A full day of floral arranging and painting with Nicolette Camille and Helen Dealtry amidst the peak bloom of bearded iris in the Willamette Valley…
Few flowers possess the delicate grace and striking form of this ruffled spring bloom with its water colored hues and flouncy petals. Limited to a mere couple of weeks in May, the bearded iris season is brief and beguiling.
This day-long intensive will feature two studies of the iris explored through painting and floral arranging. Noted textile designer/ painter Helen Dealtry will lead students through a morning session, interpreting iris specimens with watercolors. Students will observe and learn how to render flowers; Helen will elaborate on her painting techniques and approach to textile design.
After a beautiful lunch staged within the iris gardens, students will dive into floral arranging with renowned florist, Nicolette Camille. Special emphasis will be placed on flower selection, color blending and the mechanics of building a lush sprawling arrangement without the use of floral foam. Working with the very best of the Schreiner's specimens, along with a menagerie of other locally grown Oregon flowers, students will receive in depth one-on-one instruction as they build their own rambling garden style arrangement.
This is an all-levels class: no previous floral/painting experience is required. Students will take home their paintings and their floral arrangements. All materials including: clippers, flowers, vase, watercolor, paper and painting tools will be provided.
Class will begin with a private tour of Schreiner’s. Lunch, light snacks and refreshments will be served during class.
The workshop is from 10 am to 5 pm and the cost is $1,450 per person.
Full payment is required to reserve your spot. This class is non-refundable; a minimum of 15 students is required for the class. Please read about our cancelation policies here.
Schreiner's Iris Gardens is located at 3625 Quinaby Road NE in Salem, Oregon, a 45 minute drive from Portland.