Our workshops are an exceptional gift for those looking to find a special experience for a creative individual. We are happy to offer gift certificates for any individual workshop, and we offer private workshops for friends, families and business team building experiences. Our creative presentation of the gift of a workshop is as special as the workshops themselves.

Registration & Questions:  / 401-232-5353

Photo: Tec Petaja


Workshop Schedule 2017:

Friendsgiving – November 18

Friendsgiving 2017 – Creating Atmosphere

Saturday November 18th

Time: 11 – 3 

Good food and beautiful flowers. When gathering my favorite people together, these are my essentials. Flowers and food create atmosphere….they welcome, they engage, they tell your guests how much you love them.  Join us on November 18th to learn and connect…to feast and to flower. Our agenda will include instruction and hands on creative design. We’ll focus on the ingredients, both edible and visual that make for the ultimate atmosphere. First, my mother Sonjia from our family farm, Blonde Acres, will demonstrate how she makes her infamous hot pepper jelly and raspberry jam. Each guest will leave with a jar of each for their future enjoyment. In addition, Peter and Jay from J. Schatz studio will be providing their new compote, for which to flower within. We’ll design using chicken wire and floral frogs, also utilizing their beautiful bowls, salt cellars and candle ware for our floral designs and tablescape.

After an afternoon of inspiring instruction, it will be time to enjoy the atmosphere we’ve created. Featuring four hearty soups, gourmet cheeses, breads and chutneys, let the FBS family share with you their “week before Thanksgiving” menu. Accompanied by delicious libations and Sonjia’s signature beverage, Saft, each attendee will leave with the complete recipe for each of our soups. Our entire menu will be created with the bounty from Blonde Acres grown during the current season. Let us share our farm with you as we enter into the season of bounty and good will. Join us for an afternoon of inspiration, collaboration and friendship.

We know we’ve planned an intense afternoon of instruction and creativity, so rest assured we will have delicious snacks available before we sit down to lunch. As for the four hearty soups offered, two will be vegetarian. When you depart that evening, you will leave with 2 jars of jam, recipes for four soups, and an exclusive J. Schatz FBS vase!

Investment: $250 per person

Pre-registration is required:



Wreathing – December 2

Wreathing Workshop

Saturday December 2nd

Time: 2 – 5  

It’s that time of year! Our annual wreath making workshop is our most highly attended studio event and this year it’s better than ever! Traditional and modern technique and design will be applied. Lush evergreen varieties, locally foraged materials and hand selected seasonal decor come together to offer you the best collection of goods to craft the perfect holiday piece!

Investment: $150 per person

Pre-registration is required:



Private Intensives

One – on – One Classes:

Learn the art and execution of floral design as taught by Semia. Choose your very own subject material including: handheld bouquet design, low centerpiece and high centerpiece design, color theory, holiday design and decor, or personal florals such as boutonnieres and head wreaths. Whether you’re a novice or simply wish to improve and expand upon your current skills, these intensive classes will bring you to the next level. Refreshments will be provided. Hosted at the Flowers by Semia Studio at 1 Sims Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island. Priced by the hour and by subject material.


Group Classes:

Learn the art and execution of floral design as taught by Semia. Choose your very own subject material… examples can include bouquet work, centerpiece design, holiday decor, or personal florals such as boutonnieres and head wreaths. We are here to help you learn anything your heart desires. Group classes are wonderful as alternatives for family gatherings, business team building, holiday parties, and of course for floral studios to develop their team skills. A true sensory experience with cheeses, jams and chutneys from the FBS farm! Beverages are also provided. Groups can range in size from 2 to 20. Hosted at the Flowers by Semia Studio at 1 Sims Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island. Priced by hour and group size.


To inquire:    or    401-232-5353





“A time to gather, learn and share with New England’s finest flower farmers and florists along with two very special guest speakers, author and Slow Flowers Advocate, Debra Prinzing, and award winning Rhode Island floral designer, Semia Dunne of Flowers by Semia.”

Debra Prinzing will share her inspiring story of how she became the “queen bee” of the Slow Flowers Movement as well as the benefits of becoming a member of the Slow Flowers directory.
Plus, hear Debra’s floral insights for 2017 and a preview of the upcoming 2018 insights.

Semia Dunne will share her passion for flowers and floral design and discuss her tips on owning and operating a successful floral design studio. Plus, hear Semia’s exciting plans for 2018!

There will be plenty of time for networking too!
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, November 5th
Where: FBS Studio – Providence
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost: $25.00
RSVP: October 15, 2017