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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!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bring the Autumn colors indoors

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. 

Feeling chilly? Bring autumn indoors!
See this recipe and more designs
When I feel a chill in the air, it reminds me that it's time to bring the beauty of autumn indoors! We can add visual warmth to any room with the welcoming flair of fresh fall flowers.

Flowers are an element of 
living well
When your family gathers around a table decorated with a centerpiece of fresh flowers, they feel like special guests. As our seasonal activities move indoors, we want to take the beauty of natural materials inside with us. 

"Flowers bring about positive emotional feelings in those who enter a room," says Dr. Jeannette Haviland-Jones according to Rutgers University research. "They make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere." 

10 tips for adding seasonal savvy to your autumn centerpiece.
See this recipe and more designs
  • Use flowers of the seasonsuch as mums, lilies, sunflowers, celosia or bittersweet.
  • Choose containers in autumnal colors such as bamboo, metal, glass, or pottery.
  • Incorporate pods, cones and berries gathered outdoors into your fresh flower centerpiece. 
  • Add birds and feathers in with the branches, twigs, or vines of their natural habitat.
  • Gather fall leaves and pinecones to accent autumnal colored pottery or collectibles.
  • Accessorize with decorative wire to include trendy metallic accents in your fresh flower designs. 
  • Group small blooming plants of varying heights and autumnal colors as a massed centerpiece.
  • Cluster pumpkins and gourds in a colorful collection of seasonal shapes and colors.
  • Fill tall, mismatched and clear vases with acorns, nuts, pods, cones, and clusters of berries to create columns of color.
  • Bind cornstalks, leaves and branches or band vases with Bind or Rustic Wire.

Step forward and share your Valentine's designs
Clearly it's fall. But this week in this week's Inspire Design Showcase on the OASIS Floral Products Facebook page, you can share your design ideas for Valentine's Day.  

The first 50 people to share their floral arrangement ideas for each theme receive a free foam or decorative gift. The designer of the most inspirational design for each weekly theme will receive $50 in OASIS Floral products. 

You can share your design and read the details here!

Every Wednesday there will be a new design theme with fifty more chances to receive a gift from us. Shared designs must include an OASIS Floral Product to qualify. 
Sharon McGukin
Enjoy autumn!
Enjoy arranging fall flowers for your home, family celebrations, or as gifts for friends. Using the warm and welcoming textures, colors, and forms of the season, you can bring the beauty of autumn indoors.

'Celebrate the changing seasons with flowers!' 

Sharon McGukin
Every product, completely described has complete information, 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  

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Inspire Oasis floral products

Announcing INSPIRE by OASIS Floral Products 
Share your designs with Inspire!
We know you're out there every day, creating gorgeous floral designs and improving your eye and your skills. We want to recognize your work!
We invite you to share your inspirational designs beginning next week through the Inspire Design Showcase on the OASIS Floral Products Facebook page. Be among the first fifty designers sharing a floral arrangement idea each week who will receive an OASIS Floral Products decorative or foam product.
There's more! 
If your design is selected as the most inspirational for that week's topic, your design and business may be featured on our popular Facebook page(nearly 40,000 likes), mentioned in our Idea Weekly email and on
In addition, many designs will serve as the inspiration for arrangements to be featured in our 2016 advertising campaign.
How to share your arrangement ideas
  • Visit each Wednesday to discover each week's topic.
  • Create your design based on the topic or choose a design you've already created. 
  • Using OASIS Floral Products in your design is required. Please share with us the products that you used in your design. 
  • Share your photo and a design description using the Inspire form on the Facebook page.
To receive your OASIS Floral Product gift, please include your contact information. 

Just so you know...
  • We will feature one design from each week's selected topic and showcase all designs at 
  • By sharing through Inspire, you agree to allow your arrangement to be used as the basis for an arrangement shown in OASIS Floral Products promotions if your design is selected.
  • Your design photo or name may be used on our ads, Facebook page or email. 
  • Your email address will be added to the Idea Weekly email if you are not already subscribed. You can easily unsubscribe and we never share our Idea Weekly email list.
We look forward to seeing your inspirational ideas!

Kelly Mace
Smithers-Oasis North America
Every product, completely described has complete information, 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 Stacey at       1-800-321-8286 or  

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

Florists review e-extra newsletter
                    September 2015                                 800-367-4708

Click here to find out how to assemble this elegant
candlelit centerpiece to beautify almost any space
throughout the fall season.


A reader asks how to solve common “problems” she has with cut sunflowers.

Click here to discover what Florists’ Review’s floral design coordinator, Lori Zirkle McNorton, recommends. 

Fall offers abundant opportunities for connecting with consumers. Here are seven ways to inspire your autumn marketing and bring customers into your shop.

Click here to read the rest of the story.

The Society for American Florists (SAF) recognized our industry’s brightest stars, in addition to announcing the winners of the 2015 “Outstanding Varieties Competition”and the 48th annual “Sylvia Cup Design Competition” at its annual convention in Amelia Island, Fla.

Click here to learn more.
plus FREE SHIPPING (U.S. only)

Offer expires 12/31/15.

Order online at, or call (800) 367-4708.

Enter F9R17B15 in the “Promo Code” field.

Click here to check out this inspirational new book.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Florists Review Tip of the Week

September 14, 2015     Florists Review Magazine tip of the week

Dramatic Dried Display

With the official start of fall fast approaching, customers will be clamoring for more seasonal looks.

An inexpensive piece of household furniture, a simple shoe rack easily found at a discount store, makes a wonderful fixture in the shop to display your dried materials, bundled and artfully displayed.

Many such shoe racks are expandable, allowing you to display as many preserved materials as you carry. Or, for more impact, each level can be filled with a single type of product to create a more definitive, massed look.

A large swag made from the materials and displayed above the rack can inspire consumers, sparking their creativity and showing them how dried and preserved materials can be used in their own homes.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Explore Floral Design Begins next Monday...September 14th at 9:30

Students are enrolling for the Fall Session of the Explore Floral Design...spaces are available....this is the last session for 2015 ( 2 spaces available)

Watch for the Follow up Advanced Floral Design classes that will begin in 2016......

Explore Floral Design ~~ Fall  Class 2015                                                                                           

Maximum 8 students
Mondays for 12 weeks
September   14,21,28
October   5,12,19,26
November   2,9,16,23,30
84 class hours of hands on training
  1 hour lunch break


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(open book) 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
·       Handling Customer complaints
·       Tropical floral designs
·       Field trip to Floral Wholesalers ( day session only)


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, 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.
This set of tools & apron is available for purchase in the classroom.  Great price and it's everything you need to begin....$85.00


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


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.             

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. For this class or any classes of your choice.

 Call for more information.           913-708-2988
Christina Burton-Fox   AIFD
floral artist & instructor

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