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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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Corsage and Body Works | Sarah Needham

Wednesdays: Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24 | 7 – 9 p.m.

$96 members | $106 nonmembers | Materials not included; supply list will be sent before class
Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

Objective: To be able to create current fashion jewelry and accessories using flowers, greenery, ribbon and more
Level: Beginner to intermediate
Prerequisite: Basic Floral Design

Learn how to construct body flowers — from basic to couturier, and from traditional to more creative styles. Discover how to create boutonnieres, corsages, wristlets, floral jewelry, accessories, and headpieces for special occasions using hand-wrapping and gluing techniques. Floral Design Certificate core course

Valentine’s Day Centerpiece | Sarah Needham

Thurs., Feb. 11 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

$25 members | $30 non-members | Materials Pick-up: $50
Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

In this class, students will create an interesting 3- dimensional heart arrangement that can be propped up, laying down or even hung on a door or wall. Skills learned will include creating an armature, optimal flower placement and best materials to use for similar designs. Floral Design Certificate Elective

Fresh Ideas for Arranging with Roses | Korkey Noah Kibbey

Thurs., Feb. 25 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

$25 members | $30 non-members | Materials Pick-up: $50
Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

Objective: To be able to use design techniques to showcase roses in a variety of forms.
Level: Beginner to intermediate
Prerequisite: none

Love roses, but tired of the same old standard bouquets? Roses lend themselves well in many design styles. Explore a variety of ways to feature these beautiful blooms in arrangements around your home and make a design of your own for your home or to give as a gift.  Floral Design Certificate elective

Parisian Wrapped Bouquets | Polly Berginc AIFD

Thurs., March 4 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

$25 members | $ 30 nonmembers | Materials Pick-up fee: $50
Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

Objective: To learn creative techniques for wrapping bouquets of fresh cut flowers for gifting in a beautiful presentation.
Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None 

It’s all in the details; learn techniques to arrange and wrap impressive presentation bouquets in the European way.  Students will learn to properly prep and arrange two different bouquet styles from beginning to finish, which can be assembled and wrapped in class. Instructional design notes will be provided.  Floral Design Certificate Elective 

Spring Door Wreath | Korkey Noah Kibbey

Thurs., March 18 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

$25 members | $30 non-members | Materials Pick-up: $50
Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

Objective: To create a spring wreath made of permanent botanicals.
Level: Beginner to intermediate
Prerequisite: none

Ready to shed that winter look and usher in spring? Brighten up your door with this spring inspired wreath made with permanent botanicals that you can use from year to year.  The class will also the how to choose quality permanent botanicals, and showcase other inspiring door décor. Floral Design Certificate elective

Creating a Spring Bulb Container Garden | Polly Berginc AIFD

Thurs. Apr. 8 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

$ 25 members | $30  non-members |  Materials Pick-up: $50
Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

Objective: To create a spring bulb plant garden in a decorative container
Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None

Learn to create a refreshing live bulb plant garden to enjoy as the blooms emerge and open.  Learn how to properly arrange the plants and finish with moss and trims for a natural finished look. The potted bulb plants can later be separated and planted in your home garden to rebloom next year.  Instructional notes will be provided.  Floral Design Certificate Elective

Make Your Own Boho-Style Bouquet | Sarah Needham

Thurs., Apr. 29 | 7 – 8:30 p.m.

$25 members | $30 non-members | Materials Pick-up: $50
Presented as a live webinar through Zoom

In this class, students will learn how to create the trendy bohemian style bouquet using an assortment of fresh and dried materials. We will discuss how the shape, color and textures play into the style and what kind of ribbon to use to complete the look. Floral Design Certificate Elective