Thursday, November 7, 2013

René van Rems 5 day Master Class on strategies to upgrade your techniques & styles from a commercial Euro perspective

I was fortunate to be able to attend this five day hands-on class in Carlsbad.  It covered topics which I had not previously studied, such as Sympathy work and how to construct a Mille Fleur arrangement. René offered new ideas for commercial, every day, special event and wedding work.  Quick tours of the San Diego Flower Market and the Resendiz Brothers' Farm were also included.

Lobby entry to the René van Rems Floral Training Center.

One of several vignettes by René.

First day of class.

Robin and Lowana


Demo for sympathy spray

Sympathy wreath explanation

Alternative uses for a floral wreath ring

The spiral hand-tied bouquet master demonstrating the technique.

Morning tour of the San Diego Floral Market

Demo of cascade bouquet technique.

Graduation! with Lowana, Olena, Robin, René and Deb.

Field trip to the Resendiz Brothers' farm to hear René give a quick talk on trends.