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IN-PERSON or ONLINE 2-Day Introductory Series
March 20, 2021 - March 21, 2021$1100 – $1200
This series of classes is intended for beginning-level students who have an interest in learning foundation level skills in floral design. Skills include:
- 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
- four high-end design styes that, once learned, can be recreated at home again and again.
- floral designs that students create in each of the four classes,
- all flower vessels,
- a floral knife
- floral clippers,
- a FlowerSchool New York apron
- FlowerSchool New York Handbook & Recipes
Students who take this series need not have had prior floral design training. A desire and interest in learning the floral basics are all that are required.
Class One: Introduction to Design I: Hard Stemmed Flowers
(Day One: 10:30am – 12:30pm)
The first class of this series will introduce the basic structures and principles of floral design using one of the most common flowers; roses. Students will learn how to select roses (and other flowers) for freshness and color, how to properly use the florist knife and why it is important and how to clean and condition flowers to help the flower last as long as possible. Students will accomplish and learn modern styled ‘twist’ technique with hard-stemmed roses. This technique is an essential design mechanic for most florists and can be done with a variety of flowers to pull off a very sophisticated design.
Class Two: Introduction to Design II: Soft Stemmed Flowers
(Day One: 1:30pm – 4:00pm)
In this class students will learn the characteristics of soft-stemmed flowers and how to construct a graphic look. This entails different flower care and a design method. Students will learn how soft-stemmed flowers grow and who grows the best varieties. Students will accomplish a graphic design style learning how to manipulate the stems, selecting the correct vase and create a more graphic look.
Class Three: Garden Centerpiece Design
(Day Two: 10:30am – 12:30pm)
After working with mono-floral (single type of flower) designs, this class will discuss the methods of combining different varieties of flowers together for centerpieces. Design concepts including size, proportion, vase choice and balance will be worked through.
Class Four: Hand Tied Bouquet
(Day Two: 1:30pm – 4:00pm)
Class Four is a fresh and contemporary take on a traditional look- the Hand Tied Bouquet, which is a popular and necessary mechanic in floral design. Students will learn the principles of this design style and how the look can be reminiscent of a Dutch still life painting. Focusing on mechanics, the class will learn how to construct a hand tied bouquet and how to evenly distribute elements with stems going in the same direction. Students will learn which flowers are suitable, how to choose flowers/colors that are harmonious, how to condition each variety of flower for longevity and how to create an organized, balanced and beautiful hand tied bouquet.
ONLINE Introductory Series Information:
In this online version of our certified Introductory 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 and to 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 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 Introductory Series on our FlowerSchool YouTube Channel at any time once purchased.
Introductory Series Package ($1,200): $1,100 + $100 shipping for flower & materials box
- Introductory Series Hand-Guide
- Zoom links to all live sessions (8hrs total)
- Flowers for all four classes shipped directly to your door
- Introductory Vase Collection:
- Class One: 5×5 cylinder vase
- Class Two: 3x4x6 vase
- Class Three: low compote vase
- Class Four: Decorative Vase for bouquet
- Conditioning vases
- Series Materials: All items that you will need to successfully execute the classes
- Florist Bundle:
- Florist Knife
- Florist Clipper
- FlowerSchool apron
- FlowerSchool notebook
All Flower Boxes ship via Overnight from New York via Fed-Ex to your home. We are not responsible for any delays or damages and there are NO refunds for the Thanksgiving Centerpiece Flower Box once ordered.
We appreciate your understanding on the matter. We do our best to get you your box as fast as possible! When it is available, we will send along the Fed-Ex tracking number for your reference as well.