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Floral Artistry 101

Thinking of a career change? Floral enthusiast?

Here is your opportunity to learn from one of the country’s best !

FALL SESSION: September 13 – October 18 (2022)
WINTER SESSION: February 7 – March 14 (2023)
SPRING SESSION: May 2 – June 6 (2023)

Tuesday Evenings – 6:30pm – 9:00pm

$1595 investment for the full 6 weeks (regular price)

Includes all the materials, flowers (of course) instruction, and ingredients for your starter Florist Kit

oh ! & a welcoming glass of wine each week

You will need to purchase your own Florist Scissors – we offer students our Joyce Chen Scissors for $49.99 (reg $65)

Floral Artistry 101 is an introductory programme.

We cover all 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!

You can also sign up for individual classes – but the best price is when you buy the package of all six.

Floral Artistry 101 is offered several times each year – which gives you the option of picking up a few classes here and there.

For example: purchase the package price – but then break up the sessions – attend 3 in the fall – 3 in the winter (or something like that)

You’ll earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate when you complete the full programme (highly recognized in the industry).

Many of our Grads have secured employment in the industry – some even opening their own successful business!

And many are published !

Like the front cover of Wedding Bells Magazine (makes Elaine proud to say)

This is hosted at 13 Local Food & Beverage to allow for appropriate social distancing (Thx Matt !) & includes a glass of wine each evening.

You can come by early – make a reservation for dinner !

Further details: visit website

week one

Miniature Flowers 

Fall Session: Tuesday September 13
6:30 to 9:30 ish

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”

Miniatures 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 !

6:30pm to 9:00pm
$155 for this week or ..
$1595 for the six week package & earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate in “Floral Artistry 101”

week tw0

Flowers for Children

Fall Session: September 20
6:30 to 9:30 ish

Do you have a fond memory of playing with flowers as a child? Perhaps picking daisies or dandelions? Maybe a particular floral scent that takes you back in time?

Tonight let’s bring out that inner child! Elaine will demonstrate a number of sweet little flower designs – (including a mini rose pommander)!

& then you’ll  design a pretty Tussy Mussie, a Daisy Chain & 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 – & makes for a great photo op! (so bring your camera)

$195 includes all the flowers, materials, instruction & a glass of wine
or ..
$1595 for the six week package & earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate in Floral Artistry 101

WEek three

Gorgeous Garlands

Fall Session: Tuesday September 27
6:30 to 9:30 ish

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 Elaine will offer tips on how to make a variety of ropings, swags & garlands.

& you will create your own 10ft garland to take home.

$395 includes all the foliage, materials, instruction & a glass of wine
or ..
$1595 for the six week package & earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate

week four

Large Scale Florals

Fall Session: Tuesday October 4
6:30 to 9:30 ish

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.

$395 includes all the foliage, materials, instruction & a glass of wine
or ..
$1595 for the six week package & earn your Cambridge School of Flowers certificate in Floral Artistry 101

week five

Floral Decoratives & Centrepieces

Fall Session: Tuesday Oct 11
6:30 to 9:30 ish

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

$395 includes all the foliage, materials, instruction & a glass of wine

or ..

$1595 for the six week package & earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate in Floral Artistry 101

week six

Breathtaking Bouquets

Fall Session: Tuesday October 18
6:30 to 9:30 ish

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

$495 includes all the foliage, materials, instruction & a glass of wine
or ..
$1595 for the six week package & earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate in Floral Artistry 101