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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

flower classroom new location

Hello flower classroom followers!!

I have moved the classroom to a new location!!!

Professional Building
10280 W. 64th st.  suite 102B
Shawnee Mission, Kansas  66203
(just west of I-35 on Shawnee Mission Parkway & Bluejacket)

 Exciting news & space for floral design classes.  The space is larger….ground level, with parking outside the front door.  Right now they are beginning to  preparing the room and at the end of July I will start putting the room together again.  The move went great with all the tables and shelves on wheels…

I will have a little time for a quick vacation( Yeah!!) and then begin setting everything into place.  I appreciate your patience with not having classes this month but the fall line up has some exciting things planned.  I hope to see you all soon in the new floral classes this fall.

As always you can reach me by email: flowerclassroom@gmail.com  or by phone  913-708-2988.


Sincerely,
Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD
teacher & designer

 I was sad to leave the Hobbs Building, a very creative & artistic vibe, the eclectic artist's in the building I met over the 2 years I was there.  But I am super excited about the new space we will be in!!  Thank you Hobbs Building, where it all began.



Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014 - Weddings & Events

Bat & Bar Mitzvahs & Events

After an inspiring Fashion Week here in New York, Pantone has announced its’ Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014. The colors for the fall are decidedly bold, yet soft, with shades of purple (Radiant Orchid made the cut yet again!), blue, yellow and red in the mix. This palette is an excellent and fun one to turn to for bar & bat mitzvah and wedding inspiration.
2014 Color Trends Pantone (Fall) | Color Trend ReportSangria
Sangria Pink Wedding & Party Theme IdeasOne of Pantone’s top colors for Fall 2014 is Sangria, a bold hue that combines the sultriness of purple with a pop of red that is pure fun and celebration. Depending the route you go, we love the idea of accenting Sangria with even bolder shades like berry reds and deeper purples, or toning it down with creams and pastel greens and purples.
Cobalt Blue
Another beautiful shade in the collection is Bright Cobalt, an exciting and fun blue perfect for a spring or summer celebration. Similar to sangria, we love the idea of amping up the brightness of the cobalt with shades of pink or orange, but also think accenting the cobalt with soft grays and silvers would be beautiful, too.
And the Color of the Year for 2014: Radiant Orchid:
Radiant Orchid Wedding ideas

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Easy breezy summer flowers



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

Friday, June 20, 2014

Look at what we made!


The Groupon class that we had in the classroom…look what they made!!  We learn the basic principals of a mass arrangement/round design, color concepts, care and handling of flowers in 2.5 hours! WOW

Each student is amazed that they can insert all 21+ flowers into the vessel.  We have fun and learn great information about flowers.

Join me in the classroom,

Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD
instructor & designer

A students perspective of the flower classroom

As each student complete's the 10 session ~ Explore Floral Design class,
Thes were created by Sheryl

I ask them to give me an honest review of the class so I can improve and have the content, and experience top level.  Here is what one of my students wrote:

Christina is an amazing instructor!  What makes a great instructor?  Competence in the subject, ingeneuity & creativity, the ability to understand & work well with people, the desire to share & give time, effort and to support others in achieving hig level skills.  This defines Christina and the experience you will have as a student in her classroom.  I enrolled in the flower classroom's Explore Floral design knowing nothing about handling fresh cut flowers.  However, I graduated after 10 weeks with a well-informed knowledge base, hours of practice at a newly acquired skill and a mentor for life!
thank you… Christina

Sheryl Ewert
Certified Completion of:
Explore Floral Design course

AIFD Symposium... we are an international floral affair

Symposium attendees are coming from all across the country (and the world)! But ONLY FOUR states are missing from the list including Alaska, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming. Show your state pride and represent it at “Transition Transformation!” Know someone from one of these states who is not registered? Encourage them to sign up today.
Did you know Symposium is an international affair? That’s right, so far we have registrants from the following countries: Barbados, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States. Is your country not on this list? If not than help represent your country with pride at Symposium and register today!

