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339 Baden Ave
South San Francisco, CA, 94080
United States

6506340836

Studio Choo Florists create seasonal, wild, California-native floral decor for weddings, events and by subscription. Our art studio is currently open by appointment only.

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Class Schedule

CLASS: SO YOU WANNA DO WEDDINGS?
Aug
15
9:00 am09:00

CLASS: SO YOU WANNA DO WEDDINGS?

  • Studio Choo

Everyone loves beautiful flowers…but it takes more than love to run a successful floral design studio. If you are thinking of taking the plunge to start your own career in the floral industry this class is a must! This full day intensive is perfect for aspiring florists looking to increase their design knowledge and capabilities in putting together a wedding from scratch. We'll share our secrets on the process of transforming those beautiful buckets of flowers into a cohesive event!

In the morning, we'll get into some basic business practices and discuss our flower budgeting and proposal techniques. Then we'll get to work creating arrangements for a long tablescape; currently a mainstay at Northern California wedding receptions. You will design a small centerpiece that is full of movement and air while simultaneously respecting spatial limits. After styling the communal table with our designs, we will sit down to a picnic-style lunch and admire our hard work!

The rest of the afternoon will be entirely centered on creating an opulent, lush, seasonal bridal bouquet and the accompanying groom's boutonniere. We'll share our ribbon stash with you and hone in on the small special details that make show-stopping personals.

The class will run from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, August 15th at our South San Francisco studio. The cost is $875 and includes all floral materials and supplies, light snacks and beverages, and lunch (plus access to all the wedding knowledge in our brains!). Studio Choo gift certificates and class credits may be applied.


EARTH PRIESTESS WORKSHOP SERIES
Jun
27
9:30 am09:30

EARTH PRIESTESS WORKSHOP SERIES

We have been a little obsessed with drying flowers and greenery (have you seen the 20’ drying pole in our studio?!) so we thought it appropriate to hold a magical day of dried and fresh flower workshops. On Saturday, June 27th we’ll be offering three different workshops and will teach you how to make a different project in each to take home. If you’d like to hang out with us for the day and sign up for all three- lunch is on us and we’ll be providing a delicious spread! If you only have time for a one- feel free to sign up for your favorite.

Workshop One: Transmutation Centerpiece
9:30-11am
Create an arrangement to highlight the cycle of life by blending fresh ingredients with dried flowers and foliage in an earthy vessel.

Workshop Two: Rainbow Trails Wall Hanging
11:30-1pm
Learn how to make a kaleidoscopic wall decoration using strawflowers, leather cord, and branches.

1-2pm Lunch!

Workshop Three: Witches Garden Head Wreath
2-3:30pm
Make a conjurer's head wreath using a variety of ingredients specifically selected for their witchy meanings.

Workshops held at our studio at 339 Baden Avenue in South San Francisco, California.

Earth Priestess Workshop Series
75.00
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MACRAME WALL HANGINGS AND FLOWER MAGIC
May
20
6:00 pm18:00

MACRAME WALL HANGINGS AND FLOWER MAGIC

  • Studio Choo Florists

We are so very very excited to host Emily Katz at our studio for an evening of macrame wall hanging making and flower magic! Emily's class comes with instruction, inspiration, and a DIY macrame kit. Inside a hand screen printed tote bag is cotton rope and a piece of driftwood or modern dowel to make your unique wall hanging. We'll be adding in a special floral element to the pieces for this workshop! We'll have an assortment of amazing vines, branches, blooms, and foliage and will show you how to weave simple compositions in bud vases into your macrame. Get ready to be inspired and leave with a finished wall hanging.

•Feel free to bring your own colored rope to add to your piece.
•Snacks and sparkling beverages will be provided. 
•Class is from 6-9pm.

CLICK HERE to sign up on Emily's Website!

Studio Choo is located at:
339 Baden Avenue
SOUTH San Francisco, CA 94080 (NOTE- there is a Baden Avenue in San Francisco as well- Don't go there!).

The closest BART station is the South San Francisco stop 2.0 miles away. If you have any day-of difficulties, you can reach us at (650) 634-0836.

PARKING: 
Please allow 10 to 15 minutes to find parking. The meters immediately out front have a two-hour time limit (they shut off at 6PM), and there is free parking one block south and several parking lots and decks within a few blocks north at .50 cents/hour.

