MSL Little Flower School

If I could take one class for the sake of just taking a class that had nothing to do with my business, but for pure indulgence sake it would be a flower design class. If I were to dream big it would specifically be to take a class from The Little Flower School run by Nicolette Owen of Nicolette Camille Floral Design Studio and Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua fame. I love both of their effortless style and it seems like it would be such a privledge to learn from such masters.  Amy Merrick, one of my all time favorite interweb crushes, a talented floral designer in her own right learned under the tutledge of Rhyanen. So you know you would walk away filled to the brim with floral knowledge + inspiration.  I just found out that The Little Flower School has been taking their classes on the road, recently they were in Australia and in May they will be in California at the beautiful Garden Valley Ranch. I know a class like this would be a luxury to most, although if this is your passion I think it would be well worth the investment.

For those of us that are on a budget and would be taking a floral design class for the sheer love of flowers I found some alternate options. Recently Nicole’s Classes has started to diversify and add more to their curriculum. I was delighted to see that stylist Chelsea Fuss has been added to the roster and is teaching an on-line floral arranging class. I don’t know if you are familiar with Chelsea’s work, but if not you can take a peek at her stylist portfolio with photographer Lisa Waringer here (get ready to obsessively Pin). I found another on-line school in NYC- Flower School New York, I don’t know much about it but one of the classes is taught by revered floral designer Meredith Waga Perez of Belle Fleur New York.

Have any of you ever wanted to do something like this or have you ever taken a floral design class before?

P.S. This book looks like it would be worth adding to your library: Bringing Nature Home: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature.

P.P.S. For easy reference the links to the school + on-line classes can be found in The Directory: An A-Z Compendium of Creative Resources. Look under ‘F’.

Photo by Jennifer Causey

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She loves the scent of lemon & orange blossoms and has warmed to the idea of carnations, dubbing them ‘nature’s pom poms.

8 thoughts on “FLOWER SCHOOL

  1. Hi Tristan,
    I came across your post today and see that you gave us a shout out. Thanks. We are huge fans of The Little Flower School and any opportunity to have people learn how to enjoy floristry more. We love the idea of florists connecting with floral enthusiasts to help educate about design. Much in the way cooking classes have helped promote the foodie culture.

    Let me see if I can introduce us since you asked. Our online classes are good, but nothing compares to the real thing. Asking the professional questions while making a design is the best way to learn. In addition to the extremely talented Meredith, we also have Christian Tortu, Lewis Miller of LMD Floral and Charles Masson of Le Grenouille to name a few. FlowerSchool NY offers master classes in floristry, professional programs for people looking to begin a career in floral design, continuing education programs for professional looking to expand their skills and open studios starting at $100. We were recently approved by NY State as a licensed certificate baring school.

    I’d be happy to answer any other questions you might have.

    Warmest Regards,

  2. Calvert I am so glad you stopped by! Christian Tortu? Mon Dieu! You definitely have some incredibly prestigious florists teaching. I have really wanted to take a class and a agree a live class working with the flowers would be sublime:) Perhaps when I come to NYC I will visit and can interview you then!

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