Professional Education Center

MFA Professional Education Center

Steps to Certification

Instructor: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF
Member $149.00, Non-Member $199.00
October 3rd, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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.

There is a half hour break for lunch, which is included in the registration fee. You must bring your own tools.

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Intermediate Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF
Member $1,250, Non-Member $1,500 (Includes all flowers/supplies)
Week Long  October 9-13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 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.

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Let’s Make It a Green$ Christmas!

A Hands – On Class
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Registration 5:00pm – Class Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
MFA member price: $50ea. Non-Member price $75ea
Prep tip$ and making the mo$t of materials

As we look toward the winter holidays, there is an obvious need to plan specials and often even “green up” designs to which flowers will be added later. Before the “crush” of orders comes flooding in, let’s take a look at how best to prepare. In this class, we will learn how to price and use winter evergreen materials to the best advantage. We often resort to guessing about how much to price when doing evergreen designs; this can be a profit-sucking trap. Forming the habits of proper pricing can make the difference in whether you get candy or coal in your stocking. So let’s get started on the right foot! We will demonstrate ideas for several centerpiece styles and a wall/door design with winter greenery and trims. You will get lots of tips and techniques on how to save time and maximize materials for a happy, profitable holiday season. Each students will make a centerpiece and wall/door swag to take home.

Bring your own tools: floral knife, pruner, wire cutter, scissors, needle-nosed pliers.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Includes all flowers and supplies

Grandville, Michigan
Nordlie Floral, a Kennicott company
4611 Ivanrest Ave SW
Instructor: Alice Waterous, AIFD, CF, PFCI
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Warren, Michigan
Nordlie Floral, A Kennicott Company
25300 Guenther Road
Instructor: Jerry Baker, CF
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Romulus, Michigan
Mayesh Wholesale
35935 Ecorse Road
Instructor: Laura Parker, AIFD, CF
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Flint, Michigan
5100 Exchange Drive
Instructor: Cindy Ching, AIFD, CF
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Michigan Floral Association 1152 Haslett Rd. - PO Box 67 Haslett, MI 48840

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