Flower walls, chandeliers and ‘flornados’– oh my! Do not miss this opportunity to work BIG, try your hand at real-life large-scale designs to make an impact and get the wow! In this all-day workshop designer extraordinaire Emily Pinon of Bastille Flowers & Events will pull back the curtain on large-scale designs discussing real-world logistics, construction, pricing, installation practices and managing client expectations when it comes to over-the-top design.
In this class bio-alchemist, Michelle Gagnon, will curate a special selection of botanical oils derived from flowers, herbs and spices perfect for this time of year. We will work with and discuss essential oils that are warming to the body, softening to the heart and offer aphrodisiac properties.
This 3-day Event Planning series is for florists, caterers, event planners or anyone planning an event. Students will learn the workflow, fundamentals and best way to realize a fully planned event. In this simulated project management course, we will show you how to plan an event from start to finish. You will meet your Client, and learn how to create layouts, timelines, and budgets, as well as the elements of design. You will also learn about vendor relations and get to meet real industry professionals.
The Conditioning Lab is a simulated design studio experience where students spend the entire day conditioning flowers for up and coming projects. Student will learn the best workflow to process flowers including how to check-in materials, prepping containers and conditioning different varieties of flowers depending on their needs and time of use.
This day-long field trip will help students visualize the techniques and trends of the floral industry. Here, students will visit different flower shop models in terms of size, design focus and specialties. The tour will highlight different workflow methods and atmospheres a business owner can evoke in their shop. The tour will stop at a local bistro for lunch.
The Beginners Open Studios are for people interested in floral design who want to try working with flowers and learn some very helpful tips and tricks. This studio class provides the opportunity to create a beautiful, seasonal arrangement while learning professional design basics. This is a great way to introduce yourself to the world of floral design, and take your creation home with you!
In this three-day course, students learn the full process of creating the overall floral design for a wedding. Students begin with creating storyboards, receive instruction in conducting consultations and creating proposals, how to purchase floral product and finally, creating the mock-execution of the event’s designs. Each student is required to develop their own wedding floral designs based on specific client requests and finishes with a mockup table decor and presentation to the “client.” This is a great opportunity for students to practice event production with specific client requests, budgets and of course, flowers.
Welcome to the Flower Shop Series! This two-day series will take students through the workflow of running and owning a flower shop in a simulated environment. Our production management program is intended for students who are interested in working in a flower shop, wrapping orders beautifully for delivery, managing workflows and having an authentic flower shop design experience. If you are interested in working toward a career as a florist, while being coached by seasoned professionals, or just enjoy making beautiful, lush floral designs, then this two-day program is for you.
In this class students with work through the stages of planning a funeral using flowers as the medium to soothe and comfort the bereaved. Reviewing funeral traditions and treatments from around the world, this class will focus on the meaning of sympathy flowers in a non-cliched approach. Demonstrating how flowers can send a powerful message during a difficult time. Students will learn how to decorate a funeral wreath and casket spray using seasonal flowers.
Photographs of floral designs can often be the only record of a beautiful design or concept. In this workshop students will learn how to take a professional still life photo using a traditional SLR camera and their iPhone, as well as learn how good photos impacts marketing, branding and client outreach.
“Sophisticated parties call for equally sophisticated tables.” A good looking event does not just end with the flowers but includes a more cohesive, overall design aesthetic including the table linens, china, flatware, candles and décor.
In this two-day series students will visit the flower market, design flowers for the table, choose special linens and dramatic candles — all for the most festive table you have ever experienced. Setting the table is an art that takes on new meaning when seen through the sophisticated vision of Ariella Chezar, one of the most talented and sought after designers around.