Thanksgiving: Create your own table arrangements

  • J. Morris Flowers 1603 Village Market Boulevard Southeast Leesburg, VA, 20175 United States

Learn how to use these lovely flowers and greenery, during the class and the week of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, the delightful colors associated with this festive holiday, the gorgeous foods and desserts all beg for the perfect table setting. Now, you can learn how to make one yourself. Jennifer's next flower arranging class provides you with this opportunity. This class is designed to teach you skills that you can use any time you need a table arrangement and  allow you to duplicate the design that you will learn just a few weeks later. Your guests will be so impressed.

First the techniques

Members of Jennifer's last class learned so many techniques for arranging in water. Now we move in to working with foam. You will learn:

Pave (french term): Pave is a technique from French flower arranging that allows you to create arrangements as close to the vase, vessel or container as possible. This means you will be able to adorn your table with an arrangement that allows you, your family and your guests to see each other.

Terracing: Learn how to use leaves and greenery to cover the foam.

Sheltering: Take your first step toward learning how build a structure using grasses and branches around flowers and stems.

Stem Analysis: A t key to floral design, especially when working in foam. You will learn how to judge the length and usefulness of each stem so that you can create that professional looking shape.

Additionally, Jennifer will provide you with tips and ideas about how to use candles in this arrangement - both pillars or tapers. 

Now the flowers:

Jennifer is motivated by the beautiful and modern colors of fall. We will use orange roses, creamy white spray roses, blue thistle, magnolia leaves, succulents and other greens to duplicate the colors of a beautiful fall day in Loudoun County. The lovely low, wooden box can be used throughout the year anytime you need a long, narrow arrangement for the center of your table.

Recreate this arrangement for your own table:

We will make sure that you have the supplies that you will need to re-create this design in the days leading up to the busy holiday. Simply come back to our studio Monday through Wednesday of Thanksgiving week to purchase the foam, clippers, liner, flowers and greenery that you will already know how to use. Information will be provided during the class about how to order the replenishment supplies.

Cost of the class: $90.00

This class will be held at our studio in Leesburg.

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