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.

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

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 learn how to create wide range of floral design styles used in about 95% of weddings, corporate events, funerals, and large-scale floral installations.

The program is very intense but classes have a LIMITED number of students and every student will get personal attention.

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

We teach all new progressive techniques based on progressive Dutch educational system, and previous experiences do not receive credits. All courses have to be taken in chronological order.

A certificate of completion is given upon taking all 3 courses of the Complete Training in Floral Design session of courses.

You are going to get the knowledge about establishing and running floral business, conducting wedding consultation, pricing flower arrangements, and creating  weddings and corporate events.

We invite successfully graduated students to create weddings and corporate events.

European Bouquet

Easy 4-hour class for all flower lovers (this class is a part of the Complete Training session of courses).


flora-design-lessons-classes-school-HENADTIGHT-bouquets-corsages-boutonnieres-large-scale-decor-funeral-flowers-corporate-events

Classes are on Saturdays from 9am-1pm – see the schedule

If you would like to try yourself in floral design, take our 4-hour European Bouquet class. You will learn how to celect the feshest flowers at the market, 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 and you will 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.

No Registration Fee.
Total tuition, flowers and supplies
– $150

Fundamental Course for Selecting and Arranging Flowers

16-hour 2-day course for all flower lovers (this class is a part of the Complete Training session of courses).


This 2-class 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.

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 – $490

Complete Training in Floral Design

48-hour 6-day session of 3 courses to become a certified floral designer.


Fundamental Course for Selecting and Arranging Flowers

Event Design Course

Advanced Design Course

All courses are 2-day, 16-hour courses.

2-day, 16-hour course

This 2-class 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:

 

2-day, 16-hour course.

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 (electronic files)

  • Calculating the costs of flower arrangements
  • How to personalize your brand
  • 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

 

2-day, 16-hour course.

2-class course. 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 ( 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 tuition, flowers and supplies: $1470
Registration fee $150 – will be applied toward your final payment.

Register now for the Complete Training session of courses and receive a complimentary European Floral Design book

The book will be personalized and autographed by the author, Tatiana Chelekhova

 

* 100% refund in case of cancellation and you do not loose your registration fee rescheduling once (5-day notification is required).