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The Chrysler Museum of Art welcomes internationally acclaimed floral designer Nicky Markslag for a flower and friend-filled week of demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Nicky is a professional arranger at Holland's renowned Keukenhof Gardens whose artistry is requested by Dutch royalty. She drew rave reviews during a week of workshops here in October, 2015, and is graciously returning by popular demand.

Two workshops daily: 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27–Thursday, March 2


For a look at some of Nicky's incredible designs, click any image below to enlarge.

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Nicky's workshops mix contemporary and traditional designs and techniques. Be advised there will be local floral designers who will sign up to take every class, so make plans to register early.

The cost per class is $125 for Members, $150 for all others. The price includes containers and exquisite flowers flown in daily. All you have to bring is your clippers.

Class size is limited to 20 participants to maximize personal interaction with the instructor. For your planning purposes, classes run two hours and our garden-side cafe Wisteria is a convenient place for a delicious, casual and classy lunch. Plan on arriving 15 minutes before the start of the class. Nicky starts promptly and you'll be diving right in.

Nicky is witty and energetic, she speaks excellent English, and her knowledge and imagination are something to behold. From simple hand-held techniques to elaborate arrangements, she can help you take your talents to the next level.

Specific classes are detailed below. Click any image to enlarge the sample arrangement.

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← 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27
Hand-tied Bouquets and Frame
Always a winner

1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27→
Arrangements for Special Events, Dinner Parties, and Casual Gatherings
Not your grandmother's dining room centerpieces

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← 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28
The Sophisticated
Contemporary Arrangement

What's out and what is in

1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28→
Sticks and Stones
Thinking outside of the box

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← 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 1
Tricks of the Trade
Interesting arrangements you can do
with greens, leaves and grasses



1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1→
Casual "Unarranged" Arrangement
Imagination in order

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← 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2
The New Classic Arrangements
Bring beauty into your home

1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2 →
Fun with Tropicals
Expand your horizons

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