Join Denise at Summerville’s quaint Shore Hall Studio & Gallery (4801 HWY 215, Summerville, West Hants, NS) for evenings of flower fun! This collection of wearable florals workshops invokes the curious and creative you to come out and play. These wonderful personal designs encourage quiet contemplation that emerge to sparkling energy as your creation takes shape. They are flowers with that hint of pizzazz – what Barefoot Blooms is all about! All workshops include all the materials you will need as well as a delicious selection of garden-inspired light fare created by Domenic Padula at Food Fantastique: mini canolli filled with flower infused ricotta, scones, and mini seasonal fruit skewers.
Luscious Floral Crowns & Sashes - June 9 In this flower crown workshop, you will be introduced to the mechanics by Hitomi Gilliam, master floral designer. This method can be adapted to create wearable floral sashes or even a collar for your adorable furry best friend!
Flirty Floral Tattoos – July 14 The design possibilities for temporary floral tattoos are endless. Once introduced to some basic techniques, creating this fun body art will be sure to jazz up any attire where a hint of skin offers a canvass for beautiful floral designs to be displayed.
Snazzy Necklaces & Chokers – August 11 The techniques learned in this workshop for creating floral chokers & necklaces may also be applied to wrist corsages and arm cuffs. These can be as fun and easy to make, or as intricate and challenging as you wish them to be.
Charming Clutches – September 15 While botanical hand bags can be intricate masterpieces of floral design, this workshop will introduce you to tips and techniques to create your own modestly adorned floral clutch…perfect for any event! For this workshop, you must provide your own small clutch or purse of rigid design.
Eunoia Lifestyle (5659 Almon St Unit 100, Halifax) This collection of seasonal wreath-making workshops will have your front door delightfully greeting guests with all year long! All materials will be provided. Your evening with flowers includes garden-inspired treats by Domenic Padula of Food Fantastique: mini canolli filled with flower infused ricotta, scones, and mini seasonal fruit skewers.
For Mother, With Love - May 5 In this workshop you will twist your own willow and alder wreaths, embellished with locally harvested pussy willows and decorated with moss, lichen, and flowers that will all dry in time, lasting forever – the perfect gift to show the infinite love between mother and child. Your wreath will also include secret water tubes into which little fresh flowers may be inserted to bring a cheerful pop of colour to your creation.
Summer’s Beauty - July 7 & August 4 These wreath workshops will celebrate the bountiful blooms of summer! Perfect to greet guests on your door or to dress up the table, these wreaths will be bursting in summer flowers! These wreaths are not intended to be long lasting, but to bring enormous joy for several days.
Forever Summer - September 22 These floral wreaths will hold on to summer in your home all through the coming winter months! Using flowers, grasses and seed pods from the gardens that were grown intentionally for their colour-lasting quality once dried, these floral wreaths will last not just through next winter, but for years to come!
Yoga & Flowers
Yoga & Flowers: The Silence of Flowers Day-Long Retreat July 18 10am-4:30pm “The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear” - Rumi
Your day begins with an exploration of the secret gardens found throughout the property at The Resilient Barn (731 Ardoise School Rd, Mount Uniacke). Now familiarized with the space, we come together for a gentle yoga session with the Yoga Hen, an opportunity to encourage us all to connect more deeply with place and to cultivate this time we’ve been given amidst such beauty. Your lunch will be enjoyed alone in one of the places that resonated with you during your guided walk. While enjoying your garden-inspired Buddha Bowl lunch created by local chef Domenic Padula of Food Fantastique, you may read, sketch, paint, write, meditate…whatever you wish to do.
Following lunch, your connection with nature will continue as you take part in a floral workshop with designer Denise Stockdale of Barefoot Blooms. This workshop begins with gathering flowers to add to those brought from the gardens at Barefoot Blooms. You will then sit quietly with your flowers for a guided meditation using the intricacies of flowers to calm the mind. Denise will share with you elements of centrepiece floral design that will help unify a sense of balance and harmony without abandoning a nature-inspired wildflower vibe. Afternoon snacks and beverages will be offered throughout the workshop.
Denise will walk you through the steps for designing and creating your own unique holiday evergreen wreaths. There will be not only be an assortment of greenery to choose from, but also many wreath embellishments to choose from: cones, berries, curling twigs, dehydrated orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and painted seed pods in silver, gold and white.
All materials you will need will be provided. As well, all workshops include a delicious selection of holiday treats created by Domenic Padula at Food Fantastique. For the Holiday Wreath workshops hosted at The Resilient Barn (731 Ardoise School Rd, Mount Uniacke) participants will also enjoy some of their own harvesting!
Barefoot Blooms grows and sells fresh seasonal flowers – annuals and perennials – as well as dried flowers in fall.
We specialize in elegant, vibrant floral arrangements with a hint of pizzazz - created for weddings, special events, condolences, restaurants, and gifts…or just to spoil yourself a little!