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Complete Training in Floral Design

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West Town, West Side
2247 W Chicago Ave
Btwn N Oakley Blvd & N Leavitt St
Chicago, Illinois 60622
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this floral design class:

Six days, 48 hours (3 sessions of 2-day classes) of instruction and workshops. We teach all new techniques, and previous experiences do not receive credit. All students start with the class #1 - Beginners' Class. All classes have to be taken in chronological order. A certificate of completion is given upon taking all classes. A complimentary 30-minute orientation class is available by appointment 

Classes are limited to 5 students and you'll receive a high level of personal attention and learn the skills you need to succeed. Over a short period of time, we will cover a wide range of topics—from "How to Prolong the Life of Cut Flowers" to "How to Create Master Class Floral Arrangements". We will send you all the materials on the theory of floral design before the beginning of the class, so you could do some study at home. During classes you will have 48 hours of workshops.

Part I Beginners' Course 2 days, 16-hours

This class consists of two courses that cover floral design theory, techniques and skills currently required for employment in the floral design industry. Successful completion of the class offers entry-level employment in floral design.

1 - Introductory Course

• Selecting quality flowers, processing cut flowers, prolonging life of cut flowers 

• Modern color theory, recognizing Nature's clues for effective color combinations and how colors affect each other.  

• New techniques of floral design, emerging European trends and styles of floral art  

2 - Fundamental Techniques of Arranging Flowers

  • Spiral hand tied bouquets: round, cascading and one-sided bouquets in Bidermeir, Victorian and French Garden styles
  • Arrangements using floral foam: focal point techniques in Bidermeir, Victorian and French Garden styles

Part II Event Design Course 2 days, 16-hours

This class consists of three courses that cover planning, organizing, managing and designing for corporate and social events. Party props, room decor, table settings, lighting and display elements combined with art principles and creative thematic approaches to floral design. Personal flowers for weddings.

Homework (illustrated electronic files):

  • Calculating the costs of flower arrangements 
  • Conducting a wedding consultation
  • Planning an event

Workshops

1 – Personal (wearable) flowers

  • Fantasy flower hair pieces
  • Ring Bearer accessories
  • Flower and rose petal pomanders
  • Corsages
  • Floral bracelets
  • Boutonnieres
2 – Table settings

  • Custom made floral napkin rings, lanterns, containers
  • Patterns of table settings to maximize artistic effect
  • Using fruits and vegetables for floral arrangements
  • Floral table runners

Part III Advanced Design 2 days, 16-hours

This 2-day, 16-hour course covers selecting flowers and accessories according to foundational principles of floral design. Unique mechanics and techniques in advanced design. Using advanced style arrangements for hotels, offices, stores and other public spaces. Creating large-scale room décor.  Advanced style wedding bouquets. 

Homework (illustrated electronic files):

  • How to start floral shop
  • How to built your business
  • Conducting wedding consultation

Workshops

1 – Advanced style wedding bouquets

  • Cascading and drop-shape bouquets in decorative bouquet holder (port bouquet)
  • Glamelia bouquets made of rose, gladiolus, orchid and ginger petals

2 – Advanced Techniques

  • Creating large arrangement
  • Decorative elements
  • Creating floral props

3 – Leaf work 

  • Leaf manipulation
  • Long table centerpiece
  • Leaf vase

4 – Large-scale room décor

  • Floral walls
  • Hanging floral ceilings and chandeliers


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Mila School of European Floral Arts is based on almost 4 decades of experience through Mila Design Special Events Florist Company which specializes in designing corporate and social events.

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