Professional Education Center

 

Introduction to Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching, AIFD, CF
Member $1,250; Non-Member $1,500 (Includes all flowers/supplies, fees are non-refundable)
Class Date: January 7 – 11, 2023 (Sat. – Wed.) 9am to 5pm

This comprehensive course will introduce beginning students to the exciting field of floral design. Principles and elements of design, proper mechanics of construction, care and handling of fresh materials and use of color are the focal points. For
those desiring to become a Certified Florist, this class is a great first step.

Time will be divided between lecture and hands-on design. All materials are included in the course fee and students will have a completed design to take home each day. Topics include: vase arrangements, symmetrical triangles, asymmetrical triangles, and horizontal centerpieces, round designs, hand-tied bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres.

The limited course enrollment of 6 will ensure that each student receives personal attention.

The class will meet from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day with a 45-minute break for lunch on your own. There are 36 hours of classroom instruction time. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no exams.

You must bring your own tools (pruner, scissor, and wire cutter). A floral knife will be provided.

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON – REFUNDABLE!

Class enrollment limited to 6

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Intermediate Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching, AIFD, CF
Member $1,500; Non-Member $1,750 (Includes all flowers/supplies, fees are non-refundable)
Class Date: January 18 – 22, 2023 (Wed. – Sun.) 9am to 5pm

This course builds upon the foundation of the Introduction to Floral design course. The focus will be on the information presented in the Certified Florist (CF) Manual with the goal of preparing students to take the CF examination.
Students who do not wish to take the CF exam are still welcome.
The CF manual is the text for this course. You may purchase this manual at www.greatlakesfloralassociation.org (Certified Florist tab in drop down under the Education tab) or call (517) 575-0110. The manual is recommended but not required. All other materials will be included in the registration fee.
Time will be divided between lecture and hands on design. A sample test will be given on each topic. Lecture topics include: care and handling of flowers and plants, product  identification, customer relations, sales, delivery, marketing, accounting, display, and intermediate floral design. Design topics include: vase arrangements, bridal bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and sympathy. Designs will incorporate the contemporary techniques of grouping, layering, basing, framing, and many more.
Each day you will take home your designs. There are 36 hours of classroom instruction. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no exams. Includes all flowers and supplies. Lunch is on your own each day.

The limited course enrollment of 6 will ensure that each student receives personal attention.

Bring your own tools (pruner, scissors, wire cutter, needle-nose pliers, and knife).

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON – REFUNDABLE!

Class enrollment limited to 6

Click Here For Online Registration

Download the registration form.