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Floral Classes by appointment

Floral Design classes by appointment


Call to make your appointment to learn floral techniques and styles of design.

Class size: 2 students
daytime-evening-some weekends

Payment by pay pal invoice
with any credit card, check or cash

913-708-2988


Class topics:

Consumer Bunch of Flowers
3 hours training
includes flowers, container & handouts
$65

Terrariums
Tropical or succulents
2.5 hours training
includes plants & containers
$75

Fall Door Design
3 hours training
all silk & dried materials included
$125

Flowers to carry/Weddings
6 hours training
2 sizes & styles
$200

Flowers to wear/Weddings
8 hours training
ring, necklace, wrist & pin on
$200

Holiday table design
Halloween-Fall-Christmas-New Years
4 hours training
fresh and permanent materials
$150

Hand tied table garlands
4 hours training
fresh foliages & flowers
$175

Have a topic that's not listed you are interested in learning more about....Contact me for pricing and set your appointment for 2!

913-708-2988



I am looking forward to meeting you in the classroom and sharing my floral passion and knowledge with you!! I love to learn new things....Hope you do too!!



Keep in touch

Keep in touch by adding your email below, receive the postings the following day by email....Thank you!

Sincerely,

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 AIFD floral artist & instructor

Thursday, December 31, 2015

EFD Discount on 2016 class sessions

It's almost the  New Year and we all want to try new things.....
Learn to work with FLOWERS....It's amazing... artistic...everyday is a BEAUTIFUL Day....



Floral Discount until January 15, 2016

Discount on any session EFD [Explore Floral Design Class]
#floraldeisgnclass  #floraleducation  #learntodesignwithflowers
Here's the deal:
$350 off the class price
8 students per class

regular price: $1,864.50   SALE PRICE  $ 1,514.50

HERE'S THE LINK FOR PAYMENT
Copy and paste this link for your payment, pay with any credit card or your pay pal account.  This does qualify for the pay pal credit/pay in 6 payments if you apply thru pay pal:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZUH5TCALLS344


I can't wait to meet you in the classroom and share my floral passion with YOU.

Class Schedule on right hand side of Blog, search the Blog for the Explore Floral Design class 2016 for additional information.                                                                        Have questions??  Call me{Christina} at: 913-708-2988

Oh, the places you will go with this hands on floral experience......everywhere you want to go!


Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD
floral artist and instructor



Application to attend AIFD 2016 Symposium


The South Central Chapter of AIFD
taking applications to attend symposium 2016

South Central Chapter
President's Letter
BJ Dyer AIFD, CFD
As we nish out the end of 2015, we are all hustling and bustling with our holiday work and fun. But there's a deadline approaching...
I want to alert South Central members to the fact that we have a South Central Scholarship available that will pay for up to $2,000 in expenses to attend our annual get-together. Let your industry friends or employees, who are not AIFD members, know about its availability. It's intended for those who need nancial assistance to attend AIFD Symposium in Orange County. The scholarship is available for those who have never attended an AIFD National Symposium. The application, can be found at http://www.aifdfoundation.org/index.php/ scholarship-information.
All applications are due to the Foundation by January 31. 


Hope to see you there!!

Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD CFD

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Trends with the color of the year from Saro



Color of the Year 2016

From the field to the FLOAT : The FLOWERS


This article gives you a back stage pass to the journey of the flowers

Mayesh's Blog

DEC27
Written by: Ali Dahlson 
12/27/2015 5:01 PM  RssIcon
I hope everyone survived, I mean, enjoyed a wonderful holiday with friends and family! While the holiday madness may be over, things are really gearing up for us on the Rose Parade end of things. Flowers grown specifically for the Rose Parade have been cultivated, packed and shipped to the United States from Colombia and Ecuador, awaiting their final destination on one of the floats. 
First stop: Miami!  
After being harvested and packed up in South America, they make their way to Miami, their first stop in the States. Trucks pick them up at the airport and they are transported to our Miami Distribution center.  
We then receive and distribute the flowers in Miami...
...and send them off to their final destination, California!
Carnations
Roses
Stay tuned for some more behind the scenes as the countdown to the Rose Parade begins! 

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  

Monday, December 28, 2015

Explore Floral Design 2016 Discount starts NOW

It's almost the  New Year and we all want to try new things.....
Learn to work with FLOWERS....It's amazing... artistic...everyday is a BEAUTIFUL Day....



Floral Discount until January 15, 2016

Discount on any session EFD [Explore Floral Design Class]
#floraldeisgnclass  #floraleducation  #learntodesignwithflowers
Here's the deal:
$350 off the class price
8 students per class

regular price: $1,864.50   SALE PRICE  $ 1,514.50

HERE'S THE LINK FOR PAYMENT
Copy and paste this link for your payment, pay with any credit card or your pay pal account.  This does qualify for the pay pal credit/pay in 6 payments if you apply thru pay pal:

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZUH5TCALLS344


I can't wait to meet you in the classroom and share my floral passion with YOU.

