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Special Events and Seminars

CIFD is pleased to announce its new events programs. We're excited to offer these excellent learning tools to everyone who is interested in furthering their education in floral expertise. Feel free to review our line up of seminars and events. We recommend them all.
*Due to the availability of floral product these seminars are often season sensitive.

Weddings ~ Planning and Profiting
Sunday October 19, 2014
9:00am - 3:00pm

The study of wedding flowers is one of the most popular weekend workshops. CIFD workshops are designed for former students or experienced floral designers who are seeking to learn additional updated design skills and techniques.

The Workshop offers a 'hands on' design component, along with proper care and handling of determined brides and families.

Designs can be complex and fast paced. Participants need to be proficient in basic floral design skills in order to fully enjoy this class. The curriculum of CIFD workshops are newly redesigned and updated to reflect current trends and styles.

$269.00 per person

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Managing and Planning a successful Floral Business
Sunday Novemeber 23, 2014
9:00am - 3:00pm

If you are considering becoming an entrepreneur, this intense one day workshop is for you. This workshop is designed for anyone wishing to open a successful floral business, the floral manager or entrepreneur.

Topics include: The Business of Flowers, Creating a Business Blueprint, Creating a Marketing Plan, Creating a Financial Plan, Creating a Business Identity, and Embracing the New Technology.  And more....

$269.00 per person

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Contemporary Christmas Workshop
To be announced

The Holiday season is fast approaching; one of the busiest times for the retail florist.

The “Contemporary Christmas” floral design workshop covering the latest looks for the holiday season. Students will be learning the hottest trends, and will be given the opportunity to construct one design of their own to take home or show.

Floral designs can be complex. Participants need to be proficient in basic floral design skills in order to fully enjoy this class. The curriculum of CIFD workshops are newly redesigned and updated to reflect current trends and styles.

In such a fast paced industry, it is always important to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, and one step ahead of your competitors. You won’t want to miss this one!

Includes all flowers and supplies. $269.00 per person

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Advanced Sympathy Tributes
To be announced

Floral design sympathy tributes is growing and changing at a swift pace. Floral industry analysts are forecasting it to expand into the number 2 income category (second to weddings) for occasion floral purchases. This workshop will explore updated designs through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and hands-on design.

A discussion of the role of sympathy flowers in the memorial service, funeral customs, conducting a funeral consultation, delivery procedures, and design coordination for a unified presentation.

CIFD's advanced workshops can be complex and fast-paced. Participants need to be proficient in basic floral design skills in order to fully enjoy this class. The curriculum of CIFD workshops are newly redesigned and updated to reflect current trends.

$269.00 per person

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Advanced Floral Design Styles ~ Introduction Workshop
To be announced

This workshop was inspired to introduce CIFD’s Masters Program.

This Sunday workshop is designed for former CIFD students, and experienced floral designers, who wish to further their education, techniques, methods and experience.

Topics covered in Period Designs are: Della Robbia, Flemish, Victorian, Williamsburg Christmas, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. Students will learn the history and origin of each piece, and will be given a detailed demonstration. Student will construct two of the period pieces, which they can take home or to the shop to enjoy.

Designs can be complex and fast paced. Participants need to be proficient in basic floral design skills in order to fully enjoy this class. The curriculum of CIFD workshops are newly redesigned and updated to reflect current trends and styles.

includes all materials and flowers $269.00 per person

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Winter Weddings
To be announced

Keep up-to-date with this seasons trends, in wedding designs.

Nauta uses new, innovative techniques in creating fabulous bridal bouquets and centerpieces; contemporary corsages, boutineers, and hairpieces; and stunning floral jewelry.

Students will have an opportunity to construct pieces of their own to take home.

Includes all flowers and supplies. $269.00 per person

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Ikebana ~ Japanese Floral Art Demonstrations and Hands-on Workshop with Tamae Shioguchi
To be announced

This Sunday workshop is designed for graduates of CIFD or other students, and experienced floral designers, who wish to further their education, techniques, methods and experience.

This Workshop is an introduction to Japanese Floral Art; Ikebana, one of the most distinct arts in Japanese culture , meaning: “ the way of the flower” or “arranged flower.” Tamae Shioguchi will demonstrate some basic forms of Ikebana, and students will create 3 of the pieces, to take to the shop or home.

Designs can be complex and fast paced. Participants need to be proficient in basic floral design skills in order to fully enjoy this class. The curriculum of CIFD workshops are newly redesigned and updated to reflect current trends and styles.

$269.00 per person

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Advanced Line Mass and Curvilinear Designs
To be announced

This Sunday workshop is designed for former CIFD students, and experienced floral designers, who wish to further their education, techniques, methods and experience.

Topics covered in Line Mass and Curvilinear are: Formal Linear, Western Line, Interpretive Oriental, Crescent, Cascade, Waterfall and Hogarth. Students will learn the history and origin of each piece, and will be given a detailed demonstration. Student will construct TWO pieces, which they can take home or to the shop to enjoy. (One line mass & one curvilinear design).

Designs can be complex and fast paced. Participants need to be proficient in basic floral design skills in order to fully enjoy this class. The curriculum of CIFD workshops are newly redesigned and updated to reflect current trends and styles.

$269.00 per person

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Visual Merchandising
To be announced

Visual merchandising and display are two very important parts of everyday flower shop operation. Good basic knowledge of these two factors could mean the difference between success or failure of your operation.

To make walk-by, curious shoppers turn into potential paying customers, you need to ‘wow' them into the store. How do you do this? Through Visual Merchandising.

Includes all flowers and supplies. $269.00 per person

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This link will allow you to enroll in the MANAGING AND PLANNING YOUR FLORAL BUSINESS seminar
This link will allow you to enroll in the ADVANCED LINE MASS/CURVILINEAR DESIGN seminar
This link will allow you to enroll in the WEDDINGS - PLANNING AND PROFITING seminar
This link will allow you to enroll in the WINTER WEDDINGS seminar
This link will allow you to enroll in the ADVANCED FLORAL DESIGN STYLES seminar
This link will allow you to enroll in the CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP seminar
This link will allow you to enroll in the ADVANCED SYMPATHY TRIBUTES seminar
This link will allow you to enroll in the IKEBANA seminar
This link will allow you to enroll in the VISUAL MERCHANDISING seminar