RCC-RILL discusses flowers as décor

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) is pleased to feature prize-winning horticulturist Laura Anne Brooks in the single-session class “The Ultimate Accessory in Interior Design: the Flower Arrangement,” to be held on March 28 (Tuesday), from 1 to 3 p.m., at Christ Church Parish Hall in Saluda.

In this class, Brooks will teach participants to create floral designs suitable for any room in the house. Your own fabrics, wall covering, paint, and furnishings will showcase the form, color, and texture of a personalized flower arrangement; you should bring your own clippers, container, flowers, and small accessories to fit the space in the room you have chosen. Both amateur decorators and professionals are welcome, but class size is limited to 15 to allow for more personal attention.

Laura Anne Brooks is a fellow of the Washington National Cathedral School of Flower Arranging, a past president of the Garden Club of Virginia’s Middle Peninsula chapter, an instructor at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, and a frequent speaker at Virginia federated garden clubs and church altar guilds. Her work can be viewed through Ikebana of Richmond, and is often featured at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art.

Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $30, is required to take this course. For more information on “The Ultimate Accessory in Interior Design: the Flower Arrangement” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707), or e-mail her at sdrotleff@rappahannock.edu.

The Educational Foundation expresses sincere appreciation to the Bank of Lancaster’s Golden Advantage program, and to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, for their generous support of RILL in 2017.