Announcing our Newest Class: Floral Arranging 101 with Chelsea Fuss!

nicole's classes floral arranging 101

We’re so excited to finally announce that Chelsea Fuss of Frolic! will be joining our Nicole’s Classes roster to teach Floral Arranging 101! For years, our students have asked us to teach this course, and we’re so happy to be able to bring on someone as seasoned and talented as Chelsea to teach you everything she knows about flowers.

nicole's classes floral arranging 101

For anyone interested in taking this class (and we think there’s a lot of you!), here’s a short description of what will be covered in the class:

Whether you want to arrange flowers at home or are interested in becoming a professional floral designer, Chelsea’s class will give you a great foundation on the technical tricks of flower arranging as well as composition, color, and design. She’ll show you how to achieve effortless looking arrangements that have that just-picked-from-the-garden look. You’ll make a French hand-tied bouquet, a wild English garden arrangement, as well as a wedding bouquet and head wreath. Chelsea will share her tricks of the trade and tips about how to get into the business, along with basics like the best time to pick flowers for cutting and tricks for helping them last longer. Chelsea will help give you the confidence to create your own flower arrangements for home or gifts or to pursue opportunities and further education in the floral industry.

nicole's classes floral arranging 101

While we think most of our readers are already familiar with Chelsea and her amazing blog Frolic!, here’s a little bit about our newest addition:

Chelsea Fuss is known for her effortless, fresh, modern flower arrangements. Starting out her career with the trendsetting Poppybox Gardens, and picking up classes along the way from Jane Packer and Wild at Heart in London, Chelsea’s style blends technical training with a modern, playful style. Chelsea was the founder of Posies, her flower shop outside of Portland (2002-2007) and has been designing wedding and event flowers for over 15 years. She now writes articles on flower arranging for a variety of websites, and styles flowers and sets for catalogs, books and her own blog, Frolic!

nicole's classes floral arranging 101

We’re so glad we’re kicking of 2013 with such a great addition to the Nicole’s Classes team! Make sure to join our newsletter to be the first to know when this class, planned for an MAY 2013 start date, will be available for registration.

UPDATE: We’ll be opening this class up for registration next Friday, January 11th.

UPDATE: This class will be held monthly and begin in May 2013.

All photos by Chelsea Fuss.

  1. 1

    So Excited for this!

  2. 2

    Yeah!! When can I sign up???

    • 3

      Hi Shelagh! The class is slated for an April 2013 start date, which means we’ll probably open it for registration in February. So make sure you join our newsletter to be the first to know when it opens! Thanks!

  3. 4

    I literally can not wait for this, I’m beyond excited! :-)

  4. 5

    Just out of curiosity, is this a 2-week or 4-week class? The only place near my home that sells a variety of seasonal flowers is my local Whole Foods. How does this class work if you don’t have access to a ton of fresh flowers?

    • 6

      Hi Stephanie! The Floral Arranging class will be a 4 week course. And the students will be responsible for finding and choosing their own flowers, so it will be up to you to decide where you want to get your flowers for your class projects! We’ll be opening registration sooner than expected, so check back next week for details on how you can sign up!

  5. 7
    Lindy Federici

    Would love information about floral class including dates and cost.

    • 8

      Hi Lindy! We’ll be opening this class up for registration on Friday, January 11th at 8am PST. It will be a 4 week course which costs $125. Click on our Classes tab and on the Floral Arranging 101 class for more details!

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