3 Day Intermediate Series


After learning the basic floristry techniques in the Introductory Series, the Intermediate Series takes students to the next level of floristry.  This program will teach students how to build recipes and purchase flowers at the Flower Market as well as how to manage scaling up their projects while delivering very fashionable designs. The prerequisite for this program is the Introductory Series.  Students will be expected to have a basic knowledge of floral design and floristry skills such as using the tools and conditioning flowers.
Class 5: Market Review & Floral Pricing (Day 1, 8:30am – 12:30pm)
Like a chef, knowing where your products are coming from and how to purchase flowers is an essential part of the business. In the morning (meeting at 8:30am) students will visit the Los Angeles Flower Market to learn about the business of floral design and together purchase flowers for the next set of classes. In this meet-up, students will learn where flowers come from, best practices for purchasing flowers at the market and how to best speak with wholesalers.* Upon returning to FlowerSchool Los Angeles, together as a group we will discuss the morning’s activity reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of the market and how to diversify your buying practices. In a group we will learn how to price flowers and arrangements for retail sale, and how to determine a designer’s margin of profit on a design.*This meet-up is not required, but highly recommended and is a highlight of this week’s course. A FlowerSchool Los Angeles representative will meet the class at 8:30am in the Flower Market. The ‘Flower Market Review and Floral Pricing’ Exercise will begin at the school at 11:30am.
Class 6: Monochromatic Low Centerpiece (Day 1, 1:30pm – 4:00pm)

Gift or centerpiece designs are a large part of floral design. In this class students will build upon their knowledge from previous classes introducing new techniques. Students will learn how to make two monochromatic low centerpieces in a 5″x 5″ and a 3″x 4″x 5″ glass vase. This will be an advanced study of the crisscross/ grid technique learned in Class One. Here we will introduce different types of flowers and learn to properly layer flowers by shape and size. This class will also include an introduction to color theory; learning how to choose the right seasonal flowers and understanding the subtleties of colors in the floral palette. We will also teach methods for wrapping and decorating the vase for a more modern and polished look.

Class 7: Hand Tied Wedding Bouquet  (Day 2, 10:30am – 12:30pm)

Advancing from the Hand Tied bouquet learned in Class Four, the bridal bouquet is a more intricate and detail-oriented technique that is highly sought after in wedding work. Students will learn the characteristics of bridal bouquets and the popular styles & trends.  They will learn how to improve upon the skills learned in Class Four to make a more polished, professional, balanced bridal bouquet, and how to add ribbon treatment of various styles and techniques to complement the total design.





Class 8: Large Scale Branch Design (Day 2, 1:30pm – 4:00pm)

Using seasonal elements of branches and flowers, students will learn how to put together a large-scale arrangement that is suitable for an entry way or a bar. The typical size of these arrangements is 4 ft and higher depending on the season. Students will learn how to properly condition branches for longevity and how to position them in a design using proper proportions for larger scale vases.



Class 9: Contemporary Event Design (Day 3, 10:30am – 1:00pm)

This class is an introduction to tablescaping. Students will learn how to coordinate the entire look of a table including the flatware, china, stemware, candles and of course flowers. We will create two different table designs to demonstrate how the flowers and decor can change the environment. Students will learn how to gauge the height and dimension of flower arrangements to work within sight lines, how to keep multiple arrangements similar to achieve a cohesive look and how to maintain consistency of theme and concept according to the event or client’s request.

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Intermediate Series, February 19th-21st Intermediate Series, March 9th-11th Wednesday, April 22nd - Friday, April 24th, 2020Wednesday, May 20th - Friday, May 22nd, 2020Wednesday, June 24th - Friday, June 26th, 2020Wednesday, July 15th - Friday, July 17th, 2020Wednesday, August 12th - Friday, August 14th, 2020Wednesday, September 16th - Friday, September 18th, 2020Wednesday, October 14th - Friday, October 16th, 2020Wednesday, November 18th - Friday, November 20th, 2020Wednesday, December 9th - Friday, December 11th, 2020