Tonight I’m going to my first floral design class at Floral Art LA – it’s all about roses! I’m terribly excited and will share pics and an honest self-evaluation post-haste ; )
Since I started blogging about floral design I’ve come across similar small studio classes and workshops across the country, tailored to DIY florists and not for vocational education credit.
Here’s a sampling! Future posts to follow, these are springing up all over, there’s a real market for them:
Wildflower Designs offers full day workshops in Birmingham, Alabama
Fiori Floral Design (one of their pics was used in an inspiration board this week!) offers classes in Seattle
Botanicals in Chicago offers regular workshops that look great!
Also in Chicago, Epoch Floral has classes every Saturday
NYC’s Celedon and Celery offers interesting classes including “Eco-Couture” florals
Nice Stems in Toronto has small workshops for 4 – 6 students
And Petal’s Edge in DC (Virgina) offers a nice host of “supported” DIY options like Bridal Bootcamps, private classes and workshops.
Flora Grubb in San Franisco (succulent specialists) had one last Fall and I’m asking them if they have any upcoming- stay tuned
And I’ve just come across these classes, at The Real Flower Company’s Farm in the UK for anyone lucky enough to be able to attend!
It’s also worth checking with local Universities, Arboretums and Conservatories- a reader came across these classes in Columbus, Ohio, offered through the OSU’s Arboretum for a FRACTION of the cost of the chic boutique classes. Also very cool: the flowers used are cut from the garden before the class!