American School of Flower Design

American School of Flower Design

Art
Chelsea, New York, New York
(68 Reviews)

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.

Reviews of American School of Flower Design

(68 Reviews)
Floral Design Sampler

8/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Floral Design Sampler


My daughter and I really enjoyed the class and thought the arrangements we did were lovely and enjoyed Michael as a teacher. He made it fun and now we know the basics of making beautiful flower arrangements. I thought the space was a bit tight where the class was held. Also, we booked through Coarse Horse and the wrong address for the class was on the confirmation that was sent. (it was a private home) Fortunately, we called a floral shop we found online and they were able to give us the correct address; otherwise it would have been very dissappointing since I came from Arizona to attend the class. Hopefully you have fixed that error.

Floral Design Sampler

7/10/2019
Angela H.

Attended: Floral Design Sampler


great tips. Enjoyed instructor Michael Gaffney.

Floral Design Sampler

6/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Floral Design Sampler


Michael Gaffney taught 3 different arrangements/techniques in one night very efficiently. Fun, fast-paced, low-key class. Beautiful results!

Floral Design Sampler

6/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Floral Design Sampler


Loved the class. I can’t believe I made such beautiful arrangements. Definitely planning on taking the 3 day class next.

Floral Design Sampler Course

5/14/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Floral Design Sampler Course


Learned some good tips, but the flowers we designed did not hold up as Mr. Gaffney said they would.

Floral Design Sampler

3/11/2019
Valerie G.

Attended: Floral Design Sampler


The experience was one I’ll never forget I loved it want to stay for the other half but will definitely take it again and recommend it to others still practicing the techniques and using them in my business

Floral Design Sampler

3/7/2019
Norma H.

Attended: Floral Design Sampler


I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Michael exudes excellence. His assistant, Josh was very efficient. They were organized and professional. The class was prompt and ran like a well oiled machine. Listen, I learned more in 4 hours and walked away with 3 arrangements. I took an 8 hour course in December and walked away angry! Michael also interjected humor, while still being firm. Kudos! I look forward to taking the 101.

Floral Design Sampler Course

1/29/2019
Ebi I.

Attended: Floral Design Sampler Course


Really so inspiring! The simplicity of his teaching to the interactions and do-it-yourself style is highly recommendable. I had an awesome experience!

Introduction to Flower Design

10/8/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Flower Design


The instructor was excellent: extremely knowledgeable, approachable, supportive and a sense of humor. I would recommend this course to those interested in Event Planning or Interior Design.

Single Floral Design Sampler

10/8/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Single Floral Design Sampler


Mr. Michael Gaffney was funny and artistic. I enjoyed his flower arrangement class. Only one thing if I may, I was expected the book included for “Design Star” which that book they promised in. But he gave us “American in Paris”. That was very much disappointed.

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131 W 28th St, New York, New York 10001
American School of Flower Design
Chelsea, Manhattan
131 W 28th St
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10001

Upcoming Classes at American School of Flower Design

Introduction to Flower Design
Introduction to Flower Design
Next start date:

Monday Sep 23rd, 1pm - 4:30pm

Flower Design Star - 1 Week Comprehensive
Flower Design Star - 1 Week Comprehensive
Next start date:

Monday Sep 23rd, 1pm - 4:30pm

Floral Design Sampler Course
Floral Design Sampler Course
Next start date:

Monday Sep 23rd, 1pm - 4:30pm

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