SATURDAY MASTERCLASS

-Presented by Derrick Foss AIFD, CAFA, CFD, WPIC, WFC

Hanging Installations with Derrick Foss AIFD, CAFA, CFD, WPIC, WFC

-Presented by Derrick Foss AIFD, CAFA, CFD, WPIC, WFC
-1:30-4:30

Many of today’s weddings and events are asking us to design large scale pieces. Today’s designs require you to produce installations that are larger than life – often without a larger than life budget. And we may each have our own tricks, but some of those pieces might be beyond our grasp. We need to learn how to design and build these so the designs hold up, so that we are safe during the build, and the event guests are safe as well….and so we make a profit!
Derrick will be building and sharing construction techniques that make it possible to produce large event pieces effectively and on point with today’s trends. 
Ceiling treatments, drapings, arbors, and chuppahs - all without the huge trucks!
It CAN be done!! Come and learn how from one of the true masters of this art.
*Please stay for the added wine and cheese social time afterwards included in the Saturday price
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A Brief History

Styling flowers into a hand-tied bridal bouquet at age 12, Derrick began a life long love affair with flowers. His talent has taken him on a journey far beyond the small town in Newfoundland where he began his apprenticeship over 30 years ago.

Designer, teacher, innovator and stage presenter - He has created and designed for celebrities, heads of state, and royalty with the same flair he uses at many of Canada's finest floral shops and event studios.

Derrick is an accredited member of:

  • AIFD American Institute of Floral Design
  • CFD Certified Floral Designer
  • CAFA Canadian Academy of Floral Art
  • WFC World Flower Council
  • WPIC Wedding Planning Institute of Canada

Locally, Derrick is an instructor of Floral Design and Botany with Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario. He is an advocate for industry education, and has served on many industry committees. 2020 begins with Derrick serving his third installment as the president of the Canadian Academy of Floral Art (CAFA). Derrick continues to mentor, teach workshops, and be involved in large-scale wedding installations. His skills are also evident in various showroom and merchandising venues.

Globally, his skills are put to use travelling the world consulting on product development & selection, trends & styles, as seen in the marketplaces of North America.
Derrick is his authentic self. Often referred to as the lovechild of Dame Edna and Simon Cowell, his humour and affable manner keep Foss in demand!

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