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2018 Schedule

Welcome to the 2018 HAFDS Schedule

This is our 12th amazing 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 reserve your space!

Primaries

Led by the amazing Valarie Bell, this is the class that started it all! Primary is an intensive 36 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. Classes are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am until 1pm. Please see the full curriculum on the main Design School page for details.

January Primary

01-09-18 01-25-18 Valarie

March Primary

03-13-18 03-29-18 Valarie

June Primary

06-12-18 06-28-18 Valarie

September Primary

09-25-18 10-11-18 Valarie

Learn More about our Wedding & Journeyman Certificate Programs


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Beautiful Bouquets

Wedding Certificate

01.13.2018

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: Cynthia Green

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Elegant Centerpieces

Wedding Certificate

01.20.2018

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 3 SPACES LEFT (10.19.17)

Wedding Certificate Journeyman Certificate

02.24.2018

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. Corsages, Boutonnieres, and Halos are only the beginning!

Instructor: Sierra Pyron

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Romantic Centerpieces 1 SPACE LEFT (10.19.17)

03.10.2018

Lush European design and flickering candles, silver candelabra and flowing beauty to warm the heart!Create voluptuous centerpieces that will excite your inner "Romantique"!
*(This class is an acceptable substitute for Elegant Centerpieces in either of our Programs.)

Instructor: Laura Taylor

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Tribute

Journeyman Certificate

03.17.2018

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! This class is also a great way to experience "large form" design.

Instructor: Sierra Pyron

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Glass Class SOLD OUT

Wedding Certificate

03.24.2018

The Glass Class

Crystal - Clear - Transparent.
Working in glass can be both frustrating and rewarding. The Glass Class will show you how to do it with style! Four different ways of working around, in and THROUGH glass! This class is essential for beginners, and for folks who will be working without a cooler.

Instructor: Laura Taylor

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Advanced Bouquets

04.07.2018

Advanced Bouquets

Cutting edge bouquet design, with an emphasis on flair and drama! From petite and demure tussies to over-sized bouquets to Bohemian styles, this class showcases four of the latest and greatest styles in hand-held beauty.

Instructor: Valarie Bell

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Designer's Challenge

Journeyman Certificate

04.21.2018

This class is IRON CHEF™ for the Floral Industry: Two of our most creative designers face-off in a challenge back-to-back (no peeking) while the students cheer them on! Our Instructors are encouraged to lend the pieces their own style, and the result is 8 completely different designs! Students will then replicate the design of their choice.

Instructor: Laura VS Valarie

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Proposals and Profitability (5 SPACES LEFT 10.19.17)

Wedding Certificate Journeyman Certificate

04.28.2018

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

Wedding Certificate Journeyman Certificate

05.19.2018

Outside the Box

Containers are generally essential to the finished shape of a floral arrangement, but in this class we break all the rules! Tablescapes, themed elements, and florals that defy the nature of their containers make this one of our most creative classes!

Instructor: Laura Taylor

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California Chic (NEW!) (4 LEFT 10.19.17)

New

05.26.2018

From the tranquility of Asian-Fusion design to the glitzy glamour of Hollywood; from the rustic and rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest to the austere charm of Western Americana, we showcase the floral art, beauty, and opulence of California's massive flower industry!

Instructor: Valarie Bell

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Beautiful Bouquets SOLD OUT

Wedding Certificate

06.16.2018

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: Valarie Bell

Sold Out

Elegant Centerpieces

Wedding Certificate

07.14.2018

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

Sold Out

Personal Flowers

Wedding Certificate Journeyman Certificate

07.21.2018

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. Corsages, Boutonnieres, and Halos are only the beginning!

Instructor: Laura Taylor

Sold Out

Proposals and Profitability SOLD OUT

Wedding Certificate Journeyman Certificate

08.04.2018

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

California Chic (NEW!)

New

08.11.2018

From the tranquility of Asian-Fusion design to the glitzy glamour of Hollywood; from the rustic and rugged beauty of the Pacific Northwest to the austere charm of Western Americana, we showcase the floral art, beauty, and opulence of California's massive flower industry!

Instructor: Valarie Bell

Sold Out

Outside the Box

Wedding Certificate Journeyman Certificate

09.08.2018

Outside the Box

Containers are generally essential to the finished shape of a floral arrangement, but in this class we break all the rules! Tablescapes, themed elements, and florals that defy the nature of their containers make this one of our most creative classes!

Instructor: Valarie Bell

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Outrageous Centerpieces

Journeyman Certificate

09.22.2018

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: Laura Taylor

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Frosty Festivities

10.06.2018

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: Sierra Pyron

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Elegant Centerpieces

Wedding Certificate

10.20.2018

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

Sold Out

Glass Class

Wedding Certificate

11.03.2018

The Glass Class

Crystal - Clear - Transparent.
Working in glass can be both frustrating and rewarding. The Glass Class will show you how to do it with style! Four different ways of working around, in and THROUGH glass! This class is essential for beginners, and for folks who will be working without a cooler.

Instructor: Laura Taylor

Sold Out

Tribute

Journeyman Certificate

11.17.2018

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! This class is also a great way to experience "large form" design.

Instructor: Valarie Bell