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New Floral Design Classes | Thanksgiving Centerpiece Tutorial

Our first floral design class of the season is going to be our annual Thanksgiving Centerpiece Tutorial to be held Sunday, November 18 from 5-7pm at our studio. This time, the style will be long and low with branches and gourds worked into the mix. Flowers and foliages to include agonis, seeded eucalyptus, dahlias, leucadendron, [read more]

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Vintage/Garden Centerpiece Tutorial on January 14

We will be offering an awesome tutorial on how to design Vintage/Garden-look Centerpieces on January 14 from 4-7 at Kio Kreations | Studio in Naperville. All you have to do is bring a fun vintage vase or container to class, and we’ll provide the lessons and the flowers to fill it. You’ll learn how much [read more]

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Bouquet Making Tutorial on December 4

We will be offering a fun Bouquet Making Tutorial on Sunday, December 4th from 4-7pm at Kreations | Studio in Naperville. This class will cover how to make a hand-tied bouquet and we will cover fun techniques for wrapping the handle. A variety of beautiful flower types (no carnations and mums here!) will be provided [read more]

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Aili Art: Architecture in Charcoal

I just had another art lesson with Aili and this time we used messy charcoal to draw architecture sketches. She started with a sketch (more of a loose rendering) based on a photo from the Japanese Garden in Gold Gate Park, San Francisco. Then she worked on an illustration (a more final, detailed, rendered drawing) [read more]

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Artwork by Aili: Acrylic Painting

Aili and I had another art lesson today and this is the progress she made on her first acrylic painting. I had her draw out a floral motif pencil sketch ahead of time on a canvas board so it was ready for class today. I then had her practice with the paint and brushes on [read more]

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