2017 Fall & Winter Classic featuring Françoise Weeks

2017 Fall & Winter Classic featuring Françoise Weeks
Join us for our 2017 Fall & Winter Classic Design Show and Trade Fair, featuring guest designer Françoise Weeks! ABOUT FRANCOISE Born in Belgium where flowers are an integral part of everyday life, Françoise trained with florists in Antwerp. She started her business venture in 1996 in Portland, OR specializing in weddings and events. She has translated her passion for nature and the garden into a distinctive, lush, and textural style. Her signature designs are woodland arrangements and botanical couture. She now shares her trademark style and vast knowledge of floral design and mechanics with professionals and students from around the world in her intimate studio workshop setting and at hosted locations throughout the United States and internationally. Françoise has been the subject of numerous magazine articles throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The story about her work on OPB’s ‘Art Beat’ won an Emmy award in June 2015. See more of Francoise's work at: http://francoiseweeks.com SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Saturday, September 30th – 4:00-8:00 PMCome in for an evening of events featuring an open house-style trade show with vendors from all over the world, hors d'oeuvres and beverages, the Designer of the Year Competition, a summary presentation of AIFD Symposium, a special presentation by guest Deb Schwarze, networking opportunities, and more! Sunday, October 1st – 8:00 AM-3:00 PMJoin us on Sunday for a powerhouse design day as Françoise takes the stage! She will present three sessions on designing for the holidays in her signature woodland botanical design style. A silent auction will be held for Françoise's gorgeous pieces from Sessions I & II, and her Session III pieces will be available for bidding during a live auction at the end of the day. You do not want to miss this event! 7:30 AM – Check in opens8:00 AM – Session I with Françoise: Autumn Designs9:15 AM – Break9:45 AM – Session II with Françoise: Seasonal Transitions11:00 AM – Lunch12:30 PM – Session III with Françoise: Winter Designs1:45 PM – Ask Françoise Q&A!2:15 PM – Live Auction3:00 PM – Event Concludes Admission Saturday is FREE when you buy a ticket to attend the design show on Sunday! Early bird ticket rates expire on Wednesday, September 27. Click here to learn more about the Designer of the Year Competition.

at Koehler & Dramm’s Institute of Floristry
2407 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, United States

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