, ME, 04068
United States

207-625-7733

Francoise Weeks 2 Day Floral Workshop -click on image for more info

Workshops

Fashion has long been inspired by nature. In this specialized workshop natural materials and floral arrangements take their inspiration from Haute Couture. Create show stopping purses, jewelry and headpieces with flowers, herbs, succulents, seedpods and other textures.

Françoise is recognized for her innovations in wearable floral art and will emphasize her knowledge of the mechanics and material sourcing that are the springboard for stunning creativity.

Francoise Weeks 2 Day Floral Workshop -click on image for more info

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Francoise Weeks 2 Day Floral Workshop -click on image for more info

1,250.00

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Projects we will be making are:

European Woodland Bouquet 

Learn how to make gorgeous , detailed woodland bouquets using foraged materials and garden flowers from Moonset Farm gardens. 

Purses

Whether a centerpiece or a distinctive bridal bouquet, Françoise will take you through her process of creating a handbag armature that will support your floral fashion fantasies. Learn to artfully layer your purse with foliage, petals and grasses. Give your work texture and detail through the dissection of locally grown garden flowers..

Jewelry

Botanical materials have all the sparkle, movement and gesture of gems and metals. Learn to innovate jewelry design using wire as a base for rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Piece together the tiny and often overlooked bits of texture occurring in seed pods, tendrils, succulents, herbs and florals from the Moonset Farm gardens. These adornments stun at galas, weddings and on the catwalk.

Headpieces

Françoise is known for her avant garde headpieces. Her dedication to unfailing mechanics and materials exploration is the key to these pieces of sculpture. Her knowledge will be shared as you construct flexible armatures and your creativity expanded as you build intricate and cascading arrangements from foliage, bark, bundles of berries, succulents and flowers. These dramatic headpieces show off all the tools and tips of the trade that Françoise imparts.

Includes light refreshments in the morning with lunch and drinks.

Please bring your own scissor, wire cutters and knife.

.Françoise shares her passion for keenly observing nature along with deeply honed architectural skills in her popular Woodland Texture Workshop. You will learn how to see, source, scale and shape natural works of art. Françoise will impart the detail that goes into utilizing  herbs, unusual foliage, small pieces of bark, seed pods, berries and some flowers in rich and textural compositions to create woodland bouquets

Françoise will show you her methods for deconstructing plant materials such as evergreen cones, succulents, some flowers and ferns. Tools to find your own vision and local bounty will be emphasized during this exhilarating, hands-on studio time.

Visit Francoise’s website to see more of her amazing work: https://francoiseweeks.com/

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Photo credits: 1st image: Images: (L) Theresa Bear (UR) Rebekah Johnson (LR) Robert McNary Ted Mishima (Headpiece) Tomas Patlan (Jewelry) Gwen Severson (Purse and Bouquet) Jamie Bosworth  (Bouquet)