CRAFTERIA - Preserved Flowers Workshop

Crafteria is a combination of the English word “Craft” and Spanish – “tería”, which means a place/hub where something is done.

Crafteria has not only served as a platform for talented instructors to share their passion for the arts but has also functioned as a gathering place for those interested in exploring various art forms. It provides an opportunity for art enthusiasts to connect with like-minded individuals, giving themselves two hours per week for some personal time to unwind, reduce stress, and focus on hands-on crafting, which can have a positive impact on their overall mental well-being.

In this Crafteria project series, we offer unique arts and handmade crafts workshops for youth, from craft coffee, candle making, Pastel Nagomi Art, leather work, bread making to crochet making.

Objectives

  • To build a craft hub to appreciate, respect and explore different forms of handmade craft.
  • To discover a craft idea that cheers up people.
  • To choose the best flowers for preservation and how to prepare them properly to maintain their beauty and integrity.

When?

Date:
August 8, 15 & 22, 2024
(Every Thursday)

Time:
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Deadline for Registration:
August 1, 2024 (Thursday)

Where?

Location: Across U-hub
(232 Hood Road, Markham)

Who?

Age 16 or above

Capacity: 10

How Much?

$80 for 3 lessons

Materials, tools and equipment being used in the workshops will be included.

Please refer to What will the workshop include? section for content of workshop.

First-time Joining CRAFTERIA Workshop

Returned CRAFTERIA Participants

What will you learn?

From this Preserved Flowers Workshop, you can learn:

  • different methods for preserving flowers, such as air drying, using silica gel, pressing, or chemical preservation,
  • how to choose the best flowers for preservation and how to prepare them properly to maintain their beauty and integrity,
  • some skills in arranging preserved flowers into beautiful bouquets, wreaths, or other decorative items,
  • techniques for retaining the natural colour of the flowers or enhancing their colours through dyes and other methods,
  • how to care for and maintain preserved flower arrangements to ensure their longevity.

What will the workshop include?

  • 3 final products:
    Herbarium oil necklace,
    Dried and preserved flowers small bouquet &
    Preserved flower glass dome
  • Materials, tools and equipment being used in the workshops will be included.

Who is the instructor?

Michelle Yung
Founder of Hanamizuki Florist

Over 7 years of experiences in floral design, specializing dried and preserved flowers. Each creation is more than just flower; it symbolizes preserving souls with eternal love and aesthetics. Dried and preserved flowers are real flowers and can be kept for over 2-3 years.

Qualifications:

  • Japan AUBE Preserved Flower Diploma
  • ⁠Korea B.H.L Professional Floral Design I & II

Languages

  • Cantonese
  • English

Upcoming Workshop

Stay tuned to our website and social media for updates on the following CRAFTERIA workshops in 2024*:

  • Aug: Preserved Flowers
  • Sep: Crochet

* The above schedule of workshop is subject to change, please check for the latest announcement of the exact workshop dates and registration details.

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