Oct
22
11:00am11:00am

Calligraphy & Floral Centerpiece Arranging

We are please to present our second collaboration with Miya from Layers of Loveliness!  Sign up for a lovely Sunday morning in our studio, located at 2706 N Sawyer Avenue, beginning at 11am and learn the beginning steps of calligraphy.  Miya will supply you with all the tools and notes to begin writing your own love notes in a romantic yet modern design.  All the tools will be provided for you to practice your curls and swirls!

 Following calligraphy, students will receive a tutorial hosted by Kelly Marie Thompson on how to design a lush and beautiful centerpiece filled with seasonal foliages and plush focal blooms.  Students will choose their own lovely blooms to create a custom centerpiece.  Take home your tools and creations in a Fleur tote!  Light refreshments will be served. 

The cost is $185.00 per student.  To register, please call 773.395.2770.  Please note that due to the limited space, classes are non refundable.  If in the event you cannot make it, the class can be transferred to another person for the same day.  We look so forward to creating with you!

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Oct
15
11:00am11:00am

Beginning Weaving

Looking for a fun and relaxing new way to create a unique fiber piece for your walls? 

Come and learn how to weave on a frame loom with Gather Handwoven at Fleur! 

Date: Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Time: 11-2pm
Venue: Fleur Studio
2706 N Sawyer
Chicago, IL 60647



In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn all of the basics to begin your weaving adventure and create your own wall hanging. This won't be enough time to finish your piece, but you will leave confident to finish at home with plenty of supplies and guidance. We will cover basic weaving techniques, shape building, and compositional strategies. 

You will take home a handmade wooden frame loom, two shuttles, a weaving sword, tapestry needle, scissors, rod for finishing, weaving booklet zine, and yarn in a curated palette; all in an exclusive Fleur Workshop tote bag! 

The class size limit is 12 and spots do fill up quickly, so act fast if you would like to sign up with a friend.    For even more details and to sign up, click HERE!

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Sep
17
11:00am11:00am

Floral Arranging & Watercolor Class

This spring & summer we have been working non stop to prepare our new studio space for classes and we're so excited to release our first floral design class in this location on September 17th - Floral Arranging & Watercolors!  It's been well over a year since we offered this collaboration, so you can only image how thrilled we are to present it again!

Arrive at 11am in our sunny, new studio location - 2706 N Sawyer - just around the corner from our retail boutique.  Sip & snack on light refreshments while guests arrive & begin to choose your flowers.  We will present a lovely collection of blooms for you to personally pick from, in a bright and seasonal color palette.  The morning will begin with a floral demonstration of an organic and windblown arrangement with plush focal blooms by Kelly Marie Thompson.  Guests then creating their own design with any questions or thoughts answered as they go.  

Once the floral creations are pruned, designed & complete, watercolor artist Cindy Phelan will demo some painting techniques & students will have the opportunity to recreate their floral piece on paper!  Learn the starting tips of painting focal blooms and take home your painting, floral arrangement, vessel & a Fleur tote!

This gathering is Sunday, September 17th from 11am - 1pm.  Light refreshments will be served. 

The cost is $135.00 per student.  To register, please call 773.395.2770.  Please note that due to the limited space, classes are non refundable.  If in the event you cannot make it, the class can be transferred to another person for the same day.  We look so forward to creating with you!

 

Images of our previous class provided by the lovely Jennifer Kathryn Photography

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Aug
27
11:00am11:00am

Textured Roving - All Levels Weaving

In this 3 hour all-levels workshop, you will learn how to use soft and textural wool roving to create a fantastic and squishy weaving! Techniques covered will be how to manipulate roving as well as soumac, loops, twists, finishing your piece with rya, and taking your piece off the loom. Included in the class is all materials you'll need including: a variety of yarn for texture, lots of luxurious wool roving, and a brass rod to hang your piece! 

Click HERE for more details and to sign up!

Date: Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Time: 11-2pm
Venue: Fleur Studio Space
2706 N. Sawyer
Chicago, IL 60647


**You may bring your own loom for this class.


The class size limit is 12 and spots do fill up quickly, so act fast if you would like to sign up with a friend. 

Light snacks and beverages will be served.

