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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!!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Spooky Flowers

Today we enhanced our round mass designs with "spooky" trim.
Having fun today and tomorrow in the classroom😄

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Oasis Idea Weekly ~ Midollino sticks

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. 
I love experiencing the color and texture of a beautiful fall day! Seeing natural beauty outdoors often inspires us to bring that feeling indoors. 

A cost effective way to add color and texture to your arrangements for fall and winter-or any season-is by incorporating natural decorative accessories. And one of my favorite natural products to use is the OASIS Midollino Sticks.
Midollinos are fun and flexible
These thin and organically dyed rattan sticks can be used in their dried form, bundled to create a strong static line or bent and curved through an arrangement, adding dramatic lines and color.
To make them even more pliable, soak your Midollino Sticks in water for 60 seconds or so. Once they're wet, you can tie these flexible sticks into knots and bend them into interesting shapes. While wet sticks might bleed a little color into the water in your vase, that just adds to the fun!
Add energy with color
Midollino Sticks
Midollino Sticks give you more than shape: available in strong pink, purple, natural, black, apple green, turquoise or red, you can subtly blend them into a design or add contrast with a bright and hearty hues.
Either way, with Midollino you can add shape, color and texture for just pennies. They come packaged in one-pound bundles of approximately 200 thin and (approximately again!) 32-inch long sticks.
Five Tips for using Midollino Sticks in a design
  • Cupid's Arrow Floral Design
    Expand the space of a design by radiating lines, bundles or curves of Midollino.
  • Accent the design vase with a band, braid or knot of Midollino.
  • Double-face tape Midollino to the sides of a container for a fibrous finish.
  • Accessorize a vase by UGLUing Midollino shapes onto the sides.
  • Soak the sticks, then bend and wire them into an armature. Add flowers.
See more designs 
See more designs with Midollino in the Ideas pages on!

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

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Explore Floral Design Classes ~~2016 dates ( new updates)

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


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.
·       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


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.


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


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.             

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. 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

FR tip of the week

October 19, 2015    Florists Review Tip of the Week

Dramatic Door Decor


Many customers are cozying up their homes this fall, hoping to prepare a welcoming ambiance for guests who will visit for Thanksgiving in just over a month.

This permanent fruit and vegetable wreath is an optimal offering that is perfect for the harvest season. Choose your favorite collection of permanent gourds, peppers and berries, as well as dried quince slices, to create a custom wreath that’s a feast for the eyes.

A wooden craft ring provides the base, and the permanent gourds are sawed in half so that the wreath’s profile is slim enough to fit between an inner and outer door. Moss is hot-glued into any gaps.

Florists Review Magazine e-news

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Design by Lori Zirkle McNorton

This candy-adorned arrangement creates a festive charm with brightly colored flowers, ribbons and jack-o’-lantern motifs.

Click here to find out how to create this delectable Halloween design.


A reader asks for ideas on easily mixing flower-food solution in the proper proportions.

Click here to discover what Florists’ Review’s floral design coordinator Lori Zirkle McNorton recommends.
By Bob and Susan Negen

The extra customers, extra hours and extra work during the holiday season often mean you need to hire extra holiday employees. Finding the right kind of holiday helpers can make a big difference in both your stress level and your sales. Here are five tips for finding the best holiday helpers.

Click here to read the rest of the story.

Comprising 300,000 stems of Delphiniums, a “floral mountain” stood in the courtyard at the east end of the Louvre in Paris, France, as the venue for Dior’s Spring 2016 Show during Paris Fashion Week 2015.

Click here to read the rest of the story.

This Nov. 6-8, 25 of the most accomplished floral designers from Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, Idaho and British Columbia go head to head and flower to flower in the second annual Ninth Moon Floral Design Showcase in Portland, Ore.

Click here to learn more and register to attend
Buy One, Get One FREE — through October!*
Perfect for employee Christmas gifts!!

Regardless of age, “classic” creations never go out of style, as the merry collection of offerings assembled in Christmas Classics demonstrates. The themes, which range from rustic to traditional to modern, encompass multiple color palettes and include more than 30 single-step how-tos.

Only $24.95 for two!
Click here to order or to learn more about this inspirational book.
*Offer expires Oct. 31, 2015

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

EFD Advanced class 2016 Dates

The 2016 Dates for this class:

January 25 ~ Everyday designs

January 27 ~ Wedding Bouquets
January 28 ~ Flowers to wear
January 29 ~ Sympathy (new class)
January 30 ~ Large scale

Fall Dates:
November 7 ~ Everyday designs
November 8 ~ Large scale
November 9~  Wedding bouquets
November 10 ~ Flowers to wear
November 11~ Sympathy ( new class)

Explore Floral Design
Advanced ~ 5 days

Maximum of 8 students

5 class session rate                           single day registration
Class from 10—6pm -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.
                 Everyday designs
                 Large Scale designs
                Wedding Bouquets
                Flowers to wear
                Tropical floral designs

Class Pricing

If you are a graduate of the Explore Floral Design 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 bill me later/credit in 6 payments if you qualify.
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·       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