Green Earth Flowers: Wedding Flowers for Cheshire brides and seasonal floral workshops in Macclesfield

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Workshops

We will be running a series of floral classes and seasonal workshops throughout the year. All events take place at our dedicated flower studio in Macclesfield unless otherwise stated.

Dutch Still Life Drawing Workshop

Thursday 2nd April 2020 · 7-9pm

Join us for a relaxed evening of drawing inspired by the flower paintings of the Dutch Golden Age. This informal workshop will be run by Macclesfield artists Leigh Jennings and Dick Vincent in collaboration with local floral designer Laura Taylor of Green Earth Flowers.

The evening will start with a brief introduction to the meaning behind the flowers and objects depicted in the extravagant Dutch flower paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries. These artworks have had a huge influence on current trends in floral design, and Laura will be recreating a fabulous Dutch-style arrangement of fresh flowers as the centrepiece for the evening’s still life display.

Leigh and Dick will begin by teaching some warm-up exercises and how best to approach the large still life, with aims to create a finished piece at the end of the evening.

Refreshments on arrival will be offered with a selection of materials also provided, but please do bring your own sketchbooks and pens/pencils etc if you wish.

This is a relaxed workshop where all skill levels are welcomed. Sharing their love of contemporary floristry alongside simple drawing techniques, the team will be sat amongst the group joining in.

Dick Vincent is an illustrator and artist respectively. He has exhibited and sold his original work around the world, specialising in landscape compositions and locally inspired paintings with influences taken from pop culture and folklore.

Leigh Jennings is an embroidery artist and illustrator. She has experience in teaching workshops both in drawing and embroidery. Leigh specialises in embroideries inspired by nature, topical quote wall art and humorous illustrations.

Laura Taylor is a floral designer specialising in flowers for weddings and events. She also teaches seasonal floral design workshops for amateurs and professionals at her studio in Macclesfield.

£40 per person

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Botanical Embroidery and Thread Painting Workshop

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 · 7-9pm

Join us for an informal evening of botanically-inspired embroidery with Leigh Jennings of Intwosandthrees. Leigh will teach the basic embroidery stitches required for traditional ‘thread painting’ to enable you to complete your own embroidered hoop design. Inspired by the delicate colours of a pink Caladium plant, Leigh has created the botanical design especially for this creative workshop in the beautiful surroundings of Green Earth Flowers’ studio.

Leigh will be on hand to teach the required techniques with one-on-one tuition alongside a ‘cheat sheet᾿ to take home. All materials will be provided, including extra fabric and thread to take away at the end of the evening.

This is a relaxed workshop where all skill levels are welcomed. You will be taught the skills to complete the design, which can be finished off at home depending on your achievements on the night!

Refreshments on arrival will be available.

Leigh Jennings is an embroidery artist and illustrator under the name Intwosandthrees. Leigh has been an avid stitcher for 10 years, having sold her work around the world and exhibited embroideries up and down the UK. Leigh is self taught and so encourages the mindfullness and calming benefits of embroidery while creating a beautiful finished work of art to hang on the wall.

£45 per person

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Spring Floral Design Workshop

Wednesday 29th April 2020 · 7-9.30pm

Join us for a creative evening of floral design surrounded by wonderful spring blooms at our flower studio in Macclesfield.

The workshop will start with a demonstration of a relaxed and natural seasonal arrangement, using eco-friendly, sustainable methods. You will then be let loose to create your own masterpiece using a selection of beautiful spring flowers and foliages. You will also get tips on how to condition flowers and what to do to make them last as long as possible.

Refreshments and all materials will be provided and you will get to take your creation home at the end of the night.

£60 per person

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Bespoke workshops

Thinking of a unique experience for your hen do or a special celebration or event? We can organise a bespoke package for you, including refreshments and a variety of fun activities. Get in touch to find out what we can offer!