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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 !

4 Wednesday Evenings, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm:

Winter Session: Starts Feb 21, 2024

Spring Session: Starts June 5, 2024

Fall Session: Starts September 18, 2024

$1595 investment for the full 4 weeks

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

You will need to purchase your own Florist Scissors we offer students our Chunky Scissors for $39.99 (reg $45)

Floral Artistry 101 is an introductory programme.
We cover all the Floral Arts basics:                          

Learn how to create miniature flower arrangements, boutonnieres, corsages…

You’ll also create florals for children! Floral Crowns, Tussy Mussies etc. …

Of course – our signature, drop-dead-gorgeous garlands… Table-top centrepieces …

and last but not least, Breath-taking Bouquets!

Once you’ve completed all four weeks – you will receive your Cambridge School of Flowers Certificate  (highly recognized in the industry).

Many of our Grads have secured employment in the industry – some even opening their own successful business!  Many are published ! – Like the front cover of Wedding Bells Magazine (makes Elaine proud to say)

week one

Miniature Flowers 

This is an introductory class on designing flowers on a miniature scale & includes floral arranging in tiny vases, flowers for special people at special events & weddings: Mothers, Fathers, Groomsmen, Prom, Grad etc. – Boutonnieres, Corsages, a Flower Crown & other magical things…

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, a sweet little bouquet & a fun flower crown. This is going to be fun !

week two

Floral Decoratives & Centrepieces

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

Classic structured centrepieces, tables scapes & 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 – hand-crafted stone (one of Elaine’ s favs) or a glass compote – get out your camera – this is for sure Pinterest-worthy!

WEek three

Gorgeous Garlands & Urns

Hand-woven Garlands – is our 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 as well a larger floral set in a garden urn – so tonight is all about flowers on a larger scale.

Staging is a big part of getting this look right – so we will be placing on tables, archways & fireplace mantels! 

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

Get your camera out !

week four

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.

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