It is with great anticipation and excitement to announce our first annual trip to Japan! Traveling to Tokyo, Takayama and Kyoto, we will explore the rich culture of Japan from the busy cities to the quiet countryside. Highlights include a trip to the Ota Flower Market to discover the incredible Japanese blooms, historic gardens of Tokyo, traditional tea ceremonies, a stay in a historic ryokan, and private tours of Kyoto and Takayama!
The language of perfumery is vast offering an abundance of oils and fragrances to create the ever-growing vocabulary of perfumery. At the heart of this creative process is the perfumer’s organ, or library of raw ingredients is the essential foundation for all perfumers. Similar to the words on the page or notes to the song, this collection of elements are manipulated, composed and combined create a new scent or perfume. Each time a perfumer approaches their library a new composition is unlocked.
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!