“We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” - Archilochus


current classes

Los angeles, FEBRUARy 2019

Contact ME HERE for more details and to register for los angeles!

 

keller, texas, FEBRUARY 2019

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Contact ME HERE for more details and to register.


HoustoN, texas, FEBRUARY 2019

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Houston, TX

Join Amy for hands-on, foam free design classes focusing on the art of loose and airy centerpiece and bouquet design.

Learn the mechanics and approach to create nature inspired arrangements full of movement and depth.

2/27 Artful Bouquet Design | 1:00-4:00pm $250

2/28 Painterly Centerpiece Design | 1:00-4:00pm $250

Purchase both classes and receive a discount of $50.00 off.

For REGISTRATION and details, contact Amy HERE.

Class hosted by Greenleaf Wholesale Florsist, Houston, TX.

Hope to see you there!

Contact ME HERE for more details and to register.

 

Louisiana, march 2019

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INTRIGUED EXPERIENCE Louisiana | 3/25-3/27

Tickets available through this unique link; http://bit.ly/2sg4Td0

The Intrigued Experience Conference is infused with floral design, styling, and business education, guided by the leaders of the wedding industry with over 18 educators!! This unique three-day floral experience offers daily hands-on design time, intensive business education and endless inspiration.

You will take part in 6+ hands-on workshops, as well as over 10 demonstrations and business sessions. No activities or workshops overlap, you will learn from each and every educator at the conference (No need to pick and choose sessions).

Set in an environment that caters to your every need, the only thing you need to do is show up. We’ll handle everything else, including all education, decadent meals, drinks, and surprises around every corner! This year’s conference experience will be elevated higher than ever before thanks to our host venue, the magnificent Nottoway Resort, in Louisiana!

 

maryland, april 2019

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DESIGN SANCTUARY ROSEWOOD FARMS, MD

04.07- 04.09

Our creative industry takes passion...and sometimes that passion fizzles. Whether it's client or employee issues or family issues, we all juggle the every day stressors and need somewhere to retreat.

The Design Sanctuary Workshop is that place. It's a place where you can meet new designers or reconnect with ones you already know. It's a place where you can learn new concepts and techniques...or share your own with the newer faces. It's a place to create for YOU, not your client. It's a place to remember why you chose this career in the first place.

It's a roll up your sleeves and dig into some beautiful flowers and just create setting. It's a grab a cup of coffee and get to know your community setting. It's a learn how to take beautiful photos of your work for your Instagram setting. It's a sit around with a group and talk about your favorite sources, wholesalers, shade of dahlia setting. Most importantly, it's a take from this what you need setting.

You'll experience hands-on design training throughout the workshop including learning how to construct large installations, bouquet & centerpiece design, styling a complete wedding and styled shoot tips & tricks.

REGISTER HERE AND USE CODE “AMY” FOR $300.00 OFF THE TICKET PRICE!


maryland, april 2019

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THE FLOWER FREELANCE INTENSIVE , MARYLAND

APRIL 8 - APRIL 14, 2019

8-DAY COURSE FOR ASPIRING & EXPERIENCED FREELANCERS AND FLORAL DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

This rigorous course will cover everything, from creating floral pieces with emphasis on speed and precision, to handling on-site crises with unflappable composure. Lessons are taught by top florists in the DC, MD, VA area who will give fresh perspectives and feedback to even the most seasoned designer. Students spend a day working a wedding with an established local florist. Workshop features a panel discussion with area floral experts. The Meet-and-Greet on our final day will give students the unprecedented opportunity to connect with leading area florists seeking to fill positions for the upcoming season.

This workshop is intended to equip students with the necessary skills to lead a team of designers through the entire floral event process, from flower processing to late night take down.

This class is appropriate for those with and without experience. Please bring a strong work ethic, the ability to be physically active for long periods of time and a love of flowers.

Sign up here: https://www.sophiefelts.com/workshop/


VIRGINIA, AUGUST 2019

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2019 FARMER FLORIST:MASTERS WORKSHOP

LYNNVALE STUDIOS, GAINESVILLE, VIRGINIA

AUGUST 7TH-8TH

REGISTER BELOW:

https://lynnvale.com/shop/flower-workshop/2019-farmer-florist-masters-workshop/


CLASSES|consulting

GROUP CLASSES

Group classes are offered on an occasional basis in a variety of cities across the country with signature classes such as “Fine Art Centerpieces” and “Artful Bouquets”. These classes are hands on experiences including a thorough demonstration of Amy’s approach and technique. Individual instruction with constructive feedback is given to each participant. The group classes are wonderful ways to refresh your design skills, learn new techniques and grow in confidence around the modern design trends.

You can see a full list of current classes at the top of this page. If you are interested in hosting Amy for a workshop in your city, please contact her here to start the conversation!

CONSULTING / MENTORSHIP

Amy has supported and trained many floral teams in a 1 or 3 day, hands on private group class. Key topics such as care and handling, mechanics, productivity, profitability, efficiency and design techniques are typically covered. As an experienced professional designer, Amy knows what it takes to get the work done well, in budget and on time. She loves to train designers in the nitty gritty components of design work including building speed naturally, focusing on efficiency and profitability and always designing with quality in mind. If you or your team want to freshen up your design styles, Amy would love to help. 

