Floral design workshops are quickly becoming a popular way to express your creative side
A number of locally based florists offer the chance to study and celebrate the art of floral design. Shops supply you with all the materials—and often a few fun extras—to make a stunning take-home creation.
Here are five of the most promising opportunities to learn in the city happening this fall...
1. Kokedama Workshop with Forage and Bloom – Saturday, October 14
Forage and BloomIf you love living plants, try this workshop that focuses on kokedama, the Japanese craft of plant sculpture. Oak and Fort Home has teamed up with Forage and Bloom to lead an event during where participants will create two works inside ceramic bowls.
Oak and Fort Headquarters, #100 7 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; $65
2. Fall Florals with Nicola Adam – Sunday, October 15 and Sunday, October 22
Nicola AdamLearn how to create a stunning autumnal arrangement using seasonal flowers, seed pods and foliage. These two intimate workshops are perfect settings to garner knowledge by learning from a passionate local expert.
Nicola Adam Floral, 2108 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; $75
3. Wine and Wreath Workshop with Celsia – Sunday, October 22
Celsia Using foraged local products, botanical pieces and branches, participants will create oversized dried wreaths and learn more about floral arrangement. This workshop includes all the tools and supplies you need, with detailed instructions and demonstrations. Enjoy a glass of wine (or two) and take home your own beautiful creation.
Celsia Floral Studio Warehouse, #3 9059 Shaughnessy Street, Vancouver; 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; $175
4. Autumn Flowers and Foliage: A Celebration of Colour with The Wild Bunch – Thursday, November 2
The Wild BunchCreate your own centrepiece using vibrant fall florals. Enjoy refreshments and hang out with other arrangement aficionados at this workshop, all the while creating a final work in the signature untamed yet refined style that the Wild Bunch is known for.
The Wild Bunch, 7 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $150
5. Ethical and Fair Trade Rose Bouquet with Studio Full Bloom – Sunday, November 12
Studio Full BloomLearn how to make a seasonal bouquet this fall with Vancouver’s fair trade florist at Studio Full Bloom. You’ll create your own romantic, Instagram-ready bouquet using ethically sourced roses and local foliage. Studio Full Bloom also has a Holiday Wreath Workshop coming up in case you'd also like to deck the halls later in the year.
Studio Full Bloom, 831 Commercial Drive, Vancouver; firstname.lastname@example.org; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; $125
6. Woodland Chic Winter Wreath with Il Fioraio – Wednesday, November 29
Il FioraioGet in touch with your creative side at one of Il Fioraio’s monthly workshops. Il Fioraio teams up with local artisans and businesses so that you can enjoy snacks and take a swag bag home along with your beautiful flowers. The November workshop shows you how to create a holiday wreath that feels modern and organic. It would make a great gift too!
The Juice Truck, 28 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $60