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2017 Schedule

Welcome to the 2017 HAFDS Schedule

This is our 11th year, and we are growing! Please remember that all of our classes sell out each year, so book your class as soon as your schedule will allow.
Also- Placing the retainer is the only way of confirming your spot, so be sure to complete your registration and place your retainer to insure you are able to attend.

Primaries

Led by the amazing Valarie Bell, this is the class that started it all! Primary is an intensive 34 hour class that builds on the basics. Exposure to all archetypal styles will expand your floral knowledge, and enable you to create the designs you’ve always coveted. Please see the full curriculum on the main Design School page for details.

January Primary

01.10.17 01.26.17 Valarie

March Primary

03.14.17 03.30.17 Valarie

June Primary

06.13.17 06.29.17 Valarie

September Primary

09.26.17 10.12.17 Valarie

Learn More about our Wedding & Journeyman Certificate Programs


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Beautiful Bouquets SOLD OUT

Wedding Certificate

01.14.2017

Traditional elegance and exquisite forms of nouveau design, all in one tidy hand-held package! From hand-tieds to pomanders, from five foot tall presentation bouquets to elaborate vintage tussies, Beautiful Bouquets showcases everything you can carry for ceremonial beauty

Instructor: Laura Taylor

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Elegant Centerpieces

Wedding Certificate

01.21.2017

Elegant Centerpieces

Gracious entertaining demands not only attention to detail, but also a grand sense of opulence. Silver candelabra, fine crystal vases, lush Estate style, and Grand High Design; Elegant Centerpieces is all of this and more!

Instructor: Valarie Bell

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Personal Flowers

Wedding Certificate Journeyman Certificate

02.25.2017

Exquisite floral jewelry and flowery adornments for the body! From hidden mechanics to outlandish design, Personal Flowers is all about beautifying the body with flowers. This class also includes a segment on aisle markers and pew "bows". BONUS!

Instructor: Valarie Bell

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Romantic Centerpieces

03.11.2017

Lush European design and flickering candles, silver candelabra and flowing beauty to warm the heart!Create voluptuous centerpieces that will excite your inner "Romantique"!

Instructor: Valarie Bell

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Tribute SOLD OUT

Journeyman Certificate

03.18.2017

Tribute

Sympathy arrangements are an essential part of our industry, and while their purpose may be somber, they can still be amazing and fun! Tribute teaches the art and mechanics of at least 4 different styles of lavish tributes!

Instructor: Laura Taylor

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Glass Class SOLD OUT

Wedding Certificate

03.25.2017

The Glass Class

Crystal - Clear - Transparent.
Working in glass is both frustrating and rewarding. The Glass Class will show you how to do it with style! Four to five different ways of working around, in and THROUGH glass!

*No Oasis was harmed in the making of this class...

Instructor: Valarie Bell

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Advanced Bouquets POSTPONED

04.08.2017

Advanced Bouquets

DUE TO A DEATH IN OUR FAMILY, WE HAVE POSTPONED THIS CLASS UNTIL A LATER DATE. PLEASE EXCUSE ANY INCONVENIENCE. ALL ENROLLED STUDENTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.
Cutting edge bouquet design, with an emphasis on flair and drama! From over-sized bouquets to Bohemian styles, this class showcases four of the latest and greatest styles in hand-held beauty.

Instructor: Jade Lee

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Designer's Challenge SOLD OUT

Journeyman Certificate

04.22.2017

This class is IRON CHEF™ for the Floral Industry! Two of our most creative designers face-off in a challenge YOU control! The students will dictate the basic style, while the designers work back-to-back (no peeking) to lend the pieces their own style. Students will then replicate the design of their choice!

Instructor: Laura VS Jade

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Proposals and Profitability SOLD OUT

Wedding Certificate Journeyman Certificate

04.29.2017

Proposals and Profitability

A MUST! This is the financial/business class that will teach you how to make money in our industry. Conducted in a fun, energetic, and interactive format, Proposals and Profitability is led by active experts in Special Event business strategy. Come and learn from the BEST!
* This is a NON-BUILDING class.

