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The Floral Design Certificate program offers the most extensive course of study available in the region, covering all aspects of floral design. The history and progression of floral design is integrated into each class so that students know how and why arrangements are done in a particular way. Participants are also provided with a strong foundation for building upon their own creativity and imagination.

For more details about our programs, or to receive personalized class recommendations from our helpful staff, please feel free to contact us at edu@phipps.conservatory.org.

Current Classes

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Transparent Suspense | Korkey Noah Kibbey

Tuesdays: July 28 and Aug. 4 | 4 – 5:30 p.m.

$40 members | $45 non-members
Live webinar through Zoom 
Objective: To be able to build floral displays that incorporate a transparent or suspended component.
Level: Intermediate
Materials: Demo only, no materials required
Prerequisite: Basic Floral Design

A snapshot of the direction where floral design is headed. Be inspired and discover the trend to infuse see through elements such as floating glass and water vials into a variety of displays. The instructor will show structures that support hanging elements in floral design. This unique offering will feature a range of mechanics and materials to achieve these designs. Floral Design elective course

Advanced Bouquet Series (Full Series) | Sarah Needham

Thursdays: July 30; Aug. 6, 13, 20 | 7 – 9 p.m.

  • July 30: European Hand Wired Wedding Bouquets
  • Aug. 6:  Spiral bouquet, utilizing an armature
  • Aug. 13: Fantasy flower bouquet. Build a giant flower!
  • Aug. 20: Bridal Fan: an alternative to the traditional bridal bouquet

Full series: $95 members | $ 110 non-members
Materials: Students may source their own materials to ‘make along’ with the instructor, or enjoy as a demo. A material list will be sent after registration.
Live webinar through Zoom
Objective: To be able to create more advanced bridal bouquets
Level: Intermediate / advanced for ‘make-along’, beginner for demo only
Prerequisite: Bridal Work or Corsage and Body Flowers class recommended if making along. 

In this class students will learn more advanced techniques for creating bouquets such as hand wired bouquets, making armatures for creating European flavored bouquets, fantasy composite bouquets and alternative bridal bouquets.  Students are encouraged to seek out local flower farms and yard forage for product. A general list of supplies and flowers will be given so that the student has a chance to source material. Floral Design elective course

Advanced Bouquet Series: European Hand Wired Wedding Bouquets | Sarah Needham

Thursday, July 30 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Single session:  $25 members | $30 non-members
Materials: Students may source their own materials to ‘make along’ with the instructor, or enjoy as a demo. A material list will be sent after registration.
Live webinar through Zoom
Objective: To be able to create more advanced bridal bouquets
Level: Intermediate / advanced for ‘make-along’, beginner for demo only
Prerequisite: Bridal Work or Corsage and Body Flowers class recommended if making along. 

In this class, students will learn more advanced techniques for creating bouquets such as hand wired bouquets, making armatures for creating European flavored bouquets, fantasy composite bouquets and alternative bridal bouquets.  Students are encouraged to seek out local flower farms and yard forage for product. A general list of supplies and flowers will be given so that the student has a chance to source material. Floral Design elective course

Advanced Bouquet Series: Spiral Bouquet | Sarah Needham

Thursday, Aug. 6 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Single session:  $25 members | $30 non-members
Materials: Students may source their own materials to ‘make along’ with the instructor, or enjoy as a demo. A material list will be sent after registration.
Live webinar through Zoom
Objective: To be able to create more advanced bridal bouquets
Level: Intermediate / advanced for ‘make-along’, beginner for demo only
Prerequisite: Bridal Work or Corsage and Body Flowers class recommended if making along. 

In this class, students will learn more advanced techniques for creating bouquets such as hand wired bouquets, making armatures for creating European flavored bouquets, fantasy composite bouquets and alternative bridal bouquets.  Students are encouraged to seek out local flower farms and yard forage for product. A general list of supplies and flowers will be given so that the student has a chance to source material. Floral Design elective course

Essential Containers for Floral Arranging (Both Sessions) | Korkey Noah Kibbey

Tuesdays:  Aug. 11 and Aug. 25 | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Both Sessions: $40 members | $45 non-members

  • Week 1: Accent Displays
  • Week 2: Centerpiece Style

Live webinar through Zoom, Demonstration class
Objective: To be able to utilize a range for floral design containers suitable for a variety of needs for living with flowers and entertaining
Level: Basic - Intermediate
Prerequisite: Some floral design experience encouraged but not required

Description: Learn to assemble a collection of containers to cover a variety of needs for living with flowers and entertaining. This class will showcase a streamlined approach to the ‘must have’ containers to cover a variety of designs and accents for your personal environment. Floral Design elective course

