Miami School of Flower Design is open and there’s no place like Miami for learning the art of floral design! At the Miami School of Flower Design, founded by celebrity florist, Michael Gaffney, their students learn a large variety of different floral designs. The Miami school offers top notch design lessons in everything from traditional to contemporary design work is covered during their exciting 4- or 8-week semester. A gorgeous mix of fresh flower and green materials are provided to the students during each day’s class (all materials, containers, tools & flowers are included with the tuition cost), as well as live demonstrations, flower market field trips, instructor assistance and best of all, hands on designing by the students themselves. Michael Gaffney who has been featured on the Hallmark Channel, Today Show and Huffington Post states, In my book Design Star, there are 100 tips to flower design, but in class there are 1000. Being in class and having that one-on-one access to an instructor is important to learning good design habits and techniques.
The Miami School of Flower Design offers classes in the beautiful, temperate climate of South Florida. The school is located in the Wynwood District of Miami. Wynwood, is located a few miles west of South Beach and is an old warehouse section next to the design district that has been converted and renovated by artists into galleries. Our school is located inside the famous Purvis Young Gallery offering artistic inspiration to our students. The school is close to all major tourist destinations in Miami; galleries ,restaurants and boutique shopping are located outside the schools doors.
Classes in Miami are offered in the afternoon and evenings on Mondays and Wednesdays of each week during the semester. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. If you would like more information about classes and how to register, please call 1-877-32-BLOOM today!
During the Masters Courses students can look forward to expanding their resumes to include: gorgeous event pieces, funeral sprays, cascading bouquets and much more as they progress through the 4 week course.
At the Miami School of Flower Design, we run a masters class at the end of each ‘Design Star’ semester with the intention of expanding our students flower design knowledge. The Masters course focuses on the larger event, wedding and funeral pieces that are often requested in the industry today. Once our students obtain and fine tune the instructions that they receive during this course, they can then go out into the industry and put into motion all that they have learned…becoming a true ‘Master of Design’. We believe at the American Schools of Flower Design, that to be a true ‘Master’, you must gain ‘real life’ experiences in the field using the building blocks that have been given during the school session, like any other professional field.
We encourage all of our Design Star Graduates to take the masters classes, as we want all of our students to be fully prepared for success in the Floral Design Industry.
The fall semester at the Miami School of Flower Design will be starting soon!!! If you have been ‘kicking around’ the idea of signing up for some flower design classes…the time is NOW!!! Fall is a beautiful time of year to show off your design talent that you will obtain from attending our classes. The fall semester in Miami starts on 9/29/14 and we expect a fantastic turnout. Space is limited, so don’t wait to reserve your seat today! For your convenience, registration is now available online, under the registration/tuition tab on our website.
Ever wonder if the flower food packets you get with your flowers at the supermarket really work?
The flower food packets are used to ‘extend the life’ of your flower arrangement…Well, first we should think about what is killing the flowers in the first place.
~BACTERIA, BACTERIA, BACTERIA!!
Before you mess around with those messy packets of flower ‘food’, I would encourage you to keep the water clean and change it every 2 days or so….this will extend the life of your flowers with out messing around with the packets. Flowers are like our bodies and do the best when hydrated with clean fresh water….when changing your water on a regular basis, you are cutting down on the environment that bacteria grows best in.
At the American Schools of Flower Design, we instruct our students to add 1-2 DROPS of household bleach into the water of their arrangements to take care of any pesky bacteria that insists on polluting your water.
So as a recap of the design tip of the day….
1. Change your flower’s water regularly
2. Add 1-2 Drops of household bleach
Just a friendly reminder that if our in class schedules do not work with your personal schedule…we offer several online videos for your viewing pleasure at your own convenience. Check them out!!
At the Miami School of Flower Design, our students have been working hard for several weeks and are looking forward to graduating their ‘Design Star’ semester. The students have come along way throughout the semester and have learned a wide variety of design styles. From all of us at the American Schools of Flower Design, we wish you only the best in your ‘flower future’!!
Our School has been featured on TV’s Today Show and Hallmark Channel. Beginners welcome. We offer introduction to flower design all the way through Master.
I just taught a “floral therapy” class for 10 ladies living in a homeless shelter. We made hand tied bouquets and they loved it. Gave everyone 18 roses and had the ladies arrange the roses…