McQueens Flower School: Italian Masterclass 2017

Among the many, fabulous McQueens 25th anniversary celebrations we held in 2016, our Italian Masterclass was undoubtedly up there in our top favourite events of the year. Held in the beautifully restored 300-year old Italian palazzo of our Managing Director, Riccardo Micolucci, and surrounded by the sun-drenched hills of Abruzzo, the location was just perfect for a long weekend of intensive yet relaxed learning. As well as a packed agenda combining demonstrations, individual student projects and group installations, our students enjoyed a wine-tasting workshop and a mouthwatering pasta-making class that proved popular with everyone. Naturally, the daily home-made meals and the locally-produced wine didn’t go amiss either!

This year we are delighted to announce that our very own Kally Ellis will be hosting the welcome dinner and, following incredible feedback from last years students, we now have two courses available for 2017. To top it all, we have added an extra day to our Italian Masterclass to make the experience a fabulous, four-night stay. What’s not to love? More details can be found below and for any questions, or to book your place, contact our School Administrator, Freddie on +44 20 7251 5505 or email school@mcqueens.co.uk

Kally Ellis at the McQueens 2016 Italian Masterclass
Our very own Kally Ellis will be hosting the 2017 Italian Masterclass welcome dinner

May 2017

Wednesday 3 May –  Sunday 7 May 2017 

Cost (flight cost not included)

£1,350 (shared room)

£1,750 single room

All flower and materials are provided –  the course will be relaxed and informative, with lots of useful tips about buying flowers, care, conditioning and how to get the most out of your flowers.

Itinerary

Wednesday 3 May 2017 

Arrive from 3pm onwards. Welcome, relax and unwind over dinner with local wine – a chance to meet your fellow delegates and course tutors.

Thursday 4 May 2017

8am – 9.30am    Continental breakfast

10am – 1pm    An introduction to McQueens style and flower philosophy

1pm – 2pm     Lunch (served at the palazzo)

2pm – 4pm  Simplicity: simple designs for maximum effect

7.30pm onwards  Relax and unwind with dinner and wine

Friday 5 May 2017 

8 am – 9.30am  Continental breakfast

10am – 1 pm     Focal Designs: classic style

1pm – 2pm        Lunch served at the palazzo

2pm – 4pm       Candles & Flowers: celebration flowers

7.30pm onwards    Celebrate the penultimate evening of the course and enjoy the wonderful elaborate table design created by the group

Saturday 6 May 2017  

8 am – 9.30am Continental breakfast

10am – 1 pm    A Grand Entrance: first impressions count

1pm – 2pm      Lunch served at the palazzo

2pm – 4pm     Elegant Dining: a flowery feast

7.30pm onwards  Celebrate our final evening with a floral feast fit for a palazzo

Sunday 7 May 2017

8 am – 9.30am Continental breakfast. Check out 12 noon

August 2017

Wednesday 23  August –  Sunday 27 August 2017 

 Cost (flight cost not included)

£1,350 (shared room)

£1,750 single room

All flower and material are provided –  the course will be relaxed and informative, with lots of useful tips about buying flowers, care, conditioning and how to get the most out of your flowers.

Itinerary

Wednesday 23rd August 

Arrive from 3pm onwards. Welcome, relax and unwind over dinner with local wine – a chance to meet your fellow delegates and course tutors.

Thursday 24th August

8am – 9.30am    Continental breakfast

10am – 1pm    An introduction to McQueens style and flower philosophy

1pm – 2pm     Lunch (served at the palazzo)

2pm – 4pm  Simplicity: simple designs for maximum effect

7.30pm onwards  Relax and unwind with dinner and wine

Friday 25 August 2017 

8 am – 9.30am      Continental breakfast

10am – 1 pm          Focal Designs: classic style

1pm – 2pm             Lunch served at the palazzo

2pm – 4.30pm      Candles & Flowers: celebration flowers

7.30pm onwards    Celebrate the penultimate evening of the course and enjoy the wonderful elaborate table design created by the group

Saturday 26 August 2017  

8 am – 9.30am     Continental breakfast

10am – 1 pm         A Grand Entrance: first impressions count

1pm – 2pm            Lunch served at the palazzo

2pm – 4.30pm     Elegant Dining: a flowery feast

7.30pm onwards Celebrate our final evening with a floral feast fit for a palazzo

Sunday 27 August 2017

8 am – 9.30am Continental breakfast. Check out 12 noon

For more information or to book a place on the course contact school@mcqueens.co.uk 020 7251 5505

Travel Information

Ryanair flies to Pescara (36 miles away) and Ancona (110 miles away). Rome Ciampino is 109 miles away and Rome Fiumicino is 126 miles.
Motorways run within 11km of the town, linking it to Rome, the mountains and the Adriatic coast. The town is therefore easily accessible from all the airports mentioned above.
Palazzo Tartagliozzi
Via Roma 21
64037 Cermignano (Te)
A double suite at Palazzo Tartagliozzi
A double suite at Palazzo Tartagliozzi
A double suite at Palazzo Tartagliozzi
A double suite at Palazzo Tartagliozzi
The breathtaking surrounding countryside  of Abruzzo
The breathtaking surrounding countryside of Abruzzo
The beautifully restored entrance of the 300-year-old Palazzo Tartagliozzi
The beautifully restored entrance of the 300-year-old Palazzo Tartagliozzi