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1 Day Wedding Workshop
featuring Holly Chapple products includes floral tool and handouts
2 designs
$295 per person

Consumer Bunch of Flowers
3 hours training
includes flowers, container & handouts
$65 per person

Flowers to carry/Weddings
6 hours training
2 sizes & styles
$200 per person

Flowers to wear/Weddings
8 hours training
ring, necklace, wrist & pin on
$200 per person

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Christina Burton-Fox AIFD
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Oasis Idea Weekly Valentines Day with Flowers

Smithers-Oasis North America Design Director Sharon McGukin, AIFD, AAF, PFCI, is a speaker and author known for her "edutaining" floral design tips and Southern charm. She has four decades of design experience, is past president of AIFD and lives in Carrollton, Georgia. 
Impress your clientele this Valentine's Day with flower arrangements designed in the trendy new look of Impressionism Art. Manet, Degas, Cezanne, Renoir and other artists of the period painted beautiful still lifes of flower arrangements. 

Inspired by their work, the upscale Impressionism Art style appeals to floral customers of an artistic nature.

Floral Impressionism
Soft forms, blended colors and textural detail marked much of the floral artwork created during Impressionism. Impressionist painters often portrayed the art of growing, picking or arranging flowers in their work. These floral paintings enabled patrons to bring a colorful microcosm of their garden indoors.

How can we translate this on-trend look into our floral designs? By using the Impressionism design elements of unexpected form, eye-catching color and textural interest to help your flower arrangements speak the language of love for your customers.
Unexpected form
Playfulness in form was a hallmark of Floral Impressionism. In the purple and white design in the clear vase, the straight line of liatris is softened by the dramatic curved lines of the tulips and lily grass. The flourish of decorative Flat Wire hearts help to express our Valentine's Day motif in an unexpected way.

Eye-catching color
A thoughtful blend of light and dark hues give life to Impressionist paintings. This same technique can be applied to fresh flower designs. The arrangement with soft pinks and deep reds in the gray container has a definite Valentine feel.

Use decorative wire such as these pink Diamond Wire swirling hearts to add a touch of metallic color to your designs.
Click image for floral arrangement recipe

Textural interest
Grouping flowers by variety creates a natural 'gardeny' feel. Each type of flower has its own textural qualities that are noticeable even when presented in a monochromatic design like in this green palette design.

Use texture to your advantage. It adds to the richness and visual value of a design. Notice how the shiny circular forms of bear grass juxtaposed against the flowing lines of the velvety amaranths, over the smooth finish of the ECOssential container add textural interest to this design.
Looking for creative ways to impress your customers?
Hear what OASIS Floral Design director Sandy Schroeck has to say about creatin Impressionism Art-inspired arrangements in this Valentine's floral design video.

You can also check out inspirational ideas for artistic Valentine's Day floral designs on our Pinterest pages and in the Ideas section of our website. 

"How can you use Impressionism Art to create on-trend designs?"
Sharon McGukin
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