Inspired by Marguerite Gérard’s idyllic and sentimental style, which was shaped by Enlightenment ideals and emerging views of motherhood in the late 18th century, create a highly romantic floral arrangement with Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, via Zoom.
This program includes a closer look at the painting The Beloved Child (L’Enfant Chéri), an overview of floral design principles, a step-by-step guide to creating your own arrangement, and ample time to ask questions.
This workshop is limited to 50 participants. Supplies are not included, but a materials list will be shared with all registered users prior to the program, should participants wish to follow along at home.
OPTIONAL MATERIALS FEE
For an additional fee of $60, participants will receive all necessary materials, including flowers, greenery and a container. Exact supplies may vary based on availability due to coronavirus-related supply chain issues. Participants will also need water, floral shears, scissors, and tape.
Interested participants must pre-order their materials by 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, and collect them from Hillwood the morning of the program. Contact-free pickup is available between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday, September 11.
CONNECTING WITH ZOOM
This virtual workshop is presented live via Zoom. The online "waiting room" opens at 1 p.m. and the workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to join with video; questions can be submitted via the chat feature. Please note that this workshop will be recorded.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Ami Wilber became the floral and event décor designer at Hillwood in November 2016. Ami has over twenty-five years of experience as a floral designer. She received a bachelor's degree in fine art from Miami University of Ohio and a Master's of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts. Prior to joining Hillwood, Ami created sculptures and exhibited her installations at galleries and public spaces in Washington, DC.