Workshops and Events

Perfecting and Sharing the ART of Individual Flair

Contact Piccalily Circus at gwenythe@piccalilycircus.com

These workshops/classes are designed to create the perfect balance between introducing the participants to the technical aspects involved whilst still allowing individual flair and creativity to shine. Gwenythe is all about sharing classic floristry techniques without being constrained by them. Innovation, experimentation and creativity are the bywords. Which means that all will leave with unique and personalized arrangements and a most wonderful sense of achievement.
In all of these workshops and classes we will use resources of the finest quality to create stylish and striking floral designs. Venues will be announced and early reservation is suggested. Participants can bring interesting driftwood,twigs/bittersweet or shells to include in any design. Shells need to have one small hole punch. Moss should be brought each Workshop to be integrated into the design.

Winter of 2018-19 Workshops will be announced in the Wind along with venues and pricing. All participants at each workshop are expected to bring sharp shears and a knife, an apron and water and a basket of fresh moss. A glue gun and glue sticks if you have them and any other items requested in the Workshop description.  All other materials are provided at an extra charge.  All participants will be asked to sign a workshop disclaimer.

December 8th: Saturday: 9 AM to 1 PM or thereabouts. Bring a bag lunch.
Traditional or non-traditional Wreaths

These wreaths will last through to the spring outside or for a month or more inside. Fresh greens cut to 10″-14″ (NO FIR BRANCHES please) such as spruce. cedar, arborvitae and other Au Naturale touches, Island treasures, dried pine cone rosettes and more. Grapevine wreaths. dried materials, fresh flowers, water tubes and other supplies available for an extra charge. But it is highly suggested you bring your own moss, wire, glue gun if you have one, any Holiday items or dried materials, brown twine. If you prefer a metal wreath form bring that as well. Do bring a beautiful and abundant selection of seasonal foliage’s, berries and natural ingredients and you will learn all the techniques behind wreath making and create your very own masterpiece from scratch to take home and enjoy for the festive period. Call with questions at 207-863-2338 or e-mail.

Reminder a packaged lunch is advised as well as a large basket of moss that you have collected and the aforementioned items. $ 75.00 per person

Added incentive:  You will be shown how to Create a Christmas Chandelier.  Forms available at extra charge to make at home or an additional workshop will be added  if enough attendees sign up.

December 22nd, Saturday: 9 AM- 12 Noon or thereabouts Rose Centerpiece with Christmas Greens and Candles

You will be creating a festive centerpiece adorned with roses (pinks, lavenders, whites, deep pink, coral)  that can proudly be displayed on Christmas Day. Extra charges apply for candle inserts, fresh flowers and pedestal container. Bring your own greens and do not be timid about snipping some greens at least 10″ long from house plants.  Also bring a sturdy low box with packing materials to bring home your lovely masterpiece.  $55.00 per a person

A Facsimile of what you will be creating with a candle/s in the center if you prefer and with mixed Holiday greens.  Call with questions at 207-863-2338 or e-mail.

2019 Schedules

            exact dates and times to be announced.

Feb/March 2019: 3 Sessions. The basics of Floral Design. Gwenythe is all about sharing classic floristry techniques without being constrained by them. Innovation, experimentation and creativity are the bywords. Each participant will bring home an arrangement. Classes are for three hours each and will cover choosing and cutting flowers, naturalism and encouraging the development of individual style. She notes that texture and movement are central to successful flower arranging, as every flower is different and it is important to pay attention to its individual shape. A binder is suggested to store your notes and handouts.

May: A forgotten tradition of neighborly giving. May baskets or Hand Tied nosegays featuring roses and a medley of bright blooms.

June: On the Wild Side…summer wreaths taking advantage of the Islands flora and fauna with succulent inserts from a local grower.

July: Oh shell me! Bring home a driftwood bouquet using succulents, shells and moss.

August: Bridal wreaths and fairy nosegays.

September: A circle is forever! Make your own fall wreath using locally sourced materials and dried Hydrangeas.

Late November: Get a head start on Christmas. Spruce/pine cones and floral accents to grace an entryway.

All photos credited to Gwenythe b. Harvey with the exception of the peacock wreath which is from Philippa. Thank you!

Piccalily Circus, Vinalhaven Maine 207-863-2338