Monthly Archives: February 2015

Christian Tortu:Spring Flowers-February 7, 2015

On another cold, bleak, Saturday morning in February, we brought spring inside FlowerSchool New York with a Master class taught by Christian Tortu. Although Master classes are open to anyone, skilled or not, Christian’s classes tend to attract many people who are budding artists themselves. ‘Artists teaching artists’ is a beguiling concept and the artists… Read more »

Christian Tortu: Setting Up Shop, Window Design-February 6, 2015

When Christian Tortu was in New York in February we decided to have a class that would help students understand how to set up a retail shop according to his particular aesthetic. Christian has had flower shops around the world, most famously Takashimaya on Fifth Avenue, as well as in Paris, Milan and Tokyo. We… Read more »

Christian Tortu-Setting Up Shop, The Arrangement-February 6, 2015

Christian finished up his ‘Setting Up Shop’ class with a quitessential Christian Tortu design using clear tubes and flowers as only Monsieur Tortu can do! Using a clear cylinder vase filled with Aralia and Magnolia leaves to hold the tubes in place, he created an airy and springy design in classic whites and greens. The… Read more »

Christian Tortu: Centerpiece Design-February 5, 2015

Christian kicked off his February classes with a day long Wedding Workshop.  We got the day started creating a garden with a taller cylindrical vase in a low, twelve-inch glass cylindrical container using a base of wheatgrass lined with magnolia and variegated ti leaves. This is one of Christian’s classic natural looks and is quite… Read more »

Christian Tortu: Creating A Bridal Bouquet-February 5, 2015

Christian challenged us to make a hand-tied white wedding bouquet wrapped in tulle in his February 5th Wedding Workshop.  We used Clooney Ranunculus, Tibet Roses, Alabaster Garden Roses, white Lilac and Maidenhair Fern in order to create a white fantasy pulled from the famed painting called The Lovers by Rene Magritte (click here to view… Read more »

FSNY's Fifth Graduating Class-Feb 17th!

FlowerSchool New York is pleased to present our Winter 2015 Graduates! We have twelve, professionally trained alums traveling out into the world! Four weeks of intensive classroom study and a 50 hour internship under their belts have prepared our students to work in flower shops or studios of their choosing, with two interns securing positions… Read more »

Small Blooms with Matthew Robbins-Apr 9th!

This class will focus on those small, exquisite flowers including Tweedia, Tender, delicate miniature Roses, miniature Tulips, miniature Daffodils and other delicate spring blooms that Matthew likes to work with. Learn from this genius of detail as he pairs each bouquet with its own perfect vase. 

My Funny Valentine with Oscar Mora-February 12, 2014

Romance was the theme for Oscar Mora’s, “My Funny Valentine,” class just before Valentine’s Day. With his magenta sweater and matching Cymbidium orchids mixed with roses and camellia leaves, he taught a class that was funny, riveting, and fun all at the same time. The design was done in a tall black glass container that… Read more »

The Rites of Spring with Lewis Miller-Feb 26th!

“There is no time in the flower market when all the spring flowers are in greater proliferation than in late February.” – Lewis MillerHowever cold it may be outside, the flowers we will work with will warm your heart and soul as your create a design from this poet of flowers. In this class allow Lewis… Read more »

FSNY Interns in full Valentines Swing at Renny&Reed NY!

FSNY’s Winter Professional Program Interns are receiving the best real-world training as they are in full-swing Valentines preparation at Renny&Reed New York. Under the best tutelage at R&R’s celebrated Park Avenue shop, our Interns are gaining top notch parctical experience on one of the busiest days a florist knows. The shop is beautiful as always,… Read more »