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The Floral Design Certificate Program at NYBG offers the most in-depth training in the region, covering every aspect of this creative art. We'll help you develop your own aesthetic, master the mechanics for any arrangement, and gain practical business skills, so you graduate client-ready.
Our mini-intensive provides an accelerated way to complete almost 50% of the required classroom credits, putting you on the fast track to completing this certificate. You'll take the first five classes of the program and create dozens of arrangements in diverse styles for many different occasions.
Flower ID from A to Z
There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types.
Spring Session: 3 Tuesdays, 3/16-3/30, 6-8:30pm
Summer Session: 3 Tuesdays, 7/13-7/27, 6-8:30pm
Fundamentals of Form
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations.
Spring Session: Wednesday-Friday, 3/24-3/26, 10am-4pm
Summer Session: Wednesday-Friday, 7/14-7/16, 10am-4pm
Fundamentals of Style
The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting.
Spring Session: Tuesday-Thursday, 4/6-4/8, 10am-4pm
Summer Session: Wednesday-Friday, 7/21-7/23, 10am-4pm
Color Theory for Floral Design
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.
Spring Session: 3 Mondays, 4/12-4/26, 10am-4pm
Summer Session: 3 Mondays, 7/19-8/2, 10am-4pm
Wedding Design I: Personals
Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the techniques of styling and assembling bridal and bridesmaid bouquets.
Spring Session: Wednesday-Friday, 4/14 - 4/16, 10am-4pm
Summer Session: Wednesday-Friday, 7/28-7/30, 10am-4pm
For Fundamentals of Form, Style, and Weddings I, flowers will be shipped directly to your door a few before each class start date. You will also need to purchase tools and hard goods which are outlined in the materials list that is linked below, which total approximately $250.
For Color Theory and Flower ID from A to Z, you will purchase your own flowers (or re-purpose those that are delivered for Form and Style!); the instructor will let you know what you will need each week.
REQUIRED TEXT: Principles of Floral Design, Pat Diehl Scace and James M DelPrince ISBN-13: 978-1619608894ISBN-10:1619608898
$2,295 (Member) / $2,535 (Non-Member).
A $845 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. An optional payment schedule is available if requested.