We love bringing people together to share our passion and floral knowledge in an inspiring pastoral creative environment. Our delightful, engaging ongoing and seasonal happenings connect you with your creativity and others. Within a class you can expect to learn a bit about horticulture, a little bit about style, and a lot about flowers in general – all in a studio environment like you’ve never experienced. Look for dates for available classes to sign up now or send us a message if you have an idea for a class you’d like to take at the studio or want to host would like to host a class as an event.
Our most popular classes are listed below, and can be selected for our private events and team building experiences.
James Farmer at Design Matters Sponsored by West Queen Studio 10/15/23 at 10:30am
Morning Lecture, Book Signing and Tea at the Carolina Inn Tickets available at Design Matters. Sign up now!
Flowers 101 10/24/23 at 10:00am
Learn the basics of designing a centerpiece from how to choose long lasting blooms to the elements of creating an appealing design. Participants take home their design in one of our favorite design friendly vases. Sign up now!
Cocktails and Creativity: Fall Wreath 10/26/23 at 5:30pm
Create a fall wreath with eucalyptus, foraged, fresh and dried elements with bubbly and nibbly bits for a low key night of creating. Sign up now!
Botanical Jewelry 11/12/23 at 10:00am
Create earrings, necklaces and scarves with botanics plus a take home kit of design essentials to keep on creating. Sign up!
Cocktails and Creativity: Holiday Candle Ring 12/1/23 at 5:30pm
Create a holiday candle ring in a water soaked form that will last all season. We will provide all the materials and the candles as well. Appropriate for all skill levels. Sign up!
Mantle and Garland Workshop 12/9/23 at 2:30pm
The mantle and door frames begs for a bit of sprucing up. Make and take a beautiful 5 foot garland for your mantel for door complete with ribbon and both evergreen and Magnolia florets. Sign up!
Holiday Centerpiece 12/16/23 at 2:30pm
A favorite: Make and Take a long lasting elegant holiday centerpiece for table, island or mantle. Create a holiday greens and blooms trough with space to weekly update with fresh flowers to last throughout the new year. Sign up!
Holiday Wreath (Multiple Dates)
A holiday tradition at the studio, we provide all you need to make a 10, 12, 14 or 16 inch live wreath. Come dressed for the weather and for lots of good cheer. If signing up with others, please purchase all tickets at once so that you can be seated together. Appropriate for all skill levels. Sign up!
Kissing Ball 12/16/23 at 10:30am
A simple holiday class that is timeless but trendy. We start with a circular base and layer in ribbon and greens for holiday fun. Sign up!
Lunch & Learn: Flowers for Interior Design and Staging 1/11/24 at 11:45am
Geared to Interior Designers, Real Estate Agents and those staging a shoot this demonstration style class will address sourcing design and collection creation for those who need a quick fix to impress clients. Lunch included. 1 hour plus Q and A.
The following classes are available by request to book by your group of 5 or more.
Bouts and Boutonnières
A part of the aspiring designer series but broken out for participants who want to tackle formals and proms for your darlings all by yourself. This class is often offered in conjunction with our more varied botanical couture class.
A holiday tradition at the studio, we provide all you need to make a 10, 12, 14 or 16 inch live wreath. Come dressed for the weather and for lots of good cheer. Appropriate for all skill levels.
lowering branches are a long-lasting way to create height and drama in arrangements, especially in the spring. Learn how to identify blooming branches, force branches to bloom, and use them solo or mixed. This is a fun class for grabbing a group for a girls night!
Bridal Workshop and Luncheon
A unique way for a bride to have a hands on approach without the stress of DIY and a truly memorable experience for bridal parties and guests. Participants will create their own bouquet with guidance from West Queen Studio staff, and then celebrate with a catered lunch on the patio. After lunch, the bride and I will design her bouquet.
From Farmers Market to Fabulous
This class is similar to our popular Grocery Store to Glamorous but a bit more free form. We’ll order flowers from a local farm or CSA and create the design as a group based on what’s delivered. Liken it to “Iron Florist”… we talk through vase selection and creative greenery options while Morgan designs in real-time. This class is seasonal, and price depends on the grower’s availability and the participants’ vase choice.
Grocery Store to Glamorous
There are plenty of great blooms at local retailers such as Trader Joe’s, and often, folks get them home and are not quite sure what to do with them. We will explore the basics of floral design, how to select flowers, and maintain their freshness. Each participant will go home with not only great knowledge but also the design that they’ve made – vase and all.
Totally Tubular Tulips
Spring brings lots of fun blooms, but bulb-based flowers are often hard to arrange. Fun fact: tulips keep growing after they are cut! Arrangements using glass test tubes allow for stem support and the replacement of quick dying stems. This class will change your view of spring arranging. Participants can select the size and number of their container and test tubes and will head home with an arrangement of replaceable parts for a season’s worth of blooms.
classes start at $45
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