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Introduction to Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching, AIFD, CF
Member $1,250; Non-Member $1,500 (Includes all flowers/supplies, fees are non-refundable)
Next Class Date: August 2 -6 (Monday – Friday)  Time: 9am – 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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“Smart” Designing with Permanent Botanicals

Instructors: Alice Waterous AIFD, CF, CFD, PFCI
Cost: Member $399.00; Non-Member $499.00 (Includes all flowers/supplies, fees are non-refundable)
Class Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm 

Whether you have floral design experience or not, this class will guide you in working with Permanent Botanical materials. Alice has a wide range of experience working with “Faux Florals” and will demonstrate numerous design styles, techniques and tips aimed at making your work more realistic looking and easier to put together. First, she will demonstrate various types of designs showing you how to choose great components & share details pertaining to effective mechanics. Then, each student will receive materials to create three projects using the skills taught. You will design a wreath, a table design & a desk sized arrangement to take home.

Includes all flowers and supplies. Lunch on your own.  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

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Intermediate Floral Design (5-day course)

Instructor: Cindy Ching, AIFD, CF
Member $1,500; Non-Member $1,750 (Includes all flowers/supplies, fees are non-refundable)
Next Class Date: August 23 – 27 Time: 9am-5pm

This course builds upon the foundation of the basic 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 will still be welcome.)

The CF manual is the text for this course. You may purchase this manual at www.michiganfloral.org or call 517-575-0110. This 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 on your own. The limited course enrollment of 6 will ensure that each student receives personal attention.

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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Download the registration form.

Wedding Boot Camp!

When: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Time: 9:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Kennicott Brothers Co. 3945 Industrial Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46254
Instructors: Michelle Runyon AIFD, CFD & Jennifer Butcher

Invest in yourself and sail through weddings with efficiency and confidence after attending Wedding Boot Camp! From the first contact with the bride, consultation to setting up the event, we will walk you through different steps and scenarios. We will start the morning off with a classroom discussion of consultations, communicating with today’s bride, pricing, planning, flower ordering, care and handling of flowers, packing and transporting, setting up and more! Then we will assemble a whole wedding including corsages, boutonnieres, bouquets, ceremony flowers, such as an arch, pew/chair treatments, and move on the reception flowers with centerpieces and cake flowers. With 50 years combined experience, Michelle Runyon, AIFD and Jennifer Butcher, CFD will walk you through the whole process!

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

COST: $299.00 member $399.00 non-member (Includes all flowers/supplies)

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON – REFUNDABLE!

Class enrollment limited to 20

*Kennicott Brothers Co. will be offering a 15% off a single purchase of $150 or more of in stock items for
attendees. Excludes super saver and already discounted items.

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Visual Merchandising & Display!

When: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Where: Monarch Garden & Floral 317 East Mitchell St. Petoskey, Michigan 49770
Instructor: William Santos

If you your shop needs a little sprucing up or a total re-do this is the class for you. Learn the basics of Visual Merchandising. Optimize the presentation of your products. Showcase the services you offer. Make your store an experience your customers will love. The purpose of this class is to give you the tools to attract, engage, and motivate the customer towards making a purchase. Let your store do the selling for you! 8:30am-9:00am Coffee and social time, 9:00am-10:30am Basics of Visual Merchandising, 10:30am-12:00pm Setting the mood and creating an experience, 12:00pm-1:00 pm Lunch, 1:00pm-2:00pm Functional Workspace, 2:00pm-3:00pm Display to Impress, 3:00pm-3:15pm Coffee Break, 3:15pm – 4:15pm, Sources and tips to make it happen, 4:15pm-5:00pm Open Discussion and Q&A

COST: $125.00 member $200.00 non-member (Includes Refreshments and Materials)

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON – REFUNDABLE!

Class enrollment limited to 15

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Steps To Certification

Instructor: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF
Member $149, Non-Member $199 (Includes all flowers/supplies)
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cindy guides those who plan on becoming a Certified Florist. Tips on how to prepare for both the written and design portions of the test. Students will spend part of the day reviewing the written test and then work in the design room learning what is needed to pass the exam. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of what it takes to pass the prestigious CF exam.

Class will run from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm with a break for lunch. Lunch is on your own. 

Bring your own tools; ( pruners, knife, wire cutters, and scissors).

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON – REFUNDABLE!

Class enrollment limited to 6

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Download the registration form.

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 8-12, 2022  (Saturday – Wednesday) Time: 9am – 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

Click Here For Online Registration

Download the registration form.