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Floral Design Sampler

American School of Flower Design @ 131 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001

Join us for a great day of flower design. The Sampler course is for individuals who want to try out our school and go home with a wealth of knowledge about the world of flower designing. It’s three great projects covering American to European design.  Michael Gaffney will be there to teach and also give you his book Design Star and autograph it for you. All your flowers and containers will be provided as well. In this class you learn how...

Monday Sep 25th, 1–4:30pm Eastern Time

Flower Arranging Beginner

Adore Floral @ 53 Bond St, New York, NY 10012

Sign up for our beginner flower arranging class and learn about Adore’s floral faves!  What you’ll learn in this class: Our favorite flowers! How to clean and process each flower How to design in our whimsical style based on color schemes, shapes, patterns, and textures Shears and knives will be provided while classes are in session with the option to purchase. Vases, boxes, and bags are also included so that you can safely bring home...

Saturday Jun 10th, 11am–12:30pm Eastern Time

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Floral Design Summer Intensive

New York Botanical Garden @ 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458

In just five weeks, you can complete all classroom credits toward the NYBG Certificate, so you can get started on your internship requirement ASAP. Working one-on-one with floral design professionals, you'll create dozens of arrangements in diverse styles for many different occasions. This concentrated program focuses on real-world situations, and includes a trip to New York's flower district. Let this be the summer you jump-start your career in...

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Floral Design: Introduction to Ikebana

Brooklyn Botanic Garden @ 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Create a classic ikebana arrangement to take home. The ancient art of ikebana uses empty space and asymmetrical form to inform the composition of the floral design. Are Materials Provided and Included in Cost of the Class? Yes, all materials will be provided but students will have to bring a pair of scissors or garden clippers. Note : Price includes $50 material fee.

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Designs of the Times: Floral Design

Brooklyn Botanic Garden @ 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Join this class to learn current trends in the floral design industry. You will create the designs that are in demand now, such as theme-party designs, seasonal arrangements, and advanced designs Pre-requisites:  Basic and Intermediate Flower Arranging  Are materials provided and included in cost of the class? No. Bring your toolbox.

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Color Theory for Floral Design

New York Botanical Garden @ 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458

Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color combinations.  Please bring:  Florist knife wire cutter scissors pruners  a camera a box or bag to carry home your work.  Floral tool kit available for purchase through...

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Floral Designs in Wax

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan @ 334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

In this new two-day workshop students will form and sculpt soft waxes to create organic jewelry pieces. Students will prepare organic matter for casting and craft original floral designs. After completing the casting students will sand, polish and learn different coloring methods to finished wearable artwork.  Q&A Q: Is the school disability-friendly?  A: Yes. The JCC is completely accessible. You take an elevator from the lobby...

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Controlled Chaos - Floral Design Class

Mitti @ 37 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

This floral design class focuses on creating bohemian inspired floral arrangements which also have a sense of calmness and peace. The class will focus on technical aspects of conditioning flowers, color balance, and form to create designs that are wild, yet controlled. Controlled Chaos. Classes are taught in an informative, fun way offering gentle guidance, while allowing guests to explore their creative side and immerse themselves in beautiful blooms....

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The Art of Floral Design

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Floral arrangement is the ultimate combination of technique and placement that sets the tone of a room. As a focal centerpiece, each arrangement needs to fit the occasion and match the personality of the artist. Additionally, each unique design requires a visual balance of color and texture.  In this class, Alisa will guide you through the basics of florals and how to properly care for each piece as they come together in a beautiful fall centerpiece...

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Types of Floral Design (Private)

American School of Flower Design

Grab your friends and join us for a great night of design celebration and fun. Michael or one of his top designers will give you an inside look at the flower business while you learn how to create gorgeous designs.  We provide all the flowers tools and containers and most importantly a very fun and informative night of flowers and design. We call it flower power. Every one of your friends will leave with a great design. You will learn about...

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Floral Design Course: Valentine Bouquet

Il Fiorista @ 17 W 26th St, New York, NY 10011

Please join us for this floral design class and learn how to create a romantic hand-tied arrangement for a loved one. Working with an assortment of symbolic blooms in a Valentine’s Day palette, we’ll arrange them Il Fiorista style. Expect garden roses, fresh herbs, flowering fruits, cascading vines, and bubbles.  Cost of ticket includes all materials. 

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Floral Design 101: What to do with that Vase

Fleur Elise Bkln @ 269 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

We all have one - some vase we love or that has been given as a gift. Very elegant or unusual but what to do to put flowers in that special container in a way that works?! Bring your favorite (or most difficult) vase and we will help you apply some floral design principles to create a beautiful duet between your container and the seasonal flowers we supply. If you don’t have one, we can supply some unusual flea market containers. We will be...

