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2019-02-14
Valentine's Day
2019-03-11-15
March 11 - 15: Education Week (Edmonton)
Join us at Florists Supply Education Week from March 11 to 15, 2019 to learn about the latest in floral design techniques. Whether you're just starting your career in the floral industry, or are hoping to expand your floral design skills, there's an Education Week course for you. LOCATION Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton 17610 Stony Plain Road Edmonton, AB T5S 1A2 ___ COURSES Basic Level 1 Floral Design Instructor: Lea Romanowski Monday to Wednesday, March 11 - 13, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm $625 plus tax* Instruction and individual work in an exploration of basic floral design techniques and methods suitable for beginners interested in an entry level position in floral design. Intermediate Level 2 Floral Design Instructor: Lea Romanowski Thursday and Friday, March 14 - 15, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm $500 plus tax* Instruction and individual work in an exploration of intermediate floral design techniques and applications suitable for designers with a year of store-level Floral Design experience, or for those who have completed a Basic Floral Design Course in the last 12 months. Bring It, Book It, Blossom Advanced Floral Event Techniques & Design Mechanics Instructor: Julie Dueck Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12 - 13, 2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm $600 plus tax* ___ COURSE BUNDLES Level 1 and Level 2 Floral Design $975 per student (save $150) Bring It, Book It, Blossom It and Level 2 Floral Design $1000 per student (save $100) ___ INSTRUCTORS Lea Romanowski, AIFD CAFA CAFD CFD Lea is the owner of Designing on the Edge. She has used her experience and expertise to become a mentor, teaching floral/event/wedding design for the last fifteen years. Her work has been featured in Canadian Florist, Floriology, Canadian Special Events, WED LUX, Metro and Avenue. She is a National and International award winning designer and creative event professional. After over three decades in floral design, Lea lives in a world where imagination meets art in fantastic floral and sculptural creations. With thousands of events and weddings under her belt, the next opportunity to create is always a welcomed challenge. She believes all good designers start with a great foundation of the principles and elements of floral design. Understanding shop operation, time management and profitability are just as important as the design foundation. designingontheedge.ca / @designing_on_the_edge Julie Dueck Throughout Julie's life, she has been a creative person and fell in love with the beauty of flowers playing in her mother's garden. At a young age, she knew floral design was her destiny. Opening her shop at twenty-one years old, her passion for flowers became an obsession. Over the last seventeen years of owning Floral Fixx Design Studio, Julie quickly found out the art of floral design is only part of specializing in the wedding industry. She has studied customer service, staff management, social media training, and many new design trends. To successfully execute over 300 weddings and events in a year, it takes organization, training, and talented staff that believe in the vision. thefloralfixx.ca / @thefloralfixx.ca ___ Please RSVP by February 25, 2019 to Rick Farruga: t. 1.780.424.4576 ext. 301 toll-free. 1.800.465.8878 ___ Download brochure for more information including day-of details and accommodations: Florists Supply Education Week 2019 Brochure (pdf)
2019-03-24
Floral Design Show with Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI (Calgary)
Join us on March 24, 2019 in Calgary as Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI showcases his creative process as he crafts and discusses the latest trends in the floral industry. About Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI Derek joined the floral industry at the age of 16 where he began learning floral design in vocational school and working for a local florist. Since then, he as continued to study the trade through institutes such as Michigan State University, the Michigan Floral Association (MFA), and the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). In 2008 he launched his own business, Floral Underground, which has gone through many a metamorphosis to become the business that it is today. Derek is a captivating speaker who finds particular joy in helping audiences find inventive ways to use new and existing products. As an industry educator, Derek has a "big picture" perspective on industry trends, and how florists can make the best practical and artistic use of materials. He enjoys presenting on stage, in hands-on workshops, and also online to audiences of floral designers and consumers alike. In addition to being an educator, Derek considers himself a "competition designer" spending many years polishing the practice of live floral design competition. This love of competition has won him numerous awards both in and out of the industry, including the MFA's Chuck Bannow Award, MFA's Designer of the Year (twice), AIFD's Bobbi Cup (Thrice), Chicago's Best in Blooms Competition, second runner-up on a national television floral design competition reality show called: "The Arrangement", was the winner of the 2016 Sylvia Cup Design Competition and was the runner-up in the 2018 America's Cup Competition. floralunderground.com ___ MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
2019-03-24
Floral Design Show with Laura Daluga, AIFD (Saskatoon)
The power of curation is in the hands of the consumer. These trends are more appropriate to our flower business than ever. So for 2019, let's make floral the best experiential purchase we can. Let's deliver an experience, not just some posies. Join us on March 24, 2019 in Saskatoon as Laura Daluga, AIFD discusses how to Exceed the Demands of Today's Gift Givers, brought to you by Smithers-Oasis. Laura will discuss these gift giving trends: - Design and promote sustainable floral arrangements in your store everyday. - Embrace the DIY (Do IT Yourself) movement as a financial win for your shop. - How to make clients feel like your designs were made just for them - Attract millennials and other consumers through cause-based programs, find more local engagement. - Are you part of the subscription based trend? We'll show you how! Sunday, March 24, 2019, 9:30am to 2:30pm (doors open at 8:30am) Florists Supply Saskatoon (1623 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon, SK) REGISTRATION FEES TBD RSVP before March 15, 2019 by contacting Dawn Debert at: t. 306-986-3176 toll free. 1-800-667-3985 ext. 203 ___ About Laura Daluga, AIFD Calling on her discerning eye and artistry, fourth-generation florist, Laura draws her inspiration from her extensive life-long training in floral design, creating floral arrangements that emphasize sculptural composition in design. She further applies her classical ballet training + her sense of spatial balance + movement toward exciting floral creations that accurately convey the client's vision. Creative collaboration is her chief mode of creation, riffing off and working with creators of all stripes. Floral is her medium, but her craft is vast. dofloristry.com ___ MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
