2013 Classes and new website to register

I’m happy to announce that we’ve moved our class information and improved the registration process. Our current class schedule can now be found at:

We will be blogging classes and info from our main site www.sullivanowen.com and will no longer be using this domain. We’ll leave this up for the next several months until we’ve transitioned fully to the new online class store.

Thanks so much for your support and we look forward to seeing you at class soon!

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2013 Class Schedule

We’re cooking up all new classes for 2013 as well as a simple new way to register for classes but it’s taking a little more time then we thought. Stay tuned and we’ll be sure to update when the schedule is released. In the meantime, we wish everyone a happy holiday season!

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Unconventional Flowers September 23rd 1-4PM

This class will explore the beauty of unconventional floral varieties such as smoke tree, leucadendron, lotus and scabiosa pods, fiddleheads, sarracenia, lady slipper orchids, unusual herbs and more.  We’ll be designing in a ruggedly beautiful concrete vase and these designs are sure to be striking. Students will learn our basic composition skills while creating these unconventional designs.

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Wreath Making Class (2 Sessions)

Due to the popularity of this class we’re offering it twice this year!

Tuesday 12/4 6-9PM and Sunday 12/9 1-4PM
We’ll be teaching a few different techniques for wreath making along with decorating a wreath of the students choosing to take home. We’ll teach how to work with both dried and fresh materials to create a beautiful design for your home or to give as a gift. We’ll be mixing non-traditional foliage and branches along with the more traditional evergreens of the holiday season. (class is limited to 6 students so register early)

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece Nov 20th 6-9PM

Forget bringing a side dish to your dinner, wow the crowd with a stunning floral design all your own this year! This class will take place on Tuesday the week of Thanksgiving and will feature a mix of harvest colors of locally and domestically grown flowers along with some interesting new blooms from overseas. We’ll be creating a low, lush design perfect for the dinner table.  We guarantee this beats those last minute bunches of flowers grabbed from the grocery store!

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Colors of Autumn October 11th 6-9PM

This class will feature the rich colors and shades of Autumn. Students will choose from locally grown dahlias, rich hued celosia and cockscomb, sweet garden roses and berries in shades of salmon, coral, magenta and wine along with foliage in shades from pale amber to dark rust. Come celebrate this favorite season with a class that is sure to be fun. We’ll be working in a rustic vessel to create a fabulous design that will bring the amazing change of seasons indoors.

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Bridal Bouquet Basics August 9th 6-9PM

Learn to make a stunning hand tied bridal bouquet from Best of Philly florist Sullivan Owen. Sullivan’s bouquets are lively, whimsical and full of gorgeous blooms. You’ll learn the process of choosing color schemes and blooms, how to construct the bouquet to last and ribbon wrapping techniques. We’ll be providing tons of stunning bridal blooms along with luxurious hand dyed, silk and velvet ribbons.

There is an additional materials fee for this class of $100, the total cost of this class is $250 per person and group discounts do not apply. 

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Summer Wildflowers August 16th 6-9PM

This class will focus on the best of summer, wild garden roses and local hydrangea mixed with grasses and wildflowers in a footed vase.  Fragrant, juicy and lush these arrangements exemplify that just picked from the garden look. Using the freshest of locally grown blooms and herbs this class will teach our basic composition skills that students will be able to use over and over again. This is sure to be a wild and fun class.

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Recap of the Peony Classes

In May we hosted 2 fabulous Peony focused classes. We worked with more than 20 varieties of peony between the two classes.

This was my demonstration design from Sunday.

Here are some of the many students work:

The next class is all about Pink and more classes will be posted in the next few days so check back!

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Signature Palette Class Recap

Our first class of 2012 was amazing. The Signature Palette class sold out before the holidays and several of the students had received the class as a gift!

This class was focused on a limited color palette and group of blooms. These designs were a study of shades of white and ivory accented by striking black, grays and burgundy. It’s an unexpected color combination and has become a look synonymous with Sullivan Owen designs. Using dark accents cuts the sweetness of an all white design which could go very bridal-y quickly.

The flowers used in this class were Vendela roses, Majolica spray roses, Ranunculus, Sweet Pea, French Anemone, Japanese Scabiosa, Ligustrum Berry, Silver Brunia and Dusty Miller.  As usual we started with my demonstration and then students got to work in their glass pedestal vases.

It’s still always fun for me to see the different designs, especially in this class where everyone used the exact same colors.

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