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! Get started with either Fundamentals of Form or Fundamentals of Style—the first required classes in the Certificate Program.

Click here for an overview of the required courses and electives.


October

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her techniques for styling Instagram-worthy photos using dried and fresh flowers, herbs, branches and plants. She'll demonstrate how to curate more...
212FDN312AO 10/24 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
212FDN307O 10/25 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
212FDN300AO 10/28 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
ONLINE

November

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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, more...
212FDN308AO 11/02 Mo 5:00pm-7:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
212FDN302BO 11/04 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
212FDN306AO 11/12 Th 9:30am-12:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
212FDN304BO 11/18 We 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Create a glorious autumnal centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table, crafted from store-bought seasonal flowers and herbs-including roses, Chinese lanterns, celosia, chrysanthemums, mini pumpkins and lady apples. more...
212FDN390O 11/20 Fr 10:00am-12:30pm O'Sullivan
ONLINE

December

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn the techniques and secrets for creating chic, vintage-inspired arrangements in a trendy footed container. Walk through the step-by-step process of crafting a lush, romantic centerpiece. more...
212FDN349O 12/03 Th 10:30am-3:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Full, lavish arrangements to enhance entrance halls, ballrooms, parties, and hotels are always in demand. Learn the mechanics behind how these dramatic arrangements are designed and more...
212FDN502O 12/05 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Create a Dutch Masters still-life inspired centerpiece crafted from store-bought seasonal flowers and herbs, including roses, calla lilies, ranunculus, hydrangeas, rosemary, berries, pine, and eucalyptus stems. more...
212FDN320O 12/18 Fr 10:00am-12:30pm O'Sullivan
ONLINE

January

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213FDN300BO 01/26 Tu 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

February

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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, more...
213FDN308BO 02/02 Tu 5:00pm-7:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213FDN302CO 02/03 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213FDN304CO 02/10 We 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213FDN306BO 02/24 We 9:30am-12:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her techniques for styling Instagram-worthy photos using dried and fresh flowers, herbs, branches and plants. She'll demonstrate how to curate more...
213FDN312BO 02/27 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
ONLINE