Floral Design Certificate Classes

The NYBG Certificate Program helps you develop your own aesthetic and master the mechanics for everything from simple bouquets to grand-scale arrangements, while giving you a practical, real-world, business foundation. No experience is necessary—just your flair and enthusiasm!

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October

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. $245 more...
232FDN302A 10/11 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
NYBG

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.
231FDN300FO 10/12 We 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
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What is the line between art and decoration? Think beyond the confines of"pretty" and consider flowers in terms of line, gesture, texture, and form.We will examine the colors and patterns of various masterworks, then create sculptural interpretations in dialogue with more...
232FDN323 10/12 We 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
NYBG

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. $245 more...
232FDN302B 10/15 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Mele
MDTN

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. more...
232FDN308AO 10/20 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
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Channel windswept moors, foreboding castles, and covens as you design a haunting floral design in utilizing dramatic and beautiful seasonal materials. You'll combine black dahlias, chocolate cosmos, and other inky-toned blooms with twisted branches and seed pods to create witchy, more...
232FDN307 10/26 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

Florists and floral designers who want long-lasting, gorgeous interior plantings won't want to miss this unique class from florist, horticulturist, and indoor plant expert Chris Raimondi. In this class, Chris shares essential horticulture practices for proper selection and maintenance of more...
232FDN310A 10/27 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

November

Learn how different tools can be used to anchor flowers and achieve unique shapes, without the use of floral foam. Each day, you'll focus on a specific sustainable tool-floral pin frogs, aluminum wire, and branches-to create beautiful, contemporary arrangements that more...
232FDN452AO 11/01 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
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Learn step-by-step instructions in crafting a modern fall woodland arrangement with pincushion proteas, mango Mokara orchids and heirloom chrysanthemums. Our autumnal theme, in a glass container, will reflect a modern woodland design with glycerin oak leaves, berries, reeds, and vines. more...
232FDN322 11/04 Fr 11:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG

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 more...
232FDN304A 11/08 Tu 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
NYBG

Spend an inspiring day honing your floral design and social media marketing skills! In the morning, craft a bold and ornamental design in the Baroque style with a modern twist. Then, style still-life vignettes using your arrangement and a variety more...
232FDN350A 11/12 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
Jamison
NYBG

Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district. Lunch is not included. Dress more...
232FDN400A 11/17 Th 9:00am-12:30pm Woodson
OFS

Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her insights on styling photos using botanicals. She'll demonstrate how to curate a variety of tabletop settings, including modern, vintage, and rustic photos using botanicals.
232FDN312AO 11/19 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
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Design and create arrangements appropriate for the ceremony, season, and setting, including aisle and altar designs, pew arrangements, and banquet table centerpieces. Work with a remarkable array of flowers, foliage, and fabrics to create captivating garlands and columns. Discussions include more...
232FDN305 11/29 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
NYBG

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 more...
232FDN306AO 11/29 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
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