Just for fun

Workshops

• For the floral enthusiast
• No experience necessary 
• In our studio & at fabulous venues 
Includes all the materials, instruction & refreshments 

Our floral workshops are just so darn much fun ! & require no experience ! (Worth noting – we have never sent anything ugly home @ LOL)

We offer these throughout the year – and cover topics seasonally. So in mid winter expect to be creating Potted Bulb arrangements, Pussy Willow Wreaths etc. Mother’s Day planters, floral crowns & front door baskets, Summer – culinary herbs, Autumn dried flowers, Holiday greens – well you get the picture! 

Some of our workshops can be grouped together to earn a Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate – see info on this under “Classes”

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

THURSDAY JUNE 25
SUNDAY JUNE 28

Pressed Flowers 

This is really fun ! Start with this Pressed Flower Kit (yours to take home) – and create your own floral & foliage art – page by page – to take home. Wait a week or so for the flowers to dry/press & then you can frame them. We also love to make greeting cards, gift tags – or even slip a flower into a book or other gift. (the kits on their own are for sale in our Studio Gift Shop – $45

But ! Wait ! There is more ! In Praise of Pansies

Bring your own little Tupperware to take home candied pansies with violet sugar.
Bring your own oversized white-shirt onto which we will stamp pansies.

Two dates (additional dates TBA):
Thursday June 25 7:00 pm
Sunday June 28, 2:00 pm
$75 includes instruction, press kit,  and flowers.

The date doesn’t work ?

No worries ! Grab a Gaggle of pals
and we can create your own private workshop – limit 6 friends

Wednesday July 8
Date this fall TBA

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 ! 

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”

wednesday july 15
fall date tba

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 101Almost 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)

6:30pm to 9:00pm 
$195 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

WEDNESDAY JULY 22
fall date tba

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 evenings 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 

wreath
wreath making kit
WEDNESDAY JULY 26

Eucalyptus Wreath

Sunday July 26th 2:00pm to 2:00pm

$125 includes: instruction, eucalyptus & “wreath kit”
(including the cool clipper scissors we sell in our gift shop @ $65, copper base, copper wire etc)
Limit 6 students

 

wednesday july 29
fall date tba

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.

Wednesday evenings – 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

wednesday august5
fall date tba

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 evenings – 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

sunday august 9

French Wire Basket Floral Workshop

Sunday August 9th – 2:00 to 4:00


This is a very interesting “foamless” technique to arrange fresh cut flowers!


You can choose a soft pink & white, orange & peach or all whites colour palette. 
Also select a round or oval wire basket.


$95 includes: instruction, flowers, Wire basket & other supplies.
Limit 6 students

babys breath
thursday august 16th

Baby’s Breath Boa Workshop

Thursday evening August 16th – 7:00pm to 8:30pm-ish

Who want to make a Baby’s Breath Boa? (aka – a garland) & it dries to become an everlasting! Fun photo ops ! & at home looks great on a fireplace, over a hutch or bed post.

$95 includes: instruction, Baby’s Breath & supplies.
Limit 6 students

wednesday august 19
fall date tba

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 evenings  – 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

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26
date this fall tba

Enchanted Garden

Inspired by a wedding we created last summer for a special Langdon Hall Bride, we will be designing bouquets, boutonnieres & grand-scale decoratives made entirely with foliage.
6:30 to 9:00 ish

$295 includes all the flowers, the tall vase, instruction & light refreshments
or..
Earn your Advanced Floristry Certificate with all four evenings – $1095

WEDNESDAY september 2
date this fall tba

Florals from the Roaring Twenties

Can you believe it has been 100 years since the last roaring twenties ? Tonight we will be paying tribute to this ! Think NYC 1920’s style – glam & glitz!
We will be creating bouquets, floral hair pieces & tall, overflowing floral decoratives.

6:30 to 9:00 ish
$295 includes all the flowers,  instruction & light refreshments
or..
Earn your Advanced Florsitry Certificate with all four evenings – $1095

WEDNESDAY september 9
fall date tba

1950’s Floral Style

A Return to Grace – 1950’s floral style – think Grace Kelly !
Featuring old-style floral techniques using tiny flowers like stephanotis – Elaine learned from her Mother.
You’ll create the tiny stephanotis bouquet, a floral cuff & a boutonniere
(the tiny bouquet is very intricate and takes a long time to create)

6:30 to 9:00 ish
$295 includes all the flowers, instruction & light refreshments
or..
Earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate in Advanced Floristry with all four evenings – $1095

wednesday september 16
fall date tba

Boho-style Dried Flowers

A super big trend this year ! Dried Flowers, Grasses, mixed with beautiful fresh cuts – a real trend you want to learn and from a Master in Dried Floral Everlastings ! You will design a bouquet, boutonniere & a centrepiece.
Elaine is a bit of an expert on Dried Flowers – and this class will also include how to dry your own flowers using various techniques & timing – timing is super important for drying flowers.

You will even take home a drying rack !

Tuesday evenings – 6:30 to 9:00 ish
$395 includes all the dried flowers, drying rack, instruction & light refreshments
or..
Earn your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate in Advanced Floristry with all four evenings – $1095

WednesdayS-MONTHLY

Plants & Pints

Check back soon for upcoming Plants & Pints! Here’s what you missed in February:

This is going to be fun – a great night out with friends ! The first in our series of evening workshops at Four Fathers Brewing in Hespeler (wait till you see this really cool venue).

You’ll be planting up a “Faux” twig nest with moss, quail eggs & early spring bulbs – forced and ready to grow & bloom – so cheery in a grey month ! 

The evening also includes a pint & a chaceutrie board (yummy) ! 

Once the world settles from our current health crisis – we will be starting these up again ! 

 $75 pp or $125 for two friends 

includes the planter, pint and refreshments 

new date tba

Mother’s Day Warm-Up

Four Fathers Brewing – Hespeler
I know, I know, there is some humour in being at Four Fathers for a Mother’s Day event!
This is actually the Sunday before Mother’s Day !
Enjoy a light Brunch & a demo by our Floral Design Team on early spring flowers!
Then you’ll design a fab floral crown (cool photo op) & select to create either a spring twig wreath
or…
a little spring basket of flowers

This was to be on Sunday May 3 – we will be offering this on a new date as soon as the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted – so no worries – you can still enjoy this very fun day 11:00 to 2:30 ish
$125 pp or $195 for two friends

(we are offering a new date but not refunds) 
includes your floral crown, wreath or basket, instruction & brunch

new date tba

Huge French Market Bouquet

Mother’s Day Floral Extravaganza & Brunch
at the amazing new Tapestry Hall in the Gaslight District !

How exciting ! Bring Mom or a friend and enjoy an amazing setting with a giant floral display !
Our Design Team will be sharing secrets to creating wonderful early spring planters – for both indoors & out ( you can purchase these on the spot)

Enjoy a scrumptious lunch in an breathtaking setting !

& create your own spring bouquet to take home – from our French Market Cart
(our guess is this will sell out fast – so don’t think too long !)

This was to be on May 10th – we will be offering a new date once the Covid 19 resctrictions are lifted -so you can still enjoy this very fun day! 

$125 pp or $195 for two friends
includes Huge French Market Bouquet, instruction, Floral Demo & brunch

We are offering a new date – but not refunds.