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02.11.14

MOON CANYON FLORAL WORKSHOP

i am really getting addicted to hosting these workshops. they always turn out so pretty and i leave feeling inspired and excited by all of the new energy. the theme behind this series of floral classes was citrus and early spring blooms. kristen selected a beautiful and unique range of florals and each student learned how to create a citrus hued arrangement. spring happens to have some of my favorite flowers; ranunculus, sweet peas,  garden roses and poppies. and i loved seeing how kristen combined those with kumquats, ferns and hyacinth to make something truly spectacular.

PS! this workshop was also covered by chalkboard magazine, check out their site here!

amy from moon canyon created these ridiculously awesome color-wheels that depicted the range of citrus tones that the students would be working with, it really helped in understanding how to select a color palette when you are arranging on your own.

those fiberglass chairs have proved to be a great investment. they add the perfect finishing touch to the studio on workshop days.

brittany did such an amazing job with these photos, it made my morning looking through all of the images and it was nearly impossible to narrow down my selects!

kristen taught the students the trick to building a base for your arrangement and how to follow an asymmetrical pattern. i love looking at each students final arrangement because even though they all start with the same ingredients they all look different and unique at the end. everyone takes their own spin on kristen’s instructions and the finished products are always impressive.

pressed juicery supplied the students with juices that were the perfect colors to compliment the flowers. my favorite was the cucumber, pineapple and lemon.

valleybrink road created a stunning spread of citrus themed dishes including grapefruit salad, homemade croissants and lemon shortbread cookies.

i love how simple & fresh the spread looked in the white studio.

floral arranging is a definite skill and it’s crazy to see how one small tip or trick can dramatically alter the bouquet. we had a Q&A at the end of each session where the students could ask kristen questions about florals, anything from how to cut the stem to the ins and outs of the flower mart. 

i was particularly fond of the kumquat branches in the arrangement.

 

the morning set-up before these events is frantic but it is always more than worth it in the end. i love seeing the studio transformed in so many different ways and watching the student’s faces and excitement as they arrive never gets old.

 

it was great to see all of the elements come together and i can’t imagine a more perfect way to spend a sunny saturday.

we receive a lot of e-mails asking about when our next series of workshops will be. if you’re curious, you can sign up for our workshop newsletter here. we send out announcements for upcoming classes and ticket sales ahead of time so you’ll be able to beat the rush!

p.s. thanks for putting up with the long post, i cut it down as much as possible, i promise!

photos by: brittany wood
see more floral posts here

02.04.14

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP

social media is a huge part of my daily life. not only because i REALLY enjoy it, but because it’s a key part of my businesses. i find myself giving tips to my freelancer friends all the time and i love watching them put those tips to work. we’ve been holding a lot of inspiring and creative workshops in our new studio (sign up to hear about them first here) and i thought it would be fun to put on a social media strategy workshop next month.

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SO, what’s this social media workshop all about?

do you want to learn tricks about how to use instagram, facebook, twitter and pinterest for your growing business? as freelancers, these are the outlets we use to get our name out into the world. to let people know what we have in the works. to show behind the scenes of our process, to inspire others and ourselves.

come to my studio for a two-hour crash course on how to establish your brand online. we will go over my tips for each social media platform and how to manage all of them without hiring outside help.

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all of these social platforms are a valuable form of marketing in their own way, and they are also a great way to show people your personal style. it’s time to let your online identity really represent who you are! with that said, i am a huge fan of being as genuine as possible online, and i don’t believe that you can grow your brand overnight. it takes hard work. this workshop will give you the tips to remember during your process.

links to designlovefest social platforms:

instagram | pinterest | twitter | facebook

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just a few of the things we will go over:

• photo process/ editing on instagram
• how to focus on growing your audience
• promoting your business on social media
• which platforms work best for your content
• how to reach your target audience
• staying authentic to your voice
• how to do social research
• what’s compelling to your audience?

