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.

How It Works
Over the course of four weeks, you'll be given access to a new online module each Wednesday that teaches you the introductory principles of floral design using orchids. You will have one week to complete the assigned coursework and participate in the discussion board for each module, and you'll get live feedback from your instructor when you turn in your final project at the end of the course. You can revisit the modules and discussion board for up to 30 days after the completion of your course..

Weekly Course Objectives
  • 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.

Featured Plant Professionals
  • Ace Berry, floral designer and owner of Fulshear Floral Design
  • Marc Hachadourian, NYBG's Director of Glasshouse Horticulture & Senior Curator of Orchids
  • Sarah Khan, floral designer and owner of Sarah Khan Event Styling
  • TJ McGrath, floral designer and owner of TJ McGrath Design

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.

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Schedule: Course length is 4 weeks (August 7-September 4) and registration will remain open until August 13. The welcome module opens July 31 and a 30-day reading period is available through October 4.
Only 15 days left to register!
Instructor: Jacqueline Elfe Jacqueline Elfe
Location: Online-Flexible,

Session Number: 251PLT130A
Price Non-Member : $525.00
Member : $475.00

Additional Sessions Available
There are currently no other sections available.