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Jul
11
to Jul 12

Bloom the Workshop, July 11th and 12th, 2017 at City View Loft

Photo by Clary Pfieffer Photography

We are SO excited to partner with Bloom Bash a two day, retreat-style workshop. The heart behind Bloom Bash is to cultivate a passionate community of creative entrepreneurs, bloggers and artists, while equipping them with the tools to take their blogs and businesses to the next level. Over the two day retreat, we will have in-depth teaching sessions on blogging, social media, photography, styling, design, calligraphy, florals, unique breakout sessions and more. Through an amazing team of talented speakers, local partnerships and beautifully styled photo shoots, attendees are sure to leave inspired with a newfound love for what they do, and knowledge to aid them in doing it even better. You will return home with a wonderful group of new friends and supporters. We have planned Bloom Bash down to the smallest of details; with sweet surprises, our favorite industry professionals, and a gift box that will leave you drooling, these are our favorite events of the year. There's no doubt your blog or business will blossom after experiencing Bloom Bash.

Kelly Marie is teaching our floral design session at Bloom Bash. After watching her demo, guests have the chance to create their own petite arrangement!  

Final all the details HERE and sign up HERE.  We can't wait to see you!

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Jun
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Neon Farm Dinner with Big Delicious Planet

We can't wait to collaborate on June 28th with BDP on their  6th summer of urban farming at Big Delicious Planet Catering, Canteen & Urban Farm! Join us for one of their fun 4-Course Urban Farm Dinners in the middle of their hidden West Town farm. Each dinner begins at 6pm with appetizers and cocktails while guests mingle and enjoy walking around the 50 garden beds. Around 7pm everyone will be seated at our 24-person farm table to a beautiful salad course, and we'll give a brief introduction to Big Delicious Planet, Chicago's only 4-Star Certified Green Restaurant. Next, they'll serve a leisurely family-style dinner with 3 entrees and several side dishes. The dinner will conclude with one of our delicious seasonal desserts. $125.00 ticket price includes a 4-course meal and beverages.  

Find a ton more information and buy tickets right HERE! Fleur will be adding pops of floral to the table, and Luft Balloons will be setting the scene with a cloud of color above.  Stephanie Bassos Photography will capture it all.  We can't wait to see you there!

 

Farm dinner at Big Delicious Planet
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Jun
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Terrarium 101

 Terrarium 101 in Studio Fleur!  

Fleur Terrarium Class

Come get your hands dirty! Join us in our brand new studio around the corner from the boutique on June 4th, 2017 and learn how to create your own terrarium! Let us guide you through the design, construction, and care of your own mini landscape using easy-to-care for succulents and cacti. At the end of the class, walk away with your own handmade, custom terrarium. Perfect for gifts, centerpieces, or just adding a little green to your home, all skill levels are welcome!  Supplies and snacks will be provided!  Take home your tools and terrarium in a Fleur tote!

Class is $80.00 per student and will take place in our new studio at

Studio Fleur - 2706 N Sawyer, Chicago IL 60647

Call 773.395.2770 to sign up!

Classes are non refundable.  If you cannot make the class it can be transferred to another person, but not another class.  

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May
21
11:00am11:00am

Textured Roving All Level Weaving Workshop!

 

 

In this 3 hour all-levels workshop, you will learn how to use soft and textural wool roving to create a fantastic and squishy weaving! Techniques covered will be how to manipulate roving as well as soumac, loops, twists, finishing your piece with rya, and taking your piece off the loom. Included in the class is all materials you'll need including: a variety of yarn for texture, lots of luxurious wool roving, and a brass rod to hang your piece! Sign up right HERE!!



Date: Sunday, May 21st 2017
Time: 11-2pm
Venue: Fleur
2651 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

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Apr
30
11:00am11:00am

Beginning Weaving Workshop

Looking for a fun and relaxing new way to create a unique fiber piece for your walls? 

Come and learn how to weave on a frame loom with Gather Handwoven at Fleur! 

Date: Sunday, April 30th
Time: 11-2pm
Venue: Fleur
2651 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn all of the basics to begin your weaving adventure and create your own wall hanging. This won't be enough time to finish your piece, but you will leave confident to finish at home with plenty of supplies and guidance. We will cover basic weaving techniques, shape building, and compositional strategies. 

You will take home a handmade wooden frame loom, a weaving sword, tapestry needle, scissors, rod for finishing, weaving booklet zine, and yarn in a curated palette; all in an exclusive Fleur Workshop tote bag! Sign up right HERE!

The class size limit is 12 and spots do fill up quickly, so act fast if you would like to sign up with a friend.

