T U S C A N Y W O R K S H O P S
R E B E L R E B E L F L O W E R S C H O O L T U S C A N Y
Next workshops: 14th - 18th May & 3rd - 7th September 2018
Following our success with evening workshops in Hackney and our classes in Beijing, we have decided to open our school during the summer in our favourite part of Italy, far from the madding crowds, in the mountains just a winding single track train ride from the beautiful walled city of Lucca in Tuscany.
This spring we planted a cutting garden and we’ll forage in the fields and woods nearby. Our natural style of flower arranging will benefit from the native flora and the flowers that we buy from the commercial market at San Remo. Italian summer flowers include peonies, roses, sweet peas, snapdragons, stocks, all our favourites.
C O S T S (Flights not included)
£1650 per person per room
£1350 per person shared room (group bookings)
Package includes accommodation for six nights, all tools, materials, breakfast, 3 course lunch and final night feast.
If are interested in joining us for one of our Tuscany Workshop dates, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I T I N E R A R Y
The Summer School is over four days during which you will create our signature Bouquet on Legs, learn to wire elaborate flower crowns and perfect buttonholes, work as a team on a large installation, and decorate our garden - the focus of the last night feast with flowers, feathers, branches and lights. We want our students to find the way into their own floral style with our expert help. Plus pizza. Plus aperitivi. There is a break day in between for you to explore the beautiful surroundings or relax and enjoy the tranquility.
DAY 1 - FLOWERS & FORAGING
A foraging walk through the beautiful surrounding woodland. Using our foraged ingredients, as well as Italian grown flowers and a few from our cutting garden, we will then make our signature Bouquet on Legs.
DAY 2 - BREAK DAY
A day to explore the local area or relax beside the pool.
DAY 3 - INTO THE WOODS
Day Three will be spent in the heart of the surrounding woodlands. We will spend the whole day making a flower installation in the woods. Each course will make something different, so the surprise awaits.
DAY 4 - THE FINAL FEAST
The morning will be spent making our festive headdresses for the evening. In true Rebel style, they will be wild and exciting, steering away from traditional flower crowns. We will spend the afternoon dressing the table for the feast. The table decorations will incorporate all the skills you have learned over the last few days. In the evening we will sit down to a feast in the field to say our final farewells and thank yous!
A C C O M M O D A T I O N
You will be staying in a traditional Garfagnana farmhouse with chestnut beams, exposed stone and terracotta tiles. Perched above a terraced amphitheatre with a small vineyard the property has a covered breakfast terrace and a vine clad dining terrace with huge rustic table and benches. Antique furniture, fabulously comfortable bedrooms with high ceilings and a superbly equipped cook’s kitchen add a touch of luxury to this rural retreat. CLICK HERE for more information.
T R A V E L L I N G
You can fly to Pisa with British Airways, Easyjet or Ryanair and then hire a car or take the train through Lucca up to our local railway station at Castelvecchio Pascoli. Alternatively, airport pickups can be arranged upon request.