Oh Flora x California

an Oh Flora Destination Workshop
Grace Rose Farm
Santa Ynez, California, USA
Floral Design, Business & Inspiration
12-15th June 2019

A FLORAL DESIGN, BUSINESS BASICS & INSPIRATION EXPERIENCE HOSTED AT THE GORGEOUS GRACE ROSE FARM

Join Tanya of Oh Flora Studio along with local host, Gracie of Grace Rose Farm & their teams for an unforgettable time of floral design, creative restoration, fun, friendships, personal and business growth in this inspiring & dreamy location.

From the very beginnings of Oh Flora through to her now thriving business and recognisable designs, Tanya will share her way of floral design and the knowledge she's gained from her experience in the floral and event industry and answer all your design & business questions -  with nothing off limits! She’ll openly discuss her preferred techniques & resources, where she turns to for fresh inspiration & the lessons learnt along the way. She will also share her behind the scenes business processes, pricing, proposals, social media and time-saving tips. Attendees will receive a hardcopy of Tanya's real price guide and service information, visual proposal and email templates.

We’ll harvest an abundance of romantic garden roses directly from the fields of Grace Rose Farm and create beautiful designs with these and other seasonal blooms, textures and interesting foliages and botanics.

Each attendee will have the opportunity to arrange their own rambling, bountiful bouquet &  portrait style arrangement (or centrepiece) with personal instruction from Tanya. You’ll observe the installation of large scale ceremony florals, while note taking & asking all the Q’s! On our final day together, as a team and using real-life techniques, we will complete an abundant large scale floral installation & bring together our very own dinner party with all the finer details. We’ll enjoy the floral heaven we’ve created over a delicious farewell dinner . You’ll have time to freshen up on the farm & relax before dinner, taking in the few beautiful days that were & reflect on our time together.

During the workshop, attendees will have their work beautifully styled and professionally photographed for their portfolio. Candid working images and a headshot will also be captured.
We will have a professional model and all the details of a real styled shoot to ensure realistic images for you that will help to attract your ideal client.

All meals and refreshments while on the farm will be provided as well a welcome dinner and drinks.

Our welcome dinner in the hills of Tuscany, August 2018

Our welcome dinner in the hills of Tuscany, August 2018

WORKSHOP REVIEWS


GUEST TEACHING AT FLORET WORKSHOPS (USA)
" Tanya is a talented teacher and her enthusiasm is contagious. We received so much great feedback about her design demonstrations and her positive and inclusive approach. Everyone who meets Tanya instantly falls in love with her. We look forward to collaborating with her again in the future." - Erin Benzakein, founder of Floret , Washington USA - Industry leader

A TUSCAN SUMMER WORKSHOP (ITALY)
“ I have to write a big ol’ thank you to Tanya and her team from Oh Flora Studio. They made the entire workshop enjoyable, I never once felt lost or stressed and there was always someone right nearby if I ever had any questions! Tanya was a wonderful host and teacher I would wholeheartedly recommend an Oh Flora workshop to anyone- florist or not! “ - Maddie Jayde Floral Design - Student

SCHEDULE
 

--DAY ONE
Welcome dinner

--DAY TWO
Morning tea
Farm Tour
Harvesting - unique opportunity to harvest your own blooms from Grace Rose Farm’s fields
Discussion: How to value your work & price it, client interactions & managing expectations
Bouquet demonstration:  abundant & textural bridal bouquets
Working lunch
Hands-on flowering: Students create their own bouquet with guidance from Tanya
Bouquets photographed
Demonstration: Large scale ceremony florals by Tanya
(students watch demo, take notes and q&a)

--DAY THREE
Morning tea
Portrait florals & centrepiece demonstration: Statement style & table florals for events
(Tanya will demonstrate both portrait style florals & centrepieces, students will design their favourite)
Hands-on flowering: attendees create their own dreamy masterpiece
(florals photographed)
Lunch
Discussions: The importance of photography, photography tips & social media
Vineyard Tour

