Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Floral Art Demonstrations
- 7 April 2011
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The audiences at Floral Art Demonstrations are made up of talented (and much admired) floral art enthusiasts. That means they are already interested in what you have to say and will gasp at the mere sight of a spectacular flower but it is still your responsibility as a demonstrator to come up with an engaging (and new) concept.
Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club, Cape Town, South Africa
Many demonstrators distinguish between an “entertaining demonstration” and a “teaching demonstration”. With such a subject specific audience I believe learning is entertaining.
When I demonstrate I focus on sharing the art of contemporary floral design, as I see it.
It is ALWAYS an honour to be asked to demonstrate. Your audience took time away from their family/work/busy schedule to see you.
For me the great goal is to start a conversation. I work hard to create a demonstration that will challenge the audience to think about their own work.
For my Mud!!! demonstration, I wanted to create a fantasy design that captures the imagination. I wanted to introduce the concept of using growing plants as design elements.
For more pictures of my demonstrations visit my Training pages or follow these links:
Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club
A Floral Fable Design demonstration at the Capilano Flower Arranging club
A Floral Art Demonstration by Floral Trends Design Group
Easter Parade Demonstration and Accessory Workshop
Garden Workshop and Demonstration
Just Right! Floral Art demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society club meeting
Plant material used in my Mud demonstration:
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