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Flower and Photography workshop in the style of Jan van Huysum

Saturday 18 May 2024, 10am-4pm. Doors open at 9.50am. 

Learn how to channel the aesthetic of the Dutch Masters by creating and then photographing your own floral design.   

Floral artist, Leigh Chappell, and flower photographer, Janne Ford, are experts at capturing the essence of the Dutch Masters through their floral and photography collaborations.  

After a private view of the two Jan Van Huysum paintings, Janne and Leigh will talk you through the flowers and techniques used to create a Dutch Master-inspired floral arrangement and will guide you through creating your own design, using fresh seasonal British flowers.  

Once your floral design is complete, you will explore how the use of light and shadow is crucial to creating the aesthetic of a Dutch Master. Janne will talk you through the art of floral photography and show you how to achieve your own floral masterpiece, using one of the historic rooms at Strawberry Hill House as a backdrop. 

Please bring whichever camera you are comfortable using, this could be a Smartphone or a DSLR camera - the workshop is about creating a mood in the style of a Dutch Master and looking at lighting rather than technicalities of how to use a camera. All other equipment is supplied. 

Tickets price includes:

  • entry to the house and private view of the Jan van Huysum paintings
  • floral and photography workshops
  • materials 
  • buffet sandwich lunch served with hot drinks

Leigh Chappell 

Leigh Chappell is a floral designer who trained as a botanical illustrator before working in graphic design, and her eye for detail is apparent in her work. Leigh loves to create natural floral beauty in her designs, with sustainability at the core of her ethos. Leigh is a supporter of the British flower growing movement and had the seed of an idea for The Strawberry Hill Flower Festival as a way to exhibit the beauty of their growing skills and the art of the floral designers who use them. Leigh continues to be the co-curator of the now annual and enormously popular Flower Festival. 

www.leighchappellflowers.com

Janne Ford 

With a background in fashion and textile design Janne has always been interested in colour, texture and composition. Working as a floral stylist and freelance photographer she loves creating beautiful floral scenes for clients. Inspired by the seasons and her own cutting garden she loves a painterly floral style, when flowers and foliage, dried grasses and fruit add interest to her designs. Janne is co-curator of the Annual Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival. 

www.janneford.com

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  • Flower and Photography workshop in the style of Jan van Huysum
    Flower and Photography workshop in the style of Jan van Huysum
    £180.00

    Ticket includes entry to the house and a private view of the two Jan van Huysum paintings. Flowers and vase are included in the cost.

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    Ticket includes entry to the house and a private view of the two Jan van Huysum paintings. Flowers and vase are included in the cost.

Flower and Photography workshop in the style of Jan van Huysum

Saturday 18 May 2024, 10am-4pm. Doors open at 9.50am. 

Learn how to channel the aesthetic of the Dutch Masters by creating and then photographing your own floral design.   

Floral artist, Leigh Chappell, and flower photographer, Janne Ford, are experts at capturing the essence of the Dutch Masters through their floral and photography collaborations.  

After a private view of the two Jan Van Huysum paintings, Janne and Leigh will talk you through the flowers and techniques used to create a Dutch Master-inspired floral arrangement and will guide you through creating your own design, using fresh seasonal British flowers.  

Once your floral design is complete, you will explore how the use of light and shadow is crucial to creating the aesthetic of a Dutch Master. Janne will talk you through the art of floral photography and show you how to achieve your own floral masterpiece, using one of the historic rooms at Strawberry Hill House as a backdrop. 

Please bring whichever camera you are comfortable using, this could be a Smartphone or a DSLR camera - the workshop is about creating a mood in the style of a Dutch Master and looking at lighting rather than technicalities of how to use a camera. All other equipment is supplied. 

Tickets price includes:

  • entry to the house and private view of the Jan van Huysum paintings
  • floral and photography workshops
  • materials 
  • buffet sandwich lunch served with hot drinks

Leigh Chappell 

Leigh Chappell is a floral designer who trained as a botanical illustrator before working in graphic design, and her eye for detail is apparent in her work. Leigh loves to create natural floral beauty in her designs, with sustainability at the core of her ethos. Leigh is a supporter of the British flower growing movement and had the seed of an idea for The Strawberry Hill Flower Festival as a way to exhibit the beauty of their growing skills and the art of the floral designers who use them. Leigh continues to be the co-curator of the now annual and enormously popular Flower Festival. 

www.leighchappellflowers.com

Janne Ford 

With a background in fashion and textile design Janne has always been interested in colour, texture and composition. Working as a floral stylist and freelance photographer she loves creating beautiful floral scenes for clients. Inspired by the seasons and her own cutting garden she loves a painterly floral style, when flowers and foliage, dried grasses and fruit add interest to her designs. Janne is co-curator of the Annual Strawberry Hill House Flower Festival. 

www.janneford.com