Floral Design Program Spring/Summer 2019


Floral Design Program Spring/Summer 2019


If you want to pursue your vision of being a floral designer or simply learn about flowers and designing then now is the time. Flower Belle Boutique Mystic is offering a unique opportunity to do just that! Who knows? If you excel and want to pursue a career in the flower industry Flower Belle is offering positions for summer and fall that you are able to apply for after this course. We would love to have qualified team players on our roster for years to come!

The following courses and dates are listed as follows to register for your 12-week program. Floral supply kits are sold separately in the boutique shop. Students can sign up for individual classes under workshops. Check requirements for approval.

For more information prior to registration please email: Michelle@theflowerbelle.com

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Class 1      6pm-9pm

FLORAL DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS 101- Learn the keys to successful floral design starting with the mechanics and basics of materials, care & conditioning of flowers, timeline of designing, preparing floral foam, processing flowers, bucket care, and overview of floral products needed in the floral industry. Flowers are provided for you to take home.

Full Program Fee: $250

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Class 2     6pm-9pm

FLOWER EDUCATION AND COLOR THEORY- Learn the entire flower process from where they originate, what  global and national resources are responsible for providing our planet with beautiful blossoms, how they are shipped, where we have access to purchase, and gain knowledge of what is flowers are accessible throughout the year.

You will learn color and design theory of balance according to the color wheel, industrial psychology, and the history of designing using Hogarth’s curve and Fibonacci applications to utilize for your designing process. Flowers will be provided for your understanding and practice. They are yours to take home and show proudly.

Full Program Fee: $250  

Wednesday April 10th, 2019 Class 3     6pm-9pm

BOUQUETS AND POSY’S- Learn creative, imaginative, and proper techniques to design the perfect floral bouquet. You will learn how to prepare your flowers to design your bouquets. Students will learn how to properly execute hand-tied, European style, unstructured, asymmetrical and small posy style bouquets with style and ease.

Full Program Fee: $300   

Monday, April 15, 2019 Class 4     Departing promptly at 4am returning by 4pm

SHOP THE NEW YORK FLOWER MARKET- Meet at Flower Belle Boutique promptly at 4:00am to take a journey to West 28th Street Flower Market in the Chelsea district of New York City. Gain an understanding of the flower market and how it works. Visit each supplier to see what offerings they have and where their flowers originate. Dutch Flower Line, Caribbean Cuts, G.page, Pany Silks, and Jamali Garden are the wholesale shops you will visit. This is a wholesale market. No purchases will be allowed during class tour, questions directed to Flower Belle only.  There will be time at the end of our tour to pick one item for purchase by Flower Belle. Cash Only. We will have lunch as a group and return by 4pm. Transportation, parking, course instruction, and light lunch included.

Full Program Fee: $200

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Class 5     6pm-9pm

FLORAL CENTERPIECES- Focus on when floral designs for various events can be created and stored in advance. We will create a floral centerpiece in foam for your special holiday or occasion, one glass centerpiece appropriate for a wedding or elegant affair, and one casual home centerpiece sure to impress your guests.

Full Program Fee: $300

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 Class 6     6pm-9pm

FLORAL ARRANGING IN GLASS VESSELS- Learn different techniques of how to prepare and construct various shape glass vessels for your floral arrangements. Focus on day to day vase arrangements, special occasions, smaller glass pieces, and singular blossoms to create you beautiful display that will fit perfectly in its place.

Full Program Fee: $200

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 Class 7     6pm-9pm

WEDDING DESIGN PART 1- Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding from start to finish. Learn the elements of successful wedding design, including the art of fine wiring, taping, and packaging as well as timing of preparation, delivery, and presentation. Class will focus on boutonnieres, corsages, ribbons, and bows.

Full Program Fee: $300

Monday, May 13th, 2019 Class 8-     6pm-9pm

WEDDING BOUQUETS- Discussion on planning a bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquet,  and discussion of options your client may choose that are appropriate for different ages. Class will learn how to design one hand-tied, European style bouquet . one un-structured bouquet, and one small posey bouquet. Learn how to wrap bouquets by using beautiful fabrics, ribbons, and embellishments. Full Program Fee $350

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 Test Date Course 9     6pm-9pm

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AT FLOWER BELLE BOUTIQUE- Put your skills to use! We are hosting our very first Business After Hours with Mystic Chamber of Commerce. You will have the task of assisting guests in helping them choose their flowers stems to meet their vision, work with our guest to help the choose what style of arrangement is recommended for their floral need,  your will wrap or design guests selection, and package them up to go with all of the proper presentation gift needs as they happily walk out of our door. Perfect setting to learn pressure of on the spot designing and the best representation possible to make our business succeed.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Course 10      6pm-9pm

WEDDING CEREMONY & DAMAGE CONTROL- Class will begin with a discussion on different religious  ceremony requirements and the appropriate recommendations to guide each individual client for their religion or non-religious ceremony.  You will learn from an experienced event designer who has designed in every possible scenario and what you need to think about for damage control.  Class will learn grand scale floral design for large spaces and how to appropriately scale your flower designs to stand out in the room.

Full Program Fee $350

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 Course 11     6pm-9pm

WEDDING RECEPTION & DAMAGE CONTROL- Class will begin with a discussion on wedding reception timing, proper execution, venue etiquette, and thinking outside-the-box. Class will learn how to create a low style centerpiece and how to design an elevated style floral arrangement that is secure.  You will learn all the tips on adding ambience and pizazz.

Full Program Fee $350  

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 Course 12     6pm-9pm

ARTISTIC SYMPATHY DESIGN- This is a course I never wanted to learn until I had to in order to receive my certificate from The State of New York Botanical Gardens in 2010. My instructor said to our class

” Think of this course and education as having the ability to create the final piece of art that represents the departed”  I thought what a special person I would be to serve that family.

Class discussion on different cultures and ideas to create beautiful flowers for the departed and to provide comfort and maybe even smile for the bereaved.  Learn to design with care and consideration for every individual funeral service you may encounter. Class will learn different ways to create floral artistry and appropriate shapes and sizes needed to place properly for the wake or funeral  and subtleness to provide comfort during the family’s loss. Imagine a funeral without flowers and color?

Full Program Fee: $300

Tuesday, June 12, 2019 FINAL COURSE     6pm-8pm

PUT YOUR SKILLS TO USE- It’s showtime. Flower Belle has a retail boutique and wedding & event positions to fill seeking an ambitious team that wants to be part of a blossoming and creative flower space.  Class will plan strategy and schedule on how to execute one full weekend from start to finish how to apply this entire course to design for one full busy week of hands on training! Preparation, ordering, timelines, and designs are waiting to see what you can do! Job applications for employment to work at the boutique will be accepted during this time. Dates will be set during this class for your schedules to apply what you have learned.

Full Program Fee: $200

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 6-9pm

CERTIFICATE CELEBRATION NIGHT-Let’s Celebrate in Style! The table will be set for you to enjoy your hard work at Flower Belle Boutique Mystic in a celebration certificate evening! Students receive notarized, framed, certificate of hours of completion of an extensive flower course that will allow them to do what they love in any setting! Cheers to success and pursuit of doing what you love!

Celebration time: 6:00-9:00pm    Program Fee: Accomplishment and smiles

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