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Creating your Story

Jardin de Buis

March 26 & 27

with TJ McGRATH  LUCY HUNTER

and guest designer

Frances Palmer

Join us

for this game changing masterclass where we will explore the season, share with you what inspires us as floral creatives and artists and how we translate that inspiration into our work to enchant our audience.

Immerse yourself in 2 days of learning, away from the day to day business of work and re-inspire yourself for the floral year ahead.

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This Master Class

Is set within the stunning Orangery and greenhouses on the grounds of Jardin de Buis, in Pottersville, New Jersey, where nature is encouraged to live her best life. It will not only teach you the mechanics of floral design but also invite you to pause a while and connect with your own intuition on color, form, texture and how to present that to the world with photography

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Tuesday March 26

DAY 1

Arrival 10am.

Brief introductions before we delve into our inspirations

for the season and how these impact and inform a 

creative style that is free and not tightened by the codes of structural beauty.

TJ and Lucy will demonstrate a bowl side by side and while they work, they will explore with you what inspires them in the garden and landscape and how those inspirations impact their work. 

student hands on 

Students are then invited to choose from a collection of vases on hand to design. Lucy and TJ will be on-hand for as much or as

little guidance as you prefer. 

afternoon

Frances Palmer

We are delighted to welcome renowned potter, photographer and author, will talk about her work as a creative artist, while demonstrating a flower urn and discussing her thought processes for styling and photographing her work. 

capturing the moment

day one continues as we'll be considering the supporting role and impact props, backdrops and light contribute to our flower images and the story we are creating. 

Choose from three distinct settings within the greenhouses and Orangerie, add a few styling touches to create a unique image for each student. 

*we will be taking advantage of the late afternoon light for our photos and could run until approximately 5-5:30pm on day one

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