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Floral Design

Whether you're a seasoned floral designer or weekend decorator, you will gain valuable understanding of the versatility of flowers.

From weddings to holidays to other traditions and milestone events, learn how the use of flowers can set the tone and make for a memorable event.

Contemporary European Design

Dates: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 17 and 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Cindy Miller
Objective: To be able to incorporate European techniques into various arrangement styles
Level: N/A
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $ 176 members; $216 non-members; $33 material fee
Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Students in this course will learn techniques for creating floral designs that incorporate the European styles of parallelism, landscape vegetative, multi-plane and hand-tied.

The material fee is per session, and is due upon registration.

This class is now closed. Please call 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 or e-mail with questions.

Floral Design Certificate core course

Festive Harvest: Fruits and Flowers

Dates: Monday, Oct. 20 and 27; Nov. 3 and 10
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Cindy Miller
Objective: To be able to combine flowers, foliage, fruits, vegetables, and dried and fresh material to create centerpieces
Level: N/A
Prerequisites: Basic Floral Design
Fee: $ 88 members; $128 non-members; $30 material fee
Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Students in this course will create festive and unique arrangements using an assortment of fruits, flowers and vegetables.

The material fee is per session, and is due upon registration.

This class is now filled. Please call 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 or e-mail with questions.

Floral Design Certificate elective

Free Design

Dates: Tuesday, Oct. 28; Nov. 4 and 11
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Cindy Miller
Objective: To be able to execute original designs from conception to creation
Level: N/A
Prerequisites: Basic Floral Design and Contemporary European Design
Fee: $ 66 members; $96 non-members
Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Crafting a new arrangement each week, students in this course will choose containers, colors, textures, styles and plants, with instructor guidance, to create original designs. While gaining skills for arranging independently, participants will also be better prepared for final presentations.

Sign up online or call 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 to register. Call or e-mail with questions.

Floral Design Certificate elective

Field Trip

Dates: Saturday, Nov. 15
Time: 8 - 10 a.m.
Instructor: Cindy Miller
Objective: To gain familiarity with one of Pittsburgh’s wholesale flower shops
Level: N/A
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $ 15 members; $22 non-members
Location: Pittsburgh Cut Flower

Participants in this field trip experience will explore one of Pittsburgh’s largest floral wholesalers. Typically, only registered businesses can shop at the wholesalers but all students will be permitted to make purchases after the tour concludes.

Sign up online or call 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 to register. Call or e-mail with questions.

Floral Final Review

Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 18
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Cindy Miller
Objective:
Level: N/A
Prerequisites: All core classes and at least 24 hours of electives; photo portfolio
Fee: $ 0 members; $0 non-members
Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Ready for your final review? Please register at least two weeks in advance!

Sign up online or call 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 to register. Call or e-mail with questions.

Floral Design core requirement

Deck the Halls, Walls and More!

Dates: Monday, Nov. 24; Dec. 1, 8 and 15 or Tuesday, Nov. 25; Dec. 2, 9 and 16
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Instructor: Cindy Miller
Objective: To be able to use greens in holiday creations
Level: N/A
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $ 88 members; $128 non-members; $28 material fee
Location: Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

In this class, students will learn about different types of holiday greens and floral design techniques while creating arrangements for decorating their homes — both inside and out.

The material fee is per session, and is due upon registration.

The Monday session is now filled.

Sign up online: Tuesday Session
Or call 412/441-4442 ext. 3925 to register. Call or e-mail with questions.

Floral Design Certificate core course