Instructor: Valarie Bell

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Outside the Box SOLD OUT

Wedding Certificate Journeyman Certificate

05.20.2017

Outside the Box

Organic forms and natural elements combine in complete harmony as we teach you to interpret and imitate nature. Tablescapes and non-container-centric pieces that flow and entice are just part of what this class teaches!

Instructor: Laura Taylor

Sold Out

Beautiful Bouquets SOLD OUT

Wedding Certificate

06.17.2017

Traditional elegance and exquisite forms of nouveau design, all in one tidy hand-held package! From hand-tieds to pomanders, from five foot tall presentation bouquets to elaborate vintage tussies, Beautiful Bouquets showcases everything you can carry for ceremonial beauty

Instructor: Jade Lee

Sold Out

Elegant Centerpieces SOLD OUT

Wedding Certificate

07.08.2017

Elegant Centerpieces

Gracious entertaining demands not only attention to detail, but also a grand sense of opulence. Silver candelabra, fine crystal vases, lush Estate style, and Grand High Design; Elegant Centerpieces is all of this and more!

Instructor: Valarie Bell

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Personal Flowers ONE SPACE LEFT

Wedding Certificate Journeyman Certificate

07.15.2017

Exquisite floral jewelry and flowery adornments for the body! From hidden mechanics to outlandish design, Personal Florals is all about beautifying the body with flowers.

Instructor: Laura Taylor

Sold Out

Proposals and Profitability

Wedding Certificate Journeyman Certificate

08.05.2017

Proposals and Profitability

A MUST! This is the financial/business class that will teach you how to make money in our industry. Conducted in a fun, energetic, and interactive format, Proposals and Profitability is led by active experts in Special Event business strategy. Come and learn from the BEST!
* This is a NON-BUILDING class.

Instructor: Valarie Bell

Sold Out

Outside the Box SOLD OUT

Wedding Certificate Journeyman Certificate

09.09.2017

Outside the Box

Organic forms and natural elements combine in complete harmony as we teach you to interpret and imitate nature. Tablescapes and non-container-centric pieces that flow and entice are just part of what this class teaches!

Instructor: Jason Brumbelow

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Outrageous Centerpieces SOLD OUT

Journeyman Certificate

09.23.2017

Avant-garde floral designs to inspire and amaze. Unusual designs from around the globe as well as some Hollywood GLITZ! This class is a perennial favorite for the trend setters and Outre'!

What do you get when you cross unlimited imagination with beautiful flowers?
THIS CLASS!

Instructor: Jason Brumbelow

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Frosty Festivities SOLD OUT

10.07.2017

A blast of Arctic fun! These icy wonders will bring the joy of the festive season to home and hearth. Lush mantelpieces, sparkling centerpieces and snow-drizzled occasional pieces are just the beginning!Just in time for the flurry of approaching holidays: Frosty Festivities!

Instructor: Valarie Bell

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Elegant Centerpieces SOLD OUT

Wedding Certificate

10.21.2017

Elegant Centerpieces

Gracious entertaining demands not only attention to detail, but also a grand sense of opulence. Silver candelabra, fine crystal vases, lush Estate style, and Grand High Design; Elegant Centerpieces is all of this and more!

Instructor: Valarie

Sold Out

Glass Class SOLD OUT

Wedding Certificate

11.04.2017

The Glass Class

Crystal - Clear - Transparent.
Working in glass is both frustrating and rewarding. The Glass Class will show you how to do it with style! Four to five different ways of working around, in and THROUGH glass!

*No Oasis was harmed in the making of this class...

Instructor: Jade Lee

Sold Out

Tribute

Journeyman Certificate

11.18.2017

Tribute

Sympathy arrangements are an essential part of our industry, and while their purpose may be somber, they can still be amazing and fun! Tribute teaches the art and mechanics of at least 4 different styles of lavish tributes!

Instructor: Valarie Bell