I can’t believe this will be our fourth year of offering workshops in our Seattle based design studio. It feels just like yesterday that I nervously announced our first workshop, afraid that no one would come. Much to my surprise, every workshop sold out that first year, and they have continued to sell out year after year. It has been humbling and rewarding to have the opportunity to teach and guide each attendee and to be part of their creative story.
Since we opened our studio for workshops, we have had attendees come from all across the globe… Australia, France, England, Portugal, Singapore, China, Korea, Japan, Mexico, and Canada, not to mention all of the people from all over the United States that have travelled far to get here, and those from our own back yard here in the Northwest. It doesn’t matter where each attendee has come from, or how well they speak English, or what their level of experience was… the common thread that brought us all together was a passion for bringing beauty into this world… the beauty of floral design and creating celebrations that will be remembered for a lifetime… and the beauty of dreaming big for your life, and believing in the power of those dreams.
You see… our workshops are not just about the techniques and mechanics of floral design. Our purpose to is teach, encourage, inspire and empower people along their creative journey. Yes, we will absolutely teach you how to make our signature lush arrangements and bouquets, how to build and install an event, and how to design all of the details of a beautiful tablescape. But… we go far beyond that as we push you to define your dream and really identify what it is you want out of the creative journey you are on in addition to helping you figure out how to get to the next level of where you want to be.
One of a kind, hands on experience…
I’ve had a lot of people ask if we would continue to do our workshops since we recently launched an online workshop. The answer has always been “YES!” I’m thankful we had the opportunity to launch an online course, but nothing replaces being in person with someone, building a real relationship, listening and having eye contact with someone as you speak with them face to face. I can show how I create bouquets in a video but walking you through the process in person while you have flowers in your hand, and offering constructive feedback of your work is a completely different experience. Nothing can ever truly replace a hands on, face to face experience. Our in person workshops are one of a kind.
The 2018 Schedule:
This year we will be offering the following four workshops in our studio.
February 22nd- 24th “The Art of Floral Design Workshop”
March 22nd- 24th “The Art of Floral Design Workshop”
April 26th-28th “Event Design Workshop”
June 7th-9th “Real Wedding Workshop”
Check out our workshop website for complete descriptions of each of these courses and for more details including information on pricing and payment plans!
No experience necessary for any of these workshops! We’ll teach you everything you need to know!
Registration for all of these workshops will open on Thursday November 15th!
We are offering early bird pricing through December 1st before increasing the rate of each workshop.
Simply put… a lot of people just can’t afford the investment of a workshop. I was one of those people when I started my business… I didn’t have any money to my name. I wouldn’t be where I am today if a few people didn’t believe in me and lend me a helping hand. This is why I offer scholarships; it’s part of my way of giving back. I want to believe in someone’s dream and give them that extra help they may need so they can get closer to where they want to be.
This year we are continuing our scholarship program and offering 4 scholarships for 2018. The submissions will be done through Instagram. Please check our Instagram feed @sinclairandmoore on Thursday evening November 9th for details on how to enter a submission. Submissions will be accepted Thursday, November 9th through Monday, November 13th. Recipients will be announced on our blog on the evening of November 15.
Anyone is eligible to apply.
Big things to come!
We have a lot of great things planned for our 2018 workshops and hope you will consider joining us! Remember to check out our Workshop Website for more detailed information, and as always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions to the e-mail provided on our site!
Photos taken of our April 2017 workshop by Kristen Honeycutt Photo Co.