Affordable floral design classes right here at our shop on Washington Boulevard
Learn the art of floral design close to home
Days and Time: Wednesday Evenings 7pm-9pm
Instructor: Karen R. Ruhl with design assistants Suzanne and Rachel
Location: Special Occasion Florals Shop – 617 Washington Boulevard (extra parking in the back)
Cost: only $40.00 per class; includes ALL materials as well as your final creation to take home.
Class space is limited, register early!
Description: Come and learn the basics of floral design, You will learn some tricks of the trade and take home your own arrangement each week. Learn why anybody can put flowers into a vase but to create well-designed floral arrangements, you to understand the science behind the art. Learn to use the elements and principles of design, about color, to make simple and spectacular bows, to purchase flowers and greens, prep and treat flowers for long lasting appearance, care for and store your artificial arrangements and many more helpful hints.
Autumn Fresh Arrangement
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, 7pm-9pm
Work with fresh flowers and greens while learning the elements and principles of fall designs as well as the science of the art. Take home your design to enjoy!
Autumn Artificial and Natural Wreath or Table Decoration
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017, 7pm-9pm
Work with silk flowers and natural elements to create a timeless home decoration that will last year to year. Learn the tools of the trade, how to work with silks and permanent designs as well as bow-making and ribbon accents. Take home your design to enjoy!
Holiday/Winter Artificial Wreath or Table Decoration
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 7pm-9pm
Work with silk flowers and natural elements to create a timeless home decoration that will last year to year. Learn the tools of the trade and how to work with silks and permanent designs. This class will incorporate ornaments, seasonal accents and other decorations as well as the cleaning and storage of artificial florals. Take home your design to enjoy!
Fresh Floral Thanksgiving Arrangement
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, 7pm-9pm
Work with fresh flowers, pumpkins, cornucopias, candles, pods, grasses, berries, nuts and more to make a festive arrangement to grace your dinner table or home. The class will focus on color using a color wheel. Take home your design to enjoy!
Holiday and Winter Greens for a Wreath or Door Decoration
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, 7pm-9pm
Work with the bounty of fresh, mixed evergreens to create a seasonal wreath or door decoration. Design elements will focus on real and artificial embellishments including berries, pine cones, and making the perfect bow to complete your wreath. Class will also include care, cleaning and how to keep your creation looking fresh for the length of the season. Take home your design to enjoy!
Fresh Holiday Centerpiece
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, 7pm-9pm
Work with fresh flowers, greens, and all things Holiday to create the perfect floral piece to accent your table during the holidays. Instruction in design, shape, balance and density will take your floral skills to the next level. The class will also focus on how to purchase or obtain your flowers and greens so that you can make more at home. Take home your design to enjoy!
Karen Ruhl is a graduate of the the PCT Floral design and Interior Plantscapes Associate Degree Program and has 25 years of floral design experience. In 2013 she began teaching the “Art of Floral Design” art elective class at Penn College. Karen regularly participates in continuing education for herself and promotes life-long learning for adults.
Register by calling the shop at 570-323-2300 or stop in at Special Occasion Florals for more information.