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Mar
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Well Planted: A Home Garden Workshop with Unison

Well Planted:  A Home Garden Workshop with Unison & Fleur Inc

Spring is in the air. Now put it in your home. Our upcoming event with one of Chicago's most loved boutiques will show you how.

At Well Planted you'll learn indoor planter tips from Jenn at Fleur and will do your own planting with her guidance. Choose either Unison's small Arc Planter for succulents or their large Arc Planter for low, light foliage. The materials and planters go home with you.

This is a ticketed event with limited availability. Sign up HERE!

Can't wait to see you there and do some spring greening!

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Mar
12
11:00am11:00am

March 12, 2017, Weaving Class with Gather Handwoven

Looking for the perfect holiday gift, or just a fun project to stay cozy with this winter?  Sign up for our January 22nd Weaving Workshop with Gather Handwoven!  Learn all you need to begin weaving your own wall hangings, ornaments and more.  Take home your loom, yard and additional tools in a Fleur tote  Limited availability, this class is one of our most popular and sells quickly, so sign up soon!

Link to sign up is right HERE!

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Jan
28
12:30pm12:30pm

Mounted Staghorn Fern Class!

 

We're adding a second class because so many of our amazing friends went to the Women's March on the 21st!  Saturday January 28th we hope to see you!

Green is the new black!  Winter is here, and it's time to add to our indoor urban jungles.  Have you ever wondered how those amazing plant wall hangings are created?  January 28th we'll be offering a mounted staghorn fern class at Fleur!  Sign up for this workshop and create a fresh, natural piece of wall art for your home.  Learn the basics on how to build a wall mounted plant and all the care you need to keep it growing for years to come.  Take it home in a Fleur tote bag!  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

This class is $75.00 per person with a limited amount of seating.  It begins at 12:30pm.  This class is non refundable, but can be transferred to another person (for this class only).  We can't wait to see you!  To book an appointment call us at 773.395.2770!

Staghorn fern class at Fleur!

 

 

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Jan
22
11:00am11:00am

January 22, 2017 Weaving Workshop!

Looking for the perfect holiday gift, or just a fun project to stay cozy with this winter?  Sign up for our January 22nd Weaving Workshop with Gather Handwoven!  Learn all you need to begin weaving your own wall hangings, ornaments and more.  Take home your loom, yard and additional tools in a Fleur tote  Limited availability, this class is one of our most popular and sells quickly, so sign up soon!

Link to sign up is right HERE!

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Dec
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Monday, December 12th, Winter Wreath Class!

Warm up Monday, December 12th at a Winter Wreath Class at Fleur!  Sign up for a wonderful evening learning the basics from Corrin on how to make a long lasting, grapevine wreath with the season's best foliage & unexpected blooms!  You'll be provided with all the tools to create a wall piece that will last years to come.  Enjoy complimentary refreshments & take home a Fleur tote!  This is a perfect chance to make something for your home or give as a holiday gift to someone you love.

Monday. December 12th

$100 per student

6:30pm

Fleur 2651 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

This class is non refundable, but it is transferrable.

Call the boutique to make your reservation, limited seats available! 773.395.2770

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Nov
10
11:30am11:30am

November 19th, Fresh Herb Wreath Class at Hopewell Brewery!

Join us at Hopewell Brewery on Saturday, November 19th to create lovely fresh herb wreaths!  Delicious wreaths that are a perfect adornment for your kitchen, and you can use while you cook!  Meanwhile, relax with a delicious beer from Logan Square's newest brewery!  Sounds like a perfect autumn afternoon, just in time for Thanksgiving!  

Link to sign up is right HERE!

Wreath class at Hopewell Brewery, Saturday November 19th
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Jul
24
11:00am11:00am

Beginning Weaving Workshop!

Sunday, July 24th is our next Weaving Workshop at Fleur!  

Join Kimmy from Gather Hand Woven as she teaches all the basics of weaving on a frame loom.  At the end of class you'll walk away with a unique and fun fiber piece for your walls, along with all the tools to make more.  Keep your loom, tapestry needle, scissors, rod for finishing, weaving booklet zine & yarn in a curated palette; all in a Fleur tote bag!

This class is limited to 12 spots, so sign up quickly!!  Link to join is HERE!

