Certificate Course

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. 


  • 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


BASIC COURSE consists of: 8 total clock hours of instruction and materials. 

Total Cost for the Course       $750.00


Current Sessions Scheduled:

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


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