From the announcement in the Winter Newsletter:
Come and join a glorious afternoon at the famous Judith Blacklock Flower School in Knightsbridge, London. Located in a flower filled mews this school is an icon for English floristry. Whilst enjoying tea and coffee, the art historian Andrew Taylor will lecture on the Dutch Masters and their famous floral still lives. Starting with a general overview of why Dutch paintings from the Golden age are so important, how it arose out of Dutch history, commerce, wealth and travel and how it says so much about Dutch society at the time. This is followed by a talk about flower paintings specifically and how these fit into this background and what they tell us about The Netherlands.
The lecture will be followed by a flower demonstration by the renowned Judith Blacklock on how to recreate one of these floral master pieces, whilst sharing her in-depth knowledge of flowers, how to care for them and where best to buy your flowers. At the end of the afternoon you will all be given the opportunity to create a small flower arrangement to take home.
Judith Blacklock is the author of 16 bestselling floristry books and the owner and founder of the Judith Blacklock Flower School in Knightsbridge, London.
After many years as a lawyer, Andrew Taylor changed direction, took an MA in Art History and now works as a freelance lecturer. He leads art and cultural tours in the UK, Continental Europe and New York, giving lectures and gallery talks on a wide range of subjects. He is also involved with lecturing to private art groups and a small arts education charity.
From the report in the Spring Newsletter: