Workshop: Natural Structures for Floral Design at Home

Jul 18, 2021


Join us for a floral workshop with world-renowned floral artists Arthur Williams, who is known for his floral headdresses and the use of natural tension in his work. With a background in gardening, sculpture and photography, he entered the floral industry in 1996, and opened his own business, Babylon Floral Design, Inc., in 2004.

Every piece is a collaboration between Arthur and the materials. An organic medium demands an organic process, and each placement dictates the next. Layers, color, texture are all informed by the structure, which comes from the plants themselves. Contrast and harmony blend into each other and unify. The very nature of living materials makes them impermanent. Arthur considers what is yet to come when positioning a bud yet to blossom, or a full bloom that will decline. A floral work of art is alive, transitory and cannot be possessed; it can only be experienced. There is perfection in the imperfections of nature's sculptures, and bringing them together in simple, striking beauty is Arthur's gift.

This program is a design tutorial and takes place on Zoom. All students receive identical materials delivered the day before the class. Arthur's book "Impermanent" will be included in the materials. Details on how to join the Zoom workshop will be sent the week prior.

Following the demonstration, you will receive two-week access to a video recording of the presentation and a list of materials used.

Space is limited, register early! To provide materials in time for the course, registration closes Monday, July 12. Delivery of design material is limited to the Denver metro area. Please have pruners for branches and lightweight clippers or a sharp knife.