Advanced Skills Seminar

Prerequisite: Professional Florist Training Program or equivalent experience. Certificate not offered for this seminar.

Each Skills Seminar for the Advanced Designer will focus on a specific, current cutting-edge design topic that every designer at the top of his and her field will want to know to move ahead in the industry. In this course, professional florists and other industry professionals in the wedding, corporate and special event businesses will expand their techniques to be able to offer clients the sophisticated and contemporary designs that command top dollar from clients.

Current Seminars:

Large Scale Design
Create stunning large-scale arrangements to amaze your clients at any event or function! Discover the mechanics behind assembling a large arrangement in an urn or basket, as well as the design techniques to properly assemble large pieces. Students will create a large-scale arrangement using seasonal blooms and flowering branches and leave with the knowledge and confidence to take on the big arrangements required for the church, lobby and stage.

Elevated Centerpieces
Brides want their receptions to dazzle their guests , and this often means not just beautiful flowers but height.  Learn how to design and construct tall centerpieces that rise above the place settings adding drama and elegance!

Arches and Structures
Floral arches, canopies and chuppahs create a beautiful focal point for the wedding ceremony. Discover how to fashion these in demand structures and learn the best design and construction techniques including a variety of methods for attaching flowers and foliages.  Students will work in small teams in this Seminar.

Sympathy – Casket Coverings
Flowers placed on the casket are the most prominent and viewed sympathy flowers.  Master the mechanics of constructing casket coverings and create a freshly styled cover that will beautifully stand out in the room attracting attention and serving as a touching tribute to the deceased.

Sympathy – Easel Designs
Easel designs, usually in the shape of a cross, heart or wreath, are a popular choice for family members and friends to express their heartfelt sympathy.  Learn how to create these versatile deigns and the current trends in personalizing these pieces to produce a memorable tribute.


The Advanced Skills Seminars are not part of our multi-week Professional Training Programs. For the Advanced Skills Seminars there are no refunds, no date changes and no makeup classes. If you cannot attend you may send someone in your place if you notify us in advance, or you may pick up your flowers within three days of the class.

PRICE: Total cost is $275.00 which includes all flowers and materials.

TIME: Sundays / 10:00 am to 1:00 pm