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Floral Installation Workshop

Salt Lake City, Sat. February 22, 2020

The best way to learn something, is to get your hands dirty and do it!


This is a hands-on, full-day workshop for the designer who wants to elevate their technique and confidence with large-scale installations, without being dependent on floral foam. 


Rachel and Tobey will walk you through everything you need to know to better CONSTRUCT, PLAN, PRICE and ORDER product for your large flower projects. With plenty of florals to practice and play with, we will do our hands-on learning while constructing multiple large installations, each one using different mechanical techniques (all foam free) and ensuring that students leave with new design options to start proposing to clients and implementing on their own. Our priority is getting you some actual practice with each of these mechanics, to help ensure you understand and can recreate them later. 

Also included with your registration:

  • Professional images of the completed designs that they may then showcase in their portfolio for personal and promotional use. 

  • Open questions (You can ask us anything. We're open books!)
  • Lunch and some snacks will be provided. Please fill in dietary restrictions when registering. 

 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Be prepared to stay a little longer if we're having too much fun designing.)

Investment: $849.00

Workshops are non-refundable. But tickets are transferable if you need to find someone to take your ticket.

Travel and accommodations are not included.

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About the Instructors

Foam Free flowers from Whidbey Flower Sc

Guest Instructor, Tobey Nelson (the chandelier queen): 

Tobey Nelson is a generous instructor who loves to share her knowledge. She is known not only for her commitment to sustainable floristry, but also for her direct way of communicating, and for her proclivity to randomly adopt  accents. Tobey has a BS in Landscape Horticulture from Michigan State University circa 1993. She spent over 20 years as a professional horticulturist, running a landscape design & maintenance company. In 2010 she founded her floral business. From the beginning Tobey has specialized in weddings, and has been committed to working without floral foam and with a focus on sourcing locally grown flowers. Tobey has studied with Tomas deBruyne, Gregor Lersch, Hitomi Gilliam, Francoise Weeks, Susan Mcleary and many others along the way. When she's not playing with flowers (or answering emails or scheduling social media posts), she can be found in her garden, or playing with her husband, sons and dog.  

Trill Workshops's own Rachel Heath: 

Rachel is a nature-loving city gal who loves getting her hands dirty and creating something new. Her joy for teaching and sharing tips is undeniable when working in classes with designers of all levels. As her degree in Humanities: Music Dance Theater, with a minor in English and her language certificate in Italian will attest, Rachel is lifelong student who wants learn everything and try everything. Before flowers she was working as a marketing manager and event coordinator in books and publications, but decided to leave her corporate job to dip her toes in flowers and design. Now with seven years of professional floristry experience behind her, Rachel owns and operates Trill Flora, and is the founder of The Flower Box. Her favorite designs are often large installations. She has studied with Ariella Chezar, Holly Chapel, Max Gills, Joseph Masie, Alicia Schwede AND TOBEY NELSON! If she's not in her home studio or office, she's probably inside, wearing her favorite slippers, trying to feed her twin babies, eating cold pizza, and playing make-believe with her oldest daughter.


Trill Workshop Testimonials

Rachel is incredibly fun to work with while teaching you all sorts of design and mechanical technique. So much of what I'm doing regularly now I learned from her workshop. It was such a lovely experience. Yay Team Trill! 

-Olivia O.

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or have done many arrangements before, Rachel's workshops are fun, instructional, and a great place to meet new friends! She shows you how to use a variety of techniques and product- some things I would never have thought to use- and make it all gorgeous. Rachel is very knowledgeable and a natural instructor, bringing her years of experience to the table. Watching her work makes me excited to create! I highly recommend her workshops and I look forward to attending more. 

-Carrie L.

I had a blast at Rachel's workshop. I left with a ton of insights into floral design and wedding work, with ideas that I couldn't wait to go home and start implementing. The flower combinations and design instruction were new and educational. I'm hoping Rachel offers her workshop again soon. 

-Elizabeth C.

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