Join local florists, Victoria and Carly, to learn techniques to take your floral arrangements to the next level!
The Thistle Girls will explain how to use greenery and filler flowers to lay the foundation for your arrangement, as well as how to choose elements with varying textures and tones to give an arrangement dimension and movement.
They will also go over a few of the tools that floral designers use every day, and give hands-on instruction on how and when to use them at home.
You’ll get the chance to work with a great variety of fresh and gorgeous spring elements, including gerbera daisies, tulips, waxflower, carnations, and more. We’ll even get into history and fun facts about the floral varieties!
At the end of this workshop, you’ll have your own completed table top floral arrangement, an understanding of basic floral design and structure, and a useful skill set for every party you throw.
Workshop includes instruction, all materials and light bites to munch on.
We do have a BYOB License so feel free to bring your own alcohol. Please do limit it to forty ounces of beer, 750 ml of wine or four ounces of distilled spirits per person.
Workshop seats are nonrefundable as we purchase materials on a rolling basis. If you are unable to attend, you can sell your seat independently and send us the new name for the guest list.
February 27, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
2905 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718
Victoria and Carly
Victoria Martino is a Tucson-based floral designer with over 25 years of experience. Victoria started working in the floral industry at age 16 in her home state of Minnesota. She worked in high-end flower shops in Minneapolis and Los Angeles until moving to sunny Tucson in 2014. Victoria’s design style emphasizes the natural movement and texture of the blooms she works with, and she specializes in unique weddings and special events. Victoria co-owns Thistle and serves as the principal designer and art director. Outside of the shop, Victoria spends her time in the kitchen, working with pottery, or snuggling with her dog Frank.
Carly Wilson is a Tucson native with three years of experience in the floral industry. She’s a graduate of Arizona State University. Carly co-owns Thistle and manages everything on the administrative side of things; she serves as director of online sales and purchasing, social media, and merchandizing. She specializes in keeping track of all the little details that make every wedding and event extra memorable. Carly is a breakfast burrito enthusiast and if she doesn’t answer the phone, she’s hopefully at yoga.