Floral Design Registration

Class Descriptions

Kids Camp in Floral Design

Spend the morning learning how to be creative with flowers. We will make arrangements to wear, to decorate a table, and learn how flowers grow. For young people, ages 8-12. Tools and supplies provided. ($20)
 

Tuesdays, Beginning August 28, 2018

Master Floral Designer

James DelPrince, Ph.D., AIFD

1:00-4:00 PM Tuesdays (14 weeks)

MSU-Coastal Floral Studio

Master Floral Designers learn all the basics of floral design, including proper care and use of fresh flowers, dried flowers and numerous mechanics and accessories.  Discover what makes a floral design beautiful!  Master Floral Designers (MFDs) complete 42 hours in studio practice (meet once per week for lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on work) then complete 40 hours of volunteer floral design practice for certification.  Volunteer hours may involve completion of educational displays for the public, floral programmatic assistance, and many others. The MFD Program is open to beginners, whether amateur or professional florists.  See detailed information. 

Limited to 8 participants.

$420 per person.

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Floral Enthusiast

Fall Floral Coffee Mug

James DelPrince, Ph.D., AIFD

1:00-4:00 PM

MSU-Coastal Floral Studio

Using fresh flowers and trims, join Dr. DelPrince as he shows you how to make a floral arrangement in a coffee mug.  You may want to give this design to someone who needs a little lift, or keep it for yourself to enjoy coffee or tea as the season changes to cooler temperatures.

Limited to 8 participants.

$20 per person

 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Floral Enthusiast

Fall Floral Design Seminar with Hands-On Workshop

Julie Poeltler, AIFD

1:00-4:00 PM

MSU-Coastal Floral Studio

On occasion, we invite noteworthy floral designers from throughout the country to share their design knowledge and expertise at MSU Coastal with our Floral Enthusiasts and Master Floral Designers.  Our first Inspiring Designer is the delightful Julie Poelter, AIFD, Julie’s Fountain of Flowers, Lone Tree, Iowa.  Julie is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers and is an Iowa Master Florist.  She has delivered numerous design programs throughout the US and Canada.  In 2016, she delivered the program “The Ladies Who Lunch”, comprising the demographics, occasions, and design preferences for event floral designs by female consumers at the AIFD National Symposium, Anaheim, California.

Spend an afternoon with Julie as she shares fall floral design ideas inspired by the fresh, dried, and permanent flowers of autumn.  She will demonstrate exciting floral design ideas, as well as a wreath made with Mississippi-grown muscadine. With her help, you will be guided through the steps to create your own autumn-themed wreath to keep.  Make a note to bring a pair of scissors, wire cutters, and pruners. 

Limited to 8 participants.

$40 per person.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Master Floral Designer

Julie Poeltler, AIFD

1:00-4:00 PM

MSU-Coastal Floral Studio

Julie Poelter is our guest teacher for the Master Floral Designer class.  This program is available only for Master Floral Designers (those who have completed the studio portion), and MFDs in training.  Learn floral design in depth, from Julie’s perspective, gaining refreshed insight into design elements.  Our project is a detailed floral handbag made with a variety of foliage and flowers!  Do not forget your tools.

Limited to 15 participants.

$25 per person. 

Those enrolled in Fall 2018 MFD studio are automatically enrolled; no extra fee.

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Floral Enthusiast

Connie Belk, Pamela Perkins

Halloween Arrangement

2:00-4:00 PM

MSU-Coastal Floral Studio

Connie and Pam are two of the first certified MSU Master Floral Designers and love to see people succeed in flower arranging.  They are fun to work with and their enthusiasm will compel you to want to learn!  They are leading this Halloween-themed arrangement workshop using fresh, fall flowers. They will demonstrate how to make the design, then walk you through the steps to create your own.  Take note to bring a pair of scissors, pruners, and a paring knife.  All other materials will be provided.

Limited to 8 participants.

$40 per person

 

November 29, 2018

Floral Enthusiast

Wanda Norton

Boxwood Christmas Tree

2:00-4:00 PM

MSU-Coastal Floral Studio

You will enjoy acquiring skills from Wanda, a talented, energetic teacher who holds one of the first MSU Extension Master Floral Designer certificates!  In this session, Wanda will demonstrate the steps necessary to create a darling Boxwood Christmas Tree, which is a tabletop topiary, using fresh greens accented with miniature decorations.  If properly cared for, your design will remain fresh well into the New Year!  Bring your own pruning shears and scissors. 

Limited to 8 participants.

$40 per person

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Floral Enthusiast

Holiday Centerpiece

2:00-4:00 PM

MSU-Coastal Floral Studio

It is the time of the season to bring holiday cheer to interior tabletops!  Join Master Floral Designer Wanda Norton as she demonstrates how to make a candlelight lantern centerpiece.  You will learn how to design one as well using fragrant, long-lasting holiday greens and accents.  Do not forget to bring your own pruning shears and scissors. 

Limited to 8 participants.

$50 per person

 

MSU-Coastal Floral Studio, located at

MSU-Coastal Research and Extension Center

1815 Popps Ferry Rd.

Biloxi, MS  39532