Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around the outside of an aircraft carrier. One-up ordinary hobbyists with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a wreath-making workshop with Stuart Alexander at One Source Event Productions (a $150 value). Workshops are Monday–Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Stuart Alexander, a veteran event planner and certified florist, harnesses experience gained from working in London, New York, and Chicago to teach students the art of wreath creation in two-hour workshops. During the embellishment edification, up to 20 students will follow Stuart's basic instructions to beautify the festive ring of their choice with lights and decorations. Wine and holiday-themed snacks spark creativity and conversations as Stuart evolves guests' trimming knowledge, teaching how accessory selection can help integrate a wreath into existing holiday décor. At the lesson's end, guests will have a completed wreath to hang in their home or a neighborly polar bear's sparse bachelor pad.
5th Room Landscapes
In Stuart Alexander's perfect world, every garden is a wonderland. Blades of grass form an undisturbed carpet of green, flowers burst with intense color and fragrant smells, and trees provide shady havens for weary travelers. Now, after spending years as an event planner and designer, Stuart works his artistry outside as part of 5th Room Landscapes. Working with seasoned landscapers and garden experts, Stuart's team oversees all facets of domestic plant life, from designing and installing gardens to maintaining creations throughout all seasons yet to come. Their spaces are as usable as they are beautiful, encouraging homeowners to spend more time barbecuing in the summer, leaf-peeping in the autumn, and protecting the yard from territorial hockey players in the winter.
323 E Locust St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309