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Christina Burton-Fox AIFD
floral artist & instructor

10820 W. 64th st. suite 102B
Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66203

913-708-2988
flowerclassroom@gmail.com

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Christina Burton-Fox AIFDfloral artist & instructor

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Advanced Floral Class November 5, 6 & 7th



Advanced Floral class
Maximum 6 students
9am to 5pm         1 hour lunch        
November 5, 6 & 7th 2012

Overview
This class is for a professional floral designer.  We will explore the advanced techniques and styles of design.  These techniques will enable you to take your floral knowledge to the next level.  One day will focus on floral art and composing a form for the table top in an artistic design.

Objectives
You will design with fresh flowers and execute new design techniques.  Just add your creative touch.
Day one/ Wedding Flowers
Day two/ Large Scale design
Day three/ Floral Art design

Activities
Each student will have materials provided to execute the design.  Designs will be available for the student to take with them after class daily.


Floral Design Tools
Each student should bring a design knife, sharp scissors and or pruners.  If you do not have these tools, they are available in the classroom to purchase.  Any other tools necessary for the class will be available to use.

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

                                    Materials
Flower selection will be seasonal and all wire, tape, glue, etc. will be provided.


Class Registration

To register for this class:
Registration & Class Materials
                    $825.00
This amount is due in full to reserve your design table.  Payment can be made with any major credit card or with Pay Pal.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ACX4D5D7XS75U




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.





Basic Floral Design Class on Mondays 1-7-13 to 3-11-13




Basic Floral Design

Maximum 6 students
9am to 5pm       1hour lunch          
Monday Class        10 days                                from Jan 7,2013 -- March 11,2013



Overview

This 2 week Basic Floral Design Class will teach the basic principals of floral design.   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 class offers business information on pricing for profit.  We recommend additional business classes for retail Flower Shop operations.  The students will have a final exam on materials covered during lectures.
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.

Objectives

·       Introduction to design
·       American Floral Trends Forecast
·       Color terms and theory
·        Processing and handling of fresh flowers
·       Flower & Foliage identification
·       Blooming and Green Plants for interiors
·       Hands on design of basic forms of design
·       Techniques in design
·       Wedding Bouquets
·       Flowers to wear
·       Sympathy Tributes
·       Every day designs
·       Plan a Party
·       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.
 Students should bring something for note taking and a hand held calculator.
Students should bring a design knife, sharp scissors and or pruners.  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 to use.

Evaluation

A certificate of completion of this class will be available with a passing grade on the final exam.
Christina Burton-Fox   AIFD   instructor

PayPal link for payment of Class



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.
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. Additional materials, fresh flowers & foliage’s can be purchased for continued practice outside of the classroom.

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




Class Registration

70 hours classroom time
Registration & Class Materials for a       10-day class.
                      $2,235.00

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






Calendula...images by Tom Flowerman

 Calendula....so beautiful..

Images by Tom Flowerman

I wanted to share these beautiful images of Calendula. Enjoy!

A wonderful stem to design with in the Fall.

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

Friday, September 14, 2012

Floral Art and Fashion Photos

I wanted to share these very inspirational photos of floral art & fashion.  How stunning these images are, and how much fun would it be to plan and execute these designs.






I do believe I live on the right side!  Such a great ad....
Christina

Cool photo of the Flower Classroom

This is a very cool photo that my son took of the classroom....

Christina

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mum's the Word










These beautiful mums by Tom Flowerman.....mum's the word today.  Enjoy!
Christina

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Beautiful Fall Flowers for the Antique District Shops








These designs were delivered to my neighbors in the Historic West Bottoms in the Antique District which is just 2 blocks from the Flower Classroom.
Had a fantastic time meeting the shop owners and vendors in booth spaces setting up for the First Friday, Saturday & Sunday Weekend.  There are 19+ buildings full of fantastic antiques.  I also made it to our Urban Winery Amigoni, next door Genessee Royale Bistro....yumm.
I am just across the street from Woodsweather Cafe....a great place to have a yummy burger.
Check out these wonderful neighbors of mine, I am excited to be in the Historic West Bottoms with them.

Flower Classroom new info cards


The New info cards...sneak peak!
I did the flower illustrations and had a blast.....can't wait till they arrive to start passing them out.
Christina

New Business Cards...sneak peak


New Business Cards!  a sneak peak....
These were designed by my friend Doug at Kdog photography in Westport....great job Doug!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Floral Class- DIY Bride Evening Class 5pm to 9pm October 9, 2012


Floral Class - DIY Bride Wedding Class

Maximum 8 students
5pm to 9pm
October 9, 2012


Overview

This class will give you basic skills to hand tie a wedding bouquet and assemble a simple centerpiece.  This is perfect for the DIY Bride!
Plan this with your bridesmaids or friends for an evening of floral fun.

Objectives

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

Activities

Each student will have all the necessary flowers and materials to hand tie a wedding bouquet and assemble a centerpiece.
If you were interested in assembling a wedding bouquet with exact flowers you would have on your wedding day…we can arrange that!
Call me to discuss this and I will provide the cost of those select flowers you are requesting.  This will require ordering 14 days prior to the class for this list of flowers.

Evaluation

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



Materials

Fresh flowers and foliage’s, containers and all permanent accessories.
These designs are yours to take home at the end of class.
The flower selection will be seasonal and all wire, tape, glue, ribbon 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.  Payment can be made with any major credit card or with Pay Pal. 
A link is provided for 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 a class for a full refund.  After that a credit will be applied for classes in the future.