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MFA Professional Education Classes


Floral Design School: Introduction to Design

Instructor: Tim Latimer, CF
Member $900 Non-Member $1000
12 weeks of class Beginning Wednesday, September 17, 2014 until December 10, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

This comprehensive course will introduce beginnng 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. No Class on Valentines Day week.

The class will meet for 12 weeks beginning September 17th. There will be 36 hours of classroom instruction. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no exams. Limited course enrollment of 12 will ensure that each student receives personal attention.

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Intermediate Floral Design Certified Florist Prep

Instructor: Tim Latimer, CF
Member $900 Non-Member $1000
12 weeks of class Beginning Thursday, September 18, 2014 until December 11, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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 for 12 weeks beginning September 18th. There will be 36 hours of classroom instruction. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no graded exams. Limited enrollment of 12 will ensure that each student receives personal attention.

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MFA Brings Education To You!

Regional HANDS-ON Workshops For You And Your Staff!

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"Modern Fundamentals Make Holiday Sales Ring"

This workshop is designed to get you geared up for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Attendees will be making three profit-centered holiday designs sure to delight clients. Two Fall/Thanksgiving styles and one Christmas design will go home with you. Back in your shop, you can add them to your website offerings. Additionally, the instructor will demonstrate two unique cash & carry items for your holiday shoppers. Come, bring your staff, work together, have fun, learn and network with fellow attendees.

Bring your own tools.

Member $50 * Non-Member $75
(Includes all flowers/supplies)


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Libbie Deering, CF
Location: DWF 5100 Exchange Drive, Flint, MI

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Tom Figueroa, AIFD, CF, CFD
Location: Nordlie Inc. 25300 Guenther Road, Warren, MI

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Alice Waterous, AIFD, CF, CFD,PFCI
Location : Nordlie Inc. 4611 Ivanrest Avenue SW, Grandville, MI

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Burrell, AIFD, CF, CFD
Location: Nordlie Inc. 1289 M-37 South, Ste #200, Traverse City, MI

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Colleen Carr, AIFD, CF, CFD
Location: Mayesh Wholesale Florist 35935 Ecorse Road, Romulus, MI

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Steps to Certification

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:00a - 4:30p
Instructor: Cindy S. Ching, AIFD, CF

Cindy will guide those who plan on becoming a Certified Florist. This session will cover do's and don'ts, methods and mechanics, insight and answers. This is a hands-on experience. Tips on how to prepare for both the written and design portions of the test will be given. 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, using all the new CF written and hands-on sections! Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of what it takes to pass the prestigious national CF exam. Class will run from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm with a half hour break for lunch, which is included in the registration fee. (You must bring your own tools - scissors, wire cutter, needle nose pliers, florist knife, and bunch cutter.)

Member price $149, Nonmember price $199.

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