If flowers stopped growing, bees would have no way to make honey and little girls at weddings would walk down the aisle tossing handfuls of tree bark. Smell the roses with this Groupon.
Choose from Two Options
- $65 for one three-hour hobby class (a $135 value)
- $250 for a three-session course (a $595 value)
The hobby class leads pupils through the creation of two fall centerpieces—one in a basket and one surrounding a candle—full of seasonal fruits and flowers in warm colors. All materials are included, and light refreshments are served. The class in Rochelle Park is held Saturday, October 6, and the Pine Brook class is held Tuesday, November 20.
The three-session course, held for three Saturdays in a row, is an intro to professional floristry, covering introductory concepts of floral design. All materials are included. In Rochelle Park, classes begin October 13; in Pine Brook, classes start on November 3. Three session times are available in both locations: 8 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 3 p.m. Students can earn a full design certificate after their three-session course if they choose to take the next four courses, which cover topics that include wedding design and sympathy design.
School of Floral Arts & Design
A bouquet seems simple at first, sprays of baby’s breath filling out the broad orange petals of lilies and the brushstroke curls of roses. Without an eye for color and composition, though, the huge range of flowers that are available can be intimidating. The School of Floral Arts & Design develops talented florists and hobbyists through classes and courses that introduce theories of composition and design. Instructors with decades of experience cover everything from design to business sense, and pupils leave carrying mini topiaries, centerpieces, and seasonal wreaths. Professional courses help florists enhance their craft with lessons on designing bouquets and corsages.