My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Floral Art Demonstrations

The audiences at Floral Art Demonstrations are made up of talented (and much admired) floral art enthusiasts. That means they are already interested in what you have to say and will gasp at the mere sight of a spectacular flower but it is still your responsibility as a demonstrator to come up with an engaging (and new) concept.


Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club, Cape Town, South Africa

Many demonstrators distinguish between an “entertaining demonstration” and a “teaching demonstration”. With such a subject specific audience I believe learning is entertaining.

Mud demonstration

When I demonstrate I focus on sharing the art of contemporary floral design, as I see it.

It is ALWAYS an honour to be asked to demonstrate. Your audience took time away from their family/work/busy schedule to see you.


For me the great goal is to start a conversation. I work hard to create a demonstration that will challenge the audience to think about their own work.


For my Mud!!! demonstration, I wanted to create a fantasy design that captures the imagination. I wanted to introduce the concept of using growing plants as design elements.

For more pictures of my demonstrations visit my Training pages or follow these links:

Mud!!! Floral Art Demonstration at the Rondebosch Flower Club

A Floral Fable Design demonstration at the Capilano Flower Arranging club

A Floral Art Demonstration by Floral Trends Design Group

Easter Parade Demonstration and Accessory Workshop

Garden Workshop and Demonstration

Just Right! Floral Art demonstration at the BC Floral Art Society club meeting

Plant material used in my Mud demonstration:

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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.



Lentinula edodes

Shiitake Mushrooms


Granadilla, passionflower, passion vines


Phalaenopsis, Moth orchid