Floral Art School Classes

Do Something you Love and Get Paid for It.
Take our complete training in floral design classes and become a Certified Floral Designer.

Our school is licensed by the city of Chicago and State of Illinois.

We have classes in Chicago, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM.

We teach all new progressive techniques, and previous experiences do not receive credits. First, students take the Beginners’ Course. All courses have to be taken in chronological order.

You will learn the secret of creating any kind of floral décor using only one universal simple technique. Over a short period of time, you will learn wide range of  floral design styles used in about  95% of weddings, corporate events, funerals, and large-scaled floral installations.

During classes, every day you will have 8-hours workshops, working with fresh flowers. You will take home all your creations. After every class, you will receive complimentary professional digital portfolio of your creations.

We offer:

  • EUROPEAN BOUQUET – easy 4-hour class for all flower lovers (this class is a part of the Complete Training session of courses).
  • BEGINNERS’ COURSE – 16-hour 2-day course for all flower lovers (this class is a part of the Complete Training session of courses).
  • COMPLETE TRAINING in FLORAL DESIGN – 48-hour 6-day session of 3 courses to become a certified floral designer.

A certificate of completion is given upon taking all 3 courses.

study book in European floral designRegister now for the Complete Training session of courses and receive a complimentary study guide to selecting and arranging flowers by Master Florist Tatiana Chelekhova.

 

Floral design is a 85% “formula” and only 15% creativity. You do not need to be an accomplished artist to make floral masterpieces.

Are you ready to make a step from your kitchen to the floral shop? To find out, take this test.

 

 

EUROPEAN BOUQUET – easy class for all flower lovers

This class is a part of the Complete Training session of courses.

Classes are on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm, wholesale market tour 9am-10am – see the schedule

 

 

If you would like to try yourself in floral design, take our 4-hour European Bouquet class which is a part of the complete training in floral design session of courses. You will get acquainted with our school, teaching methods and also get familiar with commercial kinds of flowers and greens at the wholesale floral market and learn how to prolong life and arrange cut flowers. You take home all your creations.

After the class, you will get a professional digital portfolio of your creations.

Take this class if you would like to learn:

• How to select quality flower at the market.

• How to prolong life of cut flowers without using any chemicals.

• How to create a luxurious French Garden style bouquet even using ordinary-looking flowers.

To register, select ‘Beginner’s Course’ and specify European Bouquet Class in the message.

Total tuitions, flowers and supplies – $150

REGISTER NOW!

 

 

BEGINNERS’ COURSE – easy class for all flower lovers

This course is a part of the complete training in floral design session of courses.

2-day, 16-hour course

This course covers floral design theory, techniques and skills currently required for employment in the floral design industry. Successful completion of the class offers entry-level employment in floral design. We also recommend this class for all who loves arranging flowers. You will get familiar with commercial kinds of flowers and greens during a tour at the wholesale floral market and learn how to prolong life and arrange cut flowers. You take home all your creations.
After the class, we will create for you a professional digital portfolio of your creations.

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1 – Introductory

• Selecting quality flowers, processing cut flowers, prolonging life of cut flowers (includes one-hour field trip to a wholesale floral market)
• Modern color theory, recognizing Nature’s clues for effective color combinations and how colors affect each other
• New techniques in floral design, emerging European trends and styles of floral design
Commercial flowers and greens – illustrated catalog

2 – Workshops – Fundamental techniques of arranging flowers

Spiral hand tied bouquets: round, cascading and one-sided bouquets in Biedermeier, Victorian and French garden styles:

Arrangements in containers with floral foam: focal point techniques in Biedermeier, Victorian and French garden styles:

Registration fee – $150 – will be applied toward your final payment.
Total tuition, flowers & supplies – $470

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COMPLETE TRAINING IN FLORAL DESIGN

(See the schedule on the right)

6-day 48-hour 3-course session of classes:

BEGINNERS’ COURSE

EVENT DESIGN COURSE

ADVANCED DESIGN COURSE

 

BEGINNERS’ COURSE
2-day, 16-hour course

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This course is a part of the complete training in floral design session of courses.

This course covers floral design theory, techniques and skills currently required for employment in the floral design industry. Successful completion of the class offers entry-level employment in floral design. We also recommend this class for all who loves arranging flowers. You will get familiar with commercial kinds of flowers and greens during a tour at the wholesale floral market and learn how to prolong life and arrange cut flowers. You take home all your creations.

After the class, we will create for you a professional digital portfolio of your creations.

1 – Introductory

• Selecting quality flowers, processing cut flowers, prolonging life of cut flowers (includes one-hour field trip to a wholesale floral market)
• Modern color theory, recognizing Nature’s clues for effective color combinations and how colors affect each other
• New techniques in floral design, emerging European trends and styles of floral design

 2- Workshops
Fundamental techniques of arranging flowers

Spiral hand tied bouquets: round, cascading and one-sided bouquets in Biedermeier, Victorian and French garden styles:

Arrangements in containers with floral foam: focal point techniques in Biedermeier, Victorian and French garden styles:

 

EVENT DESIGN COURSE
2-day, 16-hour course.

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This course consists of two classes that cover planning, organizing, managing and designing corporate and social events. Party props, room décor, table settings, lighting and display elements combined with art principles and creative thematic approaches to floral design. Personal flowers for weddings.

Homework (illustrated electronic files):

  • Calculating the costs of flower arrangements
  • Conducting a wedding consultation
  • Planning an event

Workshop
1- Personal (wearable) wedding flowers

  • Fantasy flower hair pieces Personal (wearable) wedding flowers
  • Ring Bearer accessories
  • Flower and rose petal pomanders
  • Corsages
  • Floral bracelets
  • Boutonnieres

2 – Table settings

• Custom made floral napkin rings, lanterns, containers
• Patterns of table settings to maximize artistic effect
• Using fruits and vegetables for floral arrangements
• Floral table runners

 

ADVANCED DESIGN COURSE
2-day, 16-hour course.

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Selecting flowers and accessories according to foundational principles of floral design. Unique mechanics and techniques in advanced design. Using advanced style arrangements for hotels, offices, stores and other public spaces. Creating large scale room décor.  Advanced style wedding bouquets.

Homework (illustrated electronic files):

  • How to start floral shop
  • How to built your business
  • Conducting wedding consultation

1 – Advanced style wedding bouquets

  • Cascading and drop-shape bouquets in decorative bouquet holder (port bouquet)
  • Glamelia bouquets made of rose, gladiolus, orchid and ginger petals

2- Advanced techniques

3 – Leaf work

4 – Large-scale room décor

  • Floral walls
  • Hanging floral ceilings and chandeliers
  • Floral garlands

Total tuitions, flowers and supplies: $1410
Registration fee $150
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Gift Certificates are available