Artistic Schedule

Imagining the Possibilities

…of what you might create in your own home as you find inspiration¬†in the arrangements shared by talented Garden Club of Virginia members.

Artistic Classes are Filled

Class 101 American Geometric Designs 1901 to 1950: Foyer

With the rise of the Garden Club movement, flower shows began to be held and the judging of arrangements began. These classic designs are based on geometric shapes including ovals, crescents, spirals, triangles, the Hogarth Curve, zigzags and other geometric forms.

Choose from Traditional Line, Traditional Line Mass or Traditional Mass.
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ATable with portrait above it next to the front door
BTable between two wooden arm chairs, upholstered in blue, with framed photos above each chair
CPier mirror with marble top table
DTable with lamp next to stairs
Class 102 American Floral Designs: Right Front Parlor

From simple bouquets to more sophisticated designs, this style showcases the evolution of floral design in America.

Choose from Early Colonial 1607-1699, Late Colonial (Williamsburg) 1700-1780, or Federal 1780-1830.
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AMantle with large gold mirror
BHalf circle table with lamp in the front window left
CHalf circle table with lamp in the front window right
DPier mirror with low marble table
EEnd table next to red sofa left, viewed from all sides
FEnd table next to red sofa right, viewed from all sides
GTable with lamp beneath portrait
Class 103 Contemporary Floral Designs: Right Rear Parlor

In the middle of the 20th Century, flower arranging became increasingly recognized as an art form. Freed from the restrictions of period arrangements, arrangers began to experiment with creative ideas for arrangements.

Choose from Abstract, Assemblage, Botanical (Creative or Naturalistic), Cascade/Waterfall, Construction, Creative Line, Creative Line Mass, Creative Mass, Echo, Framed Spatial, Free Form, Illuminary, Modern European, Naturalistic (Landscape or Vegetative), Panel, Parallel, Pave, Phoenix, Pillar, Pot et Fleur, Reflective, Stabile-Kinetic, Stretch, Synergistic, Underwater, or Western Line.
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ACorner table
BChest with lamp and table and small print
CMantle with gold mirror
DSideboard with silver urn
ETable in front of sofa, viewed from all sides
FTable with lamp in front of oil painting
GTable next to wing back chair, viewed from all sides
Class 104 French Floral Designs: Left Front Parlor

The French arrangements, with the exception of the later Empire period, were reflective of the soft pastel color harmony of the interior decorative arts. Light and airy, in contrast to the other European styles of the era, these designs stressed the beauty of the individual floral material.

Choose from Baroque: Louis XIV 1661-1715, Rococo: Louis XV 1715-1774, Neoclassical: Louis XVI 1774-1793 or the more creative Modern French design.
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ATable with lamp and framed print
BTable with lamp and framed print next to window
CChinoiserie chest of drawers with oil portrait above
DMantle with large gilt edged mirror
Class 105 Japanese-Ikebana Floral Designs: Sunroom

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging, which is steeped in tradition and symbolism. It is an art form where nature and humanity are brought together.

Choose from Moribana, Nagiere or Free Style.
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AGlass table with bird sculptures
BGlass end tables next to sofa
CGlass table near the door
DGlass coffee table near the sofa, viewed from all sides
Class 106 English Floral Designs: Dining Room

English designs exhibited the vast array of plant material growing in the lovely gardens of estates and in the countryside. Most were formal, large, triangular in shape with symmetrical balance. They were influenced by the decorative art of the Chinese and of the Italian Baroque period.

Choose from Early Georgian 1714-1760, Late Georgian 1790-1830, Victorian 1830-1901, Tussie Mussie or Art Nouveau.
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ASideboard
BTable between windows with mirror
CMantle with gilt framed mirror
DDining Table, viewed from all sides. A white cloth will cover the table.

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All Artistic classes are filled. Please contact Ann Heller at communications@gcvirginia.org or 804-643-4137 with questions.