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July 14th, 2024 from 9am-noon

Negative space is the “blank” space in between the flowers in an arrangement- the places where you don’t put something. If you are wanting to create designs with unique and intentional movement that feel airy, spacious, and light, negative space is one of the most essential concepts to understand. In this three-hour workshop with Botanique’s owner and Creative director Kelly Sullivan, we will explore the space in between the flowers- the very important, and sometimes elusive, empty spaces that are so essential to a feeling of lightness and movement in your designs. Working in a shallow vessel and using a flower frog as an anchor, we will discuss both the mechanics and artistic aspects of creating designs that are airy and intentional. We will also explore the possibilities of working with more minimal palettes and how to create eye-catching combinations with fewer ingredients. With a plethora of gorgeous, seasonal materials to choose from, students will be able to create designs that are as lush or minimal as they choose, applying the concepts in this workshop. There will be ample time for everyone to create their own floral masterpiece.

Leaving skillfully crafted space in your designs can be challenging. If you have been struggling with feeling like your arrangements are too dense, or that you always end up with a design that feels chunky, this workshop is for you. If you are wanting to take a deep dive into concepts of movement, artistry, and intentional design, this workshop is also for you! And if you are just wanting to come have fun with flowers and learn some tips and tricks along the way, you are also very welcome here!

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.

Registration will be capped at 10 participants, and early registration is advised. 

•    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 shallow vessel that you can also use for future floral designs
•    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 negative space, exploring ideas of movement, minimalism and spaciousness in floral design. 
•    An opportunity to explore your creativity and artistry in an inspiring and supportive environment
•    Light refreshments
•    A chance to see and experience the Botanique Cutting Garden.
•    Professional photography of your arrangement for personal or professional use

Investment: $325 (early bird registration by 6/14/24) or $375 regular price starting on 6/15/24. Registration will CLOSE on 7/8/2024.



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- NEGATIVE SPACE" in the subject line. Please share one or two sentences about yourself and why you are interested in this workshop. DEADLINE to apply is 6/21/24 with recipient notified by 6/28/24.

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