NEW SEASONAL FLORAL CLASSES
Flowers make people happy and intrinsically keep us connected with the natural world.
At RWF, we believe that all designers and students of any experience level benefit from every opportunity to design with flowers. There is always something to be learned. In our hands-on classes, you will be introduced to each topic with a demonstration, sharing our approach to flower arranging. You will learn flower care and handling; elements of design; and mechanics and techniques. RWF designers will work with small groups as you create your own arrangement to take home.
All materials are provided. Refreshments and light bites will be served.
Space is limited to 20 students per session with a minimum of 10. Our classes fill up quickly, so please register promptly! We will take a waiting list and will open a second session when there are a minimum of 10 students. Classes may be taken individually. Please note that refunds will only be given when cancellations are received more than 48 hours prior to the date of the class.
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These are some of our most popular classes, and fill very quickly. We encourage you to call with your reservation and payment right away!
FLOWER FARM WORKSHOPS
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We are delighted to bring back our Flower Farm Workshop, an experience not to be missed! Spend the day in the surrounds of rolling green hills, soaring trees, and a lush valley of flower beds at Little Creek Valley Flower Farm. The beauty of this area and the enchanting quality of this small Mennonite family farm is inspiring and our hosts’ young family offers a heartfelt welcome. We begin our day with a walking tour of the orchards, hoop houses and fields of thriving flower beds as Shelley and Brad share their farm life of flora and fauna and family, growing flowers, and answering your questions as we chat.
Next, we will give a short talk on how to choose flower varietals and colors to create a pleasing arrangement as we discuss designing with color, form, and texture. We’ll head out to the fields with our buckets and clippers, and each student will forage for flowers, foliage and herbs for their own bouquet. As the flowers hydrate, we’ll have a refreshing locally sourced farm to table lunch prepared especially for us by Little Creek Valley. Following lunch you will have a full demonstration of arranging flowers and foliage from the field. You’ll create your own just-picked bouquet with tips and assists from RWF designers. Afterwards, we’ll take a group photo and head for home!
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Field To Table ~ Early Bird Workshop* ~ $175
Saturday, August 19th
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM at the farm
For our early bird summer students, we’ll meet at Little Creek Valley Flower Farm in Manchester, Ohio, located about an hour and a half from RWF’s shop. It’s a pleasant drive through the countryside to a little piece of heaven on the farm. We’ll beat the heat by starting our day in the flower fields early with plenty of time to be home for your evening supper. Students provide their own transportation. All materials are provided as part of the workshop.
Field To Table ~ Autumn Flowers Workshop* ~ $175
Saturday, September 23rd
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the farm
7:45 AM meet-up at RWF ~ coffee and pastry for the road
For our autumn workshop we’ll meet at RWF for coffee and pastry before we head off on our short road trip to Little Creek Valley in Manchester, Ohio. It’s a pleasant drive through the countryside to a little piece of heaven on the farm. We’ll start on location at 9:30 for our day in the flower fields with plenty of time to be home for your evening supper. Students provide their own transportation. All materials are provided as part of the workshop.
* Farm Workshops will have a minimum of 10 and maximum of 15 participants.
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AUTUMN FLOWERS CLASS
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Autumn Flowers; Designing in a Pedestal, Garden Style! ~ $135
Tuesday, October 17th
Wednesday, October 18th
6:30PM - 8:30PM
October flowers, stems, foliage, berries, and pods featuring amazing locally grown dahlias, the stars of the autumn season. We’ll design with a relaxed garden style in a concrete pedestal vessel for unlimited inspiration. We’ll discuss flower and foliage choice and placement to compose a stunning arrangement with a natural rhythm and flow in an organic presentation. Class location at Robin Wood Flowers. Students will leave with their own arrangement; all materials provided.
How To Register
In order to better serve our clients, we will be taking registration by phone on a first come first served basis. You may reach us at 513-531-5590, Monday through Saturday, 8:30 to 5:00. Please have your payment information on hand when you call. Due to the popularity of our classes, we suggest that you register as soon as possible so as not to miss the opportunity!