Floral Design Classes

Learn the art of floral design and flower arranging through hands-on workshops and demonstrations.  Courses include traditional and modern styles of floral art and instruction in a variety of settings, ranging from step-by-step classes to sophisticated workshops and programs.

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Class Schedule
December-April 2018

Making “Fairy Houses” with Dried Natural Materials | December 2 Morning, December 2 Afternoon, December 3 Afternoon CANCELLED

Learn what goes into these unique creations and make one of your own to take home, under the guidance of horticulturist Shannon Smith and volunteer Debbie Guckert.  Adults and adult/child groups  (children 5 years old and up; no more than two children per accompanying adult) create one house.


Fresh Wreaths with Natural Materials | December 11

Use fresh greens and sturdy florist materials to liven up a pre-made fresh wreath.  Embellish with a variety of decorations, and choose from attractive ribbons to finish off your design. Instructor: Mimi Cassick


Fresh Swags for Indoors or Out | December 18

Use fresh greens and sturdy florist materials to create a swag that can double as a door decoration or centerpiece.  Embellish with a variety of decorations, and choose from attractive ribbons to finish off your design. Instructor: Mimi Cassick


Basic Floral Design, Part 1 | January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 OR January 25, February 1, 8, 22, March 1

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity.  This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals.   Instructor: Mimi Cassick


Lunchtime Lecture: Tropicals for Winter with David Pippin | February 22

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 and some bright tropicals to add a welcome dash of warmth.  Includes lecture/demonstration and a buffet lunch.


Basic Floral Design, Part 2 | February 27, March 6, 20, 27, April 3

This class continues Mimi Cassick’s beginning class: expand your knowledge of composition, cut flower preparation, and mechanics for various types of arrangements.


Gardens Indoors: Dish Gardens with Succulents | February 28

Use sand, rocks, and succulents to create a dish garden that will remind you of warmer climes during winter! Also learn unusual ways to incorporate favorite houseplants into interior mini-scapes.  Instructor: Laura Ann Brooks

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