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Japanese-style Floral Design

This workshop is inspired by the aesthetics of Toshin Higashi, a Japanese floral artist whose work is inspired by heartfelt letters. His goal is to "give a person’s heart through flowers.” These arrangements full of interesting contrasts and textures are an artful blend of Japanese and American garden traditions, much like Hillwood’s Japanese-style garden

All materials are included. The completed arrangement will be approximately twelve inches wide.

This program is limited to ten people. Payment is required in advance and is non-refundable.  This workshop must have a minimum of four participants. In the event the workshop is canceled, participants may choose a refund or to participate in another session. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. You’ll be standing and working with plant material. 

About the Instructor

Ami Wilber became the floral and event décor designer at Hillwood in November 2016. Ami has over twenty-five years of experience as a floral designer. She received a bachelor's degree in fine art from Miami University of Ohio and a Master's of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts. Prior to joining Hillwood, Ami created sculptures and exhibiting her installations at galleries and public spaces in Washington, DC.