I’ve been searching high & low for floral design classes and workshops focusing on Sympathy Designs. Wow, this has not been an easy project! I think our industry could use a few more classes and workshops focusing on this type of design, it’s wanted and needed!
These are the classes and workshops that I was able to find so far… Please keep in mind that most of them are only taught once per year and usually during the winter season, I would suggest contacting these schools/workshops directly to get their information for upcoming classes.
Flower School NY: Saying Goodbye with Grace and Beauty, NYC, NY
Saying Goodbye with Grace and Beauty’ is a workshop focused on celebrating and honoring the recently deceased through floral designs, with considerations for appropriateness, logistics, and beauty in comforting the bereaved. The seminar will be taught by Lewis Miller of LMD Lewis Miller Design and will be hosted by Lewis at his downtown studio.
Cass Flowers : Florist and Design School, Watertown, MA
In this class you will learn how to create sympathy pieces that are not your standard funeral pieces. Students will create a lush European Garden Style casket cover then turn this into contemporary linear arrangement suitable for memorial services and a wreath using non-traditional choice flowers and foliages. Students will also learn how to incorporate ribbons and items to uniquely personalize sympathy designs.
Orange County Floral Design School: Funeral Floral Design Class, Santa Ana, CA
In this class students will learn the fundamentals of designing funeral and sympathy flower arrangements. In this class we will also focus on international and patriotic funeral designs, as well as cultural and traditional funeral arrangements. We will incorporate colors and designs for various countries and cultures. We will work on different design and shape such as spray on easel, or easel arrangement, wreath, heart ( open or closed), arrangement, casket pieces for open or closed casket, ribbon and banner making we also cover traditional blanket and patriotic flag.
The New York Botanical Garden: Basics of Sympathy Design, NYC, NY
Sympathy arrangements are not a floral designer’s easiest job. There are details to be discussed with a bereaved family, special etiquette to be observed, and unlimited designs that make an appropriate statement of final tribute. Construction and mechanics of funeral baskets, casket sprays, and set pieces associated with a diversity of cultural traditions are emphasized.
Floral Design Institute: Advanced Sympathy Design, Portland, OR
The floral design world of sympathy tributes is growing and changing at a rapid pace. The industry analysts are forecasting it to expand into the number two income category (second to wedding) for occasion floral purchases. This advanced class will explore updated designs through a series of lectures, discussions, demonstrations and hands-on projects.
In addition to the art of floral design, we will discuss the role of sympathy flowers in the memorial service, funeral customs, conducting a funeral consultation, delivery procedures, and design coordination for a unified presentation.
my teleflora : Sympathy Tributes, Oklahoma City, OK
Sympathy flowers still represent a significant part of the flower business – but the styles, forms and types of remembrances are changing quickly. Memorial services are often more frequent than traditional services with caskets. Explore what this means for your business – and learn the all about the new generation of Sympathy Tributes. You’ll see all the classic designs you need to know how to create – casket sprays, baskets, easels, set pieces – in lively sessions of lecture and demonstrations. And you’ll also see some of the new ideas consumers demand – and practice them in hands-on workshops. Learn how to conduct a sympathy consultation and tastefully market your services and floral offerings.
Cork Flower School: Sympathy Flowers, Cork, Ireland
Learn how to make a range of sympathy floral arrangements.
Funeral sprays, wreaths, posies, sympathy bouquets.
Suitable for funerals and anniversary remembrances.
Contemporary & traditional styles.
Please let us know if you know of any other workshops or classes focusing on Sympathy Floral Designs!