The Modern Approach to Floral Foam
Master One of the Most Important Skills in Floral Design
Floral foam is the backbone of architectural and structural floral design. Mastering it is a fundamental skill to all successful, thriving, and flourishing florists and floral artists. This 2-day foam masterclass teaches classic foam techniques for everyday floristry, modern and sculptural techniques to take your skillset to the next level, as well as new advancements in foam technology.
THIS TWO-DAY COURSE INCLUDES 3 INTENSIVE MODULES WITH DEMONSTRATIONS AND Q&A.
ALL FLOWERS & PROFESSIONAL TOOLS PROVIDED
Shining a Light on Oasis® Midnight Floral Foam
The days of green foam aren’t over, but there’s a new color in town! Oasis Midnight has taken the floral world by storm and you’ll be some of the first to get a deep dive into it’s specific secrets and the best way to use and design with it. Jenny will teach how to use it to dramatic effect, the new art of floral minimalism for maximum results, and how to introduce it into your own designs and aesthetics.
Classic Floral Foam Concepts & Design - Full Day
Learn about different foam densities, selecting shape and form, how to cut and carve for specific shapes and designs, proper foam usage and hydration. Then move onto cutting florals to fit your piece perfectly, and how to design with foam. We’ll be creating a variety of floral designs to show all the classic foam techniques including urn & vase design, sympathy designs, specialty foam design and more.
Advanced Artistic Techniques with Foam: Sculpture, Style Shapework - Full Day
Foam is often limited to classic designs. This course will take your understanding to a whole new level and push you out of your comfort zone into a whole new world of creativity. Lovers of modern art, the avant-garde, and new age floral design will fall head over heels for this creative immersion. We’ll explore sculptural concepts within the art world and how to translate that to foam and floral. You’ll be amazed at the works of art you create.
Photographer On-Site + Portfolio Access
Our professional photographer will be on-site during the second day of your visit to take group photos, candids, and individual shots of your work. After the class you’ll be granted access to a private album where you can download any images you’d like to include in your portfolio or on your social media. Don’t forget to #DRDInstitute #JennyTFloristry!
COMMUNITY & FRIENDSHIP BUILDING
The best part about these on-site courses is the chance to meet other flower-lovers as passionate as you about the art. As Howard Schultz said “Success is best when it is shared.” We’ll learn together, succeed together, and enjoy the artistic talents of our classmates. Many of our attendees go on to develop friendships that last long after the classes have ended.
Jenny welcomes question and answer throughout each demonstration. It’s the perfect opportunity to spark a larger conversation, a deep dive into the topic, or an increased skill-building moment.
SNACKS, COFFEE & SWEETS
Meals will not be provided, but light breakfast bites and coffee will be provided in the morning, and other gourmet goodies and sips will be supplied throughout the day!
These fabulous, floral-filled two-day intensive classes are taught by renowned floral artist, Jenny Thomasson, AIFD PFCI EMC. Classes are held at the DRD Institute of Floristry just outside of the design district in Dallas. The Institute is held inside the design center of Dallas’ premier high-end florist, Dr Delphinium Designs. Attendees will get to tour the facilities, meet the designers, see the cooler full of seasonal flowers flown in from all over the world daily.
Your classes aren’t just a learning opportunity, they’re an experience. You’ll be provided bushel-fulls of flowers to inspire you, professional tools to work with, one-on-one instruction, and, in most classes, professional photography of the entire event. Photography will be provided to you upon completion of the class in the form of a virtual album where you can download any photos you like for your websites, blogs, social media, or personal portfolios.
About Jenny Thomasson
One of the top wedding and special event florists in her area the name ‘Stems’ has become widely known. In 2007 and 2012 through 2015, Stems received “The Knot Best of Weddings” award and in 2015 joined the “The Knot Hall of Fame.” Stems won the “Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award from 2010 to 2015”. Jenny was a member of the team that decorated the White House for Christmas 2014.
Jenny is very involved in the growth and promotion of the floral industry as a whole. Jenny was inducted as a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 2011. During a year long process, 2015-2016, she studied and pursued the prestigious “EMC” title led by Tomas De Bruyne and Hitomi Gilliam. She also was awarded her commentator accreditation, Professional Floral Commentators – International (PFCI) in 2016.