Floral Design Certificate

The Floral Design Certificate Program is designed for students of ages 16+ with or without experience designing with fresh flowers. All that is required is a shared love of flowers and design and the belief that they have the talent to pursue a career in floral design. Learn the basics of designing with fresh flowers including how to care and condition fresh cut flowers to prolong their life to creating various floral arrangements related to the theme of each course. Students will learn various terminology as well as trends in the flower designing industry.
The curriculum includes 96 hours of classroom instruction in 5 core courses and 3 electives of your choice. This certificate must be completed within two years. Attendance at 80% of classes is required.
Classes are offered throughout the year.

Core Classes:

  • Basic Floral Design
  • Intermediate Floral Design
  • Fresh Flowers for Life’s Special Occasions
  • Modern Floral Design
  • The Business of Floral Design

Electives: (choose 3)

Prerequisites: Intro to Basic Floral Design & Basic Floral Design Intermediate

  • Advanced Floral Design
  • Celebrating the Holidays with Fresh Flowers
  • Weddings and Special Occasions
  • Gift Giving with Fresh Flowers & Fruits

Basic Floral Design

This hands-on course is designed for learners of ages 18+ with or without experience in floral design.  Learn the fundamentals of fresh floral design, how to condition and care for fresh flowers, use floral foam, tape, and wire in basic floral design.  Create beautiful arrangements for yourself or a friend in many styles including a hand-tied bouquet, a basket design, and small square centerpiece. Students will take home the arrangements they create in class. Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $189 (Flower cost $185 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)
RFNRT 5125/ C01/ 7 Mon, 1/26-3/23 (no class on 2/16 & 3/16); 6:30-8:30pm

 

Intermediate Floral Design

Students will be able to advance their knowledge and skills in floral design, having opportunities to design larger arrangements using more complex techniques. Students will learn to use some of the most common design techniques including mille de fleur, Biedermeier, phoenix, and waterfall designs.  Students will take home the arrangements they create in class.  Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $189 (Flower cost $195 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)
RFNRT 5126/ C01/ 7 Mo, 3/23-5/11 (no class 4/6), 6:30-8:30pm

 

Weddings & Special Occasions

Students will be introduced to the latest trends and styles in designing flowers for weddings and special occasions. Students will learn to create floral designs popular for weddings and other special occasions such as proms and parties. Projects include making boutonnieres and corsages, head wreaths, bridal bouquets, table centerpieces, altar arrangements and more. Students will take home the arrangements they create in class.  Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $189 (Flower cost $195 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)
RFNRT 5127/ C01/ 8 Tu, 3/24-5/12; 6:30-8:30pm

 

Floral Design Boot Camp

This one-day workshop is designed especially for those individuals who are interested in learning the basics of floral design but cannot fit a weekly class into their busy schedule. Intended for beginners with little or no prior design experience, students will learn everything from how to shop for fresh flowers to conditioning them once you bring them home. Students will be introduced to a variety of containers so that they will know how to arrange flowers in tall, short, wide and narrow vases. Learn to design in fresh water as well as floral foam. Everything needed to create five different designs will be provided including fresh flowers, all containers, wet foam, conditioning supplies, ribbons, and more. Bring a sack lunch. Choose one of the dates or choose all 4 for more practice!  Dr. Jessica Kim

Newtown Campus/ $159 (Flower cost: $165 paid directly to instructor; $25 optional designer kit that includes tools and supplies)
RFNRT 5128/ C01-C04; 9:30am-3:30pm

C01/ Sa, 1/24
C02/ Sa, 2/28
C03/ Sa, 3/28
C04/ Sa, 4/25