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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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Friday, March 20, 2015

Explore Floral Design Advanced 5-Mondays begins April 13th




Explore Floral Design
Advanced  2015

Maximum of 8 students


5 class session rate  

 single day registration


Class from 9:30-5:30 -1 hour lunch



Overview

This class provides everything you need.  Flowers, containers, supplies, you will not take your designs apart and re-construct them.  Invest in yourself, learn new things, become more confident & become a productive floral designer.   This class is for the professional floral designer.  These classes will have a minimal lecture, handouts, and the hands on session are 6 hours in length. 

Objectives

We will explore 5 important areas of floral design.

·       April 13      Everyday designs
·       April 20       Large Scale designs
·       April 27     Wedding Bouquets
·       May 4      Tropical floral designs
     May 11    Flowers to wear

Class Pricing

If you are a graduate of the Explore Floral Design 10 or 12 day class your discount is reflected in pricing below.

·       All classes/5 sessions        (graduates) $825.00

·       Single day rate                  (graduates)   $165.00

·       All classes/ 5 sessions   (floral professional)  $ 1,250.00

·       Single day rate/  (floral professional)  $250 per day

Evaluation

A certificate of completion with is available for each single day registration or the 5-day session.


Materials

All materials are provided including tools.  We will use seasonal fresh flowers and the newest supplies that the industry offers.
You will take with you all designs, containers, flowers, etc. that you create in the classroom.

Payments

Payments can be made thru the pay pal links provided below.  Any credit card or a pay pal account will work.  These classes also can be used in the pay pal program (credit) in 6 payments if you qualify.
You may also pay by check
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·       5 sessions/graduates  $825.00
·       Single day/ graduates  $165.00

·       5 sessions /professional florist   $1,250.00
·       Single day/professional florist   $250.00
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Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

Spring is Here!

Fun table design for a spring table

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Explore Floral Design 12 Mondays ~~ Summer & Fall Session classes

Explore Floral Design              
12~Mondays 


Summer & Fall Session   

Maximum 8 students

84 class hours of hands on training

  9:30-5:30   1 hour lunch

Summer Session
June 1,8,15,22,29
July 6,13,20,27
August 3,10,17

Fall Session
September 14,21,28
October 5,12,19,26
November 2,9,16,23,30




Overview

This 12 day Exploration of Floral Design class will teach the basic principals of floral design, and so much more.  Each day will have a lecture & hands on designing. 

 Students will participate in the processing and handling of fresh flowers each day for the lab session. 

  The students will be trained to execute all basic forms of design to apply for a floral designer position.  This is a required class for job placement. 

 The class offers business information on pricing for profit, daily sales, floral delivery expenses, and bulk purchases for profitability, and so much more! 

 The students will have a final exam on materials covered during lectures.

  And every class day will be more fun than you can imagine and the amount of flowers to work with and industry information is fantastic!

FLOWERS are beautiful creations, the curiosity and enthusiasm for information on FLOWERS is contagious. 

 Take yourself somewhere new….to the Flower Classroom. 

 Learn to be a FLOWER expert.


This class enables you to become a FLOWER expert!   Having so much fun every class session.


Objectives
·       Introduction to design 
·       Color terms and theory
·        Processing and handling of fresh flowers 
·       Flower & Foliage identification
·       Hands on design of basic forms of    design
·       Techniques in design 
·       Wedding Bouquets 
·       Flowers to wear
·       Sympathy Tributes
·       Every day designs
·       Pricing of floral products
·       Salesmanship with FLOWERS
     Special Event Flowers
·       Handling Customer complaints
     Hiring the best employees
·       Tropical floral designs
·       Field trip to Floral Wholesalers
     Floral Terminology

Activities

Each student will have materials provided to execute all designs.  The classroom also has additional books, supplies and flowers for purchase.  This allows students to practice additional designs at home.
We will cover the Principles, Elements & Techniques of Design
·       Balance, Emphasis, Harmony, Proportion, Rhythm & Unity
·       Color, Form, Line, Space & Texture
·       Bailing, Banding, Binding, Bunching, Clustering, Detailing, Facing, Framing, Grouping, Hand Tying, Kubari, Lacing, Layering, Mirroring, Pave, Pillowing, Sequencing, Sheltering, Stacking, Terracing, Tufting, Veiling, Wrapping & Zoning.

Floral Design Tools

The Flower Classroom provides design tools, Notebook of Floral information, Color Wheel and a California Flower Selection guide, and other industry catalogs.
 Students should bring something for note   taking and a calculator.  The classroom has assorted tools available to use, new floral tools are available in the classroom to purchase. 

