Floral Design Classes

Elevate your skills and unleash your creativity as you dive into the world of flower arranging with our expert instructors.

We believe in sustainable flower arranging techniques. With chicken wire mechanics, you’ll learn an age old method that provides stability and versatility in your arrangements. Say goodbye to foam and hello to an easy, sustainable and eco-friendly approach.

What to Expect:
Expert Guidance:

Our experienced instructors will guide you through every step of the process, from selecting the freshest blooms to mastering various arranging techniques.

Hands-On Learning:

Roll up your sleeves and dive right into creating stunning arrangements. Our classes are designed to be interactive, ensuring you get ample practice and feedback.

Creativity Unleashed:

Discover the freedom to express yourself artistically. Whether you prefer classic elegance or bold contemporary designs, our class will help you cultivate your unique style.

Sustainable Practices:

Learn how to minimize waste and adopt sustainable practices in your floral creations. Chicken wire mechanics not only provide stability but also reduce environmental impact.

Who Can Join:

Our Chicken Wire Flower Arranging Class is perfect for beginners looking to explore the world of floral design, as well as experienced florists seeking to enhance their skills. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional, there’s something for everyone in our classes.

Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your floral artistry and take your arrangements to the next level. Enroll now and embark on a journey of creativity and inspiration with our Chicken Wire Flower Arranging Class!

Introduction to Floral Design 

In this series of two hour classes,  students will learn the basics of hydrating and preparing floral. In addition proportion, style, and color theory will be introduced. Each class will feature a different professional floral mechanic. Students will watch a demonstration and then be led through the design process to create their own floral arrangement. Sign up for 1 or all three! A 5% discount is offering when you sign up for the entire series.

Class location: Shy Flower Studio in Hubbard Woods; 1046 Gage Street Unit C Winnetka, IL
June 11, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Topic: Hydrating your floral
Mechanic: Spiral stem placement

Whether you grow your own flowers or purchase from a store, the key to long lasting flowers is hydration. Learn best practices for caring for your cut flowers.

June 25, 9:30-11:30 AM
Topic: Proportion and the Golden Mean
Mechanic: Chicken Wire

Elevate your arrangements with a little simple math. You will be astounded how one topic can change how you arrange and take your creations to the next level.

July 9, 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Topic: Color theory and flower selection and how it influences your design
Mechanic: Kensan; the flower frog

Learn about simple color theories. We will discuss analogous color and why it is a guiding principle at the Shy Flower. In addition we will discuss various flower shapes and why it is important to consider the shape of the flower as well as the color.

July 23, 9:30 11:30 AM
Topic: Create a statement piece without breaking the bank.
Mechanic: The Flora Guppy

Use the bounty of the summer around you to create a statement piece. With the flora guppy you will be able to strategically place your blooms for a maximum impact without needing a bucket full of floral.




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