ILLUMINA

an Oh Flora Destination Workshop
Mexico City
Floral Design, Business & Culture Experience
26th-29th March 2019

Illuminate: to light up, to shine light upon.

A MAGIC FLORAL DESIGN, BUSINESS & CULTURE FILLED EXPERIENCE OVER 4 DAYS IN BEAUTIFUL MEXICO CITY.

Join Tanya of Oh Flora Studio along with local host, Jime of Floweriize for four days of floral design, creative restoration, fun, friendships, personal and business growth in this inspiring & historic location. 

Together we'll spend this unforgettable time exploring and gathering inspiration from local markets, outings & tours, unique botanics, produce & artisan products while surrounded by beautiful architecture, immersed in Mexico’s unique culture. Our design space will be inside a dreamy Casa Porfiriana, which dates back to the early 1900’s, in the affluent and stylish neighbourhood of Roma Norte, Mexico City.

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 contract.

Each attendee will have the opportunity to arrange their own rambling, bountiful bouquet &  texture filled centrepiece with personal instruction from both Tanya & Jime.

A large statement urn will be arranged step by step by Tanya, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and take photos.

Using real-life techniques, together we will complete an abundant large scale floral installation for our very own dinner party! We’ll enjoy the floral heaven we’ve created just as a guest would at a wedding or event. You’ll have time to relax, get ready and come back to enjoy food, music & cocktails - partners welcome!

Tanya will also discuss photoshoot and styling basics, designing and building beautiful tablescapes & how to approach collaborative styled shoots and grow your portfolio.

During the workshop, attendees will have their work beautifully styled and professionally photographed for their portfolio. Candid working images and a headshot (optional) will also be captured.

Along with loads for flowering and business discussions, we’ll visit the colour & texture filled plant market, take a ride down Xochimilco by trajinera, explore the artisan craft market & enjoy delicious, local cuisine.

Once you have settled back in at home and started implementing your new skills, techniques & processes, it's likely you'll have a few or a hundred new questions, Tanya has experienced this herself, and so included in this workshop is a half hour 1:1 Skype follow up for all attendees. 

OVERVIEW
Included in your investment:

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

  • Hands-on design with personal instruction from Tanya & Jime: rambling bridal bouquets

  • Hands-on design with personal instruction from Tanya: bountiful centrepieces

  • Demonstration and Q&A by Tanya - large-scale urns & statement florals displays

  • 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 basics: overview of Tanya's business processes, pricing, client meetings and social media

  • Hard copy of Tanya's real price guide, visual proposal and client contract

  • Plant market experience: we’ll head to the local plant market, where you’ll get to choose your own plants to cut from & add to the already selected flowers and botanics. You’ll include your plant cuttings to your own designs for a unique look.

  • Welcome dinner & boat tour of Xochimilco, while getting to know each other on our first night together

  • Local artisan craft market experience

  • Transfers from workshop design space to our tour locations with a driver & return

  • We’ll design, style and attend our very own dinner party with all the finer details, complete with dress code… and lots of time for you to get ready! (partners welcome)

  • 3 x brunches, 2 x lunchtime meals, 2 x dinners (including welcome dinner), all refreshments, beverages… and of course Margaritas!

  • Professional, beautifully styled photos of your work by Lana Ivanova

  • A mini teaser clip (15 sec) of you arranging with music by Wilson Archer

  • Professional Model to humanise & add personality to your work and portfolio photos

  • Floral snips, apron & gifts, yours to keep

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

  • List of hotels, travel advice, places to see & things to do (by a local!) of Mexico City, sent to you prior to the workshop

  • Half an hour 1:1 Skype session with Tanya after returning home

This class is suitable for all design levels.  It is aimed at those mad flower lovers, those exploring the field,  beginners within the floral industry  & those wanting to expand and refine their skills, aesthetic & portfolio.
To keep things intimate and to maintain a great learning environment, there is a maximum of 15 students for this class.  

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SCHEDULE
 

--DAY ONE
Welcome in Roma Norte (brief introductions)
Plant market excursion
Welcome dinner & private boat tour of Xochimilco
Back to Roma Norte

--DAY TWO
Morning Tea
Offical Introductions
Bouquet Demonstration:  abundant & rambling bridal bouquets - Tanya & Jime
Hands-on flowering: Students create their own bouquet with guidance from Tanya & Jime
Styling & photoshoot basics discussion
Large urn Demonstration & Discussion
Artisan craft market excursion
Back to Roma Norte

--DAY THREE
Morning Tea
Centrepiece Demonstration:  tumbling & airy arrangements for any table
Hands-on flowering: attendees create their own dreamy masterpiece
Installation Theory
Lunch
Group Installation lead by Tanya and designed together as a team
Tables styling
Rest & relax - back to your hotel for a refresh
Dinner Party! Enjoyed amongst our creations - food, music, drinks… all the good stuff, Mexican style!

--DAY FOUR
Brunch
Business Discussion + Q&A
Farewells over margaritas


1:1 Skype meetings with Tanya can be scheduled within 4 months following the workshop.  This is a great opportunity to pull together design and business questions after trialling techniques you learnt at the workshop. 

* 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

LOVE NOTES:

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

 
INVESTMENT  

$3500.00 Australian Dollars  
price includes 3% processing fee
(Approx $2480 USD & 48,000MXN as of 28/10/18 )              
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 $1200 AUD due 20th Jan 2019.   Third of $1200 AUD due 1st March 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 7 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 is NOT included.  Shortly upon booking, you will receive a short list of hotel recommendations in Roma Norte & surrounding areas. Roma Norte is one of the safest areas in Mexico City.   During the workshop, to and from excursions, a safe car and driver will be provided for all Oh Flora workshop attendees and staff.

We always recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance when travelling abroad.  It's also important to check if you may need a visa to access Mexico or when in transit (stopovers).

Skype follow up meetings are to be scheduled within 4 months following the workshop.
*** Please consider the above workshop information as our T&CS on this experience when purchasing.


FLORAL DESIGN, STYLING, BUSINESS DISCUSSIONS, NEW FRIENDS, ADVENTURE, LOCAL TOURS, FOOD & MARGARITAS…. JOIN ME?


Illumina | Floral Design, Business & Cultural Experience | Mexico 2019