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Saturday, May 23*

Channel Springtime by creating elegant and timeless paper florals that will last for multiple seasons. In this fun workshop you will learn the skills of how to use crepe paper to craft intricate Icelandic poppies to create ultra-realistic petals and blooms. Use the skills that you acquire in this class to keep creating, from gift toppers to centrepieces and more! All materials and step-by-step instructional handouts provided upon payment of Materials Fee. Bring a bagged lunch and a pair of sharp-tipped scissors.

$15 Materials Fee payable to instructor at class.

*Please note this date differs than the one listed in the Town of Aurora Community Services Guide. The correct date for this workshop is Saturday, May 23.

Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Jessie Chui is a self-taught paper floral artist. Her passion for paper flower making originated from her earliest memory of making paper flowers by hand. She distinctively recalls making a rose out of burnt orange twist paper at an after school program during her elementary school years. Fast forward 20 years later, she turned to floral paper art as her focus for her wedding centrepieces and bouquets. After her experience of creating beautiful centrepieces, bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres, she was hooked.

What began as a nostalgic return to her arts and craft days became a passion. Her work has been featured in WedLuxe Magazine and Holt Refrew’s Holiday Magazine, to name a few. She presented a few of her paper floral sculptures at The Freedom Factory, a gallery in Toronto, in a juried exhibition of 60 artists and won 2nd prize.

Presently, Jessie offers custom designed paper floral arrangements and teaches workshops, instructs private classes/lessons, and offers online courses.