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Centerpieces with Smithsonian Gardens
Studio Arts Workshop
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Each holiday season, Smithsonian Gardens staff provide the inspired flower arrangements, trees, and decorations that enliven Smithsonian museums and buildings during this festive time of year. They are also the artists responsible for turning seedpods, evergreens, and colorful stems into unique creations that fill the urns, adorn the gates, and hang from the lampposts of museum gardens.
Led by Smithsonian Gardens horticulturist Christine Price-Abelow, learn the fundamentals of floral design—along with tips and tricks to create other decorations—as you make a stunning centerpiece for your holiday table inspired by the gardens.
The workshop begins at the Smithsonian Castle to view the indoor holiday decorations before taking a wintry walk through its bedecked grounds. Then, retreat to the warmth of the Ripley Center to create your own one-of-a-kind seasonal accent to take home. Light holiday refreshments and all materials are provided.
One 2.5-hour session
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)