Floral extravaganza with Scott Seymour (Aug. 11-25)

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Scott Seymour, floral designer will share his keen eye and talent with students as they learn how to make their own floral arrangements for any special occasion, classes are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the Donkey Mill Art Center.

The three-week class allows students to create their own arrangements with his direction and guidance. At the end of each class, students will receive a critique on their piece as well as learning how to critique the work of others.

Class meets 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $180 (members) or $180 (non-members). Single session $50 (member) or $60 (non- members). The class is open to beginners through intermediate level.

Supplies to bring: 2-3 containers (with wide opening for oasis foam), clippers and scissors, additional flowers as accent fillers, spray bottle, old rags or towels and sketchbook or notebook.

Born in Kona, Hawaii, Seymour studied landscape architecture and city planning at the University of Oregon. He returned to take over the many businesses his mother, Sadie Seymour, founder of the Kona Outdoor Circle, had started including a plant nursery. The years of gathering flora and fauna paid off as he observed his mother’s floral making arrangement flair. Y

ears of discipline have allowed him to continue her legacy, the Sadie Seymour Botanical Gardens Foundation, while also enabling him to develop his own Floral Extravagance. Seymour continues to be very involved with the Kona Outdoor Circle and the Education Center Foundation.

The mission of the Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture believes that art education enriches the lives of persons of all ages and abilities. Its vision is to provide a stimulating environment that helps individuals discover, develop, and expand their artistic abilities.

The Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture was established in 1994 by a diverse group of individuals who shared a vision to develop and expand opportunities in the community to enrich lives through art and culture.

In 2001, the Foundation renovated the old Donkey Mill steeped in the history of Kona coffee and re-opened in 2002 as the Donkey Mill Art Center. As the foundation grew, it brought new programs to the community, implementing an ‘Artist in Residence’ program and adding studios for ceramics and printmaking. Its gallery provides a venue for faculty and children exhibitions, features music and dance performances plus a wide range of art and cultural events.

— Find out more:
www.donkeymillartcenter.org

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