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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
Winter evenings 5:30-8pm begin January 20, 2020


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

913-708-2988

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, August 25, 2017

Explore Floral Design Class




Explore Floral Design ~~ 
by appointment                                                                                         

Maximum 2 students
Mondays for 12 weeks
10 am-6pm

84 class hours of hands on training
  1 hour lunch break




Overview

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 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 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
·       Handling Customer complaints
·       Tropical floral designs
·       Field trip to Floral Wholesalers

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, 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 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












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

84 hours classroom time
Registration & Class Materials for a       12-day class             
  $2,250.00

This amount is due in full to reserve your design table.  Payment can be made with any major credit card or with Pay Pal.
Contact me for questions & payment.  913-708-2988

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









Thursday, August 24, 2017

American Grown Field to Vase Newsletter

Rallying Around Alaska's 
Peony Farmers

Celebrating American Grown Flowers In Alaska



A beautiful tablescape by floral designer Kelly Shore paid tribute 
to the culture and beauty of Alaska during the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner 
at Scenic Place Peonies in Homer, Alaska.

It could not have been a more fitting conclusion to American Grown Flowers Month.

Overlooking Kachemak Bay on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, the Homer Spit, with at least 5 different glaciers shimmering in the sunlight from across the bay, guests of our most recent American Grown Field to Vase Dinner enjoyed a floral filled evening of hope and grandeur.

The peony fields of Scenic Place Peonies overlooking Kachemak Bay.

Known for its towering mountain peaks, supersized salmon and incredible vistas, agriculture production doesn't really hit the radar screen of industries Alaska's known for. In fact, Alaska currently ranks #50 in U.S. agriculture production.

However, what we found in Alaska was a dedicated and hard working group of Alaskan peony farmers who are looking to change all of that ...(Read more here).
Up Next...We're Heading to Waterford, VA!




Our next dinner is in Waterford, VA!  
You won't want to miss this exquisite dinner on October 8 at Holly Chapple's beloved Hope Flower Farm.    





 916.441.1701

Christina Burton-Fox AIFD floral artist & instructor

Flower Thoughts by J

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Japanese Scientists announce the first genetically enhanced- True "BLUE Chrysanthemums...

This article explains the process... it's so interesting... and how wonderful that simple "mums" helped support the scientific process...

I'm sure people will be excited about these "BLUE NOTE Flowers"...


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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Rio Roses e-magazine

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