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.

Classes are offered in-person, as synchronous (live) online programs, or using hybrid methods with both in-person and virtual content. Class delivery methods are denoted next to each listing as VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, or HYBRID.

Class Schedule January – April 2024

Basic Floral Design, Part 2 | January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6 IN-PERSON

In this course, participants will explore the elements and principles of design and floral techniques such as focal area, grouping and basing with floral designer Mimi Cassick. In each step-by-step class, you will create designs including an asymmetrical design, a contemporary spray, a crescent-shaped design, a horizontal centerpiece and a naturalistic landscape design.

NEW! Sustainable Design Floral Centerpiece | February 8, 10 am OR February 8, 1 pm IN-PERSON

If you’re trying to be more environmentally friendly in your flower arranging, this is the workshop for you! Floral designer David Pippin will discuss various techniques for arranging without floral foam. Participants will create an open, airy centerpiece using chicken wire as the mechanics/base in their container.  

Basic Floral Design, Part 1 | February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19 OR March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 IN-PERSON 

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

NEW! Locally Grown Dried Flower Spring Wreath | February 29 IN-PERSON

Create a one-of-a-kind spring dried flower wreath to showcase your creativity! Designer Conner Parrish of Blossoming Roots Flower Farm will guide you in using dried flower material from the farm to create a base wreath on a grapevine form. You’ll add a variety of distinct spring dried flowers and various seasonal decorations. 

Tropical Paradise: Designing with Tropicals | March 28 IN-PERSON 

Designer 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. At the end of the workshop, take your own tropical paradise home with you. 

NEW! Floral Chic: DIY Boutonnieres & Corsages | April 4 IN-PERSON

Floral designer Grace Moody will help you expand your skills beyond the basics of boutonniere and corsage crafting and delve into the art of creating contemporary floral wearables. You will learn how to design and make sophisticated floral boutonniere pocket squares and corsage cuffs. 

NEW! Spring Floral Tablescape | April 19 IN-PERSON

Design a fresh floral tablescape to adorn your dining room table with designer Betty Ann Galway. While having fun designing, you will learn principles and elements of floral design, gaining an understanding of why components are chosen and how their placement creates a pleasing design. Betty Ann will share “tricks of the trade,” so you learn how to set any arrangement up for success in stability and longevity. 

Wedding Floral Design | April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28 IN-PERSON

Make a wedding truly unique by creating your own floral decorations! Floral designer Mimi Cassick will cover the basic types of wedding arrangements from centerpieces to altar pieces and bouquets with tips for keeping your creations fresh for the big day.

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