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Certificate Courses

We offer regular professional courses. Each course consists of meeting once a week for 4 weeks.

Basic Course

Our Basic Course is a 'once a week class for 4 weeks' program, which prepares students for entry-level floral design positions. Students who complete our 4-week program and pass both a written and a design examination will receive the Washington Flower School Basic Floral Design Certificate.

Each class will be about two hours long at our Park Florist working bench and will be full of new learning and hands-on practice. Since we meet during weekday evenings, we will offer you simple refreshments to allow you to jump in and start working. We provide all the fresh materials, supplies, and tools. You just bring your busy self!

We will work on different subjects and practice materials for each session (spring, summer, fall). You may want to take each of the spring, summer, fall sessions to cover all different areas of designs.

We don't offer make-up days or refunds if you miss classes. You can pick up your materials on the same day or until the day after if you let us know in advance that you'll be missing a class.

As you progress through your lessons, you will learn the skills and develop the proficiency necessary for a career in the floral world. You will be amazed at how quickly you master the art of floral design. Our proven teaching methods will have you ready to step into a job upon completion of the program. You will learn and understand the elements and principles, forms, styles and techniques of floral design. You will also learn all about the most common flower varieties, the latest techniques for the care and handling of flowers. Each day is packed full with fabulous information that you will utilize throughout your career as a professional floral designer. 

It may sound serious and complicated. But don't worry, we'll make it fun and easy! Each day, everything you need will be in our classroom. Please take some time to find parking and settle yourself as we promptly start at 5 pm. 

Curriculum:

  • Basic supplies and equipment

  • Cutting and insertion

  • Care and handling of fresh products

  • Container options

  • Elements and principles of design

  • Color theory

  • Flower ID

  • Foliage ID

  • Basic techniques

  • Centerpiece

  • Hand-tied gift bouquet

  • Corsage

  • Basic line designs

  • Duplicate designs

Cost:

BASIC COURSE consists of: 8 total clock hours (4 classes) of instruction and materials. 

Total Cost for the Course       $750.00

 

Current Sessions Scheduled:

Basic Course 2019 Spring: Tuesdays March 5th, March 12th, March 19th, March 26th. 

Basic Course 2019 Spring 2: Tuesdays April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd, April 30th.

Basic Course 2019 Fall: Tuesdays September 10th, September 17th, September 24th, October 1st.

Master Course

The Master Course is for those with experience with floral design, whether that experience is from taking our Basic Course, participating in workshops or even an inherent creative talent. The curriculum is a more in depth study of the floral concepts outlined in our Basic Course, with lots of hands on work. Students who complete our 4-week program and pass both a written and a design examination will receive the Washington Flower School Master Floral Design Certificate.

Each class is about two hours long at our Park Florist studio and is choc full of new concepts and interactive learning. Since we meet during weekday evenings, we will offer you simple refreshments to allow you to jump in and start working. We provide fresh floral materials, supplies, and tools.

Each session focuses on different subjects depending on the season—covering topics relating to each season as well as using relevant flowers. You may want to take each of the spring, summer, fall sessions in order to cover all different areas of design.

We don't offer make-up days or refunds if you miss classes. You can pick up your materials on the same day or the day after class if you let us know in advance that you'll be missing a class.

Throughout the course, you will increase your knowledge and skill set, helping you master floral design under our proven teaching methods. We will closely study the principles of design laid out in the Basic Course, spending more time mastering each element, form and technique. Every class is full of relevant and important information to aid you in your career as a professional floral designer.

Class starts promptly at 5 pm, so take time to find parking around back or on the street out front, and be ready to learn while having fun.  

Curriculum:

  • Care and handling of fresh products

  • Choosing containers

  • Elements and principles of design

  • Color theory

  • Flower ID

  • Foliage ID

  • Advanced techniques

  • Centerpiece

  • Hand-tied gift bouquet

  • Corsage

  • Line designs

  • Duplicate designs

Cost:

MASTER COURSE consists of: 8 total clock hours (4 classes) of instruction and materials. 

Total Cost for the Course       $950.00

 

Current Sessions Scheduled:

Master Course 2019 Summer: Wednesdays June 5th, June 12th, June 19th, June 26th. 

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