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Washington Flower School Courses

Basic Course

Our Basic Course is a once a week class for 4 weeks' program, which prepares students for entry-level floral design positions.

Students who complete our 4-week program and pass both a written and a design examination will receive the Washington Flower School Basic Floral Design Certificate.


Each class will be about two hours long at our Park Florist working bench and will be full of new learning and hands-on practice. Since we meet during weekday evenings, we will offer you simple refreshments to allow you to jump in and start working. We provide all the fresh materials, supplies, and tools. You just bring your busy self!

We will work on different subjects and practice materials for each session (spring, summer, fall). You may want to take each of the spring, summer, fall sessions to cover all different areas of designs.

We don't offer make-up days or refunds if you miss classes.

As you progress through your lessons, you will learn the skills and develop the proficiency necessary for a career in the floral world. You will be amazed at how quickly you master the art of floral design. Our proven teaching methods will have you ready to step into a job upon completion of the program. You will learn and understand the elements and principles, forms, styles and techniques of floral design. You will also learn all about the most common flower varieties, the latest techniques for the care and handling of flowers. Each day is packed full with fabulous information that you will utilize throughout your career as a professional floral designer.

It may sound serious and complicated. But don't worry, we'll make it fun and easy! Each day, everything you need will be in our classroom. Please take some time to find parking and settle yourself as we promptly start at 5 pm.

Curriculum:

  • Basic supplies and equipment
  • Cutting and insertion
  • Care and handling of fresh products
  • Container options
  • Elements and principles of design
  • Color theory
  • Flower ID
  • Foliage ID
  • Basic techniques
  • Centerpiece
  • Hand-tied gift bouquet
  • Corsage
  • Basic line designs
  • Duplicate designs

Total cost for the course:

  • $990.00 (including materials)

Current Sessions Scheduled:



Master Course

This is a course for someone who has some experience with basic floral designs whether in a flower shop, or floral guild, or who took Basic Course with us, or from other floral design institutions.

We designed this course for those who want to pursue accredited status in the floral industry to make a career, or simply to enrich the learning experience. With the completion of both our Basic and Master Courses(at any time), if the students are interested and the instructors agree that the students are at the level, we can invite them to apply CFD(Certified Floral Designers) by AIFD(American Institute of Floral Designers).

Each class is about two hours long at our Park Florist studio and is choc full of new concepts and interactive learning.


We provide fresh floral materials, supplies, and tools.

Each session focuses on different subjects depending on the season—covering topics relating to each season as well as using relevant flowers. You may want to take each of the spring, summer, fall sessions in order to cover all different areas of design.

We don't offer make-up days or refunds if you miss classes.

Throughout the course, you will increase your knowledge and skill set, helping you master floral design under our proven teaching methods.

We will closely study the principles of design laid out in the Basic Course, spending more time mastering each element, form and technique. Every class is full of relevant and important information to aid you in your career as a professional floral designer.

Class starts promptly at 5 pm, so take time to find parking around the back or on the street out front, and be ready to learn while having fun.

Curriculum includes:

  • Care and handling of fresh products
  • Choosing containers
  • Elements and principles of design
  • Color theory
  • Flower ID and Foliage ID
  • Advanced techniques
  • Centerpiece
  • Hand-tied gift bouquet
  • Corsage
  • Line designs.

Our Master Course consists of 8 total clock hours (4 classes) of instruction and materials.

Total cost for the course: $1200.00

Current Master Course sessions scheduled are for Spring: Tuesdays April 4th, April 11th, April 18th, April 25th 2023 5pm-7pm.

Sign up for the Master Course