 

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Apr
23
10:00am10:00am

Dutch Design Class at Workshop Chicago - Still Life with Flowers

Flowers have been inspiring artists and artists to be for longer than we can imagine.  Examining petals and appreciating shape, our eyes are drawn to them, their color & fragrance.  It's easy to become lost in their beauty.  We would love to host you for an invigorating experience of falling in love all over again with blooms & blossoms at our newest class.

We are absolutely thrilled to announce a very special class from the lead designers at Fleur.  Join us April 23rd for a Dutch Design class located at Workshop Chicago creating works to mimic masterpieces paintings.  Learn a brief history of still life painting with a short discussion by Kelly Marie Thompson, whom studied art history before becoming a floral designer.  Create your own striking statement piece with flowers both locally sourced and imported from Holland.  Lush blooms will include frittilaria, frilly parrot tulips, layered ranunculus, velvety peonies and more.  In addition, take home your own linen apron, pruners, Fleur notebook, & Fleur tote bag filled with goodies! This class is open to ALL experience levels, our talented team will be on hand to guide you through questions and the creative process.

This floral experience will be enhanced with delicious nosh and cocktail toasts from Boutique Bites.  And photographer Kina Wicks will be on site to capture it all.  We truly can't wait to design with you!

Two times are offered.

April 23rd, 2016

10am - 1pm  (First Session)

2pm - 5pm (Second Session)

All hosted at 

Workshop Chicago 

935 W Chestnut, Chicago Il 60642

Tuition is $375.00 per person

To sign up please call the boutique at 773.395.2770

(Online Sign up coming soon)

This class is non refundable, but may be transferred to another person if you cannot attend.

 

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Fleur Workshop: My Bloody Valentine
Feb
6
1:00pm 1:00pm

Fleur Workshop: My Bloody Valentine

Deep crimson. Blood red. True love is the inspiration for this special Valentine’s Day workshop. Let’s make something sexy.

Join us for an all-levels course focusing on organic technique and composition. We’ll let the flowers be themselves. Respect every curve, celebrate every stem, and watch a true love story unfold.

The cost per student is $150 and we’ll focus on the fundamentals of professional centerpiece design, using decadent blooms (garden roses, ranunculus, anemones, and more) in a blood-red palette that will elevate heart rates for a week to come after you take your arrangement home.

You’ll receive all the tools and materials you’ll need, including a gorgeous vessel, rich flowers, and of course knowledge. Plus, we want to make it even more special for you…

The talented mixologists from Longman and Eagle will get the workshop started off by opening up those blood vessels with a custom cocktail lesson in triplicate – A Toast, Yours & Mine, and A Cocktail Built for Two. And let’s not forget our blood sugar! Katherine Anne Confections will tickle your tastebuds with truffles and caramel.

Call Fleur at 773-395-2770 to sign up.

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Fleur Workshop: Living Wall Hanging
Jan
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Fleur Workshop: Living Wall Hanging

Winter has come—and with a vengeance. These next few months are the tough ones, with icy temperatures and shorter, darker days. Now is the time for staying inside, crafting and making! Especially when it comes to making something that will live, thrive, and beautify your home well after the frost melts and spring has sprung.

Join us for a rare after-hours class on Thursday, January 28th, from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. The cost is $125 per student, and together we’ll make unique living wall hangings using air plants and branches.

We will teach you about air plants: fascinating and low-maintenance perennials, which look gorgeous and need no soil to survive. You’ll receive all the necessary materials, including branches to shape and bind into your own custom wall hanging, and a variety of air plants in different color tones, shapes and sizes, from the tillandsia family.

Space is limited and this class will certainly sell out – give us a call at Fleur at 773.395.2770 to reserve your spot today!

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Fleur Workshop: Watercolor Painting and Centerpiece Design
Jan
23
12:00pm12:00pm

Fleur Workshop: Watercolor Painting and Centerpiece Design

 

2016 is here, and baby, it is COLD outside. The sparkle of the holidays are behind us and we’re heading into the darkest, coldest days of the year, so a little color and cheer are in order. How does a day of working with paint and flowers sound?

Join us for a collaboration watercolor painting & centerpiece design workshop on Saturday, January 23rd from noon to 2 pm. The price is $125 per student.

During the first portion of the workshop Janessa from the Fleur team will teach you how to make a beautiful tabletop centerpiece in a windswept, organic design style. All flowers and materials will be provided, and the centerpiece is yours to keep!

