Artists as Cultivators

Flowers Empower Floral Workshop

Event Information
Community Education Center
Historic Landmark Building
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Advance registration is required.

Lori Waselchuk
Event graphic with pink retro type reading: Flowers Empower Floral Workshop with Marvin Edwards and Marcellus.

This workshop will guide participants through the basics of floral arranging. Whether going with a classic vase, using your favorite pair of unwearable Doc Martens as a vessel, or escaping the vessel to create a freeform arrangement, participants will be introduced to a variety of creative floral techniques. Lead by artist, Marcellus Armstrong, and florist, Marvin Edward, this workshop is meant to reflect on flowers, their creative potential, their historical symbolism throughout art, and the ability of craft making to be a form of self-care and communal gathering. 

Limited to 20 participants. Participants are welcome to bring their own vessel if they choose. Museum admission is included with your registration.

Bio photo of Marcellus who has brown skin with small dreadlocks and short beard posing with left arm resting in front of the body and right hand holding forehead. Marcellus is looking left and up slightly, with a relaxed face.

Marcellus is an artist, media programmer and educator. He is invested in archives of Blackness, queerness, and their relationship to materials. Marcellus received his MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2017. Marcellus is originally from the suburbs of Baltimore and currently resides in Philadelphia. He loves a good brunch. 

bio photo of Marvin Edward, a person with brown skin, bald head and wearing glasses. Marvin is posed seated in a traditional portrait pose wearing a mint blue button down short-sleeved shirt.

Marvin Edward shares his life with the live entertainment industry and the whimsical world of floral design. A planner, a coordinator, an artist. Having an extensive background in the music and entertainment industry, his journey with flowers over the past five years has evolved into the unexpected. His quirky and colorful designs landed his designs in the dressing rooms of stars like Jennifer Lopez, the Weeknd, and Madonna and into major shows/events like the MTV Video Music Awards, weddings and TV Specials. Marvin was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and currently lives in North New Jersey.