IN-PERSON or ONLINE The Weekend Florist Series
September 11 - September 12
One event on October 2, 2021 at 12:00 am
One event on October 3, 2021 at 12:00 am
One event on November 13, 2021 at 12:00 am
One event on November 14, 2021 at 12:00 am
The ‘Weekend Florist’ is comprised of the most popular classes from FlowerSchool’s famed Floral Design Program–the Introductory Series, the Intermediate Series and the Advanced Design Series–taught in three, 2-day weekend sessions. We are offering this series online or in-person.
Students who complete all three weekend series will receive a Certificate of Floristry Skills upon finishing. Students who take all three series in-person will receive a discount, bringing the total cost from $3,550 to $3,195.
This program is meant those who have Monday-Friday commitments and are only available to focus on their passion over the weekend. Each student, whether at home or in-person, will receive a collection of vases, all floral tools, apron and materials to start their floral journey.
Weekend ONE: Introductory Series – Saturday, Sept. 11th & Sunday, Sept 12th (10:30am – 4:00pm)
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, and the conditioning of flowers for optimal vase-life longevity. This series teaches simple, high-end designs that highlight the flowers’ most beautiful and unique characteristics. Once learned, these designs can be recreated at home again and again.
Weekend Two: Intermediate Series – Saturday, Oct. 2nd (9:30am – 4:00pm) & Sunday, Oct 3rd (10:30am – 4:00pm)
After learning the basic floristry techniques in the Introduction Series, the Intermediate Series will introduce the next level of floral design skills and techniques including purchasing flowers and building recipes. The prerequisite for this program is the Introduction Series.
This series will begin with a tour of the New York Flower Market on Saturday morning at 9:30am* followed by monochromatic arrangements in the afternoon. On Sunday students will learn large-scale entryway designs, and an Introduction to Tablescaping.
*Students will meet in the Flower Market; details will be provided the week before class. Online students will NOT be able to attend the tour. Online students will join for the ‘Flower Market Flower Pricing & Budgeting’ review starting at 11:30am.
Weekend Three: Advanced Design Series – Saturday, Nov. 13th & Sunday, Nov. 14th (10:30am – 4:00pm)
The Advanced Design Series follows the Introductory and Intermediate Series where students learn more advanced techniques and begin to develop their own style of floral design. Students will learn how to differentiate between different design styles including organic/classic/modern, creating a design concept and determining their own color palette for each instructional technique.
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.
ONLINE students will receive all the same flowers, tools & materials as in the in-person classes and will be invited to live Zoom into the class. Additional information and access to Google Classrooms that accompany each session will be emailed directly to all online Weekend Florist students.