Once you’ve finished designing your centerpiece, we’ll shift to painting. Cindy Phelan of C. Phelan Design will help you immortalize your floral centerpiece with watercolor paint. Think of it as flowers, done two ways!

Space is limited and this class will sell out – sign up today! Give us a call at Fleur at 773-395-2770 to reserve your spot.

 

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FLEUR WORKSHOPS: Weaving & Floral Holiday Gift Accents
Dec
6
12:00pm12:00pm

FLEUR WORKSHOPS: Weaving & Floral Holiday Gift Accents

The leaves turned from summer green to fiery rust, then they fell. We turned our clocks back. The sun is setting earlier, and temperatures are getting brisker by the day. Here at Fleur, these changes point to one glorious thing: the holidays are coming! We love this season so much, for so many reasons – not the least of which, you might guess, are decorating and gift giving. So let’s celebrate together!

Please join the Fleur team along with Gather Handwoven for a one-of-a-kind collaboration workshop on Sunday, December 6th from noon to 2 pm, centered around custom gift wrapping accents and holiday home decor.

The first portion of the workshop will be dedicated to weaving. Gather has ordered custom miniature looms (yours to keep!) and will lead the class in making miniature handmade weavings that can be used as gifts, special gift packaging accents, ornaments and home décor.

After a brief break for pie from Bang Bang (and holiday champagne punch!), we’ll shift to floral design. The Fleur team will teach you how to make a gorgeous and fragrant eucalyptus, herb and citrus wreath for your home, along with a miniature one to use as a gift packaging accent.

Celebrate the start of the season with us – sign up today! The price per guest is $200, and space is limited to 12 students. Sign up in an instant here.

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FLEUR WORKSHOPS: field to vase / field to glass. centerpiece design & cocktail syrup making class
Sep
13
12:00pm12:00pm

FLEUR WORKSHOPS: field to vase / field to glass. centerpiece design & cocktail syrup making class

Local is lovely! Please join us for a centerpiece design workshop celebrating Chicago's summer growing season, and embrace the opportunity to design with locally grown flowers, herbs & foliage here at Fleur on Sunday, September 13th, from noon to 2 pm. The price per guest of $175 will include:

* a lesson on making your own lush floral centerpiece using all organic and sustainably-grown flowers from Brightflower Farm in Stockton, Illinois – just 130 miles from our front door. Janessa from the Fleur team will teach you all the basics, and help you find your own design voice!

* education about the #slowflowers movement, including the importance and implications of supporting local, sustainable flower farming.

* a 30 minute lesson on making shrubs, syrups and tinctures using cold infusion, taught by Chad from Longman and Eagle. He'll be using the same organic herbs and flowers from Brightflower to make these mixes, and each student will receive a custom cocktail to toast at the end of class.

* a miniature potted succulent grown by Brightflower Farm for you to take home as a favor, along with your centerpiece.

All workshop materials will be provided, from the blooms and foliage to clippers and vessels. It’s going to be great fun, and we’ll send you back out into the world not only with a gorgeous arrangement and a fresh new set of design skills, but armed with new knowledge about how to make your world a lovelier place at minimal cost to the environment.

Space is limited and our workshops sell out quickly, so call us at 773.395.2770 to sign up! We look forward to spending an afternoon of design with you.

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FLEUR WORKSHOP: Beginning Calligraphy and Floral Design
Jun
14
12:00pm12:00pm

FLEUR WORKSHOP: Beginning Calligraphy and Floral Design

Please join us for a special two-in-one workshop here at Fleur on Sunday, June 14th, from noon to 3 pm. The cost per guest is $175, and it will include an afternoon of mixed media design and refreshments. All workshop materials will be provided. Just call us at 773.395.2770 to sign up.

The first 90 minutes of the workshop will be dedicated to Beginning Calligraphy. The talented Miya from Layers of Loveliness will teach you how to tell your story using organic, whimsical handwritten words and thoughtful details. Please do let us know if you are right or left handed when you sign up.

Then, to clear our minds of words and fuel up for for flowers, we'll take a brief but delicious break to enjoy a slice of pie from ¡Bang Bang! Pie & Biscuit Shop here in Logan Square.

With the remaining 90 minutes of the workshop, Janessa from the Fleur team will teach you how to make your own lush, low, windswept floral centerpiece in the Fleur style.

Whether you come alone or with friends, you're guaranteed to leave with a gorgeous new creative skill set that you can put to use immediately out in the world. We look forward to an afternoon of design with you.

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