Certificate Classes

Do you love flowers & gardens? Have you ever wondered about a career change? Are you planning a DIY Wedding or creating a garden from scratch?
 
This is a great (& affordable) opportunity to learn from one the country’s top floral and gardening designers in an drop-dead-gorgeous setting – a century old stone cottage studio on the outskirts of Galt’s charming downtown core in Cambridge, Ontario. 
 
Over the course of six weeks, Elaine Martin, our celebrated Floral Designer Extraordinaire, will share with you her best-kept secrets and experience gleaned from over thirty years in the industry and four generations of gardeners. 
Elaine’s passion for all things flowers, career the fashion business (working in the House of Dior in Paris in the 80s’), and hosting a television show on gardening and the floral arts in the 90’s (aired 8x/week on Life Network, now HGTV), makes her a unique and highly sought after teacher, life coach, public speaker and entertainer! You may have seen her work in North America’s best Home Decor magazines. 
 
Each evening will include refreshments & end with a casual chat so you can ask Elaine all those burning questions (she is not afraid to share – in fact many of her interns have gone on to create successful businesses of their own!) 
 
Certificate Classes classes will be offered a few times throughout the year, so you can take all six in a row (over six weeks) or pick up the ones you’ve missed further along the year.
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Floral Design…So you think you want to be a Designer? 

Six classes every Wednesday evening starting April 18th

$895  investment

Includes materials, instruction and light refreshments

Instructor: Elaine Martin
Limited to 10 students

Floral Design…so you think you want to be a Designer? is a programme suitable for anyone who can’t get enough of flowers, the experienced or uninitiated, with a focus on design. You will learn all about preparation, techniques, new trends in floral design and gardening – and create everything from miniatures, bouquets, garlands, potted plants & grand scale florals. Suitable if you’ve already attended Weddings 101 or Floral Boot Camp (or if you’re a newbie!) 

Questions? Ready to book?
Connect with Elaine directly:
elaine@fromthepottingshed.com
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Floral Boot Camp

One week Floral Intensive training, May 29 – June 2, 2018

$1595 investment

Includes materials, instruction and light refreshments

Instructor: Elaine Martin
Limited to 15 students

This is your chance to work with and learn from one of the country’s top Floral Designer during a one week intensive.

This training will prepare you for a career change into the florist or wedding industry. You will learn tricks of the trade, how to prepare, condition, arrange and create arrangements ranging from bouquets to garlands. 
 
On Friday you will be putting all that you’ve learned into practice! We will be creating and setting up an actual wedding. What better training than that?
 
BONUS! Take home what you make.
 
Questions? Ready to book? Connect with Elaine directly:
elaine@fromthepottingshed.com
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Wedding Flowers 101

Six classes every Wednesday evening, starts September 19

$895  investment

Includes materials, instruction and light refreshments

Instructor: Elaine Martin
Limited to 10 students

Wedding Flowers 101 is an introductory programme to the wedding flower basics. You will learn how to create boutonnieres, corsages, ceremony decor flowers such as grand style urns, planters and pedestals. You’ll also learn how to create florals for the show stoppers – children’s as weddings! Such as: rose balls, floral crowns, tussy mussy’s, as well as our signature, drop-dead-gorgeous garlands, centrepieces and last but not least, the bouquets! 
 
Questions? Ready to book? Connect with Elaine directly:
elaine@fromthepottingshed.com