Monthly Archives: February 2016

An All White Winter Wedding with Shane Connolly-February 16, 2016

For those of us who admired Kate Middleton’s bridal bouquet from her wedding to Prince William, Shane Connolly’s White Wedding class was a delight. We were able to recreate a bouquet similar to hers, delicate and detailed, under the watchful eye of the designer who designed the original. We only lacked Westminster Abbey and Lily… Read more »

Winter 2016 Professional Program Graduates!

We are pleased to present our Winter 2016 Graduating Class! What a great six weeks we’ve had! They all arrived with a passion for flowers and a hunger to learn the world of floristry. After four weeks of classroom training and a fifty hour internship, we know they are ready to go out into the… Read more »

The Art of Flowers Series: Sullivan Owen Interprets Degas-Mar 10th!

We are thrilled to have Sullivan Owen interpret Edgar Degas in our popular ‘The Art of Flowers Series.’ Over half of Degas’ paintings depict dancers as do many of his sculptures. The lines of his drawings often capture the dancers in unusual and abstract positions, which Sullivan Owen will reflect in her work with branches…. Read more »

Beginner's Open Studio-Mar22nd!

Beginners Open Studio is for students who are interested in floral design and want to try working with flowers. This studio class provides the opportunity to create a beautiful, seasonal arrangement while learning some tips and tricks of design. This is a great way to introduce yourself to FlowerSchool New York and dip your toe… Read more »

Flowers in the Romantic Garden Style with Laura Dowling-February 4, 2016

On a cold, grey February evening FlowerSchool New York was warmed with the delightful presence of Laura Dowling and her warm choice of flowers in hues of purples and greens. In her class she created a bountiful arrangement of flowers that truly looked as if they had just been picked in a French garden in… Read more »

The Art of Flowers Series: Shane Connolly Interprets JMW Turner-Feb 18th!

Turner was considered by many to be the greatest landscape artist of the 19th century. His luminous and atmospheric paintings and watercolors anticipated the French Impressionists in breaking down ordinary, conventional forms of representation. In this class, Shane Connolly will not seek to make a representation of a Turner landscape, but will capture the mood, the… Read more »

A Dinner Table from Downton Abbey with Shane Connolly-Feb 17th!

Honored with a Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales since 2006, who better than Shane Connolly to reconstruct a table in the style of the Edwardian Downton Abbey era. In this all-day workshop Shane will review the specifics of designing and setting a formal dinner party harking back to this historic era. From seating,… Read more »

Bringing The White House Style Home with Laura Dowling-February 3, 2016

What a treat our, “Bringing the White House Style Home,” class with Laura Dowling was! Laura shared with us her tips on entertaining from intimate dinners to large state dinners, from lunches for dignitaries to family Easter suppers. She shared her knowledge of having worked on several thousand events at the Obama White House and… Read more »

Event Design Series with Meredith Perez of Belle Fleur-January 20-22, 2016

We completed another beautiful Event Design Series with Meredith Perez of Belle Fleur and our Winter Professional Program students at the end of January. The couse began with Meredith’s inspring lecture the first day detailing all the specifics of running a floral event design business. The students shopped for and designed their “weddings” the second day, with… Read more »