Classes and Lectures

Floral design classes will be starting up again soon so its time to advertize my classes.

here is the link to what I am offering so far

Today I am getting ready to do a Lecture/Trunk Show at the Thornapple River Rippers Quilt Guild

It always amazes me how much room 15 or 20 quilts take up! And how much they weigh!!

The quilts for the show come from these in the quilt gallery  Click here

whole cloth 4-27-13 001

Happy quilting

Tim

Floral Design Classes starting soon

The new classes that I will be teaching for the Michigan Floral Association have been finalized. 

Floral Design School

  Introduction to Design

http://michiganfloral.org/education.html

This comprehensive course will introduce the  student to the exciting field of floral design. 

Focus will be placed on the application of the Principles and Elements of design, proper   mechanics of construction, care and handling of  fresh materials and use of color.  This class will be a great first step for those desiring to become  a Certified Florist. 

Time will be divided between lecture and hands on design.  All materials are included in your course fee and you will have a completed  floral design to take home each week.  Topics include: Vased arrangements, Symmetrical triangles, Asymmetrical triangles, Horizontal centerpieces, Round designs, Hand-tied bouquets, Corsages, Boutonnieres.

Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no exams.

 Limited course enrollment will ensure that each student receives personal attention.

  • 12 Weeks of classes
  •  Meet every Thursday, Starting, September 29th through December 22, 2011. (No class on Thanksgiving.)
  •  Time:  6:00pm to 9:00pm
  •  This class consists of 36 hours of classroom instruction.
  • Class enrollment limited to 12

Instructor:  Tim Latimer CF 

Tim teaches Floral Design at MSU and has been on the Certified Florist committee since its inception.  He has been directly involved in developing the Certified Florist manual, and writing the Written Examination.  Tim has been designing and teaching at Michigan State University for 25 years.

2011 Class Registration Form

Visit http://michiganfloral.org/education.html

Thursdays starting September 29th, 2011

Cost:  Member of MFA $900.00  Non Member of MFA $1000.00 

Call MFA at (517) 575-0110 for availability

Floral Design School

Intermediate Floral Design

This course builds upon the foundation of the basic  design course.  The focus will be on the information presented in the Certified Florist (CF) Manual with the   goal of preparing students to take the CF examination.  (Students who do not wish to take the CF exam will still be welcome.)

The CF manual is the text for this course.  You may purchase this manual at website: www.michiganfloral.org    or call 517-575-0110.  This manual is recommended not a requirement.  All other materials will be included in your registration fee. 

Time will be divided between lecture and hands on design.  All materials are included in your course fee and you will have a completed floral design to take  home each week.  Lecture topics include: Care and Handling of flowers, identification, Customer relations/Sales, Delivery, Marketing, Accounting, Display, Intermediate Design.  A sample test will be  given for each topic.  Design topics include:  Vased arrangements, Bridal Bouquets, Corsages, Boutonnieres,  and Sympathy.  Designs will incorporate the contemporary techniques of Grouping, Layering,  Basing, Framing, and many more. Since this is a personal enrichment course there will be no graded exams.

Limited course enrollment will ensure that each student receives personal attention.

  • 12 Weeks of classes
  • Meet every Wednesday, Starting January 11th, 2012 till March 28th, 2012.
  • Time:  6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • This class consists of 36 hours of classroom instruction.

Class enrollment limited to 12

2011 Class Registration Form

Visit www.michiganfloral.org 

Thursdays starting September 29th, 2011

Cost: Member of MFA $900.00 Non Member of MFA $1000.00 

Call MFA at (517) 575-0110 for availability

I am looking forward to a great classroom experience and hope to see you there!

For now Happy Quilting and Happy Gardening and Designing!!

Tim