This series of classes is intended for beginning-level students who have an interest in learning foundation level skills in floral design. Skills include how to correctly handle and care for flowers, how to use a floral knife and clippers, and when, and the conditioning of flowers for optimal vase-life longevity. This series teaches simple, high-end designs that highlight the flowers’ most beautiful and unique characteristics. Once learned, these designs can be recreated at home again and again using a variety of different flowers and materials.
After learning the basic floristry techniques in the Introduction Series, the Intermediate Series will introduce the next level of floral design skills and techniques including purchasing flowers and building recipes. The prerequisite for this program is the Introduction Series. Students will be expected to have a basic knowledge of flora design and floristry skills such as using the tools and conditioning flowers.
Our most popular Foundation Level course, the 5-Day Intensive Series combines both the Introductory and Intermediate classes into a one-week course that makes up Classes 1-9.
This series gives the student a mastery of nine different designs, as well as a buying trip to New York’s wholesale flower market on West 28th St. Each successive class strengthens previously learned skills and techniques and it builds to a comprehensive understanding of the industry’s best practices.
The Advanced Design Series follows the Intensive Series where students learn more advanced techniques, and begin to develop their own style of floral design. Students will learn four new design mechanics and will learn how to differentiate between different design styles including organic, classic and modern. Each student will also be responsible for creating a concept and design, picking their own color palette for each instructional technique, and selecting their own flowers to best fit their concept.
Our Advanced Wedding Series focuses on advanced skills for the wedding market. It presupposes knowledge of certain techniques such as proper flower processing, basic arranging and familiarity with the florist’s knife, as gained through FSNY’s Intensive Series. The Wedding Series includes step-by-step instruction of five wedding-specific design skills including: hand-wiring individual flowers for boutonnieres and head wreaths, a cascading bridal bouquet using hand-wiring techniques; large scale designs for ceremony decor; elevated centerpiece designs for the reception and the decoration of a Chuppah and flowering arch. Our students walk away from the Advanced Wedding Series with a great understanding of the most important wedding mechanics and designs!
Learn the power of botanical oils and create a custom face oil with Michelle Gagnon to nourish and heal summertime skin. This class will explore why it is important to treat your skin naturally, and how essential oils play such an imperative role in not only healthy glowing skin, but mind, body and soul.
In this class, each student will begin with a signature Buunch vase and learn how to build a design inspired by the vessel. Each student will create an arrangement incorporating the principles and style of the Buunch method. Each student will also learn how to use a flower frog, the sustainable mechanic over floral foam, and take home a beautiful Buunch arrangement and vessel.
In this class, students will learn Olivier’s signature style of design intertwining branches and leaves with the structural elements of the container. Each student will take home a beautiful, architectural design to take home.