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, June 26, 2015

AIFD National Symposium Denver June 30-July4th

I am excited to attend the American Institute of Floral Designers National Symposium in Denver....join us for an amazing Journey with FLOWERS
We also turn 50...Wow where did all the time go??

Open to Everyone that LOVES.....Flowers...Design....ART....Inspiration...Education

Watch for Daily posts to the Blog and Facebook

Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD
member 23years
attended 17 national symposiums

Being a member and connecting with 1,300 colleagues from around the world has been amazing!  We are very passionate floral artists.....


Join us....you still have time!

Advanced Wedding Class ~ for the professional




Wedding ~        professional class

Maximum 8 students
10am to 5pm  ~  1 hour lunch 
 July 21
September 22

Space in both sessions
Registration below...spend the day learning new wedding techniques.  We all LOVE to learn new things!

Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD
floral artist and teacher





Overview

A Wedding Class for the professional florist.  We will create hand bouquets, cascading bouquets and personal flowers.  Learn new techniques for your wedding work.  Making your wedding season selling a breeze with all the new design confidence you have.
We will also cover in open discussion tips for successful events and weddings.  Learn how to be profitable in this segment of the industry.

Objectives

You will design with fresh flowers and execute new design techniques. 

Activities

Each student will have materials provided to execute these design.

Floral Design Tools

All tools for this class are available in the classroom.

Evaluation

A certificate of completion of this class will be available upon request.


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 and foliage’s will be provided for the design.  These designs are yours to take with you at the end of class.
Flower selection will be seasonal and all wire, tape, glue, etc. will be available.

Class Registration

To register for this class:
Registration & Class Materials
                   $125.00

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

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YUHUH7ZK2PJSA

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.









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, June 25, 2015

Explore Floral Design 2-Evenings... begins August 19,2015




Explore Floral Design            Evening  Class Begins August 19th                                                                                           

Maximum 8 students
Wednesday & Thursday Evenings 2015
August 19-20, 26-27
September 2-3,9-10,23-24,30
October 1, 7-8,14-15,21-22,28-29
November 4-5, 11-12
84 class hours of hands on training
6pm to 9:30 pm                       with a small break




Overview

This 12 day or 2 evening Exploration of Floral Design class will teach the basic principals of floral design, and so much more.  Each day will have a morning/evening lecture and afternoon/evening of 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
·       Handling Customer complaints
·       Tropical floral designs
·       Field trip to Floral Wholesalers ( day session only)

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 a 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. You don't want to spill water on your phone! 

The classroom has assorted tools available to use, new floral tools are provided for each student to keep, & additional types in the classroom for purchase. 

All other tools necessary for the class will be available.

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



Materials

Fresh flowers and 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.
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 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 or 2 evenings for 12 weeks.             
  $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
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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. For this class or any classes of your choice.

 Call for more information.           913-708-2988
Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD
floral artist and teacher











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

Monday, June 22, 2015

Plant your own garden....



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

A students review of the Explore Floral Design 12 week class

Christina,

Thank you for a wonderful learning experience.  Before signing up for classes Dyana talked to other florists in the Kansas City area.  They had nothing but praise for your program.

I learned so much about color, texture, designing not just how to put flowers in a vase.  Thank you for encouraging us to experiment & create.  Your critiques were always positive, helpful and appreciated.

The flowers were always beautiful.  Your classroom showed quality, class and a lot of thought was put into every detail of your program.

Kansas city and the surrounding are is lucky to have a program such as this.

Thanks again for such a great learning experience.

Pat

Thank you Pat for such a nice review....As we Explore Floral Design we have so many things to learn and practice.  You are working towards being an amazing floral artist....have fun follow the rules and it always get easier the more you practice!

Christina Burton-Fox   AIFD

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Florist looking for a full time designer

I have florists contact me looking for students that graduate from the beginning class of Explore Floral Design and also experienced floral designers.  Here is a new job position opening.
Christina


Job Posting

Turner Flowers
A family-owned flower and gift shop in historic downtown Ottawa, seeks and experienced floral designer to fill a full time position.  The best candidates will be creative, upbeat, and friendly team players.  Flexibility and excellent customer service skills are a must, along with desire to assemble complex signature arrangements for weddings and funerals, along with day to day arrangements.  Comfort around computers is a plus.  Minimum two years experience in a retail floral shop or certificate from a credible design school required.  Submit resume and salary requirements to 231 S. Main, Ottawa, Kansas 66067 or call: 785-242-6120 to schedule a time to apply!  Visit us online at www.TurnerFlowers.com or www.Facebook.com/TurnerFlowers

Shawn Turner
Co-owner Turner Flowers & Country Store





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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

David Austin Garden Roses...wedding trends

David Austin Garden Roses shared these amazing images of the latest flower trends for weddings....Stunning!

We are learning to create flower crowns and cascading bouquets in the classroom....join a Wedding class and explore new techniques & design style trends.

Christina







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

American Flowers week...A Celebration of American Grown Flowers in all 50 States





SlowFlowers.com LOGO
Getting Ready for American Flowers Week
Dear Christina, 

If you listened to last week's Slow Flowers Podcast, you heard my interview with Helen Evans of London's famed
New Covent Garden Flower Market.

She's one of the persons behind the genius campaign that's taking place this week (June 15-19, 2015) called British Flowers Week. In its third year, the advocacy and awaress campaign has saturated UK social media with more than 1.5 million impressions of the #britishflowersweek.

Completely inspired, and with the encouragement of many of you, Slowflowers.com will unveal and introduce American Flowers Week, scheduled for June 29 to July 4th, 2015. 

A blooming flag to get us inspired!

Admittedly, given the short lead time, this will be a modest launch. But I believe that waiting until 2016 is a missed opportunity

And I want this to benefit YOU, your farm, your flowers and your own efforts to promote local flowers to your customers.

Here are the resources you can use:

Logo design in the works
1. LOGO. You can see the concept at left, created by Iowa artist Jean Zaputil above. Jean is a talented designer and illustrator and she's stepped up to create a logo that we can all use. I will unveil the final image and share it on June 24th.

2. Americanflowersweek.com web site. Our Home page and About page are launched and the site is live! We will continue to add features including a press kit, more links and floral galleries. 

 
The site will also be imbedded in Slowflowers.com so anyone who lands there will learn about American Flowers Week.

3. PHOTO GALLERIES. Here's where you come in! I have created a new  Slow Flowers Group Page on Flickr where there are 50 Galleries - one for each State. 

To make this a useful media resource, I want to feature photos of flower farms and floral designs from members in each State. 

The link to your photos will be included in our Press Kit and national press release. I will personally connect with lifestyle bloggers, home and garden editors and my other media sources to pitch them on American Flowers Week. I'd love your work to be showcased in that pitch!

Please follow the link above to add your own photos to the group. Tag them with your name, your company name and your state name. Alternately, please send me your photos (including credit) and I will share!  

Please send your own news our way so that we can share it more widely. You can reach us at debra@slowflowers.com.

Thank you for reading and for your involvement in the Slow Flowers Movement!

fondly, 


 



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