MDS Workshop Quito

Mayesh Design Star International Workshop Experience in Quito

THE EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Join us on a trip of a lifetime filled with flowers, farm tours, defining your style, & learning design with our all-star lineup of floral designers - Holly, Susan, Kaylee & Veronica!

DESIGN DEMONSTRATIONS

All 4 designers will share their perspective on design. Afterward, you will be given an opportunity to build your own bouquet, centerpieces, and more.

BUSINESS & MARKETING

Learn how to grow and market your floral business from Holly Chapple, an industry leader who has mentored designers from all over the world.

WEARABLE FLOWERS
Susan will review her design philosophy behind her well-known wearable flowers. Learn and get hands-on experience creating intricate living floral art.
GROUP FLORAL INSTALLATION

Learn how to build large 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 installation 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

All designers in addition to our photographer and videographer will be on hand to offer advice and answer your questions regarding business, design, photography, videography, and styling.

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!

THE EXPERIENCE DATES & DETAILS

MAYESH DESIGN STAR INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

MARCH 4-9, 2019 IN QUITO, ECUADOR

MONDAY

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

*** schedule subject to change 

TUESDAY

  • Breakfast
  • Group intros
  • Floral business & marketing sessions Holly Chapple
  • Lunch
  • Hands-on floral session(s) with Holly Chapple
  • Photoshoot of finished designs
  • Dinner and wine
  • After dinner: group reflection

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast
  • Large installation session with Sue McLeary
  • Wearable flowers session with Sue McLeary
  • Lunch
  • Design session with Kaylee Young
  • Design session with Veronica Cicero
  • 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!

Holly Chapple

HOLLY CHAPPLE

HOLLY HEIDER CHAPPLE FLOWERS

Holly Heider Chapple founded her wedding and event floral design business 25 years ago. Over the years, the Holly Heider Chapple Flowers brand continued to grow and gain international recognition as result of Holly’s involvement in social media and the popularity of her blog, The Full Bouquet. In 2010, Holly founded The Chapel Designers, which is an international collective of wedding and event floral designers. The organization educates, supports and mentors creative while encouraging the authenticity of each designer. Holly has taught her signature 'Hollyish' design style in Moscow, Australia, China, London and Canada.

learn more about Holly

SUSAN MCLEARY

PASSIONFLOWER

Sue McLeary is a floral designer, three-dimensional artist and instructor who creates unique and uncommon boundary-pushing floral art including elaborate headpieces, floral wearables, and her signature succulent jewelry. Sue's intricate, seasonally-inspired creations and wearable floral pieces have been described as exquisite "living artwork." Considered one of the country's top designers of floral wearables and succulent jewelry, her work has twice graced the cover of Fusion Flowers magazine, and has been featured in leading industry publications and websites.

learn more about Susan

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

Logan Martin

LOGAN MARTIN

TALEWIND VISUALS

YVONNE ASHTON

MAYESH WHOLESALE

ALI DAHLSON

MAYESH WHOLESALE

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