Workshops

Thursday, September 9, 2020

Flower Design Workshop for Provisionals and Novices
Watch  Florence Leyssène’s video on the basic principles of American Traditional Mass Design. As we know, Florence is an NGC Accredited Master Flower Show Judge, and sets beginners  on their way to beauty, harmony, and competitive success.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

POSTPONED Horticulture Workshop for Provisionals 10:00 – noon (Van Vleck Gardens)
This workshop, taught by Debbie Moran, NGC Accredited Master Flower Show Judge, will introduce the basics of selecting and exhibiting Horticulture specimens. Watch the video entitled  Horticulture: Peparing to Exhibit.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Smartphone Photography Workshop 10:00 -12:00pm (zoom)

Join Arabella Dane, an accredited photography judge for the Photography Society of America and an emeritus Garden Club of America photography judge and instructor. Arabella will demonstrate how to create better images on your smart phone and explore basic editing features to improve your shots.
***Bonus As a “virtual hands-on” experience, Arabella has agreed to critique 10 photos from Garden Club of Montclair members, (anonymously), so we practically apply what she has taught us. Please submit a photo of a flower arrangement or horticultural specimen.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

American Traditional Line Design Workshop 10:00-12:00pm (Zoom)

Come and prepare for November’s flower design exhibition featuring this type of design. Join Florence Leyssène, our president and NGC Accredited Master Flower Show Judge, as she teaches and provides a video demonstration of how to create this type of floral arrangement. Florence is generous with her knowledge and encourages all to ask questions and discuss answers. Watch the American Traditional Line Design Workshop tutorial.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Crane House Decorating Workshop – From a Distance (108 Orange Road, Montclair)
This year, our annual Garden Club tradition of decorating this historic home for the holidays will happen a little differently. Join us (from a distance) to participate in the festivities. Sign up to create a centerpiece, mantel garland, kissing ball, or wreath and drop off at the Crane House on December 2. Garden Club of Montclair will provide a modest stipend for materials.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Hogarth Curve Design Workshop 10:00-12:00pm (Zoom)
Has the Hogarth Curve thrown you for a loop? Join Brenda Bingham, NGC Accredited Master Flower Show Judge and GCM member, as she explains the intricacies of this traditional design using the ‘S’ curve or what Hogarth called “the line of beauty.” Brenda brings a wealth of knowledge and design experience. She is responsible for the National Garden Club’s Vision of Beauty calendar. Watch the Hogarth Curve Design video.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Petite Design Workshop 10:00-12:00pm (Zoom)
Come and prepare for February’s flower design exhibition featuring this type of design. Join Debbie Moran, NGC Accredited Master Flower Show Judge, as she instructs on the selection of small plant material and design principles as they apply to petite arrangements. She will also address more advanced techniques and tubular design. Watch the Petite Design  video.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Everything’s Coming Up Roses Workshop 10:00-12:00pm (Avis Campbell Garden)
If the winter inside has you hungering for Spring, join Barbara Meyer outside at Avis Campbell Garden to get hands on experience with pruning and preparing roses for a new bloom season. Barbara is a past president of the Garden club, tends more than 100 roses in her own garden, and has long taken care of the roses in Avis Campbell.
RSVP to Floss O’Sullivan. Masks and social distancing will be observed.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Stepping Up to Creative Design 10:00-12:00pm (Zoom)
Looking to get inspired and attempt more challenging flower designs? Join NGC Accredited Master Flower Show Judges, Florence Leyssène and Debbie Moran as they illustrate creative techniques with plant material and transform traditional designs into exciting, creative ones. They have shared their  knowledge, experience, and suggestions with us in a magical slideshow.


Workshops are offered to Garden Club of Montclair members.