COMFORT: The studio is not heated - the flowers like it better that way! Layers are key, as are closed-toe shoes for warmth and protection.

Portland Spring Wreath Workshop
Apr
16
1:00 pm13:00

Portland Spring Wreath Workshop

  • Portland Garden Club

PORTLAND

Join the co-owner’s of Studio Choo Florists, Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo for a Wreath Making Demonstration and Workshop. Inspired by the Spring flower explosion in their beloved PNW, Studio Choo will show you that wreaths don’t just have to be for the holidays. Learn to create lovely and unexpected compositions by layering on an assortment of seasonal materials. Students will explore the beauty of asymmetry and air in a design while working with the natural shapes of blooms, foliage and branches. No experience is necessary, and all floral materials and tools will be provided to create a wreath to take home. Space is limited. Registration below!

 

Portland Garden Club Lecture
Apr
16
10:00 am10:00

Portland Garden Club Lecture

  • Portland Garden Club

DELICIOUS SPRING FLOWER RECIPES: LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATION BY STUDIO CHOO

Thursday, APRIL 16TH, 2015
10:00AM- 12:00PM
Portland Garden Club
1132 SW Vista Ave. Portland, OR  97205

*FREE FOR MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS

Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo are florists and best friends who share a love for things natural and wild. They are the proprietors of the noted floral design shop Studio Choo (based in South San Francisco) and are the authors of two popular books: The Flower Recipe Book and The Wreath Recipe Book. Their work has been featured in The New York Times, Real Simple, Redbook, Country Living, Brides, and Martha Stewart Weddings as well as on popular lifestyle sites like Apartment Therapy, Design*Sponge, Kinfolk, and Remodelista.

During the presentation, Alethea and Jill will share the history behind their studio, dish details on where they draw their inspiration, and share the tips and techniques they use for creating their wild and sophisticated floral designs. You'll get to see them in action as they create a pair of seasonal arrangements to be raffled off. The event will conclude with Q and A time and a book signing. Books are available for pre-order through The Portland Garden Club or you can bring along your own copy for Jill and Alethea to autograph.

 

Macy's Flower Show
Mar
27
Mar 29

Macy's Flower Show

  • Macy's

We are participating in this year's Macy's Flower Show with a featured installation Friday, March 27th and two wreath-making workshops Sunday, March 29th.

BOTH WORKSHOPS ARE SOLD OUT, THANK YOU!!

Tiny Delicates Floral Design Class at Filoli Gardens
Mar
24
10:00 am10:00

Tiny Delicates Floral Design Class at Filoli Gardens

  • Filoli Gardens

From FILOLI GARDENS:

There are few things these two instructors love more than the fleeting, delicate beauty of spring flowers, barely here before it goes. Capture the floating magic of Narcissus, flowering Quince, Lilac and Fritallaria in this early spring time class. Sourcing the season’s best materials, watch as the instructors demonstrate, and later help you create, a lovely and whimsical spring flower arrangement. Material selection and care, design basics, techniques and the important of air in a composition will be discussed and demonstrated. Lots of personal instruction and feedback is provided as you create a work of art to take home.

Fee: $155 members; $185 non–members. Fee includes all materials.

Register HERE.

Santa Rosa Garden Club
Mar
19
2:00 pm14:00

Santa Rosa Garden Club

  • Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center

We're honored to be invited to lecture and demo at the Santa Rosa Garden Club. Full story straight from the SRGC special events page below:


Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo, founders of San Francisco's STUDIO CHOO, the hottest floral design studio in the country have created a flower-arranging bible, The Flower Recipe Book.  The arrangements run the gamut of styles and techniques--each one paired with a "flower recipe":  ingredients lists specify the type and quantity of easy-to-find blooms needed; clear instructions detail each step, and hundreds of photos show how to place every stem.  You'll get to see Alethea and Jill serve up fresh, wild and sophisticated arrangements that will be auctioned at the event.  Santa Rosa Garden Club will offer both of their books for sale and autographing at the event.  Door prizes and refreshments after. 
The event is a fundraiser for the Santa Rosa G. C. scholarship program for horticulture and floral design students at Santa Rosa Junior College. Admission: $25