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Art of The Table


3 hrs         $100

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Class Description

“Centerpieces” – part of the Art of The Table series. In this class you’ll create and take home an eco-friendly floral centerpiece that will transform an every-day table into something special.   Learn about Sustainable Floristry and how to create a colorful, layered, eye-catchingly beautiful centerpiece.  Adding flowers to the dining room can make the entire space more attractive, a little more special. Add just a little magic to add to a fine evening meal.

A light lunch will be served.

3 hrs.           10am to 1pm         $100             6 – 12 Participants


  • Sustainable Floristry and why it matters

  • Basic cut-flower care tips

  • Basic floral design principles and how to apply them

  • Building from a color palette from a desired color theme

  • Useful mechanics for designing without (toxic) floral foam

  • Matching your vase shape for your desired application

About the Instructors
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Tobey Nelson     After a 20 year career in professional Landscape Horticulture, her focus bloomed to include floral design and event planning. Sustainability is her foremost concern when creating both gardens and floral arrangements.  She is a great teacher with a naturalistic style that is the result of a life-long friendship with plants and the experience of years of class instruction.

How to Get Here & Where to Stay:

We’re in-town with many choices for lodging, stores, and restaurants, all within a 5 minute walk through our little Seaside Village.   There are airport shuttles, Lyft/Uber/Taxi, and a popular free bus system.  A car is unnecessary here.  Recommending a place to stay (there are plenty to choose from) is difficult as they range greatly in price and accommodations, from B&B, Motel, Inn, and Air B&B/VRBO.  Let Google be your guide.   

The Learning Lab’s Kitchen is located behind Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), and behind the Children’s Theater, and behind the Island Dance Theater.  The address is 723 Camano Avenue in Langley WA (commonly known as the old Langley Middle School) and parking for the Kitchen is best on the West side of the campus in what is now The South Whidbey Community Center.

Class Policies, Liability Waiver, & Cancellations:

When a class is reserved by you, you may CANCEL the class up to 10 business days prior to the day of the class for a full refund (minus a $25 fee that covers credit card processing fees and administrative work). Cancellations less than 10 business days prior will be given a refund (less $25) if we can find someone else to fill your place.  If we cancel a class for any reason, a full refund of any paid-in-advance funds will be returned to registrants.  Participants may be asked to sign a WAIVER of liability in which they take responsibility for their safety, represent they are not sensory impaired, have no medical conditions of which our Staff ought to be aware, are knowledgeable of and will abide by SAFETY rules and directions from Instructors.