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Movement is what makes an arrangement come to life. And yet- sometimes it is hard to get flower stems to stay where you want them. Sometimes you try to make something with sweeping lines and gestural tendrils, and end up with something that just looks messy. Sometimes you really want to show off a particularly beautiful, dainty little bloom, but it just gets lost in the fray and you can’t figure out how to bring it to the forefront. Sometimes it just doesn’t feel like the whole design really reads the way you want it to. If you have been struggling with any of these issues, or if you just want to learn how to create an arrangement filled with beautiful movement, this workshop is for you! 

Over the course of this three-hour workshop, we will take a deep dive into the concepts of line, gesture, direction, layering, curve, flower groupings, color bridging, materials selection, and finding unique and unexpected movement inspired by the materials, setting, and vase you are designing in. We will delve into foam-free design mechanics including working with flower frogs and chicken wire. By the end of the workshop, participants will feel confident using both frogs and chicken wire, and understand when one or another of these mechanics may be more appropriate for a design. Each participant will make their own arrangement in a compote vase, and participants designs will be professionally photographed for portfolio, social media and/or personal use. Participants will have ample time to create their own arrangement applying the design principals discussed, and lots of personal attention and guidance from Kelly Sullivan, Botanique's owner and lead designer.

No previous experience is required to participate in this workshop, however we will be spending the majority of our time on more advanced design skills and concepts, and not going in-depth with the basics (for a more beginner level workshop please see our Late Spring Floral Design workshop on May 28th!).

Prior to becoming a floral designer, Kelly had a 10+ year career as a modern dancer and choreographer. She brings an embodied understanding of movement to her work, which informs every arrangement she creates. In this workshop, she will share her approach to designing with movement at the center of the process. 

Registration will be capped at 12 participants, and early registration is advised. There will be both indoor and outdoor workspace to accommodate a range of comfort levels regarding Covid.

•    All flowers and materials to make a gorgeous, seasonal floral arrangement for you to take home at the end of the workshop, including flowers, a flower frog and a beautiful compote vase
•    3 hours of group and personal instruction from Botanique’s founder and creative director, Kelly Sullivan. 
•    An opportunity to dive deep into the concept of movement, and explore your creativity and artistry in an inspiring and supportive environment. 
•    Professional photography of your finished design to build your portfolio, share on social media, or just enjoy!
•    Light refreshments to keep our energy up
•    A chance to see and experience the Botanique Cutting Garden.

INVESTMENT: $365 (early bird registration by 5/15/22) or $415 regular price starting on 5/16/22. Registration will CLOSE on 6/4/22. 


June 14th, from 4-7pm

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WHEN AND WHERE: Tuesday, June 14th, from 4pm-7pm at the Botanique Studio and Cutting Garden (address will be sent to participants approximately one week before the workshop, please email Kelly with any questions:


SCHOLARSHIP INFO: We will be offering one full scholarship to this workshop to a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) applicant. To apply, please send an email to with "SCHOLARSHIP- MOVEMENT STUDY" in the subject line. Please share one or two sentences about yourself and why you are interested in this workshop. DEADLINE to apply is 5/16/22 with recipient notified by 5/20/22.


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