Debra Prinzing

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Floral Workshops and Lectures • Slow Flowers at Whidbey Island Flower Workshop

Slow Flowers at Whidbey Island Flower Workshop

Sunday, April 23rd
6:30 - 9 p.m.
Tobey Nelson Events + Design, Whidbey Island, Washington

Whidbey Island Flower Workshop
A creative and inspiring escape to Whidbey Island designed to recharge your business! 

tobey-nelson-ad-for-slowflowers-alternate-1-page-001 This floral & event design workshop retreat will focus on innovative, updated trends in floral creations & event styling.

We are over the moon to invite you to dig in to this exciting, jam-packed 2+ day workshop designed to expand your creativity, style, and floral mechanics horizons! Join Susan Mcleary of Passionflower Events, Debra Prinzing of Slow Flowers, Kaleb Norman James of Kaleb Norman James Design, and

Tobey Nelson of Tobey Nelson Events & Design at a cozy Pacific Northwest island winery for an inspirational getaway designed to help you develop your creative voice, refine and update your floral design skills, perfect your tablescaping game, and get hands-on experience creating a large floral installation without foam.  During the course of the workshop we will discuss sourcing, pricing, creative challenges, staying renewed and inspired, working with your farmer, and more.  Each student will have hands-on experience and all work will be professionally photographed with professional models to be used by students in their portfolios, websites, branding etc.  We will work with only the most luscious, locally-sourced and American grown product including lots of spring treasures grown right here on Whidbey Island.

This course is designed for the floral professional who has some skills and experience but who wants to expand their creative horizons and update their mechanics so they can avoid floral foam in their practices.  Here’s more about our instructors and what they’ll cover.


We will be offering two half-price scholarships.  The application process will be done through social media. Submissions will be entered through an Instagram post – make sure to check my account on Monday Dec. 12 for all of the details! Submissions will be accepted from Tuesday Dec. 13 through Friday Dec 16, and recipients will be announced on Saturday December 17th.  Regular registration will open on December 17th following announcement of the scholarship.  Early registration discounts will be offered until January 15.

Investment & Registration

Registration will open December 17.  We are offering an early registration discount of $200 until January 15, when the price will increase to $1900.  This will be a fairly intimate group with limited seats so you are encouraged to reserve yours soon!  A $500 deposit is required to hold your place.  You may choose to pay in full at the time of registration, or to make installments.  Contact Tobey to make arrangements.  All tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable.  You must be paid in full by March 15th in order to attend.  Register early to save – and to get that continuing education write-off!!

Included in the cost:

  • Admission to the workshop (see the itinerary below)
  • Dessert and drinks for the welcome session
  • Snacks & lunches on Monday and Tuesday
  • Farewell feast on Tuesday night
  • Transportation to and from Langley lodging to the winery before and after class each day

Not Included (but we are more than happy to help you arrange this):

  • Lodging
  • Transportation to Whidbey
  • Transportation to your lodging outside of class times

More details/registration here.