Plant Studio: Orchid Design


This flexible online course will remain open for registration until 6 days after the course start date. Note the "Schedule" of each session for more information.
Familiarize yourself with the basics of sustainable floral design through orchids. This course teaches you to create stunning arrangements, step by step, with simple design principles and easy-to-find materials. You'll gain confidence in your skills by creating three orchid arrangements as part of a learning community, while exploring the fascinating history of these enigmatic flowers.

This course includes behind-the-scenes footage from NYBG's renowned annual Orchid Show and Orchid Dinner, and pre-recorded lectures and demos featuring our plant professionals-floral designer and owner of Fulshear Floral Design Ace Berry, NYBG's Director of Glasshouse Horticulture & Senior Curator of Orchids Marc Hachadourian, floral designer and owner of Sarah Khan Event Styling Sarah Khan, and floral designer and owner of TJ McGrath Design, TJ McGrath.

Weekly Content Overview:

  • Week 1: Explore the history of collecting and cultivating orchids. Prepare to create your own arrangements by learning how to shop and care for orchids.
  • Week 2: Uncover the basic principles of floral design as you learn how to create an alluring arrangement using orchids and additional floral materials.
  • Week 3: Review orchid conservation efforts and receive an introduction to sustainable design tools. Put learning into practice by creating a simple, streamlined orchid arrangement.
  • Week 4: Gain confidence in your skills by starting to develop your own style as you craft a centerpiece using potted orchids.

Throughout the course, your course facilitator (who is identified as "instructor" in the session info below) will be with you every step of the way, by providing feedback on assignments and answering questions through discussion boards. For more information about how Plant Studio works, view our FAQs.

Materials Information:
This course requires floral tools and materials that students will need to purchase separately; prices may vary depending on your location. Information will be provided via Canvas one week prior to the course start date in the Welcome Module.


Schedule: Welcome Module opens on March 27. Course length is 6 weeks (April 3-May 15) and registration will remain open until 4/9. Reading period is available through June 14 (30 days past course end date).
     
Instructor: Sarah Khan Sarah Khan
Location: Online-Flexible,

Session Number: 243PLT130
Price Non-Member : $525.00
Member : $475.00


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