2019-03-25
Floral Design Workshop with Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI (Calgary)
Join us on March 25, 2019 in Calgary as Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI facilitates a hands-on floral design workshop in crafting the latest trends in floral design. About Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI Derek C. Woodruff AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI launched his career in artistic floral design at the young age of 16. He initially studied the trade at Jackson Area Career Center where he became certified by the Michigan Floral Association (CF). He also studied floral design at Lansing Community College and Michigan State University, and then with the American Institute of Floral Designers. His early experience in the retail floral setting allowed him to learn the business and hone his technical skills, which prepared him for creating his own floral design business in 2009. Armed with his passion, unique style, and abilities, Derek has since earned the prestigious appellations of AIFD, CFD and PFCI. In addition to achieving this recognition by professional organizations, Derek's love of a good challenge has won him many titles in floral design competitions including the distinguished Chuck Bannow Award, Michigan Floral Association Designer of the Year (Twice), the AIFD's celebrated Bobbi Cup (twice) and also runner up in the SAF's prestigious Sylvia Cup Competition. Derek also had the unique and fortunate experience of being a finalist as a competitor on The Arrangement, a reality floral design competition show on the LOGO network. Currently, Derek co-hosts a floral design web series produced by Syndicate Studios. He demonstrates his techniques for creative and artistic floral designs and provides tips for using popular and new materials introduced by Syndicate Sales, a key producer of distinctive containers and supplies for the floral industry. In addition to the web series, Derek sits on Syndicate's Retail Advisory Council. His vision on the Council helps to set the trend for new products and keeps Derek at the forefront of the industry. More about Derek: floralunderground.com ___ MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
2019-03-25
Floral Design Workshop with Laura Daluga, AIFD (Saskatoon)
Sunday, March 25, 2019, 9:00am to 3:00pm Florists Supply Saskatoon (1623 Quebec Ave, Saskatoon, SK) As a floral designer, how do you navigate between the requests of your client, a modern bride, and their more traditional relatives? Join us on March 25, 2019 in Saskatoon as Laura Daluga, AIFD takes you through step-by-step as you create your own on-trend wedding floral design masterpieces. In this workshop, you will craft three fresh flower wedding arrangements using products by Smithers-Oasis: one for the modern bride, one for their traditional relative, and one that meets somewhere in the middle of both aesthetics. REGISTRATION FEE TBD RSVP before March 15, 2019 by contacting Dawn Debert at: t. 306-986-3176 toll free. 1-800-667-3985 ext. 203 ___ About Laura Daluga, AIFD Calling on her discerning eye and artistry, fourth-generation florist, Laura draws her inspiration from her extensive life-long training in floral design, creating floral arrangements that emphasize sculptural composition in design. She further applies her classical ballet training + her sense of spatial balance + movement toward exciting floral creations that accurately convey the client's vision. Creative collaboration is her chief mode of creation, riffing off and working with creators of all stripes. Floral is her medium, but her craft is vast. dofloristry.com
2019-04-07
Floral Design Show with Laura Daluga, AIFD (Kelowna)
The power of curation in the hands of the consumer. These trends are more appropriate to our flower business than ever. So for 2019, let's make floral the best experiential purchase we can. Let's deliver an experience, not just some posies. Join us on April 7, 2019 in Kelowna as Laura Daluga, AIFD discusses how to Exceed the Demands of Today's Gift Givers, brought to you by Smithers-Oasis. Laura will discuss these gift giving trends: - Design and promote sustainable floral arrangements in your store everyday. - Embrace the DIY (Do IT Yourself) movement as a financial win for your shop. - Promote how you personalize each of your designs for your clients - Attract millennials and other consumers through cause-based programs, find more local engagement. - Are you part of the subscription based trend? We'll show you how! MORE DETAILS COMING SOON ___ About Laura Daluga, AIFD Calling on her discerning eye and artistry, fourth-generation florist, Laura draws her inspiration from her extensive life-long training in floral design, creating floral arrangements that emphasize sculptural composition in design. She further applies her classical ballet training + her sense of spatial balance + movement toward exciting floral creations that accurately convey the client's vision. Creative collaboration is her chief mode of creation, riffing off and working with creators of all stripes. Floral is her medium, but her craft is vast. dofloristry.com ___
2019-04-07
Floral Design Workshop with Laura Daluga, AIFD (Kelowna)
Sunday, April 27, 2019 As a floral designer, how do you navigate between the requests of your client, a modern bride, and their more traditional relatives? Join us on April 27, 2019 in Kelowna as Laura Daluga, AIFD takes you through step-by-step as you create your own on-trend wedding floral design masterpieces. In this afternoon workshop, you will craft fresh flower wedding arrangements using products by Smithers-Oasis: one for the modern bride, one for their traditional relative, and one that meets somewhere in the middle of both aesthetics. REGISTRATION FEE AND MORE INFO COMING SOON ___ About Laura Daluga, AIFD Calling on her discerning eye and artistry, fourth-generation florist, Laura draws her inspiration from her extensive life-long training in floral design, creating floral arrangements that emphasize sculptural composition in design. She further applies her classical ballet training + her sense of spatial balance + movement toward exciting floral creations that accurately convey the client's vision. Creative collaboration is her chief mode of creation, riffing off and working with creators of all stripes. Floral is her medium, but her craft is vast. dofloristry.com