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  • Image of PONDEROSA WORKSHOP : SPAIN  JUNE 19-23 2017
  • Image of PONDEROSA WORKSHOP : SPAIN  JUNE 19-23 2017
  • Image of PONDEROSA WORKSHOP : SPAIN  JUNE 19-23 2017

Nestled in history and steeped in tradition, Balitx D’Avall is a little paradise in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains Valley and named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The sound of nature, scent of olive and pine trees, and the bleating of sheep create the ideal setting for a Ponderosa Workshop that will be absolutely life changing! With its rich fauna Balitx D’Avall is an ancient country house (1200 years old!) and a beautiful example of a Mediterranean rural farm of the sixteenth century.

Together we will spend 5 unforgettable days here, sleep in beautiful rooms, eat traditional Majorcan cuisine, and rejuvinate our hearts while we learn the art of floral design amongst nature and history that will inspire us.

The rural hotel Balitx D’Avall rooms have no television, fax, phone or internet so we can fully “unplug” and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the property, nature and brand new flower friends. We will take time to enjoy the incredible surrounding areas, hiking exploring and foraging for our floral creations every day. A lovely path near the house leads to the natural pool where we can dive into the crystal clear waters that spring from the “La Font de la Mare de Deu” (the spring of the Mother of God) This natural spring of drinking water comes from the mountain of Balitx.

The “unbeaten” paths that we will explore and forage from have different and spectacular views surrounded by majestic olive trees, sheep and goats grazing peacefully and the fragrance of pure nature.

Come join me and the Ponderosa team for a workshop that will challenge and inspire you to your very core! Inspired by our surroundings we will create breathtakingly beautiful arrangements and photos shoots that will capture the heart of our work.
During the first day we will dig deep into the heart of creativity, and how we can discover our place in the world as floral artists. Later in the week we will create wildly romantic bridal bouquets and near the end of the week we will hike to a special location and create an incredible floral installation together using the environment as our guide.

The Details
WHEN: June 19-23rd 2017
WHERE: Fornalutx, Mallorca | Balitx D’Avall
HOSTS: Katie Davis of Ponderosa & Thyme and the Ponderosa Team
FOR: This workshop is open to creatives of all levels & walks of life that are wanting to learn the art and freedom of floral design, experience the food and culture and nature of Mallorca Spain and are willing to take time to learn how to push their creativity and art further.

INVESTMENT: Prices are given in USD. Workshop seats are $3700 each.

Included in the retreat:

*All accommodations/lodging (shared rooms only)
*All materials for the workshop, including: flowers, silk ribbon and clippers
*Apron & Welcome Gift
*All meals including:
*4 Majorcan Dinners and drinks (even the fun ones!)
*4 Lunches
*4 Breakfasts
*Snacks and beverages during the retreat
*Group discussions and private 1:1 Sessions with Katie Davis
*3 Days of hands-on floral design instruction and learning
*Mini hands-on photography session “Photographing your flowers for social media”
*Access to the Balitx D’Avall sites and scenery
*Professional headshots
*Beautifully styled photo shoots
*Ability to use images from shoots for portfolio, website, and social media.

THE WORKSHOP
Ponderosa workshops are designed for new and experienced florists as well as photographers, stylists, creatives and dreamers that want to grow and expand their skill set for more flexibility and creativity in their work.
This artist retreat will be dedicated to the process of finding your own personal creative flow and how to approach floral design basics in a way that pushes your boundaries.

DISCUSSIONS & 1:1 SESSIONS
Discussions & 1:1 sessions will include floristry business basics like: How to source local materials, floral design technique, foraging basics, networking and collaborating with other industry professionals, creating styled photo shoots, getting your work published, social media presence/online image and creating a curated portfolio. You will have full access and time to ask about anything in the floral industry you need help with. We will take time to process through personal struggles and give space to begin to discover artistic vision and drive.
We'll also be covering topics like: creating sustainability for your creative practice, finding and defining your creative voice, turning your passion into your career and more!

ACCOMMODATIONS
We are happy to say that accommodations at the rural hotel Balitx D’Avall are included in the price of this event!

TRAVEL
We recommend that you fly into Mallorca and from there we will direct you and help you get to our location! Please feel free to email with any questions.

FACEBOOK GROUP
Once you’ve signed up for the workshop we’ll add you to our private Facebook group and there you can team up with someone to share rooms/and arrange transfers to the hotel.

SNEAK PEEK OF THE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE*

MONDAY June 19
Arrival
Welcome dinner and drinks

TUESDAY June 20
Breakfast and 1:1 sessions
Market adventure
Group intros + Business basics talk
Lunch
Floral demonstration: "Wild and romantic bridal bouquet” (a lesson in large and dramatic bridal bouquets)
Hands-on floral session: (Wild and romantic bridal bouquets)
Dinner and wine
After dinner: group reflection

WEDNESDAY June 21
Breakfast and 1:1 sessions
Urban foraging
Finishing the bridal bouquet
Lunch
Lesson on posing flowers
Photo shoot (bouquets)
Dinner and wine
Hands-on floral session (TBA)

THURSDAY June 22
Breakfast and 1:1 sessions
Hands-on session: "Creating installation shapes"
Editorial shoot with installations/bouquet/model(s)
Farewell feast and wine
After dinner: Group reflection

FRIDAY June 23
Breakfast and 1:1 sessions
Demo and practice: "Focusing on the little details"
Debrief/ Group reflection
Lunch
Goodbyes and send off
* Schedule subject to change slightly*

PAYMENT PLAN:
We are happy to offer a payment plan option for those who need it!
If you would like to request to arrange a payment plan please email:

katie@ponderosaandthyme.com.

With a payment plan a deposit of $1000 reserves your seat at the workshop and the remaining balance is due one month before the workshop begins.

PAYMENT DETAILS/FINE PRINT
By sending payment the attendee agrees to the workshop terms:

A minimum of 6 students is required for workshop

Your seat is reserved for (1) attendee only, please do not bring friends/spouse/children to the workshop.

Payments can be made via Paypal/Credit card

Workshop deposits and payments are non-refundable

Accommodation and Airfare/Transportation to workshop is NOT included

*Daily items in schedule are subject to change slightly

Cancellation Policy: If you sign up please be sure you are able to come. The workshop is non-refundable unless you can find someone to take your place. We strongly advise you to purchase travel insurance in the unlikely event of natural disasters, or other unforeseen events.

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