We offer several Make-and-Take class opportunities each season, adapting the design room or warehouse for a couple of hours of fun. We carefully shift the tropical plants, holiday trees or props of the season to clear the floor for extra workspace. We get requests from garden clubs, service clubs, card clubs, scout troops, and church groups. Children are always welcome with a parent or grandparent. Children energize the class with their fun design interpretations.
In spring, we offer classes including Easter arrangements. Centerpieces are created with pastel flowers, small fluffy bunnies, and Easter eggs. Puppies or bunnies can also be made from fresh flowers. We also have classes to create a bulb garden of forced narcissus.
Throughout the year, we hold classes creating fairy gardens, terrariums, or succulent arrangements. In November and December, decorating fresh greens wreaths, with your choice of bow, berries, and cones is a very popular class, as is creating a centerpiece with fresh local mixed evergreens.
Dave, our lead florist, typically creates a sample in advance and has prepared all the materials and tools needed. Participants learn how to cut and arrange flower stems, mound soil and plant, wire in berries, bows, and cones, or whatever pertains to their project for the afternoon or evening. Dave teaches about using odd numbers of each species, placing greenery deep into the floral foam to aid water uptake, and not being afraid to use color and texture to make a statement. Seeing things evolve and hearing the encouragement or friendly teasing lifts our energy even if it’s been a long day!
At every Make-and-Take event, we offer refreshments, such as cookies or perhaps some veggies to nibble on with either cider, lemonade, or water. We always offer seating for those who find standing for long periods difficult.
The minimum class size is six, with a maximum of 20 to 30 depending on the project offered. Price ranges from $35 to $55 depending on the project and materials required. We continue to expand the varieties of classes and would love to discuss an event for you and your group.