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Spring Flower Workshop with Wylde
Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

Spring Flower Workshop with Wylde

Join Wylde for a two-hour class where you learn how to create a garden style floral arrangement for your home using fresh spring blooms. The first half of the class will focus on how to prepare and compose your arrangement, touching upon color, composition, and other design principles. We'll walk you through our process while we design so you can see how it all comes together. The last half of the class is dedicated to creating your very own Wylde-style arrangement. You are free to take your creation home with you once the workshop is complete. 

The class will start at 12:00pm in our shop at 307 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh and finish around 2pm. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $85 per person.

*Note: due to the limited number of seats available, purchased classes are non-refundable. 

Wylde is a flower shop and floral design studio located at the front of The Assembly. Our designs are inspired by the natural world around us and incorporate local seasonal flowers and foraged botanical elements. We believe flowers are the most beautiful when they mimic nature and embrace the imperfections that make each bloom and leaf unique. We called this notion perfectly imperfect floral design.

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Floral Arranging 101 with Wylde
Jan
20
12:00 PM12:00

Floral Arranging 101 with Wylde

In this two-hour class, you will learn how to create a garden style floral arrangement for your home using fresh flowers. The first half of the class will focus on how to prepare and compose your arrangement, touching upon color, composition, and other design principles. We'll walk you through our process while we design so you can see how it all comes together. The last half of the class is dedicated to creating your very own Wylde-style arrangement. You are free to take your creation home with you once the workshop is complete. 

The class will start at 12:00pm in our shop at 307 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh and finish around 2pm. Light refreshments will be served.

*Note: due to the limited number of seats available, purchased classes are non-refundable. 

Wylde is a flower shop and floral design studio located at the front of The Assembly. Our designs are inspired by the natural world around us and incorporate local seasonal flowers and foraged botanical elements. We believe flowers are the most beautiful when they mimic nature and embrace the imperfections that make each bloom and leaf unique. We called this notion perfectly imperfect floral design.

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Floral Arranging 101 with Wylde
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Floral Arranging 101 with Wylde

In this two-hour class, you will learn how to create a garden style floral arrangement for your home using fresh flowers. The first half of the class will focus on how to prepare and compose your arrangement, touching upon color, composition, and other design principles. We'll walk you through our process while we design so you can see how it all comes together. The last half of the class is dedicated to creating your very own Wylde-style arrangement. You are free to take your creation home with you once the workshop is complete. 

The class will start at 12:00pm in our shop at 307 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh and finish around 2pm. Light refreshments will be served.

*Note: due to the limited number of seats available, purchased classes are non-refundable. 

Wylde is a flower shop and floral design studio located at the front of The Assembly. Our designs are inspired by the natural world around us and incorporate local seasonal flowers and foraged botanical elements. We believe flowers are the most beautiful when they mimic nature and embrace the imperfections that make each bloom and leaf unique. We called this notion perfectly imperfect floral design.

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Exploring Ikebana with Wylde
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Exploring Ikebana with Wylde

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In this two-hour class, we'll explore Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral arranging and its principles. Ikebana arrangements are characterized by their minimal aesthetic and harmonious use of seasonal materials. The first half of the class will focus on how to prepare and compose your arrangement using a kenzan (flower frog) and touch upon the principles and mathematics behind the Japanese style. We'll walk you through our process while we design so you can see how it all comes together. The last half of the class is dedicated to creating your very own Ikebana arrangement. You are free to take your creation home with you and continue the practice using the kenzan and shallow vessel provided.

The class will start at 6:00 pm in our shop at 307 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh and finish around 8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

*Note: due to the limited number of seats available, purchased classes are non-refundable. 

Wylde is a flower shop and floral design studio located at the front of The Assembly. Our designs are inspired by the natural world around us and incorporate local seasonal flowers and foraged botanical elements. We believe flowers are the most beautiful when they mimic nature and embrace the imperfections that make each bloom and leaf unique. We called this notion perfectly imperfect floral design.

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Introduction to Weaving Workshop
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Weaving Workshop

Learn the basics of weaving in this introductory workshop taught by Natalie of Natalie Kaelin Home Goods.  Learn to use plain weave, tie Rya knots, and finishing techniques, leaving the class with a completed, ready to hang wall weaving.  Class fee includes use of loom kits, hanging dowels, and yarn.  *Option to purchase loom kits at the end of class.*

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Tropical Floral Arranging with Wylde
Jul
22
12:00 PM12:00

Tropical Floral Arranging with Wylde

In this two-hour class, you will learn how to create a graphic style arrangement using summer Tropicals. Wylde will teach you how to prepare and compose your arrangement, touching upon color, composition, and other design principles. You are free to take your arrangement home with you once the workshop is complete. 

The class will start at 12:00pm at the Assembly at 307 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh and finish around 2pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Wylde is a flower shop and floral design studio located at the front of The Assembly. Our designs are inspired by the natural world around us and incorporate local seasonal flowers and foraged botanical elements. We believe flowers are the most beautiful when they mimic nature and embrace the imperfections that make each bloom and leaf unique. We called this notion perfectly imperfect floral design.

