Tuesday May 29th, 9am
World renowned floral designer Michael Gaffney teaches flower design from the ground up. Learn from the master and you, too, could become a designer. Want an artistic, creative life that adds emotional significance to nearly any experience? Then consider American Floral Design Schools.
Once upon a time, Michael Gaffney worked away in a cubicle on Wall Street. Overworked and uninspired, he didn't really know how unsatisfied he was until one day, on a visit to his Midwest hometown, he stepped into a flower shop
"I realized how much flowers can affect a person. They're part of every stage of life - birth, death, weddings, funerals, memories, romance. And I saw how good designs make a stronger impact. Suddenly, I wanted to be part of that. I saw floral design as a way to help people renew, recover, express sympathy, fall in love, and share friendship. And in doing that, I understood that I could actually make a good living, doing something I love, while adding beauty and flair to events that touch people's lives.
Michael's floral designs have graced a wide spectrum of occasions, from a simple first date bouquet to grand wedding arrangements; from movie sets to haute couture fashion shows, and everything in between.
"I came to see myself as an artist for people's emotions. I made a good living, yes, but my art made other people happy. It was remarkably satisfying. And flowers, of course, grow and bloom, but they don't last forever. They disappear. It's a medium that's both dynamic and ethereal. You're always being called on to create something new, but it won't last either. And that's okay. That's what makes every bouquet, every event special. It's like working every single day with the best things in life - flowers, certainly, together with energy, creativity, reinvention, renewal."
About Our Flower Design Classes
Our School of Flower Design presents intensive floral design programs that introduces students into the world of the floral designer.Areas of floral design instruction currently include European Floral Design, Contemporary Floral Design, Bridal Floral Design, Landscape Floral Design, Asian Floral Design and other Flower Design classes.
Our floral design courses are sought by flower lovers of all kinds. The knowledge gained in our floral design classes helps hobbyists and professionals alike interested in the art of great floral design.
Our Mission is to communicate, instruct and share the elements and principles of flower design and to provide a relaxing, yet intensive, learning environment in which our students acquire lifelong skills. To use our knowledge to create beauty through floral design, and educate others to do so as well. Our Goal is to have our students capable of producing beautiful pieces of flower art for their home or office.
Informative and entertaining. Good mix of demonstrations, discussion and hands-on practice. Not sure tips work quite as well as advertised.
It was a great and fun class ! I suggest it to everyone
very enjoyable class, however, it was a very large class (approximately 30 students) - smaller size as it was so hands-on would have been preferable. Instructor was personable, knowledgeable, and the class was well planned out, with materials at the ready. It would have been helpful to have been told to bring a bag or bin to take projects home in!
I love it
The class was very good but I was new to floral design and was trying to write down some important facts such as increasing the life of the arrangement.It would be helpful if the instructor had given printed sheets with important info so we can focus on the hands on part.
It was a great class, I learned a lot and it was fun.
The class was a lot of fun and Mark was a fabulous teacher
Instructor was entertaining and was hands on in assisting students with their work. Floral arrangements were great. Would highly recommend this class.
Interesting and fun class! It was mostly focused on bridal bouquets for the three day course and I wish it were more general arrangements but still very fun.
The class was part of a program already running. I as the only student who was not part of the program and therefore did not know what to do with the flowers, how to cut them ,what to use knife or a pare of siccors .Also the subject of that class was FUNERALS ARRANGEMENT. It was not a regular flower arrangement like the description of the class indicates. It was a big dessapoiment ! Please make sure you change your concept. I wont recommend this class to anyone. Sincerely, Naomi Martell
Tuesday May 29th, 9am
Tuesday May 29th, 9am