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35 Airport Road, Winnipeg MB, R3H 0V5
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Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Floral Experience: No previous experience required

Registration Fees

  • $1,049 + tax includes all mechanics supplies and fresh flowers for hands-on portion. Please bring an apron(optional), sharp floral knife, floral shears, scissors, and wire cutter.
  • Coffee, snacks, and hot lunch included

Overview

  • Flowers and Foliage Care and Handling 101
  • Retail Shop Procedures: Mark-up and Pricing
  • How to Run a Profitable Floral Business
  • Guided Hands-On Design: Basic Floral Design Techniques

Day 1

Basic vase design methods and construction techniques:

  • Rose vase arrangement – 6 and 12 stems
  • Mixed flower vase arrangements

Spiral handtied technique:

  • Construction of handtied mixed flower bouquet
  • Green a vase for a mixed flower arrangement
  • Vase arrangement using a spiral handtied bouquet

Day 2

  • One-sided, small triangle arrangement in floral foam
  • One-sided, large triangle arrangement in floral foam (sympathy/funeral arrangement)
  • Asymmetrical triangle arrangement in floral foam (centrepiece)

Day 3

  • Traditional wiring and taping technique for corsage and boutonniere
  • All-around centrepiece arrangement in floral foam
  • Round bridal bouquet in a fresh floral foam holder

Lea Romanowski, InstructorInstructor: Lea Romanowski, CAFA, AIFD, CAFD

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.

Learn more about Lea: designingontheedge.ca

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Taxes will be added to the cost. Registration fees include all fresh flowers for hands-on portion. Registration fees do not include flights or accommodations. Hotel group rates are available under “Florists Supply”. COVID-19 guidelines may be in place if legislated by the Government of Canada and/or Province of Alberta.

2022 Featured Florist

Education Week 2023: Cultivating Floral Magic

March 13 @ 8:00 am - March 14 @ 5:00 pm

Instructor: Cory Christopher
Website: https://corychristopher.ca/

Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Floral Experience: 1 Year/Completion of Level 1 Course

Registration Fees

  • $1,049 + tax includes all mechanics supplies and fresh flowers for hands-on portion. Please bring an apron(optional), sharp floral knife, floral shears, scissors, and wire cutter.
  • Coffee, snacks, and hot lunch included

Overview

Join entrepreneur and designer Cory Christopher as he shares the magic and creative flair behind his unique floral design style. Embracing his rural roots, infused with a modern aesthetic, Cory will demonstrate many of the techniques for creating his award-winning designs while offering valuable insights into running a design studio. From a fresh floral moment to a stunning installation, get ready to be inspired, to learn, and to unleash your own creative style.

Focus on:

  • Creativity – A Fresh Floral Moment
  •  Designing a Signature “CC” Trough
  • Taking Boutonnieres and Corsages Beyond
  • Constructing Lush Bridal Bouquets
  • Designing with Moss and Greenery
  • Building and Capturing a Modern Floral Meadow “CC” Installation

Day 1

  • A Fresh Floral Moment – Chopped Style
  • Signature “CC” Trough
  • Boutonnieres and Corsages
  • Lush Bridal Bouquet

Day 2

  • Organic Moss and Greenery Piece
  • Modernized Floral Meadow
  • A “CC” Installation
  • Capturing the Installation

Instructor: Cory Christopher

Cory Christopher, an Alberta farm boy turned designer and entrepreneur, is the creative mind behind his namesake lifestyle brand and design company. A lifelong nature aficionado and celebration of the seasons, he combines a deep love of art and culture to create an entrepreneurial spirit bursting with enthusiasm and energy. Cory is a striving visionary, constantly cultivating his love and undeniable passion for creative design with his followers and clients.

Learn more about Cory: https://corychristopher.ca/

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Taxes will be added to the cost. Registration fees include all fresh flowers for hands-on portion. Registration fees do not include flights or accommodations. Hotel group rates are available under “Florists Supply”. COVID-19 guidelines may be in place if legislated by the Government of Canada and/or Province of Alberta.

 

Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Floral Experience: 1 Year/Completion of Level 1 Course

Registration Fees

  • $849 + tax includes all mechanics supplies and fresh flowers for hands-on portion. Please bring an apron(optional), sharp floral knife, floral shears, scissors, and wire cutter.
  • Coffee, snacks, and hot lunch included

Overview

• Flowers and Foliage Care and Handling: An In-depth Look
• Retail Shop Best Practices
• Time Management and Pricing for Profit
Guided Hands-On Design: Expanded Floral Design Techniques and Mechanics

Day 1

  • Cascade bridal bouquet in a floral foam holder
  • Body flower methods: contemporary gluing techniques for a wristlet corsage
  • European handtied bouquet including armature technique, and review of the spiral handtied bouquet method

Day 2

  • Contemporary all-around arrangement of tropical flowers in floral foam
  • Introduction to Floral Tributes – Standing, Easel Spray
  • Designer’s Choice arrangement as a review of Principles of Elements, methods, techniques and applications of floral design

 

Lea Romanowski, InstructorInstructor: Lea Romanowski, CAFA, AIFD, CAFD

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.
Learn more about Lea: designingontheedge.ca

 

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Taxes will be added to the cost. Registration fees include all fresh flowers for hands-on portion. Registration fees do not include flights or accommodations. Hotel group rates are available under “Florists Supply”. COVID-19 guidelines may be in place if legislated by the Government of Canada and/or Province of Alberta.

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2022 Featured Florist

Education Week 2023: Cultivating Floral Magic

Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 Floral Experience: 1 Year/Completion of Level 1 Course Registration Fees $1,049 + tax includes all mechanics […]