Class Schedule on right hand side of Blog, search the Blog for the Explore Floral Design class 2016 for additional information.                                                                        Have questions??  Call me{Christina} at: 913-708-2988

Oh, the places you will go with this hands on floral experience......everywhere you want to go!


Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD
floral artist and instructor


Explore Floral Design 2016 updates to class sessions

Spring 2016~ EFD class dates:                                        

April 18,25
May 2,9,16,23
June 6,13,20,27

Fall 2016~ EFD class dates:
10 days M-F for 2 weeks

August 15-19th
August 22-26th

Fall 2016 ~ EFD Evening class dates:
2 Evenings + 1 Saturday for 5 weeks

October 26-27 +29th
November 2-3 + 5th
November 9-10 +12th
November 16-17 +19th
off week of Thanksgiving
November 30-Dec. 1 + 3rd




Explore Floral Design ~~ 2016                                
                                                    

Maximum 8 students
Mondays for 10 weeks
10-6pm  1hr. lunch break

Evenings 6-9:30 + Saturday  for 5 weeks
Wednesday & Thursday
70 class hours of hands on training
  




Overview

This 10 day or 2 evening + Saturday 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 an open book 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

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

Floral Design Tools

The Flower Classroom provides a Notebook of Floral information, Color Wheel, Floral design tools and a California Flower Selection guide, and 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.  Any other tools necessary for the class will be available.

Evaluation

A certificate of completion of this class will be available with your final exam. 
Students that have enrolled and finished 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

70 hours classroom time
Registration & Class Materials for a 10-day class or 2 evenings + Saturday for 5 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
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. For this class or any classes of your choice. No Refund from 14 days prior and thru each class session. 

 Call for more information.           913-708-2988
Thank you,
Christina Burton-Fox  AIFD,CFD
floral artist and instructor









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

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Oasis Ideas for New Years


Smithers-Oasis North America Design Director Sharon McGukin, AIFD, AAF, PFCI, is a speaker and author known for her "edutaining" floral design tips and Southern charm. She has four decades of design experience, is past president of AIFD and lives in Carrollton, Georgia. 
Feasting. Shopping. Celebrating. We're all so busy that it feels like we rush through the Christmas holidays in a hurry. Don't despair, the party isn't over yet! 
 
Get busy making decorating plans for upcoming New Year celebrations and avoid the post-holiday let down. Bring out the bling, dress up the house and get ready to celebrate the biggest night of the year: New Year's Eve is almost here! 
 
Whether you are decorating for your own guests or planning a client's celebration ...

Let's get this party started!
Eight New Year's decorating ideas

Countdown with clocks
Cluster a group of collectible, vintage, or quirky clocks on the mantle to remind guests to keep an eye out for the stroke of midnight.
 
Hang something shimmery
Decorate from the ceiling down. Hang metallic flag bunting, glittered lanterns, mirrored balls, glittery balloons or shiny bead curtains as a fun way to showcase an entrance, food buffet or dance area.
 
Add something glittery
Embellish a chandelier by dangling lengths of sequined ribbons, decorative wire, crystals, stars, fresh flower blooms in clear water tubes or flea market finds like antique jewelry pieces tied to its frame.
 
Make it metallic
Use spray color to change those reds and greens to golds and silvers. Pull the natural cones, fruit and Christmas d├ęcor out of your garlands and centerpieces and replace them with stars, millimeter balls, glittery sticks or tinsel.
 
Bring bling to the table
Dress up a party table with gold or silver sequined runners, placemats or tablecloths. Add chargers, place cards and your favorite china for a fancy affair. Don't forget the fresh flowers for an elegant touch!
 
Fill your party glasses
Create a centerpiece of clustered champagne flutes, margarita glasses or wine goblets filled with confetti, fresh flower blooms, noise maker horns, sparkly year numbers, brightly colored candies or fresh fruits.
 
Have fun with feathers
Gather gold, silver or black vases in the center of the table and fill them with large white and black feathers for Parisian flair.
 
Add sparkle with light
Candles, light sticks or focused pin lights can be used to highlight an area. Groupings of brass or silver candle holders filled with mixed sizes of votive, taper or pillar candles make a bold celebratory statement.
The secret to a good start
The secret to getting the New Year off to a good start is to have fun doing so! Enjoy the creative process of decorating for celebrating. 

Use your imagination and repurpose items you already have at home and add items for an updated flair. Paint. Glitter. Foil. Bead. Ribbon. Wire. What can you use to create trendy new looks with a little time and talent?
 
'Enjoy the decorating as much as the celebrating!'
Sharon McGukin
Every OASIS Floral product, completely described
Oasisfloralproducts.com has the complete information you need, including sizes and colors, on every OASIS Floral product available. You can create a list and order where you prefer, including from the site. Just shop as you normally would, adding items to your cart. When you're ready to check out, transfer your cart to the participating distributor you select. The distributor will process your order, ship and bill you directly. It's that easy!
If you have questions, ideas or concerns, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-321-8286 or support@oasisfloral.us.
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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