MDS Austin Workshop Recap

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For the second Masterclass of our 2019 Design Star workshop tour we headed to Austin, TX in August with the wonderful Shean Strong. Being a Masterclass, the workshop content focused on more advanced design and techniques and an in-depth dive into floral business. Experienced floral designers from all over joined us in Austin to get their hands dirty and learn from Shean! Read on to hear more about the work they created and get a peek at the beautiful images from the two-day event.

 


 

DAY ONE

 

Day one we jumped right in, starting with light appetizers, refreshments and introductions. Gretchen of Design Master led a demonstration using the various products DM offers, showing the students how to use their sprays to change bloom colors and prolong blooms' vase life. Shean then did a centerpiece design tutorial, walking the students through his techniques and tips before the students worked on their own designs. To wrap up the evening Shean talked about his creative and business processes, followed by a Q&A.

 

Mayesh Design Star workshop featuring roses, heliconia, orchids, anthurium

Mayesh Design Star workshop featuring dahlias, roses, amaranthus, anthurium, cymbidiums, ranunculus, blackberries, monstera

Mayesh Design Star workshop with heliconia, toffee roses, protea, cymbidiums, roses, garden roses

Mayesh Design Star workshop featuring light pink anthuriums

Mayesh Design Star workshop tropical greenery

Mayesh Design Star workshop

Mayesh Design Star workshop featuring elephant ears and cymbidiums

Mayesh Design Star workshop featuring peach mini carnations

Mayesh Design Star workshop featuring blushing bride protea

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Mayesh Design Star workshop featuring phalaenopsis

Mayesh Design Star workshop featuring Accent Decor

Design Master products at the Mayesh Design Star workshop

CEO Pat Dahlson at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Gretchen from Design Master at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Charity of the Mayesh Houston branch at the Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Shean Strong at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Shean Strong designing a centerpiece with hellebores at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Shean Strong demonstrating centerpiece design at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Garden roses and ranunculus at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Shean Strong helping a student design a centerpiece with roses, anthurium, ranunculus

Student designing centerpiece at Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Shean Strong leading a floral business discussion at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

 

DAY TWO

 

On day two we jumped right back into designing, with Shean first demonstrating how he creates his beautiful bouquets. The students then put their new knowledge right to work, designing their own bouquets with personalized tips from Shean as they worked. 

Next was a delicious lunch, catered by the venue itself, Barr Mansion. After lunch was installation time! Working with suspended Accent Decor baskets the students collaborated to create a lush, tropical inspired installation with the guidance of Shean. A professional model then modeled each students' bouquets on the mansion property and with the dreamy installation. And with that wrapped another successful Mayesh Design Star workshop!

 

Shean Strong doing a bouquet demonstration at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Shean Strong designing a bouquet with ranunculus, roses and hydrangea at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Students following Shean Strong's bouquet demonstration at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Student designing bouquet at Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Student designing bouquet at Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Shean Strong helping student design bouquet at Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Student designing bouquet at Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Shean Strong setting up Accent Decor baskets for group installation at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Shean Strong leading a group installation at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Students working on group installation at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Student working on group installation at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Student working on group installation at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Mayesh Design Star workshop installation featuring heliconia, sheet moss, yellow roses, pink ginger, cymbidiums, song of india, pink anthurium, yellow pincushion

Mayesh Design Star workshop installation featuring heliconia, sheet moss, yellow roses, pink ginger, cymbidiums, song of india, pink anthurium, yellow pincushion

Mayesh Design Star workshop installation featuring heliconia, sheet moss, yellow roses, pink ginger, cymbidiums, song of india, pink anthurium, yellow pincushion

Mayesh Design Star workshop installation featuring heliconia, sheet moss, yellow roses, pink ginger, ferns, garden roses, pink anthurium, yellow pincushion

Professional model with Shean Strong's bouquet at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Austin TX

Floral arrangement featuring kangaroo paw, chocolate cosmos, pink anthurium, cymbidiums, maidenhair fern, moss, lotus pods

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Workshop Vendors:

 

Host | @mayeshwholesale @mayeshhouston
Floral design | @sheanstrong
Venue | @barrmansion
Ribbon | @heyitsohsopretty
Model | @augusthemodel
Dress | @carolhannahbridal
Makeup | @shannel.jacobs
Photography | @nicoleclareyphoto
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Workshop Product Sponsors:


Workshop tour sponsors:
@accentdecorinc
@dmcolor
@greenroseecuador
@alexandra_farms
@naniwaflowerauction
@rosaprimaroses
@ez.flower
@liguriablumen
@camflorinc
@oasisfloralproducts

 

 

 

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