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Abstract Watercolor Workshop with Sarah K. Faucette
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

Abstract Watercolor Workshop with Sarah K. Faucette

Always wanted to try your hand at abstract watercolor painting but don't know where to start? Join us for a modern abstract watercolor workshop. We will go over materials to purchase, basic techniques, and how to mix colors. This class is all about finding joy and freedom in creativity and having a good time trying something new. You'll leave with your very own a 9 x 12 original painting and a hand-painted card with envelope. All materials provided. 

“We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” -Bob Ross

Sarah K. Faucette is a designer and illustrator based in Raleigh, NC. She co-owns a studio called Native State Design Co. with her husband Daniel. When she's not designing brand identities and websites, she can usually be found with a brush in hand, honing her art and illustration skills. Sarah firmly believes that everyone has the capacity for creativity. She hosts workshops to help people connect with their innate ability to be creative. 

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Pasta Principles—Design You Can Eat
Jun
25
1:00 PM13:00

Pasta Principles—Design You Can Eat

Designer Paul Tuorto and Chef Josh 'Skinny' DeCarolis are teaming up to for a one-of-a-kind pasta workshop at The Assembly Downtown. Exploring the intersection between pasta making and design, you'll learn the history, classifications, and inspirations behind the endless creativity of this humble cuisine. Chef Josh will lead a pasta-making workshop covering the basics of pasta dough, rolling, and hands-on instruction for creating a variety of shapes. Leave with a greater appreciation for this most creative of food groups, not to mention recipe cards and your very own hand-made pasta! 

$35 per person

What to bring:
Feel free to bring an apron if you'd prefer.

Meet the hosts:

Paul Tuorto is a freelance designer and art director working at The Assembly in Downtown Raleigh. Loving all things food related, especially pasta, he's focused recently on identity design for food & hospitality brands such as Benny T's Vesta, Crawford & Son Restaurant, Whiskey Kitchen, Pizzeria Faulisi and the soon to be open Oakwood Pizza Box.

Josh DeCarolis is the partner and chef of Mothers & Sons Trattoria in Durham, NC. DeCarolis introduces the first restaurant in the South to focus on fatta a mano—handmade pasta. The name, Mothers & Sons, is derived from the closeness DeCarolis experienced amongst Italian families such as his own–especially between mothers and sons-often centered around cooking traditions and the dinner table. We look forward to welcoming you to our table.

 

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Making Beautiful Maps with Jake Levitas
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Making Beautiful Maps with Jake Levitas

Discover your inner cartographer in just a few hours! From the first human maps on cave walls to real-time, continually-updated, crowdsourced geodata, mapping has come a long way in the last 8,000 years. Maps are used today in an endless number of ways by artists, designers, engineers, scientists, urban planners, city officials, developers, tourists, explorers, and more. This workshop is your chance to become a creator, and not just a consumer, in our new map-rich world.

Learn how to:

  • Use free, open-source mapping and design software to start playing with the countless datasets available on the web
  • Create your own geo-data
  • Analyze and synthesize geo-data
  • Bring it all together into a beautiful map using mapping and vector graphics programs

Prereqs & Preparation:

  • Basic data analysis and/or design skills will help students learn more quickly, but are not required.
  • Laptop and power cord (required)
  • Cordless/corded mouse for laptop (optional)
  • Adobe Illustrator + QGIS installed (required - instructions sent 1-2 days before workshop)

Jake Levitas is an organizer and designer focused on making cities work better for people. He is Co-Founder of Our City, a national civic engagement nonprofit. He is also Designer and Strategist at lowercase productions, where he applies his background in civic work to create beautiful, innovative, and effective experiences for mission-driven organizations and the people they serve. He previously designed maps and analyzed data in the Planning Group at Arup, translating complex information into intuitive graphics and insights. He also previously served in the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation and as Research Director for Gray Area, a San Francisco digital arts nonprofit.

We are offering two paid scholarships to this workshop. To apply, send an email with a brief description of yourself and how you want to use the skills taught in the workshop to neptune@assemblydowntown.com.

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Floral Crown Workshop
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

Floral Crown Workshop

This two-hour class, hosted by Wylde, will teach you how to create a floral crown with fresh flowers. You will learn how to prepare the materials and compose a floral headpiece by watching a demonstration. You will then be free to create your own crown from our beautiful selection of flowers and foliage with help from Wylde experts.

The class will start at 12:00 pm in the meeting area of 307 W. Martin St. in downtown Raleigh and finish around 2pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Sign up online at Wylde.co/worshops

 

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Ornament Workshop with One + Only Paper Co.
Dec
20
6:30 PM18:30

Ornament Workshop with One + Only Paper Co.

Learn how to create a customized hand painted ornament featuring your own designs! This class will cover basic shapes and techniques for painting on ornaments, as well as ideas for composition. Students will leave with their own bespoke heirloom glass ornament. Class is from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, here at the Assembly Downtown at 307 W. Martin Street in Raleigh, NC. All supplies will be provided.

Sign up here

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