As a lead-up to next year's Wichita Garden Show, the show's educational foundation is sponsoring a series of five floral design workshops this fall and winter.
The workshops, co-sponsored by the show's Amateur Flower Show Committee, are meant to teach design elements and principles, build confidence in design ability and give hands-on experience on how to win at the 2010 Wichita Garden Show Design Competition.
The schedule of topics: grape vine wreaths, Nov. 16; all-green arrangements, Dec. 15; designs using tropicals, Jan. 11; designing outside the box, Jan. 26; and judges critiquing your arrangement, Feb. 8.
Classes will be $25 each, and participants will make and take home an arrangement each session. The sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bison Room at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center at 21st and Ridge Road.
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Presenters will be retired horticulture agent Norman Warminski, Gary Hackbart Jr. of American Classic Designs and flower-show judge Floanna Crowley.
To register, e-mail email@example.com or call the show office at 316-946-0883.