1:1 Studio intensives
In my studio, I offer one-on-one/small group floral intensives for hobbyists, professional florists, and farmer-florists, focusing on the topics that each student needs most.
When I started out as a florist, the class offerings were incredibly dated, and I had to learn the long, hard way.
Because of this, I focus only on current styles, updated techniques, and the best of the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years.
The most useful and popular topics are listed here.
Students will learn various techniques needed to make naturally styled, effortless bouquets suitable for weddings.
Current Bouquet Mechanics
Focus will be on using hand-tied techniques to construct the loose, flowing bouquets that are so popular at the moment.
Cascade Bouquet Mechanics
Focus will be on learning the ways to make wire- and foam-free cascades. 2.5 hours.
Students will learn my favorite corsage techniques — and never dread corsages again! Students will learn techniques to create updated and effortless boutonnières, corsages, and floral and succulent jewelry.
Students will learn techniques for how to create intricate crowns, headpieces, conceptual pieces, and body flowers, such as belts, shoulder corsages, etc. Two topics of student’s choosing can be covered in one session.
Using chicken wire, students will learn to create updated, effortless, naturally styles low centerpieces.
Students will learn various ways to design elevated centerpieces. They will choose one method for the creation of their own.
LARGE SCALE DESIGN
Various mechanics and tricks used to create floral decor for arches, chuppahs, mantles, and trees are discussed. Students will create a piece in the studio that uses the techniques learned in the session. Topics learned can be translated to a variety of challenging settings. When the student is
finished with the course, she will feel confident to take on large scale floral installations in various settings.
GARLAND & WREATHS
Students will learn how to make green and floral garlands for centerpieces, ceremony, and seasonal decor.
BEYOND DESIGN: SOURCNG AND EVENT PRICING
Students will learn insider tips for creating gorgeous floral pieces. • flower sourcing
• vase sourcing
• jewelry base sourcing
• flower recipes for events
• creating floral proposals for clients
Students choose as many topics as they like, and then we come up with a schedule. Prior to the session, I craft a flower list based on the topics selected for student approval. Student input on flower selection is welcome but not necessary. Flowers will be as locally sourced as possible, special, and of highest quality.
The hourly instructional fee is $130. That price does not include materials, which are dependent on season, nature of topics, and number of topics. The day rate for 1:1 studio intensives is $800, and includes 3 topics, 7 hours of instructional time, and lunch. Group rates and day rates for off-site teaching differ, please email to inquire.