Beautiful floral hair clip design

van Wonderen Flowers added 6 new photos to the album Step by Step - Hair Clip

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Fibonacci Sequence



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

Rose Garden Bouquet design by Bill Harper AIFD

wedding bouquet

Rose Garden Bouquet

Design by Bill J. Harper, AIFD Fellow, AAF
With a grand composite rose as its focal point—surrounded by open gardenlike blossoms; diminutive sprays; and a rounded, cabbage-inspired bud—this lustrous bouquet contains all the elements of a preeminent rose garden in full bloom. The mix of roses is replicated using only two types: sprays and hybrid teas. A trio of techniques applied to some of the blossoms modifies them into the gardeny imposters.
The spontaneous placement of the varying sizes of blossoms enhances the natural, garden-grown quality, as does the addition of preserved maidenhair fern. Its airy fronds add ethereal dimension and gentle motion to the rosy cluster. Fresh maidenhair would have the same airy qualities, but the preserved version may perform better. Place the preserved fern in the cooler for a day or two to soften it and make it more pliable.

MATERIALS: 'Cool Water' hybrid tea roses and 'Blue Moon' spray roses from Rio Roses; preserved maidenhair fern from Verdissimo; Floratape Stem Wrap from Bemis Company; Oasis Floral Adhesive and Elegant Bouquet Holder from Smithers-Oasis Company.
 


HOW TO 1:Carefully remove several petals from the centers of three or four spray roses. This will create blossoms that resemble wild garden roses.HOW TO 2:
To mimic a cabbage rose, insert two hairpin-shaped wires crosswise through the top of a rosebud, and snap off its calyx. Bend the wires' ends toward the rose's new base, and tape them together to form a stem.
HOW TO 3:
Stack several petals together, and insert a hairpin-shaped wire through the base of the stack. Repeat with additional petals. Cluster the wired petal groups around a rose. Glue in additional petals as needed.

Monday, May 19, 2014

New Classes added to Fall Schedule

New Classes added to the schedule
for specific information on these classes, enter the class name in the blog search bar,  within that information is the link for payment thru pay pal with any major credit card.  You may also pay by check.
Questions: email me at: flowerclassroom@gmail.com   or call 913-708-2988

Explore Floral Design     10 mondays  9:30 -5:30      1 hour lunch
class begins on August 18, 2014

This will be the last Explore Floral Design class of 2014, join early a maximum of 8 students.


Explore Floral Design- Advanced    5 Tuesday's    9:30-5:30 
1 hour lunch      maximum 8 students

This is the follow up Advanced session for the Explore Floral Design class and for the professional floral designer.

This will be the last class offering for 2014.



Watch for more exciting classes to be in the fall schedule!  And as always thank you for your interest in the flower classroom…I love sharing my floral knowledge with you.

Retailers and Floral Studio's are looking for employees that complete the Explore Floral Design class.

Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD





Explore Floral Design Advanced 5-Tuesday sessions




Explore Floral Design
Advanced

Maximum of 8 students
Tuesdays
October 28, November 3,10,17,24
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.
·       October 28    Everyday designs
·       November 3     Large Scale designs
·       November 10    Wedding Bouquets
·       November 17     Flowers to wear
·       November 24    Tropical floral designs

Class Pricing

If you are a graduate of the Explore Floral Design 10 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 bill me later in 6 payments if you qualify.
You may also pay by check
Copy and past the link to your browser.
·       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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Explore Floral Design 10-Mondays




Explore Floral Design


Maximum 8 students
10- Mondays
August 18, 25
September 8,15,22,29
October 6,13,20,27
9:30-5:30   daily with a 1 hour lunch break
70 class hours of Training
 




Overview

This 10 day Exploration Floral Design class will teach the basic principals of floral design, and so much more.  Each day will have a morning lecture and afternoon 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, tracking flowers that have expired.  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

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 hand held calculator.  The classroom has assorted tools available to use, new floral tools are available in the classroom to purchase.  Any 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 ½ off 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 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

70 hours classroom time
Registration & Class Materials            
  $1,564.50

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=6GVU2NZZXKQH6


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