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IN-PERSON or ONLINE 2-Day Advanced Design Series with Paulina Nieliwocki of Blue Jasmine Floral
July 13 - July 14$100 – $1350
The Advanced Design Series follows the Introduction and Intermediate Series programs where students learn more advanced techniques, such as color theory, recipe building and ultimately begin to develop their own style of floral design. This is where the students become designers and ultimately gain the confidence needed to call yourself a floral designer.
This program focuses on four advanced level techniques and will learn how to differentiate, and create, different design styles including organic, classic and modern style of flowers. Each student will also be responsible for creating a concept and design, picking their own color palette for each instructional technique, and selecting their own flowers to best fit their concept.
In this series, an array of flowers and color palettes are available to students who then choose accompanying vessels and create designs accordingly. Guidance is given based on color, texture and scale appropriateness, and new designer mechanic techniques are featured.
- how to correctly handle and care for flowers
- how to use a floral knife and clippers
- conditioning of flowers for optimal vase-life longevity
- industry best practices & techniques
- how to highlight flowers most beautiful and unique characteristics
- high-end design styes that, once learned, can be recreated at home again and again
In-Person Tuition includes:
- floral designs that students create in each of the for classes,
- all materials
- all flower vessels
- a floral knife
- floral clippers,
- a FlowerSchool New York apron
- FlowerSchool New York Handbook & Recipes
Class 10: Classic Compote Design (Tuesday, June 15th 10:30am – 12:30pm)
This class will focus on the low/lush/abundant style using the classic compote; a footed shallow vase usually used for serving fruit. Students will have the change to use chicken wire, correctly, to a hold the flowers in the compote and learn the best technique for creating a while and abundant centerpiece. Rather than replicating a recipe as in some classes, students will now have to develop their own palette and style based on the class lecture and materials. The instructor will coach each student to insure that they are successful.
Class 11: Large Scale Modern Design (Tuesday, June 15th 1:30pm – 4:00pm)
This class will focus on building a tape, wire and grid system for large-scale designs suitable for commercial contracts. This type of design is commonly made with floral foam. This program will show the technique of replacing the foam structure for a sustainable and longer lasting installation. Instruction will focus on flower selection for maximum longevity and inspiring students to create, innovative, modern designs.
Class 12: Container Containers (Wednesday, June 16th 10:30am – 12:30pm)
This class will focus on creating organic containers and how to design cohesive and structurally sound floral compositions. Rather than replicating a recipe as in earlier classes, students will have to develop their own palette and style based on the class lecture. The instructor will coach each student to insure that they are successful.
Class 13: Contemporary Asymmetrical Design (Wednesday, June 16th 1:30pm – 4:00pm)
Over the last ten years a new standard of design has become prominent and celebrated throughout the floral design community, best demonstrated by designers like Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios, Sullivan Owen and Summer Robbins Flowers. With origins in Brooklyn, California and Texas, this contemporary aesthetic will feature asymmetry with an emphasis on foliage. Building upon the techniques learned in Class 10, students will create their own interpretation of an asymmetrical design that is both engaging and representative of today’s most exciting arrangements.
After many years as a high school language teacher and translator I recognized that I was looking for a new adventure that challenged me while still feeding my creative soul. Since flowers had a big impact on me as a little girl, picking wild flowers for my grandmother, embarking on a floral design journey naturally felt like the right fit.
It was in 2014 that I left teaching high school and opened Blue Jasmine, naming it after my grandmother’s favorite bloom, with the idea of providing and teaching an aesthetic that spoke to my idea of beauty – wild, whimsical, artful, and refined.
I truly love dainty accents, color, texture, and each stems’ unique shape. While designing, the flowers and foliage are what guide and inspire me. I believe that highlighting the nuances of nature allows each design to tell a unique story, communicate a specific tone, and elicit a feeling. It is a privilege to work in the world of beauty and I feel so fortunate to be a part of clients’ celebrations, flower lovers’ floral journeys, and to have met many amazing and talented friends along the way!
Take our certificate-bearing Advanced Design Series in the comfort of your own home! After learning the basic floristry techniques in the Introductory & Intermediate Series, the Advanced Design Series will introduce the next level of floral design skills – including more advanced techniques, such as color theory, recipe building and ultimately begin to develop their own style of floral design. This is where the students become designers and ultimately gain the confidence needed to call yourself a floral designer.
In this online version of our BPSS certified Advanced Design Series, students will be evaluated by submitting an image of their completed designs for review at the end of each day. This is to receive feedback better understand the class concepts. If you participate in the series, you will receive a BPSS Certificate in the mail upon completion.
When Flowers Arrive: Watch recorded Conditioning “Chop & Drop” Tutorial on the provided FlowerSchool YouTube Channel to prepare for course.
Can’t make a Zoom session? Not to worry! If the Zoom session doesn’t fit into your schedule or if your box arrives late, you can watch the recorded Advanced Design Series on our FlowerSchool YouTube Channel at any time once purchased.
Online Advanced Design Series Package Includes:
- Advanced Design Series Hand-Guide
- Zoom links to all live sessions (8hrs total)
- Flowers for all four classes shipped directly to your door from Holland
- Advanced Design Series Vase Collection:
- Class 10: Compote vessel
- Class 11: Rectangular modern vase
- Class 12: 6×6 glass vase
- Class 13: V-shaped vase
- Series Materials: All items that you will need to successfully execute the classes
Upgrade your purchase with a Flower School Bundle!
- FlowerSchool New York apron
- FlowerSchool New York water bottle
- FlowerSchool New York notebook
- ARS Clipper