Professional Education Center

 

MFA Professional Education Center

Steps to Certification

Instructor: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF
Member $149, Non-Member $199  (Includes all flowers/supplies)
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cindy guides those who plan on becoming a Certified Florist. Tips on how to prepare for both the written and design portions of the test. Students will spend part of the day reviewing the written test and then work in the design room learning what is needed to pass the exam. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of what it takes to pass the prestigious CF exam.

Class will run from 10:00am – 4:00pm with a half hour break for lunch.  Bring your own tools.

Download the registration form.

Intermediate Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching, AIFD, CF
Member $1,250, Non-Member $1,500
Beginning April 5, 2017 thru July 28, 2017 from  6pm to 9pm.

This course builds upon the foundation of the basic design course. The focus will be on the information presented in the Certified Florist (CF) Manual with the goal of preparing students to take the CF examination. (Students who do not wish to take the CF exam will still be welcome. The CF manual is the text for this course. You may purchase this manual at: www.michiganfloral.org or call 517-575-0110. This manual is recommended but not required.

All other materials will be included in the registration fee. Time will be divided between lecture and hands-on design. A sample test will be given on each topic. Lecture topics include: care and handling of flowers and plants, product identification, customer relations/sales, delivery, marketing, accounting, display, intermediate floral design. Design topics include: vased arrangements, bridal bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and sympathy. Designs will incorporate the contemporary techniques of grouping, layering, basing, framing, and many more. Each week you will take home your designs.

The class will meet from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm every Wednesday for 12 weeks beginning April 5th.  Except week of May 10th for Mother’s Day .There are 36 hours of classroom instruction. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no exams.

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Introduction to Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF
Member $1,000, Non-Member $1,250
12 weeks of class Beginning April 6, 2017 until June 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This comprehensive course will introduce beginning students to the exciting field of floral design. Focus will be placed on the application of the principles and elements of design, proper mechanics of construction, care and handling of fresh materials and use of color. This class will be a great first step for those desiring to become a Certified Florist. Time will be divided between lecture and hands-on design. All materials are included in your course fee and you will have a completed floral design to take home each week. Topics include: vased arrangements, symmetrical triangles, asymmetrical triangles, horizontal centerpieces, round designs, hand-tied bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres.

The class will meet from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm every Thursday for 12 weeks beginning April 6th.  Except week of May 11th for Mother’s Day. There are 36 hours of classroom instruction. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no exams.

Download the registration form.

Michigan Floral Association
1152 Haslett Rd. - PO Box 67
Haslett, MI 48840

PH: (517) 575-0110
FX: (517) 575-0115