Aug
27
9:00 AM09:00

High Summer Floral Workshop

High Summer Floral Workshop at Audley Farm in Berryville, VA
275.00

Explore | Learn | Create

Explore the best of locally grown summer flowers from the Beaumont House garden and neighboring flower growers.  During this half-day floral workshop at Audley Farm in Berryville, VA, you and your new flower friends will come together to create lush high summer floral centerpieces.  Your creations will then become part of the tablescape as we enjoy a beautifully styled lunch in the Audley House center hall. 

With a rich tapestry of locally sourced flowers to work with, you will learn how to create a beautiful centerpiece in any season.  Krysta Norman of Norman Photo & Paper will be documenting the workshop from start to finish.  Krysta will spend time with each participant, photographing you and your creation for your portfolio.  In addition, Krysta will share some tips & tricks on how to take great smart phone photos.

The Day's Schedule

Arrive at Audley Farm, via the half mile long driveway, by 9:00am for coffee, tea and light snacks.  Meet and mingle with your new flowers friends and explore the house.  We will then spend time talking about the local flowers selected just for this workshop.  After that, we will dive into the mechanics of building a stunning centerpiece and then you will start on your creation. 

Throughout the morning, Julie Abrera will spend time with each participant, giving advice and sharing techniques.  As centerpieces are completed, Krysta will take individual photos of you with your masterpiece.  We will then talk about styling the luncheon table in the center hall where we will enjoy a leisurely lunch.

The Particulars

  • Clippers, flowers, vase, a welcome packet and all other materials needed for the course will be provided.
  • Styled lunch & snacks/tea/coffee/water will be available throughout the day.
  • Centerpiece demonstration and 1:1 instruction time with Julie Abrera.
  • Professional photos of you by Krysta Norman.
  • Full payment is required to reserve your spot.
  • This workshop is non-refundable; a minimum of 10 students is required for the workshop.  The maximum number of students is 14.
  • The workshop is $275 and is for students of all levels.
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About Audley Farm

Audley Farm, circa 1760, is nestled on 3,000 acres just west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River.  Audley is approximately 60 miles west of Washington, DC and 30 minutes from Leesburg and Middleburg.  The most well-known of Audley’s residents was Eleanor “Nellie” Custis Lewis, the adopted daughter of George and granddaughter of Martha Washington.  Her historic residence, Audley House, has been completely restored, and is now the centerpiece of Audley Farm. 

About Krysta Norman

Krysta is a Virginia based fine art photographer.  Her unique ability to tell beautiful stories has taken her around the globe to capture life's simple pleasures as well as epic love stories.  Krysta will be joining the workshop before heading off on her next round of international travel to the Caribbean and Europe.   

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2:00 PM14:00

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10
9:00 AM09:00

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to Oct 2

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2:00 PM14:00

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