Two-Day Advanced Design Series


The Advanced Design Series follows the Intensive Series where students learn more advanced techniques and begin to develop their own style of floral design. Students will learn four new design mechanics and how to differentiate between various styles including organic, classic and modern. Each student will also be responsible for creating a concept and design 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 on color, texture and scale appropriateness, and new design mechanic techniques are featured.


Class 10: Classic Compote Design (Day One: 10:30am – 12:30pm)
The Compote Design is a popular style that uses a low, footed vessel to showcase the flowers’ natural characteristics. This class will introduce the technique of using chicken wire to help build a grid for compote vessels. In addition, students will now have to develop their own color palette and style based on the class lecture.



Class 11: Large Scale Modern Design (Day One: 1:30pm – 4:00pm)
This class will focus on building a tape & grid system for large-scale designs suitable for commercial accounts. Instruction will focus on flower selection for maximum impact and longevity, inspiring students to create innovative & modern designs.



Class 12: Creating Organic Containers (Day Two: 10:00am – 12:00pm)
This class will focus on how to create organic containers and cohesive, structurally sound floral compositions. Students will again be choosing their own color palette and florals to bring their concepts to life.



Class 13: Contemporary Asymmetrical Design (Day Two: 3:30pm – 6:00pm)
Over the last ten years a new standard of design has become prominent and celebrated throughout the floral design community. This has best been demonstrated by designers like Tin Can Studios, Sullivan Owen and Summer Robins Design. With origins in Brooklyn, California and Texas, this aesthetic and style will feature contemporary qualities like asymmetry with an emphasis on foliage. Building upon the Compote Design techniques learned in Class 10, students will create a contemporary, asymmetrical design that is engaging and representative of today’s most exciting trends.
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