UPCOMING CLASSES

Floral Form

Sunday classes can be taken as a series or you can drop into a single session

 SUN MARCH 28: 1PM-3PM EST

SUN APRIL 11: 1PM-3PM EST

SUN APRIL 18: 1PM-3PM EST

SUN APRIL 25: 1PM-3PM EST

This is guided flower practice, inspired by ikebana.  Each week, Arrin will demonstrate an arrangement style as you create a piece of your own. Part of the class will act as an open studio session to intuitively explore elements of form and color.

Classes are online via zoom. You’ll be sent a list of required materials. Only a few items are needed. Plant material can be purchased or collected from your surroundings.

Full Description and Sign Up

An Intro to Cut Flowers

FRI APRIL 23: 12PM-1PM EST

Online Class via the United States Botanic Garden

This is a FREE lecture style class with q&a. Sign up here

 Join us to find inspiration and strategies for bringing seasonal flowers and foliage into your home.  Arrin will discuss local sourcing methods, bloom selection, and care practices to maximize vase life. You’ll be introduced to tools and base mechanics.

Low Centerpiece Demonstration

FRI MAY 28: 12PM-1PM EST

Online Class via the United States Botanic Garden

This is FREE demonstration and q&a. Sign up here

This demonstration covers design principals including color, texture, spatial depth, and scale. Arrin will use a kenzan and chicken wire together for the base mechanics for a foam-free arrangements.

THE ART OF FLORAL ARRANGING

Online Class via the Smithsonian

This is a 6 week series. Sign ups begin in June.


WORK WITH

US BOTANIC GARDEN – NATIONAL ARBORETUM – NPR – SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES

Reach out here or email Arrin at [email protected] with interest in scheduling a flower class for your community or workplace.


YOUR INSTRUCTOR
ARrin Sutliff

Interested in immersive floral installations, I began experimenting with flowers as a medium by means of a flower farm in Northern Virginia. The journey led to studying ikebana which can offer a minimal yet strong approach to design. In seeking flower knowledge I often find wonderful designers but few who can verbalize the techniques that make their work impactful. I’ve worked to build a vocabulary around flowers that translate to clear mechanics and techniques that help students achieve their desired outcome.

I hope students feel properly empowered at the end of class with the resources they needed to create freely. I have a regular flower practice and am continuously honing my craft.


Students

New and developing floral designers 
Gardeners who are curious about design
Artists exploring a new medium 
Friends and coworkers looking for a fun activity
Nature enthusiasts
Those looking for joy & nourishment

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