Duration: 4 weeks
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Classes generally start the first Monday of every month and continue for 4 weeks.
Whether you want to arrange flowers at home or are interested in becoming a professional floral designer, this class will give you a great foundation on the technical tricks of flower arranging as well as composition, color, and design. Chelsea will 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.
Please note that you will need to have certain supplies to fully participate in this course:
– Fresh flowers each week to practice and complete homework assignments
– Clippers (these are the ones Chelsea recommends)
– Camera (of any kind) to photograph your assignments to upload to the student gallery for Chelsea’s feedback
The Nicole’s Classes application is a downloadable program you install on your computer. (The link to download will be provided the day the class starts.) Learning is divided into 4 weeks and within those weeks you can learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. There are no set class times, though homework is due every Sunday night for instructor feedback. Students also have unlimited email access to the instructor for the duration of their course, to ask questions or get help when they’re stuck. Our classes are flexible, fit into most any schedule and we happily welcome international students!
Floral Arranging 101 has no prerequisite courses or skills. This is a beginner friendly course! Feel free to drop Chelsea a line if you have any questions about taking this course!
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!