Professional Education Center

MFA Professional Education Center

Introduction to Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF
Member $1,000, Non-Member $1,250
Week Long  August 7-11, 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.

Download the registration form.

Intermediate Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF
Member $1,250, Non-Member $1,500 (Includes all flowers/supplies)
Week Long  October 9-15, 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.

Download the registration form.

Introduction to Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching, AIFD, CF
Member $1,000, Non-Member $1,250 (Includes all flowers/supplies)
6-­‐9pm -­‐ Wednesday Evenings – September 20th thru December 13th, 2017.

This comprehensive course will introduce beginning students to the exciting field of floral design. Principles and elements of design, proper mechanics of construction, care and handling of fresh materials and use of color are the focal points. For those desiring to become a Certified Florist, this class is a great first step.

Time will be divided between lecture and hands-on design. All materials are included in the course fee and students will have a completed design to take home each week. Topics include: vase arrangements, symmetrical triangles, asymmetrical triangles, and horizontal centerpieces, round designs, hand-*(c)tied bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres.

The class will meet from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm every Wednesday for 12 weeks beginning September 20th. Except week of November 22th for Thanksgiving’s .There are 36 hours of classroom instruction. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no exams. The limited course enrollment of 8 will ensure that each student receives personal attention.

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Intermediate Floral Design

Instructor: Cindy Ching AIFD, CF
Member $1,250.00, Non-Member $1,500.00
Thursday Evenings – September 21st thru December 14th , 2017

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. The class will meet from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm every Thursday for 12 weeks beginning September 21st except week of November 23rd for Thanksgiving’s Day.

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Trending with Tropicals – Put Something “Exotic” on Your Menu

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Member $50.00 ● Non-Member $75.00 (Includes all flowers and supplies)

Simply because tropical designs look dramatic doesn’t mean you should be nervous about creating them. Become adept at designing in the “tropical style” on a regular basis by sizing them for everyday use. Why not help your customers express their feelings, whatever the occasion, with an attention getting tropical touch? Set yourself apart from the rest by adding these pleasing styles with an unusual flair to your everyday offerings.

Your instructor will demonstrate three differently styled designs with identical materials. Then class attendees will choose one style to create and take home at the end of the class. Learn care and handling and helpful mechanics.

You must bring your own tools: floral knife, pruner, wire cutter, scissors, and needle-nosed pliers

Locations:
Flint, Michigan, DWF, 5100 Exchange Drive. Instructor: Cindy Ching, AIFD, CF – registration form
Warren, Michigan, Nordlie Floral, A Kennicott Company, 25300 Guenther Road, Instructor: Jerry Baker CF – registration form
Walker, Michigan, Kennicott Brothers Company, 1858 Three Mile Road NW. Instructor: Skeeter Parkhouse – registration form

Let’s Make It a Green$ Christmas!

A Hands – On Class
Wednesday, December 6, 2016
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
Locations:

Grandville, Michigan
Nordlie Floral, a Kennicott company
4611 Ivanrest Ave SW
Instructor: Alice Waterous, AIFD, CF, PFCI
Download the registration form.

Warren, Michigan
Nordlie Floral, A Kennicott Company
25300 Guenther Road
Instructor: Jerry Baker, CF
Download the registration form.

Romulus, Michigan
Mayesh Wholesale
35935 Ecorse Road
Instructor: Laura Parker, AIFD, CF
Download the registration form.

Flint, Michigan
DWF
5100 Exchange Drive
Instructor: Cindy Ching, AIFD, CF
Download the registration form.

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

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