Floristry Skills Courses

Our signature Floristry Skills courses are rooted in technical florist training. Students begin their flower journey with a solid technique and workflow process. In these courses students learn how to be a floral designer, a natural artist, design principles, care of flowers and purchasing flowers. 

This series of 4 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 properly,  conditioning of flowers for optimal vase-life longevity and how to make professional looking sculptures with flowers.  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 using a variety of different flowers and materials.

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.  This program includes a buying trip and introduction to vendors at NYC’s 28th Street Wholesale Flower Market, large scale branch designs and an introduction to tablescaping/event design.

The prerequisite for this program is the Introduction Series.  Students will be expected to have a basic knowledge of floral design and floristry skills such as using the tools and conditioning flowers.  

Our most popular Foundation Level course, the 5-Day Intensive Series combines both the Introductory and Intermediate classes into a one-week course that makes up Classes 1-9.

This series gives the student a mastery of nine different designs, as well as a buying trip to New York’s wholesale flower market on West 28th St. Each successive class strengthens previously learned skills and techniques and it builds to a comprehensive understanding of the industry’s best practices.

The Advanced Design Series follows the Introduction and Intermediate Series programs (aka: Intensive Series) 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.

Wiring flowers is a classic technique of the masters. From head wreaths, to boutonnières to fully wired cascading bouquets, this class aims to make you a pro.  You will learn how to wire 12 different flowers using 3 solid techniques that will enable you to wire everything.  You with then make a head wreath, boutonnière, corsage and cascading bouquet.  

The ‘Weekend Florist’ is the culmination of the most popular floristry programs from FlowerSchool’s famed Floral Design Program.  The three main programs offered are:  Introduction to Design, Intermediate Program and Advanced Design Program.  This program is meant for 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.  We look forward to showing you how the masters do it.

This 2-day series focuses on large scale installations for maximum wow.  The installations program is the closest program we have to large scale sculpture with living materials and includes an elevated centerpiece design, large-scale monumental urn, flowering arch and hanging chandelier.   Each student will make very big things.  The only problem, how to fit them in the cab!