Floral Design Certificate Electives

Students in pursuit of a Certificate must complete at least 26 elective course hours.

Elective course offerings vary with every catalog season. Browse this page to discover what's currently scheduled.


Highly sought after LA-based artist Kristen Alpaugh, also known as FLWR PSTL, passionately immerses herself in the world of botanical and floral art, crafting stories that ignite the senses. Fueled by an intoxicating blend of creativity and an irresistible allure more...
243FDN449 02/24 Sa 1:00pm-5:00pm Alpaugh

Brighten up those gray days of winter with a vibrant arrangement featuring pops of cheerful, colorful flowers. Using a variety of blooms including ranunculus, roses, anemone, and textured greenery, you'll create a garden-inspired tabletop arrangement reminiscent of spring days ahead. more...
243FDN392 02/28 We 11:00am-2:00pm Coy

This ancient Japanese art form seeks to create a living sculpture that transcends the beauty of nature. More than merely arranging flowers, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, focusing on shape, line, more...
243FDN325 02/29 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Miura


Adorn yourself in flowers as you explore the art of crafting exquisite accessories inspired by NYBG's Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion. Using deconstructed Phalaenopsis orchids, Eucalyptus seeds, Hypericum Berries, Solidago, and Ranunculus, you'll design a necklace paired with matching earrings, more...
243FDN317 03/20 We 10:00am-2:00pm Elfe

Celebrate the return of spring by creating a country meadow-inspired centerpiece bursting with field flowers, heirloom parrot tulips, mini daffodils, and fresh herbs. You'll capture the essence of flower fields with a profusion of colors and textures as you craft more...
243FDN414O 03/26 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan