Huntington Library Floral Design Classes

The Art of Floral Design Series from Flower Duet

huntingtonlogoFlower Design Classes at The Huntington Library

April 15, 2017:
Birds’ Nest Floral Design

Bird’s Nest, 1944, by Charles Sheeler, was the fourth work selected. The large-scale painting demonstrates Sheeler’s interest in depicting domestic architecture from unusual vantage points. Sheeler (1883–1965) was associated with Precisionism, a style that emphasized the abstract patterns created by America’s urban landscape. He began his career studying with William Merritt Chase in Philadelphia, and embraced modernism after encountering the work of Cézanne, Picasso, and Braque while in Europe in 1908. Later he began working in a Cubist-influenced style. Sheeler developed his Precisionist techniques in the 1920s, when he reconciled his interests in both Realism and Cubism by concentrating on the design elements of architecture and machinery. In Bird’s Nest, he depicts his own home from an eccentric point of view, perpendicular to the picture plane.

Upcoming Floral Design Classes

April 15, 2017:

Birds Nest Floral Design

Adult Class (Ages 13+): Inspired by The Huntington’s American Art Collection’s Charles Sheeler’s Bird‘s Nest – Learn how to weave branches together to create a bird‘s nest to fill with spring flowers in this hands-on class from Flower Duet.Members: $85. Non-Members: $100. Register online or call 626-405-2128.

Kids (Ages 7-12 with an adult assistant): Create mini bird nests out of branches and fill with spring flowers for this themed floral class.
Date: April 15

Adult Design Class: 10 a.m. to Noon
Kids Design Class: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

Phone for Public Programs: 626-405-2128.

More info under Continuing Education Classes at The Huntington Library website.

Adult Class Tickets     Kids Class Tickets

Upcoming Classes:
April 15, 2017 – Bird’s Nest Floral Design
June 3, 2017 – Roses, Roses, Roses!!!
September 23, 2017 – Succulent Wreaths (First time offered!!!)
November 4, 2017 – Fall Flower Arrangements
December 2, 2017 – Contemporary Garlands/Holiday Entertaining Flowers

More to come in 2018!