Evaluation

A certificate of completion of this class will be available with a passing grade on the final exam.
Students that have enrolled and passed the Explore Floral Design and wish to enroll in the Advanced Floral design class that follows will be given a discount on that class price when combining these 2 classes.

Christina Burton-Fox   AIFD   instructor



FLOWERS are beautiful creations.  The curiosity and enthusiasm for information about flowers is contagious.  Enroll in the Flower Classroom for the most up to date information….when the ordinary won’t do…take yourself somewhere new!







Materials

Fresh flowers, foliage’s and the containers will be provided for all the designs.  These designs are yours to take with you at the end of each class day. 

 You will not take apart your designs to execute the next floral design.

You will not work in teams to execute these designs.

Flower selection will be seasonal.  The classroom will have a wide selection of flowers to choose from for design execution.  You will have permanent materials and all wire, tape, glue, etc. will also be provided. 

Styles of Design
·      Botanical
·      Circular Mass
·      Formal Linear
·      Line-Mass
·      Triangular
·      Vegetative




Class Registration

84 hours classroom time

Registration & Class Materials for a                      12-day class 
             
  $1,864.50

This amount is due in full to reserve your design table.  Payment can be made with any major credit card or with Pay Pal. 

You can copy and paste this link for payment.  I will confirm your registration after the payment is received.

PayPal link for payment of Class
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BKXUGEZDLPERA

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.

 Call for more information.           913-708-2988







Students designs from previous classes



1st day of class...Welcome!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Florists Review Magazine Tip of the Week

March 16, 2015 

Tip of the Week
Florists Review Magazine

Make Spring Special

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This is great to see...a design I created for the magazine!  Brings back great memories of design time at Florists Review.
Friday marks the first day of spring, a long-awaited date for many across the nation who have endured frigid winter temperatures. Whether the weather in your area is mild and warm or still snowy, customers will be itching for the sights and scents of the season that your gorgeous inventory can bring.

How about throwing an impromptu “First Day of Spring” special Friday or sometime this week when your sales need a boost? Send a quick e-mail blast to your customer list, post simple outdoor signage or share the word on your favorite social media networks. A small percentage-off incentive or special on a particular flower variety you have in abundance will encourage your customers to make more “just because” purchases to celebrate the season and adorn their homes.



Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Florists Review Tip of the Week

March 9, 2015 
Florists Review Magazine             tip of the week

Boost Your Easter Orders

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With just a few weeks until Easter – Sunday, April 5 – have you been in touch with your local church contacts to ensure that you can fulfill all their sanctuary flower needs for the holiday?

Whether it is stately Easter lilies or other gorgeous spring blooms, remind your contacts of the seasonal and jubilant landscape you can create for their Easter services.

Keeping a list of local clergy and church office staff is helpful in making these contacts. Throughout the year, as you work on weddings, you can continue to build this list.



Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Here is what we have been creating in the classroom!!


These are designs we have been learning to create.  Symetrical & Asymetrical, one sided and two sided.  The students are doing a fantastic job learning these stem placements!!









 These designs below are by the students....great job ladies!!











 My sample/demo design


 The beauty of a foliage design....


Women's Day is Today!!

Today is the perfect day to honor the Women in your life with FLOWERS

These ladies are well deserving and the flowers will make you smile and feel better too!







Beautiful Hand Tied Fresh Spring Wreath



Hand Tied fresh spring wreath....Beautiful design Doris!!

This design of fresh foliages will dry naturally and have a life of 3-6 months.  It can be placed outdoors in a protected area or indoors for a faster drying process.  This student has plans to enhance the wreath with stick in items to change it up a bit over the next few weeks.

This is a combination of salal, seeded eucalyptus, bay leaf laurel and boxwood.  With fresh curly willow tips, all hand tied to a wire wreath frame with wax string.

Silk spring wreath class
April 7th   10-2pm
May 1st     10-2pm
$125.00

to register for this class enter the class name in the first search bar and within that class information will be a link for payment.

thank you....hope to meet you soon in the classroom!
Christina

Design created in the Spring Wreath class
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Sample designs for the Flowers to Wear Workshop Wednesday March 11th

 Getting ready for the Flowers to wear Workshop Wednesday March 11th.  These are sample designs for inspiration and techniques.  These are silk botanicals, for class we will be working with fresh flowers.
Space is available to join a class session.....bring your creativity!
















Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a class.....email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD