Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 9th 2011
Do you find yourself attending social events and doing nothing but staring at the flower arrangement s the entire time, wishing you had that kind of talent? Do you think your talent only runs to filling a vase with water and plunking a flower in it?
If you take advantage of any of the several flower arranging courses that are available in New York City, you may find that you have more imagination than you thought. You can choose from basic courses to more advanced ones, all of them designed to teach you how to work with flowers.
FlowerSchool New York
At FlowerSchool New York you can choose from Master Classes, which are designed for those who already have flower arranging knowledge and experience, to Series Classes, which offer different levels of flower arranging classes. You can also take advantage of shorter sessions such as field trips, workshops, and even open studios.
If you choose the series classes, they are considered a "package deal." This ensures that you'll move from one level to another smoothly in a short amount of time. It's most likely the best value for your dollar.
New York School of Flower Design
When you attend classes at this school, you do so right in the heart of New York City's Flower district, because the school is located at 131 West 28th Street. Classes at the New York School of Flower Design are held twice a week, and last three hours each. The classes are very hands-on, and you will be working with fresh flowers. You'll also have all the tools and equipment you need to learn flower arranging. Don't worry about "wasting" flowers, because the school makes sure there are plenty of fresh flowers for the students to use. W
Stunning Flower Arrangement
That's what you'll be creating when you take courses at this school, named after its founder, Yvonne Stunning. This is actually an online course; your lessons are sent to you via e-mail. You'll have 10 lessons delivered right to your inbox, and by the end of them you'll be ready to arrange flowers for any event you may be having or helping with. The business itself is based out of Queens, NY, but remember, you don't "go to school". You study at home, in comfort and privacy, until you're ready to show the world what you've learned at Stunning Flower Arrangement.
Jane Packer Flower School has locations both in New York, on 59th Street, and London. At both locations, you have the opportunity to take day or evening courses, as well as half-day courses and workshops. There are also career courses, which will provide you with the knowledge and experience needed to make flower arranging more than a hobby, but something you can actually earn money doing.