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Floral Workshop with Hitomi Gilliam hosted by Jennifer Harvey

Floral Workshop with Hitomi Gilliam

Come be inspired and engaged by the Tropical Nouveau Movement in Flora Design

This exciting new trend in design is sweeping the globe becoming popular in every section of the Floral industry from weddings and event work to everyday customer requests. Learn how to infuse Temperate Floral and Fauna with Bold Tropical texture and elegance with award winning designer Hitomi Gilliam.

Fee: $375, includes instruction, materials and lunch.
Space is limited. Visit our ticket page to register.

Gallery Viewing Only

Seats are available for people who wish to learn techniques and engage with the instructor, however designing with products (fresh or hard goods) will not be provided. This is a great option for those travelling across the boarder or from far distances and cannot take home fresh products but who wold like to learn and be inspired by these new design techniques. In class instruction and visual learning materials are available for these ticket holders.

Fee: $125, includes instruction and lunch (no materials are provided).
Space is limited. Visit our ticket page to register.


Hitomi’s biggest pleasure in life is ‘SHARING EVERYTHING I KNOW’!

Hitomi Gilliam AIFD is a Japanese Canadian floral artist, keynote lecturer, demonstrator, educator and a consultant in all aspects of the Art and Business of Floral Design. She is the Creative Director for DESIGN358 (2008). She has guest-designed extensively throughout North America, England, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Bermuda, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, Belgium, Korea and India.

She owned and operated Satsuki’s Florist in Mission, British Columbia for 28 years. She currently works with her son, Colin Gilliam in an Event & Education business, DESIGN358 which was established 8 years ago.

Hitomi has lectured at Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Chicago Botanical Gardens, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens (Nashville), Museum of Fine Art Boston, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Bouquets to Art (San Francisco), Houston Museum of Fine Art, New Orleans Museum of Fine Art, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Honolulu Academy of Art, Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse), The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore), Longwood Gardens, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens (Richmond,VA), Detroit Institute of Arts, Vero Beach Museum of Fine Arts, The Strong Museum (Rochester, NY), North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC) and Columbus Museum of Fine Art. She has also presented at the Philadelphia Flower Show, Newport Flower Show and Singapore Garden Festival.


Space is limited. 

If you have any questions about the workshop
contact: Jennifer Harvey



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