Colorful Flowers

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES

FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES

CRAFT WORKSHOP
Flower Crown Workshop

May 7, 2022

10 AM - 12 PM

Nordia House, outside, weather permitting

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $25

GENERAL ADMISSION: $35

ALL YOUTHS, 12 & UNDER: $15

ARTS FOR ALL: $5

Making flower crowns is a joyous way to celebrate the return of life to the world after a long cold winter. The practice has long been part of Western-European and British May Day celebrations, and in Scandinavia is most often pursued during Midsummer, when family and friends come together to commemorate the longest day of the year on the summer solstice. In this class you'll learn how to make the traditional Scandinavian-style flower crown, with a base of interwoven fresh green birch branches. With a variety of flowers in a myriad of colors to choose from, the exact style of the crown you make is up to you and your imagination! In addition to birch branches and flowers, wire cutters and pruning shears will be provided and shared among participants. If you have your own wire cutters or pruning shears and wish to bring them, feel free to do so. Class will be held outside, weather permitting, so dress appropriately. If raining, we will be indoors.

 

If weather permitting classes will be outside at Nordic Northwest’s forested Fogelbo property. Students please wear long pants or an apron, close toed shoes

 

Meet your instructor, Christine Beaulieu

 

Christine Beaulieu has been making flower crowns with great joy since her early childhood, when they were part of her school's annual May Day celebrations. Christine's Danish heritage brought her into the Nordic Northwest community shortly after she came to Portland for college, and one of her favorite ways of being involved in the Nordic community here has been growing the Flower Area at the Oregon Midsummer Festival, with a personal mission of making sure every guest who attends and wants to make a flower crown is able to do so.

 

 

Refunds: All ticket sales are final.

 

Parking: We encourage guests to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50-space parking lot is open on a first come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues.

 

Accessibility: Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Oleson Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Oleson Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair accessible. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 or email info@nordicnorthwest.org to arrange further assistance.