Education

Need help developing design skills? Day-to-day business practices bogging you down? We can help with you with these issues and so much more!

Hands On Design Classes/Workshops:

Elements & Principles of Design (ICF) – Hands on class. April 14, 2019 from 10am to 3pm. Current design techniques and tips. Bring your own tools. Horticulture Hall at Iowa State/ 2206 Osborn Dr. Ames, Iowa 50011. Members $100.00/Non-Members $125.00

Permanent Botanicals – Hands on Workshop. Sunday, June 8, 2019. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location will be announced. Bring your own tools and lunch. Silks or Permanent Botanicals are making a come back! Learn the tips and tricks to take back to your place of business as you design your own beautiful silk florals that looks and feel fresh. Member $100.00/Non-Member $125.00

Wedding Design (ICF)– Hands on class. Sunday, July 13, 2019. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bill Doran in Waterloo. 1026 W. Donald St. Waterloo, Iowa 50703. Time will be announced closer to the date. Learn everything from consultations, new techniques, taming your Bridezillas and Momzillas, making a profit, contracts, mechanics, events and of course design. Bring your own tools. Member $100.00/Non-Member $125.00

Floral Jewelry – Hands on Workshop. Sunday, August 17, 2019. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your own tools and lunch. Learn new and exciting techniques to make fabulous wearable florals for weddings, homecoming and prom. Learn the latest colors that are popular and all the latest trends. Member $100.00 Non-Member $125.00

Sympathy Design (ICF) – Hands on class. Sunday, September 28, 2019 at the Flower Shop at Cedar Memorial in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402. Time will be announced closer to the date. Bring your own tools and lunch. Member $100.00/Non-Member $125.00

Holiday Designs – Hands on workshop. Sunday , October 20, 2019. The Flower Shop at Cedar Memorial in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 52402. Time to be announced. Discover new trends for the Christmas season. Design seasoned florals using unusual containers creatively and with a a flair. Learn how to deck your halls in a way unique to you and your style and advertise your newly acquired skills. Member $100.00/Non-Member $125.00

Final Testing (ICF) – Hands on Test. Bring your own tools. You will get to show what you’ve learned from all the classes and design a sympathy, wedding, body flower and duplication piece. This test is only for students that have completed all of the Pre-Requisite ICF Courses. Time and location will be announced. $100.00

ICF (Iowa Certified Florist) Online Classes:

Care & Handling of Cut Flowers & Foliage (ICF). Online Class. $75.00

Care & Handling of Flowering & Foliage Plants (ICF). Online Class. $75.00

Delivery, Advertising & Promotion (ICF). Online Class. $75.00

Customer & Employee Relations (ICF). Online Class. $75.00

Special Note:

All classes and workshops are non-refundable. Exceptions may be made at the Board Members’ discretion in case of an emergency.