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Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Easter Parade Demonstration and Accessory Workshop

This was an Advanced level design Accessory workshop: Floral craftsmanship

Easter Parade

For my Easter Parade Demonstration I made 6 hand-tied designs within armatures. The concept was to pick up the design while demonstrating and to literally "parade" from country to country around the world (and from table to table around the audience) to explore how Easter is celebrated in different cultures.

Easter Parade tablesetting

At demonstrations, it is usually a rush to get seats right up-front. I wanted to try a different approach. I wanted to give each member a "front-row-seat" for at least one design. I arranged the tables in a large circle and set the design pedestals next to each table. Each table was decorated in white, green and a unique colour to set them apart.

Easter Parade table setting

As a table arrangement I made three floral blocks (Oasis wrapped in Banana leaves with Easter Lilies and roses) accessorized with all the "equipment" the members will need to take part in the workshop that followed after each design was discussed. As an example: We used the paper streamers to fold crosses for Palm Sunday (Brazil) and the wire and twigs were used to make twig garlands that represented the Chinese writing draped over the scroll design (China).

Easter Parade green table

Easter Parade green table representing Brazil

Easter Parade red table

Easter Parade red table representing America

Favours

We also had the Floral Designer version of an Easter Egg Hunt: Each member received a favour bag with a freshly baked Hot Cross Bun in. Inside 3 of the party favour bags on each table was a sticker of a full, half or quarter Easter egg. The full egg wins the large floral block on their table, the half egg wins a medium block and the quarter egg wins the small block.

Easter Parade Floral Art Demonstration by Christine de Beer

As a club fundraiser we also had a raffle to determine who wins one of the six hand tied arrangements.

Easter Parade Workshop "How Easter is celebrated in Brazil"

Palm Sunday in Brazil

Palm bird

Detail of the design: Bird woven from palm leaves

Palm Sunday in Brazil

Detail of the design: Thorn crown woven from palm leaves

Easter Parade workshop "How Easter is celebrated in Ukraine"

Watering Monday in Ukraine

Easter Parade Design:Ukraine

Detail of the Crescent Design: Ukraine- Watering Monday

How Easter is celebrated in America

New York Easter Parade in America

How Easter is celebrated in America

Detail of the design: Sisal stars

Easter Parade Workshop "How Easter is celebrated in France"

Easter Parade Workshop "How Easter is celebrated in France"

Detail France (bells) radial design

Detail of the contemporary radial design: Easter Bells in France

Qing Ming (Ching Ming/ Clear Bright Festival) in China

Qing Ming (Ching Ming/ Clear Bright Festival) in China with the twig garland that looked like Chinese calligraphy draped over and down the hand held scroll

Chinese Scroll design for the Easter Parade Demonstration

Chinese Scroll design for the Easter Parade Demonstration

How Easter is celebrated in South Africa

Detail of the South African "hut" cross bun with long flowing strands of ripped fax hanging down the design

Easter Parade Workshop "How Easter is celebrated in South Africa"

Detail of the design: Easter Parade Workshop "How Easter is celebrated in South Africa"

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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