Where do you begin??

I was just like you until I began to take floral classes....creative, artistic...my passion was set on fire with floral design!

I am here today to tell you that floral design is for everyone!!

This changed my life & career path. My passion is stronger today....it wasn't always easy....but with practice everyday it became easier and prettier as well.

Compliments and sales for my floral designs also increased. I became a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers in 1992. What is AIFD?? A non profit organization dedicated to promoting the art of floral design as a professional career.

Then I found the best reward was sharing.... everything that was shared by my mentors and teachers!! How lucky I was to learn so many things about floral design.

Until today did you feel there is more to floral design & not finding the right information??? Join a class at the flower classroom...answers to all the questions in EVERY class.

No worries....all you have to do is begin. Classes for everyone, every month, convient times...

I provide: quality content
quality FLOWERS
quality design skills= a floral artist

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD CFD
floral artist & teacher

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pantone Webinar


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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Arizona Grown Artichokes ~~ Mayesh


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Written by: Ali Dahlson 
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If you love artichokes as much as I do, you'll love this awesome post about locally grown Arizona artichokes! When Sabrina saw these beauties in our Phoenix cooler, she couldn't not learn more. Keep reading to find out what she discovered!
Guest Blogger: Sabrina Mesa
When you think of Arizona this is usually what people think about…
Cacti, cacti everywhere!! Most people are pretty surprised that Arizona is more than just cacti and dirt. The Arizona desert is actually a very diverse ecosystem with more than just prickly plants. According to the National Park Service:
The Sonoran Desert is thought to have the greatest species diversity of any desert in North America, and that diversity occurs over relatively fine spatial scales. The Sonoran Desert is home to at least 60 species of mammals, more than 350 bird species, 20 amphibians, some 100 reptiles, and about 30 species of native fish. More than 2,000 species of plants have been identified in the Sonoran Desert…
I am an Arizona native and I cannot believe that all these years Arizona can still surprise me. The biggest surprise came when I went to visit our Phoenix branch. In their cooler I saw these beauties:
This is one stem of an Artichoke Blossom. ONE stem with four massive artichokes!! I could not believe my eyes. The bloom was so large and the color of the artichoke leaves were such a beautiful shade of purple. As I looked at the rest of the inventory I noticed most of the stems were just as large and just as impressive.
Where did all these artichokes come from? I finally went into the office and asked the buyer and she was like “They are locally grown.” WHAT??????!!!! No way!! I kept telling her that there is no way those massive artichokes were grown in Arizona. Of course I was wrong and boy oh boy I was happy to be wrong. Check these out… 
Not only are they locally grown but they are organic as well. The farmer uses only lady bugs as a means to keep the bad bugs away. What a great find! The farmer is an Italian born gentleman who is as passionate about his crop as the artichokes are large. He stopped by and gave me a little background. He said that he started out in Mexico with artichokes and asparagus, but the artichokes didn't do as well as he had hoped. He moved his crop to Phoenix, and lo and behold the soil gave him a big vibrant crop! He said that the soil in Arizona is by far the largest success factor.
From now on hopefully you all think of Artichokes and Cacti when you think of Arizona. They are both pretty great but one is a little easier to work into an arrangement ;)

About The Author

Ali Dahlson - (Seattle, Washington)

Coming from a background in interior design, I'm trying my hand at flowers, and will be spending the next year learning the ins & outs of the business. I will be sharing my experiences as the new kid on the block, hoping to inspire other young, aspiring floral designers like myself. I grew up in the wholesale flower business, but hope to use my education and experience to eventually create a unique and innovative approach to floral design. Follow along for a blend of educational tid-bits, my thoughts & musings on the business, and a peek into my crazy journey into the world of flowers! #alitheflorist  

Friday, June 10, 2016

Floral Shoes and Handbag Class




Floral 
SHOES & HANDBAGS

Maximum 8 students  2016
10am to 1pm
                  
 6pm to 9pm




Overview

This class will explore designs in up-cycled shoes & handbags.  Make yours absolutely stunning.  We will be using fresh foliage’s that dry naturally with permanent materials, ribbons and accents.   Your choice of design style….   

Objectives

You will design with fresh & silk flowers executing new design techniques.  Just add your creative touch.
·       Bring a pair of shoes
·       Bring a small handbag/flat bottom

 





Handbag & Shoes can be selected from your favorite thrift store or  closet.





































Materials

Fresh foliage’s and silk flowers will be provided for the design. 
Flower selection will be seasonal and all wire, tape, glue, etc. will be provided.

Class Registration

 
To register for this class:
Registration & ALL Class Materials
Students bring shoes & handbags
                    $80.00
This amount is due in full to reserve your design table.  Payments can be made with any credit card or with Pay Pal.  Copy and paste this link in your browser for payment.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FK3NYWA56TN5U


Cancelation of your space in the class is allowed up to 14 days before class for a full refund.  After that a credit will be applied for classes in the future.
If you have any questions drop me a line…
flowerclassroom@gmail.com






It's our 4th Birthday...Let's Celebrate

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HAPPY
4th BIRTHDAY
TO US!!

  Hey there, it's our  4th birthday !! 
       I wanted to send YOU a little something special.

Save $300 on the Summer/Fall                                Explore Floral Design Classes

This Sale ends July 4th

Email to register and take advantage of this special  class pricing.

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thanks for helping me celebrate 4 years in the flower classroom!  Can't wait to meet you!!

Christina Burton-Fox   AIFD
floral artist & instructor

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