Over the last week, I’ve been putting dates and ideas together for new workshops for 2016. I have 4 workshops now available at www.5ftinf.eventcube.io , 2 of them are my flat lay and colour based workshops, but I’ve also decided that I’ll start running a few synaesthesia painting workshops along with the more floral/photographic based ones, as painting is basically where I started ( you can see some of my work here www.philippastanton.com ). The first one of these will be on 27th February.
My signature style workshops will happen at home in Brighton over the year, and the first two will take place in March, ( these March workshop tickets are now on sale ). There will also be some retreat workshops during the Summer and Autumn and which I will be able to release tickets for next month.
The first workshop of the year though, will take place at the Arlo & Jacob showroom in London ( a fantastic former ice cream factory! ) on Saturday February 6th and will be a sort of taster of how we can create Japanese Ikebana style arrangements using seasonal flowers, sticks, ceramics as well as vintage props to help with the photographic element.
I visited Arlo & Jacob last year, so here are a few photos of the beautiful, light and very comfortable space…
This will be a workshop where you’ll feel encouraged to play with shapes and space, but also take time to quietly reflect on how the process of arranging can be a grounding and meditative process…
( you can see my ikebana Pinterest board here )
I love the Japanese concept of wabi sabi, so I’ll be trying to encourage you to love and incorporate accidents, and work with what nature gives rather than what you want it to do…
( you can also have a look at my wabi sabi Pinterest board here )
I’m really looking forward to working within the Japanese style with people, as it’s something that is very important to me and my work…and also as my Granny qualified as an Ikebana practitioner in the 1960’s and we will be using some of her original ceramics.
You can find more details about my workshops here and please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about anything…really looking forward to meeting more of you this year!
Also I’m just starting a January sale in my shop, with Checkout code: 5FTINFJANSALE which will give you 25% off when you order 2 or more calendars. I don’t have a huge quantity of the calendars left, so this discount will run until they have all been sold.