Class Description: Have a love for holiday wreaths? Here is your chance to learn the unique techniques of natural wreath-making and make one of your own. You will create a unique wreath made from organic materials using flexible branches, vines, native evergreens, and winter berries. You'll learn how to structure and secure garlands by weaving vines and branches. You can also accent wreaths with snow white, gold, and glitter spray and ornaments, to enhance the natural materials used for holiday decor. Supplies are included, but we recommend you bring decorations and natural materials of your choosing to add to your wreath.
Materials: Supplies are included, but we recommend you bring decorations and natural materials of your choosing to add to your wreath.
About the Instructor: Makiko Goto-Widerman studied European floral design from the Dutch Master Florist teachers at De Master Flower School in Tokyo.
She worked for a country garden design style studio as a dried flower designer in Seattle and learned Ikebana from a Japanese Ikebana teacher of the Ikenobo Flower School in Orange County, CA. She solo Ikebana Exhibit at the Bower Museum and started a jurried flower show, accredited by the National Garden Clubs. Inc.
She also participate in the first World Flower Show in the US, which was themed "a beautiful sustainable garden." She has taught flower arrangement classes at arboretums, garden clubs, art centers, city art programs, and colleges.