€460,00 tax included
Join Secret Garden School flower workshop on the first weekend of May held at Vorres museum in Paiania, Athens led by London-based flower designer Alina Dheere. This will be a unique experience where you are invited to immerse yourself in flowers surrounded by Greek Contemporary and Folk Art. Alina will take inspiration from the museum’s art collection and botanical gardens and will share with you her own creative process and vision regarding flower making and flower styling, always guiding and encouraging you to embrace your own ways and style.
On Saturday, Alina will demonstrate how to create a centrepiece using the museum’s space surroundings, colours and local produce as inspiration based on sustainable floristry techniques. Students will then be guided into creating and styling an alternative tablescape where its design will also include local fruit and vegetables. On Sunday, Alina will introduce you to a larger scale design, where by using various mechanics of floristry and through collaborative effort you will create a flower site-specific installation.
Limited spaces available. Registration open until sold-out.
Classes will be taught in English (brief explanations in Greek available)
No prior experience needed.
Saturday the 6th of May: Class will start at 10am and will last till 3pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Sunday the 7th of May : Class will start at 10am and will last till 3pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Vorres Museum is located in Paiania, an Athens suburb east of mount Ymittos. It is dedicated to Greek contemporary and Folk Art. The museum’s premises are enveloped by its botanical gardens which host an ever growing collection of Mediterranean plants and flowers making it a secluded retreat away from the city. For more info please visit www.vorresmuseum.gr
Alina Dheere specialises in flower styling, botanical design and consultancy. With a background in Art History, Theatre and Performance (Goldsmiths), Alina works across different disciplines, offering flower styling for advertising shoots and editorials, botanical set design, multi-sensorial events, large-scale installation work, concept creation and teaching. Alina worked at McQueens in London for several years, designing and creating flowers for prestigious venues across London. She has consulted and worked with clients across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and has taught floristry at McQueens Flower School in London and Seoul, and the London Flower School. She uses flowers both as an artistic medium and a tool for communication focusing on visual storytelling often drawing from theatre and performance practices. She sees flowers as performative elements, never in a neutral state. Alina is based in London but also works worldwide on location.