Contact Amy here for more details.  

Amy also offers phone consultations on any topic you would like to discuss regarding your floral business for a 30 minute or 60 minute flat rate fee. This is a wonderful resource to speak to a professional florist about difficult client issues, tricky installations or any topic you could use some mentorship around.

Contact Amy here for more details.

ONLINE CLASSES

Amy is proud to announce that online design classes are in the works, stay tuned and make sure to sign up for the email list to be the first to know when they launch!

In the meantime, check out her other online design resources below:

The Fluersociety Online Floral Design Summit is an online learning opportunity that includes 8 talented floral designers across the country speaking on a variety of helpful floral design topics including large installations, color theory, garden style bouquets and creating designs with movement.. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a lot of valuable floral education for the very low price of $197.00. Sign up here for all of the sessions. https://fleursociety.teachable.com/courses/fleursociety-online-summit-fall-2018?affcode=131112__aj-c3yuCopy

Skillshare, an online project based class platform approached Amy about teaching a class for their craft collection and Amy chose to share a key florist skill class, taping and wiring!  Sign up here https://skl.sh/2ML1T4X to add this important skill to your knowledge toolbox!


CLASS REVIEWS

Amy has received rave reviews and 5 star ratings on Google for her classes which you can read a sampling of below.

“Amy’s class was incredibly inspiring and helped me grow as a designer. She is thoughtful, practical and inspired and she truly loves what she does. Amy is well organized and brings the perfect balance of processing, technique and creative expression. She introduced new ideas regarding elements of design, color, balance, texture and layering. I loved the bouquet I made under her instruction. It was wild and whimsical and had such great movement. She is a genius at color blocking and explaining design in simple and understandable ways. Amy is a dynamic and comprehensive teacher and we had so much fun in her class. Thanks for sharing your gift with us!

-Isabel Hees, Floriography Flowers

“In April of 2018 I had a two day Design Class with Amy. Amy’s class was so much fun! She pushed me to be more daring in my designs and encouraged me to “wake up my creativity”! I noticed a big difference in my flower arrangements from before taking Amy’s class and after. Before I was focused on “roly-poly” designs but now I feel my designs are much more appealing. I definitely feel more confident, to be sure! Amy wanted to make sure all my questions were answered. She is so “down-to-earth” and had so many tips for me. With all her experience, she even helped identify which tools and tool brands are better to use and easier on my wrist and fingers! If you ever have an opportunity to take a class with Amy, you will not regret your decision! If you asked me “Would I take another class with Amy?” I would answer without hesitation …. YES!!! Thank-you Amy! It was a truly great experience! “

-Elsa Schulz, Verde Olivo Floral

“I took a flower workshop with Amy last month and it was hands down one of the best I have taken. Amy is so passionate about teaching and sharing her knowledge; she really took the time to explain her thought process and answered every question. She encouraged me to identify my strengths and weaknesses and challenged me to go outside my comfort zone to retrain my way of thinking and designing in the proper way. The best part was we had so much fun and I learned so much in watching her design as well. I would HIGHLY recommend taking a workshop with Amy!!”

-Jenny Yi, Chloe + Mint

“Amy is a true master of her craft. She is an excellent teacher with a comprehensive knowledge of technique and skill that she clearly and thoroughly teaches in her classes and workshops. If you're considering taking a class with her, I strongly recommend it! The best value and experience hands down! If you're thinking about using her as a designer, DO IT! She takes the BEST care of her product and has the eye for design to wow and impress. Her abilities are unparalleled and she happens to be a pretty cool person too. You're welcome in advance.”

- Natasha Nguyen, Aurora Floral

“It was an incredible experience to sit and learn from Amy in our one-on-one centerpiece/bouquet lesson. Amy has such a big heart for flowers and for others, that teaching seems to come so natural! She has invested so much into her own education and I feel like she has personally tested just about every technique and trick out there and has so much first hand experience. She has great floral mechanics and an eye for design and color. She teaches different techniques, answers all questions and still leaves room for you to design in your own voice, as she guides you through the process. She helped me to recognize that instead of trying to add more flowers to overcome a design challenge, adjusting the placement of the flowers can help achieve the overall design look I was aiming for. I recommend Amy to anyone interested in furthering their flower skills!”

-Christy Villasenor, Honeycomb Affair

“I took a centerpiece/loose bouquet workshop with Amy recently, and it was so awesome!! I loved her work right off the bat, and was so excited to learn she taught workshops. I wanted to incorporate a looser approach to my designs, but do it in a way that still looked refined and thoughtful. Still creating floral art, not just a messy arrangement. She’s a master at this look! She quickly caught onto my skill level, and dove right into what I needed. She was easy to hang out with, fun to be around, and very knowledgeable. She answered all of my questions. I don’t take a bunch of workshops, I’m very picky, this one was 100% worth the money, I learned so so much and can see her work come through me and transform into my own style while working in certain designs... I’m hoping to get in another workshop soon, when wedding season calms down. Thanks you Amy for such a great learning experience and good time! I look forward to more workshops and working together in the future!!” 

Jessica Farrell, Royal Bee Weddings and Events

Photos by Lauren Fair, Kate Panza, Caleb Thal, Heirlume Photography