MDS Workshop Quito

THE MAYESH DESIGN STAR WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE

Join us on a trip of a lifetime filled with flowers, farm tours, defining your style, & learning design with our 2018 Mayesh Design Star, Kaylee Young and our guest designer, Veronica Cicero!

MOOD BOARDING

Define your style. Each student will create a mood board that describes themselves, their brand or their personal style.

CURATING A FLOWER ORDER

Kaylee reviews how she curates her flower order. Then, each person, using words inspired from the mood boards, will choose a color palette and flowers that best represents their self.

DESIGN DEMONSTRATIONS

Both Kaylee and Veronica will share their perspective on design, texture and color. Afterward, you will be given an opportunity to build your own bouquet, centerpiece and work with a group on a large floral installation.

GROUP FLORAL INSTALLATION

Learn how to build a large floral archway or other installations as well as what floral tools work best and how to secure flowers in place. Afterward, the class will be split into groups to build an archway together.

PRO PHOTOS

Nicole Clarey will be on hand to capture professional pictures of you and your work. Also, you will have time to apply the pro photog tips that you gained and snap some selfies.

ASK THE EXPERTS

Nicole, Logan and Amanda will be on hand to offer advice and answer your  questions regarding photography, videography, styling and publishing relating to your floral business.

FARM TOURS

You will have the chance to tour some of our favorite flower farms in the area. Learn more about flower growing, production, and shipping.

HACIENDA LIVING

What better way experience the Ecuadorian culture than by staying at a restored 17th-century estate filled with character and beauty at every turn.

MEALS & FAREWELL DINNER

All meals will be provided during the workshop so that you can kick back, relax, learn and connect with your fellow floral designers!

CURATE, CREATE, BE YOURSELF & THRIVE

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP DATES & DETAILS

MAYESH DESIGN STAR INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

MARCH 12 - 17 - QUITO, ECUADOR

MONDAY

  • Arrival
  • Afternoon & evening shuttles to the Hacienda
  • Sponsor Presentations
  • Welcome dinner and drinks

*** schedule subject to change 

TUESDAY

  • Breakfast
  • Group intros
  • Mood boarding with Kaylee
  • Curating Orders
  • Hands-on floral session
    (centerpiece)
  • Lunch
  • Large installation demonstration
  • Floral installation hands-on session
  • Photoshoot of finished designs
  • Lesson/Discussion on publishing & styling
  • Dinner and wine
  • After dinner: group reflection

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast
  • Session with Veronica
  • Hands-on floral session with Veronica
    (bouquet)
  • Ask the Experts – Nicole, Logan, Amanda
  • Lunch
  • Hands-on floral session (TBA)
  • Editorial shoot with installations/bouquets/model(s)
  • Dinner and wine

THURSDAY

  • Breakfast
  • Farm Tours
  • Lunch
  • Optional visit Otavalo Market
  • After dinner: Group reflection

FRIDAY

  • Breakfast
  • Farm Tours
  • Lunch
  • Trip to Old Town Quito
  • Farewell feast and wine

SATURDAY

  • Goodbyes and send off 

OUR TEAM

Like the saying goes, it takes a village and we have a wonderful line up of industry professionals!

KAYLEE YOUNG

FLOURISH BY KAY

"My design philosophy is all about creation & curation. I’d say beautiful floral design is made up of 50% the curation of the flowers and materials, and 50% creating the design with good technique. Being very intentional about my inspiration and ideas, and thoughtfully preparing my flower order has helped me to refine my design skills so much and produce the best results I possibly can."

learn more about Kaylee

VERONICA CICERO

ANTHOLOGY CO.

You may have seen Veronica on our new Mayesh floral design videos in Spanish. Her style can be described as playful, unexpected, textural. She knew at an early age that her path would be in some sort of creative field and eventually discovered floristry was the outlet that really moved Veronica's heart as an artist.

learn more about Veronica

NICOLE CLAREY

NICOLE CLAREY PHOTOGRAPHY

AMANDA EVAUL

THE BRIDAL THEORY

Logan Martin, Talewind Visuals

LOGAN MARTIN

TALEWIND VISUALS

ALI DAHLSON & YVONNE ASHTON

MAYESH MARKETING

THE HACIENDA

Our home base for the international workshop experience is Hacienda Cusin, a 17th century estate located in the gorgeous Ecuadorian Sierra. Here is a sneak peek into our amazing venue.

Explore more images of this stunning and historical property on Instagram.

OUR INTERNATIONAL SPONSORS

Alexandra Farms
Hosa