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Easy and Elegant Floral Design Ideas

New York Botanical Garden @ 20 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one finished arrangement—and plenty of easy design ideas. Note:  Floral tool kit available for purchase. Please contact Coursehorse for details. Please bring the following:  Florist...

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Fall Floral Design - Centerpieces Made Easy

Mitti @ 51 35th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Rose Red & Lavender is known for its laid back style, and loose, gardeny aesthetic. Creative Director, Kimberly Sevilla’s work has been featured in New York Magazine, Real Simple, Martha Stewart, and Assoline’s Book of Notable Floral Designers around the world. Listed as one of the top floral designers by Refinery 29 and Time Out New York. Our fun, no nosence approach to floral design will have you feeling confidant about what you can create...

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Online 2-Day Introductory Series Floral Design

FlowerSchool New York @ Online via Zoom, New York, NY 00000

Take our certificate-bearing Introductory Series in the comfort of your own home! This series is intended for beginner level students who have an interest in learning foundation skills in floral design. Skills include how to correctly handle and care for flowers, how to use a floral knife and clippers, and the conditioning of flowers for optimal vase-life longevity. This series teaches simple, high-end designs that highlight the flowers’ most...

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Best Floral Design Classes in NYC

Floral design is the art of using flowers and greenery to create arrangements that please the senses. Humans have used flowers to express emotions through gifting and for decorative purposes for centuries. As a result, you’ll find flower arrangements at nearly every special occasion, like weddings, funerals, anniversaries, and birthdays. If you’ve always dreamed of being a floral design expert, you can make this happen with the proper training. Whether you want to launch a career as a Floral Designer, open a floral shop, pick up a fun and relaxing hobby, or launch a new side gig, several classes are available to help you master these creative skills.

Why You Should Learn Floral Design in NYC

If you’re on the fence about learning floral design in NYC, there are many reasons why you should take the plunge. First, it should come as no surprise that New York employs the 4th highest number of Floral Designers in the U.S., earning annual salaries of nearly $40,000 annually. With the enormous amount of businesses and hospitality in NYC, there are many career opportunities for floral professionals. Not only is it an excellent place to find a job, but NYC Floral Designers also have one of the highest pay rates in that field across the country. 

Suppose you aren’t looking to launch a floral design career. Enrolling in a class to learn these valuable skills is an excellent activity with friends and a great way to meet new people in NYC. You can also use your skills to create a side hustle, like selling arrangements on Etsy or working at a local florist creating bouquets and making deliveries. In addition, you can learn floral design as a fun and relaxing new hobby or join a garden club or community group to widen your social circle. For example, explore NYC Parks GreenThumb, where you can join thousands of other volunteers who help sustain the city’s 550 unique green spaces. 

Another excellent benefit of floral design is that it’s a relatively inexpensive hobby since you can grow flowers in and around your living space or in a community garden. And since you can floral design at any age, these relaxing and fun skills will last a lifetime. 

In-Person Floral Design Classes & Schools in NYC

Attending an in-person floral design course is an excellent way to meet fellow NYC flower enthusiasts. Not only is it the perfect excuse to venture out into the city to meet new friends, but you’ll also network with like-minded people, which could lead to exciting career opportunities. 

The Floral Arranging Beginner course offered at Adore Floral in the heart of NYC is a great place to start. Inspired by Japanese flower shops as a little girl, founder Chiyomi Uchino fulfilled her dreams and opened Adore Floral in 2005. This beautiful neighborhood flower studio offers courses featuring floral design basics to expert tips. In the Floral Arranging Beginner class, you’ll learn how to clean and process flowers and create whimsical designs based on color schemes, shapes, patterns, and textures. Shears and knives are provided onsite, with the option to purchase. The class fee also includes vases, boxes, and bags to transport your creations home safely.

If you’re looking for a more intensive program, check out the Flower Design Star: 1 Week Comprehensive course at the American School of Flower Design in Chelsea, Manhattan. Founded by world-renowned designer Michael Gaffney, this school has 16 locations in the U.S., London, Paris, and Rome. The schools feature courses for all levels in European, contemporary, bridal, landscape, and Asian floral design. The comprehensive Design Star program covers 24 floral design styles, taking you from novice to Floral Designer in a week. Don’t miss out on the rare opportunity to spend five days in class designing with Gaffney and receive an autographed copy of his best-selling “Design Star” book. In addition, on the last day, you’ll have the chance to take part in designing a mock wedding. If you’d prefer a shorter introductory course, explore the Floral Design Sampler. Grab a friend, spend the day designing with Gaffney, and go home with three show-stopping arrangements. You’ll gain expert knowledge as you delve into the world of floral design. 

