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There is still time to sign up for either of these two upcoming 12-week floral design classes. These classes are for you if you are looking to learn the basics of floral design, take your beginning knowledge of floral design to the next level, or want to take a positive step towards reaching the goal of becoming a Certified Florist.  Each 12-week class gives you all the up-to-date information and hands-on experience you will need to become a more knowledgeable floral designer and will help you build a strong foundation for those studying to become a Certified Florist.


Introduction to Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF
Member $1,000 Non-Member $1,250
12 weeks of class Beginning April 27, 2016, until July 20, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This comprehensive course will introduce beginning students to the exciting field of floral design. Focus will be placed on the application of the principles and elements of design, proper mechanics of construction, care and handling of fresh materials and use of color. This class will be a great first step for those desiring to become a Certified Florist. Time will be divided between lecture and hands-on design. All materials are included in your course fee and you will have a completed floral design to take home each week. Topics include vase arrangements, symmetrical triangles, asymmetrical triangles, horizontal centerpieces, round designs, hand-tied bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres.

The class will meet for 12 weeks beginning April 27. There will be 36 hours of classroom instruction. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no exams. Limited course enrollment of 8 will ensure that each student receives personal attention.

Download the registration form.


Intermediate Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching, AIFD, CF
Member $1,000 Non-Member $1,250
12 weeks of class Beginning April 28, 2016, until July 21, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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 by downloading this form 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, 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 much more. Each week you will take home your designs.

The class will meet for 12 weeks beginning April 28. There will be 36 hours of classroom instruction. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no graded exams. Limited enrollment of 12 will ensure that each student receives personal attention.

Download the registration form.


Look forward to seeing you there…