Hands-On Education Sessions*

*Please note, each of the 4 workshops are presented 3 times. Seats are on a first come-first serve basis and space is limited. It is $69.00/pre-register and $89.00/on-site (if available). In order to participate in the workshops, you must be registered for a Premium or General Registration. Bring your own tools — floral knife, scissors and wire cutters are the minimum. Each workshop earns 2 CEUs for AIFD / CFD.


Online Registration is closed.  You can still register for Hands-On Classes on-site (credit card only), if available. 


Dates offered are:
Sunday, July 7,  8:00 – 10:00 A.M. | Monday, July 8, 7:00 – 9:00 A.M. | Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 – 9:00 A.M.


Hands-On Design Class #100: “Fun with Foliage”
Presented by Sharrai Morgan-Faulkner AIFD, CFD

“Awaken” to all the fun you can have with foliage! Get your hands in and on some fabulous foliage as you learn about manipulation mechanics and creativity engagement. You will practice the art of leaf lounging and petal play to spark your inspiration and get your creative juices flowing. You will create different manipulation techniques and then apply them towards a finished floral design composition.



Hands-On Design Class #200: “Partners in Motion: Line & Rhythm”
Presented by Bill McKinley AIFD, CFD, ICPF
What happens when partners combine their best traits? A dynamic potential is unleashed! Attentive use of the element of design LINE, paired with the deliberate use of the principle of design RHYTHM results in exceptional visual motion. Learn how to effectively use LINE and RHYTHM to distinguish your floral creativity as you work with a true professional in this hands-on workshop. Participants will practice their own design skills using these PARTNERS IN MOTION.



Hands-On Design Class #300: “Design a Trendsetting Bridal Bouquet in Floral Mesh”
Presented by Sharon McGukin AIFD, CFD, PFCI

Finding it hard to maintain a light and airy look when constructing trendy garden style bouquets? Floral mesh is the answer! Learn to construct a floral mechanic that is more decorative than chicken wire but strong enough to provide structural support. Then, design a lush bouquet your brides will fall in love with!



Hands-On Design Class #400: “Unique Techniques With Wire”
Presented by Wendy Andrade AIFD, CFD

Back by popular demand…Wendy and her amazing “wearable art.” As a qualified teacher and author of the bestselling teaching books Fresh Floral Jewelry and newly released Floral Accessories, Wendy will share her meticulous designs and inspiring ideas with flowers, plant materials and wire. Wendy is a real advocate of education and as a world renowned speaker, international teacher and presenter, this is a workshop you will not want to miss.





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