Workshops

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: kirsten@flowersbysemia.com  / 401-232-5353

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2019 Workshops

A Magical Summer Morning at the Farm

Investment $275

Sunday August 18, 2019

Time:  9:00am-12:00 pm

Location:  Cross Street Flower Farm

4 Jacob’s Lane, Norwell, MA

Join us for a magical August morning at Cross Street Flower Farm. We have a very special guest – Semia Dunn, leading us in a floral design class set on our flower farm. Semia is the owner of Flowers by Semia and The Floral Reserve in Providence, RI.

Semia is one of Martha Stewart’s top 63 wedding designers and recently launched The Floral Reserve, a wholesale flower market in Providence that highlights local and American grown flowers. Her design style is abundant, wild, and emphasizes the the movement of flowers in nature.

Workshop Details

Flowers evoke emotions, and our workshop will focus on how to best channel that emotion into your design work. To make this class even more special, we encourage participants to bring their favorite sentimental vase. Everyone has that vase…from your grandmother, or mother, or from your wedding….something that holds meaning and tells a story.

Semia will use her own special vase and discuss designing with different vessels. She will help each participant consider ways to approach their vase.

During our magical morning workshop together, we will take a tour of the flower fields at Cross Street Flower Farm discussing what is in bloom and ready to inspire.

Workshop attendees will receive all supplies needed to make their own floral design to take home.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

All ticket sales are final- non-transferable, non-refundable.

To register, follow the link here.

 

 


 

 

We are excited to announce we will be hosting the ever talented and inspiring Janelle Wylie of Lavenders Flowers and the creator of Tono & Co. on November 16th + 17th!

Janelle is constantly in nature. Her organic style and unconventional mediums reflect her native California and the natural beauty it  has to offer. Her immense attention to detail and her incredible eye for color evolved though studying fine art, eventually culminating in a trip halfway across the world.

Working closely with brides for almost a decade, color became the natural center of Janelle’s work leading her to the tradition of hand-dyeing fabrics. Tono + Co finds its inspiration in the first-hand knowledge Janelle gained while studying painting & color theory in Florence, Italy.

This workshop will be broken up into two days. On Day 1, Janelle will touch on the basics and fundamentals of color theory. Teaching the way color works, giving you the skills to gain the confidence and become an expert of color to help your clients trust and believe in you. She will also be sharing her favorite tips on how to create dynamic color palettes and how to communicate them to your client. 

Our color theory conversation will lead into proposal writing. Janelle will go over a simple program in which she uses to create jaw dropping proposals, how to best showcase your color theory skills and her best proposal writing tips to increase communication and make the client florist relationship much healthier. She will also discuss the importance of work life balance, touching on her most treasured daily routines that have lead to a much more balanced lifestyle.

Entering Day 2, we will be exploring installation design. Janelle will share her favorite hacks, tools, and must haves for installation work. We will go through some examples of past work and how she priced her custom installs to maximize profit. She will also go over her problem solving checklist, along with foamless techniques and more traditional methods. Lastly, we will have a life, hands on demo of an overhead hanging install, as well as a ground built install.

 

We cannot wait to host our friend Janelle here at the Flowers by Semia studio. Her energy is infectious, and her approach to the design world is truly a work of art in itself. Tono & Co. is graciously sponsoring this workshop, and as a special treat to our attendees, each student will receive a Tono styling kit, valued at over $200. 

The investment for this class is $3200. Over the course of two days, you will gain invaluable knowledge that will help you to elevate your own floral design business. If you are traveling from out of town and in need of accommodations, we encourage you to head over to our friends at The Dean Hotel

To learn more about Janelle and her journey follow these links to her websites here : Lavenders Flowers and Tono + Co.

To register for this class, please email kirsten@flowersbysemia.com

 


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: kirsten@flowersbysemia.com    or    401-232-5353