--DAY FOUR
”Event Day”
Light Lunch
Discussions: Installation theory & how to prepare for events (logistics, finding a team, timelines etc)
Business Q&A Session - ask anything!
Team Meeting: We’ll discuss the details, proposal & mood board for our own dinner party, just as the Oh Flora team would for real life events!
This day will include designing & “bump in” of our own dinner party hosted on the farm, including table styling, simplified table florals & a large scale garden style installation - This will be a hands on, experience where you’ll get involved in all aspects of the design & work as a team.
Farewell dinner party

* Please note, our schedule may change slightly.  You will receive an information pack with our itinerary in the few weeks leading up to you the workshop

Stairwell floral installation by Oh Flora Studio, Sydney : southern highlands wedding.JPG
 

 INVESTMENT  

$4100 Australian Dollars  
price includes 3% processing fee
     
We understand this is an investment in yourself, and very much appreciate the sacrifices made to come along.  We are offering an affordable payment plan of 3 instalments;
First Instalment of $1100 AUD due at the time of booking to secure your place.   Second of $1500 AUD due 15th March 2019.   Third of $1500 AUD due 15th May 2019.
Please note, places are NOT refundable.  In the unfortunate situation, you may become unable to attend, you place can be transferred to another at your own doing.  This action will need to be recorded with Oh Flora.
There is a minimum of 8 students needed for the class to be held.  In the unfortunate event, we do not meet this minimum, all students will receive a full refund.  All students will be informed at least 60 days prior to workshop start date - please keep this in mind when booking flights and insurance.

PLEASE NOTE:  Travel, accommodation & transport to and from the farm is NOT included.   Shortly upon booking, you will receive a short list of hotel recommendations in Santa Ynez

We always recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance when travelling abroad.  It's also important to check if you may need a visa to access the USA or when in transit (stopovers).
*** Please consider the above workshop information as our T&CS on this experience when purchasing.

Only 15 places available for this unique experience!

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OVERVIEW
Included in your investment:

  • An abundance of roses, seasonal flowers, foliages & botanics to create with during our time together

  • Unique harvesting opportunity to harvest from the rose fields of Grace Rose Farm

  • Hands-on design with personal instruction from Tanya: Bridal bouquets

  • Hands-on design with personal instruction from Tanya: Portrait florals / centrepieces

  • Hands on flowering: Large-scale installation, lead by Tanya & completed as a team

  • Installation theory discussion: overview of different ways to create installations & impact through large scale florals

  • Hand dyed silk ribbons & all other materials needed

  • Business discussions: overview of Tanya's business processes, pricing, client meetings, managing expectations, social media for business, photography tips & the importance of building a portfolio, how to prepare for events.

  • Business & design Q&A: Ask Tanya anything

  • Hard copy of Tanya's real price guide, visual proposal & email templates

  • Welcome dinner

  • We’ll design, style and attend our very own dinner party with all the pretty details!

  • Transport back to accommodation on the last night of the workshop

  • 2 x mornings teas, 3 x lunchtime meals, 2 x dinner (including welcome dinner) & all refreshments and beverages while on the farm

  • Beautifully styled photos of your work, with a professional model & photographer

  • Floral snips, apron & gifts

  • Facebook group access-You'll be invited to a Facebook group especially for our California experience where you can meet, liaise and plan your travel and activities with others also attending the workshop

  • 1 x hour 1:1 Skype call with Tanya to ask anything that may come to mind after the workshop (valued at $240)

This class is suitable for all design levels.  It is aimed at all flower lovers, artists, those exploring the field,  beginners within the floral industry  & those wanting to expand and refine their skills, aesthetic & portfolio. No previous experience required.
To keep things intimate and to maintain a great learning environment, there is a maximum of 15 students for this class.  

Oh Flora Studio, Karen willis holmes Bridal shoot, Sydney floral designer.JPG