The first in a series of seasonal Flower Workshops, led by Flor Unikon’s Flower School, was launched in April 2016 at Hotel, Pestana Dom Joao II, Alvor. Floral Designers, Paul and Pasi Jokinen-Carter, hosted two workshops, ‘Bouquet making’ and ‘Floral table decoration’ for a very international group of students, i.e. from Finland, Portugal, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Most of the participants had never created any kind of arrangement with flowers before but despite this they managed to produce some very delicate bouquets and creative arrangements for the table.
Bouquet making demonstration
Pasi initially demonstrated how to create the perfect spiral, showed how to use greenery to enhance the bouquet and then went on to create a Spring creation. One of the students retorted, “You make it look so easy” but who then went on to make a pretty bouquet herself.
Making a bouquet with spring flowers
Then it was the student’s turn to create their own spring bouquet,
even Lucas, the youngest student in the group at eight months old, seemed to enjoy himself.
Floral table decoration – individual and group work
Each student prepared an individual decoration using spring flowers and then collaborated with a partner to create something much bigger and elaborate.
This is Victor and Silja preparing their creation
and their finished work!!
The preparation work of Sofia and Martin
and their finished creation.
Flor Unikon would like to thank Cilla, Jane, Lucas, Martin, Natasha, Silja, Sofia and Victor for their creativity and contributions and also a big thanks to the Pestana front of house staff who were extremely helpful and to the caterers for their generous servings of delicious refreshments.