Fall Teleflora Design Events

Design 101 – Virtual Design Class

Sun, Oct 2, 2022 9:00 AM - Tue, Oct 4, 2022 3:00 PM PDT

Ticket Sales end on Sept. 23, 2022
$249 - $349

Making beautiful, impactful and profitable designs is a skill that requires practice and attention to detail. Join us for this in-depth virtual class as we explore key design elements using simple mechanics, effective use of product and design tips to maximize impact and perceived value. We will also cover care and handling, essential design techniques, holiday efficiency, leaf manipulation, creative accessorizing and valuable advice that you will take to the design bench with confidence.

This class is best suited for newer designers and those looking to elevate their skills and reinforce best practices. The class will be conducted in a virtual setting with hard goods* provided. Students will complete 8-9 hands-on projects throughout the workshop and have the opportunity for one-on-one coaching session with the instructor.

Instructed by: Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI

The Business of Celebrating Life - In Person Design Class

Sunday Oct. 16th thru Tuesday Oct. 18th

Ticket Sales end on Oct. 11th, 2022
$699 - $799

In telling a life story, we are helping family and friends connect and celebrate the departed and it is important that we help communicate this story in a creative and sensitive way. Today’s sympathy market is increasingly focused on celebrations of life, flowers to the home and multi-purpose designs. During this class we will also share how to incorporate keepsakes into your work, selling techniques, pricing and alternative mechanics.

In telling a life story, we are helping family and friends connect and celebrate the departed and it is important that we help communicate this story in a creative and sensitive way. Today’s sympathy market is increasingly focused on celebrations of life, flowers to the home and multi-purpose designs. During this class we will also share how to incorporate keepsakes into your work, selling techniques, pricing and alternative mechanics.

The class will be conducted in an in-person classroom setting at Smither’s Oasis US headquarters with flowers and hard goods provided. Students will complete at least 4 hands-on projects throughout the workshop, with lots of one-on-one coaching provided. Attendees will also enjoy a tour of Smither’s Oasis facilities and learn about their research and development process along with the opportunity to work with some of their new products.

This class is best suited for newer designers and those looking to elevate their skills and reinforce best practices. The class will be conducted in a virtual setting with hard goods* provided. Students will complete 8-9 hands-on projects throughout the workshop and have the opportunity for one-on-one coaching session with the instructor.

Instructors:   Vonda LaFever AIFD, CFD, PFCI and Joyce Mason-Monheim AIFD, AAF, PFCI, AzMF

BOTANICAL BODY FLOWER WORKSHOP
.....artistic design in real time with a unique perspective
3:00 - 4:30 pm Inquire at Registration table

This hands-on workshop will give you mechanical concepts and skills to easily construct intricate and impressive floral accessories to offer beyond corsages. These techniques will set you up to create designs that are updated, fashion-forward and artful while remaining mechanically strong and wearable.
* Please bring your own tools, i.e. clippers, scissors, wire cutters, and knives.

Heather Ann Miller, NCCPF is the creative director of Eclectic Sage, a Raleigh based event design and floral studio. While spending many years working in the interior architectural design field, Heather also explored product and textile design. During these explorations, she realized she loved the studio experience and started contributing her artistic eye for colors, trends, and design to a wide variety of projects. Her venture with Eclectic Sage bridges her various art forms and allows her to lend a unique perspective to every design. To see some of her work check out her website www.eclecticsage.com and follow her on Instagram where she often shares behind the scene stories. @eclecticsage

Sponsored by the NCSFA Education Committee

FREE to observe for Weekend Ticket Holders - $25 to Participate
Please pre-register so we'll know how many flowers to provide.

CONVENTION 2019 FRIDAY BOTANICAL BODY FLOWER WORKSHOP

FFA WORKSHOP - Impress your AG Department
presented by former NCSFA President
Friday   4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Mendenhall Room
Sherri Suttle, Bostic, NC

Whether you are making arrangements for an FFA banquet , prom, etc. , learn how to make designs with an unexpected twist that will leave students and teachers alike in awe of what just came from the Ag Department! We will be using a variety of flowers, floral products and non traditional design products to create beautiful centerpieces that are sure to be a hit. Sherri will be showing you design tips, tricks and ideas, but this is a hands on class as well. So……. let your creative juices start flowing now!

$15 Discount Coupon for Members in the Members Zone

CONVENTION 2019 FRIDAY FFA WORKSHOP CHECKOUT

DESIGN II PROGRAM - "Will You Marry Me"
secrets will be revealed from a pro .....
Saturday - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in the Chimney Rock Room

Flowers are much more than flowers in the 21st century, and to separate yourselves from the competition, you need to do much more than just flowers.  This program will open your eyes to possibilities that have worked well for Fresh Affairs and Michael will share some of their secrets that will help you take a different approach to your consults and services that you should be offering!

Michael Whaley Aifd Cfd has over three decades of experience in the floral industry and has been involved with every aspect during his career. He has a passion for continuing self-education and, more importantly, sharing that acquired knowledge with other designers in the industry. Over the years he has studied with some of the greatest designers in the world including Gregor Lersch, Hitomi Gilliam, Tomas De Bruyne and Per Benjamin among others.  Michael has been awarded NCSFA Designer of the Year and Southern Retail Florist Association Designer of the Year.  His love of interpretive design led him to The Jim Treadway Cup for interpretive design and after winning this coveted competition three times he was inducted into the Jim Treadway Hall of Fame.  He was also a regional representative for Americas Cup, Great American Design Competition.  Michael was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers and has been heavily involved with programs presented at AIFD National Symposium. He is currently the chairman of the National Education Committee, serves as vice president of the Southern Chapter of AIFD, and is an AIFD certified evaluator/judge.  Michael currently works as Creative Director for Fresh Affairs, an upscale wedding and special events studio based in Raleigh, NC. 

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