Can you imagine creating a floral arrangement that can last over a year? Petal+Eon, located in Midtown, Manhattan, offers a Make a DIY Floral Arrangement that Lasts a Year workshop where you’ll work with preserved flowers to make arrangements for your home or to gift to a loved one. Petal+Eon’s name literally means “flowers that last an eon.” This unique floral shop features real eco-friendly flowers preserved in peak bloom to look and feel like fresh flowers for up to two years. These stunning flowers are organically treated in a glycerin and silica solution for two to four weeks, making them look and feel like fresh flowers. Most of the flowers sold at Petal+Eon are grown in Ecuador, Columbia, Japan, California, and Korea.

If you’re looking for a unique and slightly advanced course, explore Japanese Flower Arrangement: Ohara Ikebana by HANADOJO at RESOBOX. RESOBOX is a cultural center in East Village, Manhattan, dedicated to celebrating Japanese influence in the arts. The center features various activities, events, classes, and art exhibitions. This small group flower arrangement class will help you master the basic Ohara Ikebana techniques and learn how to incorporate nature into your everyday life. You’ll work with bamboo skewers, cloth, kenzan, plates, and more to create gorgeous floral creations. This course is for individuals 18 years and over, and the fee includes all necessary materials. 

Virtual Floral Design Classes & Schools

Do you need help finding a floral design course that fits your busy schedule? Sometimes in-person classes aren’t available at the right time or place to fit your needs. That’s why CourseHorse does all the legwork for you and gathers the best online floral design courses in the U.S. for you to search on its website. Now, you can learn floral design in the comfort of your home or anywhere with a reliable internet connection. 

With live online learning, you have more course options to choose from and eliminate the hassle of commuting to class. In addition, you don’t have to stress if you don’t have the proper supplies. The schools provide material lists to purchase online or at a craft store before the course; some schools even ship items to your door. 

If you’d like to explore a unique and relaxing form of flower design, check out the Virtual Flower Arrangement - Misho Ikebana course from RESOBOX. In this interactive class, you’ll learn lessons in Ikebana—the Japanese art of flower arranging blossoms, leaves, branches, and stems. So grab a pair of scissors or clippers and a vase or any other choice of container, and prepare to stretch your creativity in this relaxing course. You’ll need to supply two to three varieties of flowers of your choice, which you can find at your local florist, grocery store, or farmer’s market.

If red roses express love, what do pink petals represent? Explore the role of color in flower arranging in the New York Botanical Garden’s Color Theory for Floral Design course. You’ll work with a spectrum of flowers to help you understand color theory and learn about the latest hues and color combinations. This course is for students 18 years and over with all experience levels. The instructor will email you a materials list before class, which includes floral clippers, a container or vase, flowers, and a color wheel

Private Group Floral Design Classes in NYC

Is your company looking for an effective way for employees to team-build and stay connected? Or maybe you’re planning a special occasion for family and friends and need a fun activity to highlight the event. Private group online courses are a fun and interactive experience for private groups to share. CourseHorse offers online floral design classes for private groups in NYC delivered straight to your office, home, or anywhere with an internet connection. In addition, private groups can engage in activities like watercolor painting, game show Bingo, and scavenger hunts—all from the comfort of their homes or offices. So why not plan an event for your private group to learn floral design skills from an expert?

For example, your coworkers, friends, or family can bond while learning to create a unique terrarium in the Virtual Terrarium Workshop. This low-stress class will teach you about feng sui and help you explore your creative side. You’ll make your own miniature garden in this fun and interactive class led by an expert instructor. CourseHorse ships all materials to you and each group member, so you just register and sit back and relax. Materials include a glass terrarium, a succulent, reindeer moss, decorative rocks, organic succulent soil, and crystal. At the end of the class, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind creation to display on a shelf or table or hang in your home. Up to 50 people can join this one-hour course, and you can change your final group counts up until a week before the event. 

And don’t stress; booking a private group class on CourseHorse is easy. A personal event provider will reach out to introduce themselves to you, answer any questions, and provide additional helpful details about the course. There are no booking fees, and CourseHorse handles all the details.

In addition, CourseHorse offers customization of your event for a $150 fee. For example, if you’d like to add a game featuring specific questions or themes or add a second event with all materials included, CourseHorse has you covered. While Zoom is the preferred platform for class, CourseHorse can also accommodate Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Webex. They can even run courses and events in person at your home or office. For more information about private group classes, contact CourseHorse.