The Advanced Design Series follows the Intermediate Series where students learn more advanced techniques and begin to develop their own style of floral design. Students will learn four advanced level techniques and styles including organic, classic and modern. Each class focuses on the all important ‘Color Theory.’
In this series, an array of flowers and color palettes are available to students who then choose accompanying vessels and create designs accordingly. Guidance is given based on color, texture and scale appropriateness, and new designer mechanic techniques are featured. This series will be presented at-home via live Zoom virtual meetings.
Class 10: Classic Compote Design (Day One: 10:30am – 12:30pm) This class will focus on the low/lush/abundant style using the classic compote; a footed shallow vase usually used for serving fruit. Students will have the change to use chicken wire, correctly, to a hold the flowers in the compote and learn the best technique for creating a while and abundant centerpiece. Rather than replicating a recipe as in some classes, students will now have to develop their own palette and style based on the class lecture and materials. The instructor will coach each student to insure that they are successful.
Class 11: Large Scale Modern Design (Day One: 1:30pm – 4:00pm) This class will focus on building a tape, wire and grid system for large-scale designs suitable for commercial contracts. This type of design is commonly made with floral foam. This program will show the technique of replacing the foam structure for a sustainable and longer lasting installation. Instruction will focus on flower selection for maximum longevity and inspiring students to create, innovative, modern designs.
Class 12: Container Containers (Day Two: 10:30am – 12:30pm) This class will focus on creating organic containers and how to design cohesive and structurally sound floral compositions. Rather than replicating a recipe as in earlier classes, students will have to develop their own palette and style based on the class lecture. The instructor will coach each student to insure that they are successful.
Class 13: Contemporary Asymmetrical Design (Day Two: 1:30pm – 4:00pm) Over the last ten years a new standard of design has become prominent and celebrated throughout the floral design community, best demonstrated by designers like Ingrid Carozzi of Tin Can Studios, Sullivan Owen and Summer Robbins Flowers. With origins in Brooklyn, California and Texas, this contemporary aesthetic will feature asymmetry with an emphasis on foliage. Building upon the techniques learned in Class 10, students will create their own interpretation of an asymmetrical design that is both engaging and representative of today’s most exciting arrangements.
In this online version of our BPSS certified Introductory Series, students will be evaluated by submitting an image of their completed designs for review at the end of each day. This is to receive feedback better understand the class concepts. If you participate in the series, you will receive a BPSS Certificate in the mail upon completion.
When Flowers Arrive: Watch recorded Conditioning “Chop & Drop” Tutorial on FlowerSchool YouTube Channel to prepare for course. Can’t make a Zoom session? Not to worry! If the Zoom session doesn’t fit into your schedule or if your box arrives late, you can watch the recorded Advanced Design Series on our FlowerSchool YouTube Channel at any time once purchased.
Advanced Design Series Package ($1,450): $1,350 + $100 shipping for flower & materials box
- Advanced Design Series Hand-Guide
- Zoom links to all live sessions (8hrs total)
- Flowers for all four classes shipped directly to your door from Holland
- Advanced Design Series Vase Collection:
- Class 10: Compote vessel
- Class 11: Rectangular modern vase
- Class 12: 6×6 glass vase
- Class 13: V-shaped vase
- Series Materials: All items that you will need to successfully execute the classes
Series Add-On: Florist Bundle ($100):
Curated collection of every florists’ must-haves!
- Florist Knife
- Florist Clipper
- FlowerSchool apron
- FlowerSchool notebook
All Flower Boxes ship via Overnight from New York via Fed-Ex to your home. We are not responsible for any delays or damages and there are NO refunds for the Thanksgiving Centerpiece Flower Box once ordered.
We appreciate your understanding on the matter. We do our best to get you your box as fast as possible! When it is available, we will send along the Fed-Ex tracking number for your reference as well.