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 2017

Making Fairy Houses with Dried Natural Materials:

Beginner Adult/Child Workshops | December 3 OR December 10

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.  In this session, adults and their accompanying children (children 5 years old and up; no more than two children per accompanying adult) create one house together.

Intermediate Workshops (Adults or Adult/Child Groups) | December 3 OR December 10

Seasoned crafters and fairy house veterans are welcomed in this class, which uses sturdier materials like balsa and plywood for houses and bases. No children under 10, please, and no more than two children per accompanying adult.

Fresh Wreath Decorations and Ideas | December 5

Learn ways to decorate a fresh holiday wreath for your home with fresh, dried, and artificial elements.  Learn tips and tricks to change out or refresh your wreath to last through the season.  Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

Basic Floral Design, Part 1 | January 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 OR February 21, 23, 28, March 2, 7

This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals.   Learn preparation techniques, how to create basic shapes, and how to prepare flowers for long-lasting arrangements.  Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

Escape from Winter: Terrariums and Dish Gardens | February 7

Use small water-loving plants like ferns and mosses to create a terrarium, or sand, rocks, and succulents in a dish garden.  Instructor: Laura Anne Brooks

Beginning Botany for Gardeners | February 22, March 1, 8, 22

Learn about the ‘secret life of plants’.  This class introduces you to the way plants make food, grow, and reproduce.

Floral Design with Tropicals | March 21, 28

Brighten up gray winter days with tropical flowers and greens. Instructor Mimi Cassick shows you how to create stunning, designs with these exotic materials.

Lunchtime Lecture: Say It with Color! | April 12

David Pippin shows you how to create a colorful arrangment by using hues of monochromatic colors to produce a sophisticated, subtle effect.

Basic Floral Design, Part 2 | April 25, 27, May 2, 4, 9 

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

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