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.
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 three-day course, students learn the full process of creating the overall floral design for a wedding. They begin with making storyboards, receive instruction in conducting consultations and creating proposals, learn how to purchase floral products and the wrap it all up by creating the mock-execution of the event’s designs. Each student is required to develop their own wedding floral designs based on specific client requests and finishes with a mockup table decor and presentation to the “client.” This is a great opportunity for students to practice event production with specific client requests, budgets and of course, flowers.
Our Event Design Series is taught by Executive Director Calvert Crary and the talented Owner & Creative Director of Lilla Bello, Toby Kassoy.