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morning session – saturday march 29th 10am – 12pm ($189 this time only!)

afternoon session – saturday march 29th 1:30pm – 3:30pm ($189 this time only!)
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(photos by designlovefest, blogshop & kimberly genevieve)

01.28.14

CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP (AGAIN!)

as promised, we are back with another series of calligraphy workshops! everyone had such a great time during the last sessions that we decided to partner with the amazing lauren essl from blue eye brown eye again to offer you another chance to learn calligraphy!

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and, for all of you students that joined us last time and want to take your skills to the next level, lauren is offering an advanced class that will be taught using gold ink!

advanced class description: this class is intended for those who have taken the DLF beginner class, or have taken a course before in pointed pen calligraphy with an oblique pen. we’ll dive right in with the uppercase alphabet, learn how to work with gold ink, and practice writing common words and phrases.

all students will receive the advanced calligraphy kit that will have all of the tools you’ll need to participate. you will not need to bring any of your own supplies.

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we will also be offering three sessions of the the beginner class in color!

beginner class description: if you’re interested in learning calligraphy, or would just like to try something new – this class is for you. truly for beginners…we’ll go over the basics, including assembling your pen, dipping your pen in ink, understanding ink flow and pressure, basic script lowercase letter forms, and developing your own lettering style. from start to finish you’ll have a full understanding of calligraphic strokes, letters, and technique.

all students will receive a calligraphy starter kit that you will use in class and can take home after, you do not need to bring any of your own supplies.

SIGN UP FOR THE WEDNESDAY MORNING (9:30am-1 pm) ADVANCED CALLIGRAPHY CLASS HERE 

SIGN UP FOR THE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON (2pm-5:30pm) BEGINNER CALLIGRAPHY CLASS HERE 

SIGN UP FOR THE THURSDAY MORNING (9:30am-1 pm) BEGINNER CALLIGRAPHY CLASS HERE 

SIGN UP FOR THE THURSDAY AFTERNOON (2pm-5:30pm) BEGINNER CALLIGRAPHY CLASS HERE 

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first photo by angela kohler
bottom three photos by amanda marie

01.08.14

OUR CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP!

this year, i am super excited to be hosting more workshops. honestly, they take a lot of effort to put together but at the end of the day they are so worth it. i happen to be a “learnaholic” myself and these workshops are a way to expand my creativity. last weekend we had 3 calligraphy workshops in my studio taught by lauren essl, who traveled from texas to teach everyone! calligraphy is such a beautiful skill so i was happy to watch all the students learning it.

PS we have a few more spots in our floral workshop on feb 1st. sign up here!

 

i jumped in the last day to learn myself. man, it’s not easy! (but very fun) by the end of the class i was feeling a little better at it. i hold my pen the wrong way to begin with, so i felt like i was learning two new skills haha.

  

lauren taught these classes in color. she called it the designlovefest special 🙂 we set up our new workshop chairs (fiberglass shell chairs from modernica, mostly white and a few pops of color) and i picked out some simple flower arrangements for the tables. we went to trader joes and bought a bunch of snacks for the students to enjoy while learning. mimosas and muffins in the morning and red wine and popcorn for the evening class. brain fuel.

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photos by angela kohler
our next workshop here

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01.06.14

FLORAL WORKSHOP IN FEBRUARY

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have you always wanted to learn how to make a professional flower arrangement? you’re in luck!

designlovefest and moon canyon design co. will be hosting our second floral workshop next month! (see photos from our first one here) the event will be held in downtown los angeles at the designlovefest studio. students will learn the fundamentals of florals and create a piece to take home in this 2-hour workshop. the $165 fee includes all the materials you will need for the class (flowers, tools, and a great vase for you to build your arrangement in that you’ll also be able to take home) as well as light snacks and refreshments. our classes are very small and intimate.

what: designlovefest + moon canyon design floral workshop

when:

saturday february 1st, 11am – 1pm. SIGN UP HERE

OR

saturday february 1st, 3pm-5pm. SIGN UP HERE

(please note that there will be two sessions offered)

location: designlovefest studio

a few shots from our last workshop here…

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we had so much fun last time, i can’t wait to see a whole new group of you this time around!

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(photos by kimberly genevieve & woodnote photography)

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