Adult Education

Floral Design

 

Instruction on how to arrange flowers; from step-by-step classes to sophisticated workshops and programs. 

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Class Schedule December 2014 - April 2015
Designs for the Holidays and Beyond
| December 3                                                                                        

Discover new ideas and clever approaches with unusual materials for the Christmas holiday period.  Instructor: Laura Anne Brooks

Artificial Wreath Workshop
December 5 OR December 6                                                                                         

Join us for this fun and creative workshop to help you design and make your very own holiday wreath!

Making 'Fairy Houses' with Dried Natural Materials (Adult/Child)
December 6 OR December 13                                                                                                                                                          

Learn what goes into these unique creations and make one of your own to take home, under the guidance of horticulturist Shannon Smith and experienced staff and volunteers. For adults and their accompanying children (age 5 and up).

Making 'Fairy Houses' with Dried Natural Materials (Adults Only)
December 6                                                                                                                                                         

Learn what goes into these unique creations and make one of your own to take home, under the guidance of horticulturist Shannon Smith and experienced staff and volunteers. Adults are welcomed in this workshop.

Basic Floral Design, Part 1
| January 20, 22, 27, 29, February 3                                                                                       

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity. Instructor: Mimi Cassick

Modern European Floral Design
| February 17                                                                                      

Instructor Laura Anne Brooks demonstrates innovative techniques used in high-style European floral designs she observed on her recent trip to Europe.

Lunchtime Lecture: Snap Out of the Winter Doldrums
| February 18                                                                                      

David Pippin shows you how to liven up the short, cold days of winter by going “wild and crazy” with branches and foliage from the winter garden. 

Contemporary Floral Design Workshop Series  

Take one or all of these fun workshops on contemporary design with instructor Mimi Cassick.

NEW Contained
| February 19                                                                                     

Create a concentration of low, dense flowers in a design inviting viewers to explore it.

NEW Partitioned
| March 19                                                                                     

Learn how to achieve a modern look by dividing a composition into sections or compartments.

NEW Wired
| April 16                                                                                     

Decorative wire provides a plethora of ways to give new life to traditional flower arrangements.

Wedding Floral Design
| February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24                                                                                      

Instructor Mimi Cassick will cover the basic types of wedding arrangements from centerpieces to altar pieces, with tips for keeping your creations fresh for the big day.

Terrariums, Dish Gardens, and Pot-et-Fleur
| March 7                                                                                      

Instructor Laura Anne Brooks covers techniques for making these interior landscapes and strategies for changes to provide variety and seasonal color.

 

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