Art & Flowers Master Class Series: Remco Van Vliet Interprets Vincent Van Gogh on Tuesday, January 14th (6pm – 8pm)


FlowerSchool New York’s “Art & Flowers Master Class Series” is designed to give students a unique experience that combines the talent and design aesthetic of a Master Florist with some of the world’s most influential and iconic fine artists.   Each florist will find inspiration from one of their favorite artists and create flower arrangements that evoke a moment, feeling or emotion reminiscent of those artists. Each class will interpret and bring to life the essence of a fine artist in a unique way through flowers. Join us to experience iconic Vincent Van Gogh unlike any way before and learn these artists’ impact on some of New York’s most exciting and influential florists.  All of our teachers are multi-talented and bring something new and exciting to their specific artist’s vision.

Vincent van Gogh painted some of his most iconic images while at the sanatorium in Saint Remy during the spring of 1890 using sunflowers and irises as his subjects. Remco Van Vliet, a Dutch-born florist who is the in-house floral designer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will bring these paintings to life in this class which addresses the origins of creativity and the nature of genius.


Oleanders, Vincent van Gogh, 1888

Image: Metropolitan Museum of Art





Remco Van Vliet studied Art History and Graphic Design in the Netherlands, a background he applies to his event designs. In 1994, Remco came to New York City to work at Cas’ company Dutch Flower Line, New York’s most reputable flower importing company.  Upon moving to New York City, Remco spent 6 years working with Chris Giftos, event pioneer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, before being given the prestigious opportunity to become his successor. Along with being the decorator for in-house events, Van Vliet and Trap creates the stunning colossal urn arrangements and the bouquets in the Great Hall at The Metropolitan Museum of Art which Remco personally designs every week.

Today, Van Vliet & Trap is proud to be the preferred event design company for some of the most prestigious Institutions of the Arts in New York City. Van Vliet & Trap provides their clients with all aspects of event design to create a unique look that spans from classic to contemporary.

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Art & Flowers Master Class Series: Remco Van Vliet Interprets Vincent Van Gogh on Tuesday, January 14th (6pm – 8pm)