This workshop is inspired by the aesthetics of Toshin Higashi, a Japanese floral artist whose work is inspired by heartfelt letters. His goal is to "give a person’s heart through flowers.” These arrangements full of interesting contrasts and textures are an artful blend of Japanese and American garden traditions, much like Hillwood’s Japanese-style garden.
All materials are included. The completed arrangement will be approximately twelve inches wide. Payment is required in advance due to materials fees, and is non-refundable. This program is limited to ten people, and must have a minimum of four participants to take place. In the event that the workshop is cancelled, participants may choose to participate in another session.
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 exhibiting her installations at galleries and public spaces in Washington, DC.
Celebrate the beloved Japanese-style garden all month long with tours, workshops, and a family festival celebrating Tanabata.