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Floral Classes by appointment

Floral Design classes by appointment

Consumer Bunch Floral Design Class
Learn to create a beautiful round design in water. We cover the principals and elements of design, color theory, the care and handling of flowers for longevity+ so much more! All in 2.5 hours of FLOWER FUN����
Everything is included, you bring the creative spirit, and a friend. And go home with an AMAZING floral design.

Class size: 2 students. $95 each
daytime 10-6pm
evenings 6:30-9pm begin April 6, 2020

Have a different topic you are interested in learning more about....Contact me for pricing and set your appointment.


Payment by Pay Pal invoice
Pay with any credit card or pay pal account

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!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Florists Review Magazine tip of the week

March 30, 2015   Florists Review Magazine
Tip of the week

Design Technique: Layering

Layering is the process of arranging leaves or other flat-surfaced materials directly on top of each other, in an overlapping manner, with little or no space in between. The materials may be layered individually or bound in bunches or stacks. This technique often produces a scale-like appearance, especially when leaves are used. Here, ornamental kale leaves are layered and assembled into a large composite rose-like flower. Composite flowers such as this can be formed by wiring each leaf or with floral adhesive.

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

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


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. 


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


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


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 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
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

Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a me at: 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              

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


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.

·       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


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. 


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!


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 

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

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

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 me at: 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

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 me at: 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

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!

Design created in the Spring Wreath class
Unsure how to view the class schedule or how to sign up for a me at: I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD

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 me at: I will be glad to answer any question at: 913-708-2988 thanks! Christina Burton-Fox AIFD