August 28-29, 2020
The Ultimate Bouquet Experience
Let's Have the Dreamiest Two Days of Your Life
Is there anything more picture-perfect, instagrammable, or pinterest-worthy than a gorgeous, jaw-dropping bouquet? This course teaches the four major bouquet styles and techniques, bouquet color theory, shape exploration and all things bouquet flowers! You’ll have your hands full of blooming beautiful flowers while you use your personal expression and design aesthetic to create bouquets worth liking and sharing on social media. Refine your skills and learn new ones to take your business or love of flowers to the next beautiful level!
THIS TWO-DAY COURSE INCLUDES 6 INTENSIVE MODULES WITH DEMONSTRATIONS AND Q&A.
ALL FLOWERS & PROFESSIONAL TOOLS PROVIDED
Become a pro at the bountiful, lush and luxurious cascade bouquet design. Learn about draping, sizing, the perfect cascade florals and foliage. This popular and whimsical bouquet is a best seller and absolutely vital for florists and flower-lovers to master.
Learn the advanced handcrafted spiral bouquet technique. With one-on-one direction and demonstration in a classroom environment, you’ll soon be able to create spiral bouquets that capture the loose, airy garden essence seen in weddings everywhere.
Bouquets & Foam
This advanced course teaches bouquet design in an architectural and structural sense for floral artists who are unfamiliar with or are looking to master foam bouquets. Learn which bouquets look best in foam bouquet holders, how to cut and design your florals for foam, and when to use foam in your bouquet design.
Learn the new art of armature bouquets, a post-modern and extremely sculptural bouquet design. We’ll learn about wire armatures as well as natural and organic armatures you can build yourself with curly willow. This technique will thrill artsy designers with creative and artistically-inclined brides.
Classic, Modern & Postmodern Bouquet Shapes
A demonstration and discussion of the most popular bouquet shapes, including newer styles and classic styles. Learn about cascades, composites, hand-tied, pageant, as well as the popular newer horizontal bouquet shapes seen all over social media and in bridal magazines.
The Color Harmonies of
The most important element of bouquet design, besides floral selection and shape, is color and color blending. We’ll discuss, in depth, complementary, analogous, triads, split-complementary color combinations and more.
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.