THE FARMER + THE FLORIST

S/S 2017 Series: A collaboration with Sweet Gale Gardens and A Fine Medley

FLORAL ARRANGING 101 : June 25th, 2017

This class will include how to clean and prepare your stems, basic colour and design theory, palette selection, and arrangement care. We will guide you through creation of a simple jar compote and mini pedestal arrangement. All materials provided. Light snacks and refreshments included. 

This class will run from 1-4pm and is for:

  • those of you planning a wedding or event where you are doing the DIY florals and want to learn more about how to design. 
  • garden lovers who'd like to bring their blooms inside
  • beginners to floral design

Cost: $200 (early bird price) - To sign-up or learn more email: hello@afinemedley.com

Images by: Alyssa Wodabek

Images by: Alyssa Wodabek

A StUDY OF LIGHT AND FLOWERS : July 24th, 2017

This is a fun, lighthearted evening of art, photography, food, community and collective intelligence. We will look at how light shifts over a floral landscape at dusk with a BBQ, local vegetables and good drinks. It's an open field and still life study for creatives and those of you simply in search of a artful summer evening.

This class will run from 6-10pm and might interest you if you are a novice or experienced creative in one of the following fields:

  • photographer or videographer looking for unusual content to shoot
  • a painter or illustrator (there will be the option for a guided class)
  • local food and flower enthusiast

Note: This is not exclusive to artists or industry people. It's open to all. 

Cost: $75.00

For more info or to sign-up email: hello@afinemedley.com

Images by: Lauren Kolyn

Images by: Lauren Kolyn

GARDEN TO TABLE : DAHLIAS : August 27th, 2017

This is a more intensive study in floral design through a farm study of the dahlia at Sweet Gale Gardens. We will spend a morning harvesting flowers and the afternoon composing large urn and compote arrangements featuring the Dahlia. You will further your understanding of colour theory, how to work with texture and challenge yourself in sculpting your arrangements in a more intentional way. The design portion of the day will take place in a naturally lit restored barn. A light lunch with refreshments will be served mid-day.

This class will run from 10am - 4pm and is for:

  • Aspiring floral designers
  • Florists looking to deepen their craft
  • Farmer Florists
  • Those new to the small-scale cutting garden desiring to learn more about design

Cost: $450

For more details or to sign-up email: hello@afinemedley.com


TEACHING | FACILITATION | CREATIVE CONSULTING

Jessica Hunter specializes in teaching floral design workshops, facilitating artist retreats and creative consulting for Individual or Small Business Development. She will help you to draw out your authentic self through the art of storytelling and reconnecting to the natural world. 

Workshops are seasonally oriented and often praise a particular flower or design concept. To suggest a class or to inquire about private lessons please send a note by email. You can keep an eye out for the next series of workshops here or on the blog. 

If you would like to hire A Fine Medley to host a private workshop for you and your friends, a corporate building session or to travel to teach a class at your space, then please contact me for details. Note that a minimum of 10 people are required for each workshop.