The Beginners Open Studios are for people interested in floral design who want to try working with flowers and learn some very helpful tips and tricks. This studio class provides the opportunity to create a beautiful, seasonal arrangement while learning professional design basics. This is a great way to introduce yourself to the world of floral design, and take your creation home with you!
In this three-day course, students learn the full process of creating the overall floral design for a wedding. Students begin with creating storyboards, receive instruction in conducting consultations and creating proposals, how to purchase floral product and finally, creating the mock-execution of the event’s designs. Each student is required to develop their own wedding floral designs based on specific client requests and finishes with a mockup table decor and presentation to the “client.” This is a great opportunity for students to practice event production with specific client requests, budgets and of course, flowers.
Welcome to the Flower Shop Series! This two-day series will take students through the workflow of running and owning a flower shop in a simulated environment. Our production management program is intended for students who are interested in working in a flower shop, wrapping orders beautifully for delivery, managing workflows and having an authentic flower shop design experience. If you are interested in working toward a career as a florist, while being coached by seasoned professionals, or just enjoy making beautiful, lush floral designs, then this two-day program is for you.
In this class students with work through the stages of planning a funeral using flowers as the medium to soothe and comfort the bereaved. Reviewing funeral traditions and treatments from around the world, this class will focus on the meaning of sympathy flowers in a non-cliched approach. Demonstrating how flowers can send a powerful message during a difficult time. Students will learn how to decorate a funeral wreath and casket spray using seasonal flowers.
Photographs of floral designs can often be the only record of a beautiful design or concept. In this workshop students will learn how to take a professional still life photo using a traditional SLR camera and their iPhone, as well as learn how good photos impacts marketing, branding and client outreach.
FlowerSchool New York will join Bunch of Flowers in Mexico City to teach our NYSED Wedding Design & Tablescaping Series and Advanced Design Series from November 5th – 8th, 2019. To register for these programs in Mexico City, email Bunch of Flowers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
FlowerSchool New York is pleased to announce our third travel trip to vibrant Mexico City in 2020! This year we students will experience a private workshop at Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul (while closed to the public), eat at one of the world’s best restaurants, Pujol, and sail the historic canals of Xochimilco in a traditional Trajinera!
FlowerSchool New York is pleased to announce our 10th annual trip to Holland! During this six-day excursion, led by Executive Director Calvert Crary, FlowerSchool participants will be immersed in the history and beauty of Dutch culture and florals with the Amsterdam cityscape and Aalsmeer countryside as our backdrops.
“Sophisticated parties call for equally sophisticated tables.” A good looking event does not just end with the flowers but includes a more cohesive, overall design aesthetic including the table linens, china, flatware, candles and décor.
In this two-day series students will visit the flower market, design flowers for the table, choose special linens and dramatic candles — all for the most festive table you have ever experienced. Setting the table is an art that takes on new meaning when seen through the sophisticated vision of Ariella Chezar, one of the most talented and sought after designers around.