school of flowers

Floral Artistry 101

WINTER session starts January 13th to February 17

  •  $1095 investment ($895 when paid before November 30th) 
  • Includes materials, instruction and light refreshments
    Limited to 10 students (during COVID)
Thinking of a career change? Floral enthusiast? 
Floral Artistry 101 is an introductory programme to the Floral Arts basics.
You will learn how to create miniature flower arrangements, boutonnieres, corsages…
Grand Scale Floral Decoratives such as grand style urns, planters on pedestals, or for an archway…
You’ll also create florals for children at weddings!
Floral Crowns, Rose Pommanders, Tussy Mussies…
As well as our signature, drop-dead-gorgeous garlands… Table-top centrepieces (foamless)…
and last but not least, Breath-taking Bouquets!
 
Sign up for individual classes or all six classes for a special price. You’ll earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate when you complete the full programme.
Floral Artistry 101 is offered several times each year – which gives you the option of picking up a few classes here and there. 
Details for each week can also be found on FB under “Events” 

More Information
Questions? Ready to Book? elaine@cambridgeschoolofflowers.com

week one-July 15-or- Fall:october 14

Miniature Flowers 

This is an introductory class on designing flowers on a miniature scale & includes floral arranging in tiny vases as well – flowers for special people at special events & weddings: Mothers, Fathers, Groomsmen, Prom, Grad etc. – Boutonnieres, Corsages & other magical things… This is one of the classes you’ll need to complete to earn a certificate in Cambridge School of Flowers  “Floral Artistry101” These look like they ought to be easy – like a walk in the park – but they take a little know-how and some finesse! You’ll discover the how-to’s – from traditional boutonnieres to “garden-treasure-style” (pictured here), corsages – both wrist and pin as well as a new trend – nosegays for Mother-of-the-Bride – all French-braided with beautiful ribbons!

You will be taking home a variety of mini-items – including miniature flower arrangements designed in tiny containers. This is going to be fun ! 

July 15th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm 
$125 for this week or ..
$1095 for the six week package & earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate in “Floral Artistry 101”

week tw0-July 22-or-fall-october 21 

Flowers for Children

 Including – Children at Weddings! Rose Balls, Floral Crowns, Tussy Mussy… & is one of the classes you’ll need if you wish to complete ayour certificate in Floral Artistry 101. Almost everyone has fond memories of playing with flowers as a child. Picking daisies, nurturing a potted plant – Tonight let’s bring out that inner child! We’ll design a Tussy Mussie, a Rose Ball & of course a Fairy Crown !

The crowns are made of fresh flowers designed to dry to become a sweet little wreath- really fun to make – and fun to take photos! (so bring your camera)

July 22nd, 6:30pm to 9:00pm 
$125 includes all the flowers, materials, instruction & refreshments
or ..
$1095 for the six week package & earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate in Floral Artistry 101

WEek three- July 29-or-fall:october28

Gorgeous Garlands

Elaine’s signature item! 
It was while filming her TV Show “A Day in the Country” way back when, that Elaine learned how to make a garland by machine – kinda like a sewing machine – with a top & bobbin thread.

This inspired her to figure out how to do it by hand. It is now the number one feature for weddings – at the ceremony or best – at the head-table. It also looks great as a decorative for your home – fireplace, bannister or over a hutch.

Tonight you will learn how to make a variety of ropings, swags & garlands & you will make your own 10ft garland to take home. Check our Facebook page for an album dedicated to Garlands.
Wednesday, July 29th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm 
$195 includes all the foliage, materials, instruction & refreshments
or ..
$1095 for the six week package & earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate 

week four- august5-or-fall:november4

Large Scale Florals

We’ll be showing you lots of ideas for ceremony decor – large garden planters tarted up with seasonal flowers, pew swags (never liked that name), decoratives for pedestals, Floral for archways, – you get the picture.

 To take home – you will be making a beautiful Grand Floral Decorative (designed in an insert ready to pop into a Garden Urn) – as well a Floral Swag – suitable for chair decor & great on your front door !

This is one of the workshops required to earn you CSofF Certificate in Floral Artistry 101.

August 5, 6:30pm to 9:00pm 
$195 includes all the foliage, materials, instruction & refreshments
or ..
$1095 for the six week package & earn your Cambridge School of Flowers certificate in Floral Artistry 101

week five- August 19-or-fall:november 11

Floral Decoratives & Centrepieces

Get ready to rumble – we will be taking in a lot this evening! Tall overflowing

centrepieces, flirt bowls, pedestal vases, stone ware, & sweet hand-tied arrangements – we will be covering a lot of territory!

All with the seasons best flowers and foliage – who could resist! Tonight, you’ll be making a floral decorative in your choice of container – to create a “Flirt-bowl” foam-free arrangement (one of Elaine’ s favs) – get out your camera – this is for sure Pinterest-worthy!

This is one of the workshops required to earn you Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate in Floral Artistry 101

Wednesday, August 19th, – 6:30pm to 9:00pm 

$195 includes all the foliage, materials, instruction & refreshments

or ..

$1095 for the six week package & earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate in Floral Artistry 101

week six- August 26-or-fall:november 18

Breathtaking Bouquets

You’ll learn how to select, prepare & condition flowers.
You will start with a Tussy-Mussy (fancy name for a small Flower-girl size bouquet). You’ll learn how to tuck the flowers together “just so”, to create that Pinterest-worthy look! Having mastered that, you’ll then make 2 more floral bouquets – a traditional Dome-style & an intricate Garden-style (our most popular) one too! & for that finishing touch – you’ll learn how to French-braid with the seasons trendiest ribbons.

This is one of the workshops required to earn you Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate in Floral Artistry 101
Wednesday, August 26th,  – 6:30pm to 9:00pm 
$295 includes all the foliage, materials, instruction & refreshments
or ..
$1095 for the six week package & earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate in Floral Artistry 101