Learn how to “Paint with the Sun!”
In this workshop we will use sunshine to make images on paper. We will guide you through the process of making cyanotype photograms, one of the oldest forms of photography that doesn’t use a camera. Participants will learn how to prepare paper with light sensitive chemicals, compose images using a variety of objects and materials including fresh botanicals, and develop the prints in the summer sunshine! Each student will receive 3 pieces of 8×10 paper which may be cut into as may pieces as desired. These prints will not only be inspired by nature, they will also incorporate the forms and shapes that make these objects so beautiful. Once you know this process, it allows for infinite possibilities!
Join the talented and effervescent Master Florist, Juan Villanueva of Villanueva Designs for a 2.5 hour workshop showcasing the unique and lush florals of spring. April showers bring us springtime flowers, and we’re ready to be enticed by the soft and chic blossoms associated with this season of growth and change. Tulips, hyacinth, bearded iris, delphinium and, of course, peonies are some of the gorgeous florals that Juan will incorporate into his stunning design. Each student will be led by Juan in the creation of their own springtime celebration arrangement to take home to enjoy and admire.
In this course, students will learn the benefits and mechanics of a building sustainably-focused installations, which will appeal to eco-conscious brands and clients. Together with Juan, students will create a foam-free flower wall in the morning followed by a foam-free hanging installation in the afternoon. As customer awareness grows and concerns for our environmental health becomes a driving force for progress, learning how to maximize sustainability is an ever growing and essential skill to learn. Through Juan’s guidance, each student will participate in the conceptualization and realization of these trendy floral creations.
This 3-day Event Planning series is for florists, caterers, event planners or anyone planning an event. Students will learn the workflow, fundamentals and best way to realize a fully planned event. In this simulated project management course, we will show you how to plan an event from start to finish. You will meet your Client, and learn how to create layouts, timelines, and budgets, as well as the elements of design. You will also learn about vendor relations and get to meet real industry professionals.
In this workshop, you will have over 40 essential oils to choose from and will learn how to hand-pour two 8oz coconut wax candles into glass jars and customize with infused flowers and your own fragrance blend to take home with you!
Photographs of floral designs can often be the only record of a beautiful design or concept. In this workshop students will learn how to take a professional still life photo using a traditional SLR camera and their iPhone, as well as learn how good photos impacts marketing, branding and client outreach.
Flower crowns are always a favorite fashion accessory! Come learn the mechanics and explore the beauty of making flower crowns under the guidance of our in-house flower crown expert, Tom Sebenius! This workshop provides the opportunity to create a beautiful, handcrafted floral crown, while learning a few professional techniques of floristry. All of the tools and materials you will need for the class will be provided, along with light refreshments! Wear your flower crown home or box it up as a gift!
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.
After learning the basic floristry techniques in the Introductory Series, the Intermediate Series takes students to the next level of floristry. This program will teach students how to build recipes and purchase flowers at the Flower Market as well as how to manage scaling up their projects while delivering very fashionable designs.
*Please note, you must have taken the Introductory Series prior to registering for this Intermediate Series.
The Intensive Series is FlowerSchool’s most popular program for individuals wanting to learn how to work with flowers like a professional designer. You will learn how to create modern designs like Master Florist Michael George and classic designs like Master Florist Remco Van Vliet of the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art. This program is a combination of the Introductory Series and the Intermediate Series that encompasses the basics of all you need to know to be a professional florist.
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 will learn how to differentiate between different design styles including organic, classic and modern. 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.