Essential Containers for Floral Arranging: Accent Displays | Korkey Noah Kibbey

Tuesday, Aug. 11 | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Single session:  $22.50 members | $27.50 non-members
Live webinar through Zoom, Demonstration class
Objective: To be able to utilize a range for floral design containers suitable for a variety of needs for living with flowers and entertaining
Level: Basic - Intermediate
Prerequisite: Some floral design experience encouraged but not required

Learn to assemble a collection of containers to cover a variety of needs for living with flowers and entertaining. This class will showcase a streamlined approach to the ‘must have’ containers to cover a variety of designs and accents for your personal environment. Floral Design elective course

Designing with Locally Sourced Flowers | Polly Berginc, AIFD

Wed., Aug. 12, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

$25 members | $30 non-members
Materials: Students may source their own materials to ‘make along’ with the instructor, or enjoy as a demo. A material list will be sent after registration.
Objective: To create unique arrangements with locally sourced flowers and greenery
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of flowers/design recommended

Gather the colors and textures of seasonal flowers and greenery to create refreshing summer arrangements. Transform locally sourced flowers and greenery such as farmer's market bouquets and backyard cuttings into your own unique design to enjoy. Floral Design elective

Advanced Bouquet Series: Fantasy Flower Bouquets | Sarah Needham

Thursday, Aug. 13 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Single session:  $25 members | $30 non-members
Materials: Students may source their own materials to ‘make along’ with the instructor, or enjoy as a demo. A material list will be sent after registration
Live webinar through Zoom
Objective: To be able to create more advanced bridal bouquets
Level: Intermediate / advanced for ‘make-along’, beginner for demo only
Prerequisite: Bridal Work or Corsage and Body Flowers class recommended if making along.

In this class, students will learn more advanced techniques for creating bouquets such as hand wired bouquets, making armatures for creating European flavored bouquets, fantasy composite bouquets and alternative bridal bouquets.  Students are encouraged to seek out local flower farms and yard forage for product. A general list of supplies and flowers will be given so that the student has a chance to source material. Floral Design elective course

Creating a Boho Centerpiece | Sarah Needham

Tuesday, August 18 | 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

$25 members | $30 non-members
Materials: Students may source their own materials to ‘make along’ with the instructor, or enjoy as a demo. A material list will be sent after registration.
Live webinar through Zoom
Objective: To be able to create a floral arrangement in the ‘Boho’ style.
Level: Beginner / intermediate
Prerequisite: Some floral design experience recommended if making along. 

In this class students will learn the basics of putting together a Boho styled arrangement. Several examples will be shown to help clarify the elements of the style and an original arrangement will be created for students to see the mechanics and make along with the instructor if they desire. Floral Design elective course

Advanced Bouquet Series: Bridal Fan | Sarah Needham

Thursday, Aug. 20 | 7 – 9 p.m.

Single session:  $25 members | $30 non-members
Materials: Students may source their own materials to ‘make along’ with the instructor, or enjoy as a demo. A material list will be sent after registration.
Live webinar through Zoom
Objective: To be able to create more advanced bridal bouquets
Level: Intermediate / advanced for ‘make-along’, beginner for demo only
Prerequisite: Bridal Work or Corsage and Body Flowers class recommended if making along.

In this class, students will learn more advanced techniques for creating bouquets such as hand wired bouquets, making armatures for creating European flavored bouquets, fantasy composite bouquets and alternative bridal bouquets.  Students are encouraged to seek out local flower farms and yard forage for product. A general list of supplies and flowers will be given so that the student has a chance to source material. Floral Design elective course

Essential Containers for Floral Design: Centerpiece Style | Korkey Noah Kibbey

Tuesday, Aug. 25 | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Single session:  $22.50 members | $27.50 non-members
Live webinar through Zoom, Demonstration class
Objective: To be able to utilize a range for floral design containers suitable for a variety of needs for living with flowers and entertaining
Level: Basic - Intermediate
Prerequisite: Some floral design experience encouraged but not required

Learn to assemble a collection of containers to cover a variety of needs for living with flowers and entertaining. This class will showcase a streamlined approach to the ‘must have’ containers to cover a variety of designs and accents for your personal environment. Floral Design elective course

Floral Design: A History in Images | Rose Grealish, CFD

Monday, Sept. 21 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

$25 members | $30 non-members
Live webinar through Zoom
Objective: To appreciate how history has shaped the art of floral design
Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None
Materials: None, lecture only

Join us for a look back through the millennia to learn about how culture, religion, necessity and politics influenced what we now think of as Floral Design.   Beginning with the first evidence of the use of flowers found in Egyptian historical records, following through the expansion of cultures across the globe, find out how external forces shaped what we now consider floral art.  Floral Design elective course