ClassroomFloral Design Certificate of Completion
Your creativity and technique will blossom with these introductory floral design courses. Learn the skills to design and care for fresh flower arrangements. All fresh flowers are included in course fees.
- Indulge your love of plants and flowers
- Develop your creativity and eye for design
- Prepare to enter the floral design industry
- Learn floral design skills for weddings and other events
- Complete the 3 required courses (54 hours)
- Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years
Block Code Registration
Register for the entire program at once and receive a 10% discount!
Please note: Online registration is not available for Block Codes. Please phone Continuing Education Registration at 403.440.3833 to register.
Fast Track Schedule (3 weeks)
|Block Code||Fee: $1,221.30||Daytime Fast Track - Spring|
(Block Code for Level 1, 2 & 3)
Please mention Semester: 201812 when registering.
|May 25 - 27|
June 1 - 3
June 22 - 24
(daytime fast track)
|9 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
|Fri. - Sun.|
Fri. - Sun.
Fri. - Sun.
All courses in the Floral Design Certificate of Completion are offered every semester.
Floral Design, Level 1
Explore the basics of floral design, including the care and handling of fresh flowers. Learn the fundamental concepts of floral design and gain the necessary foundation for employment in the floral industry.
Note: You may take this course even if you don’t plan to finish the certificate of completion.
|Subject code: XFLD 10001||18 Hours. Fee: $429|
|CRN 50016||3 classes||May 25 - 27||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Fri. - Sun.|
Floral Design, Level 2
Advance your floral arranging skills with exciting new design ideas. Gain valuable hands-on experience with current industry concepts.
Recommended: Floral Design, Level 1
|Subject code: XFLD 10002||18 Hours. Fee: $459||Choose a CRN below that follows your level 1|
|CRN 30619||3 classes||April 7 - 14||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Sat., Sun.|
|CRN 50017||3 classes||June 1 - 3||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Fri. - Sun.|
Floral Design, Level 3
Further develop your creativity and explore the elements of design. Practice the latest trends in floral design technique. Explore a variety of flowers, including tropicals, and use them to create distinctive, stylish arrangements to take home.
Recommended: Floral Design, Level 2
|Subject code: XFLD 10003||18 Hours. Fee: $469||Choose a CRN below that follows your level 2|
|CRN 30216||3 classes||April 21 - 28||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Sat., Sun.|
|CRN 50018||3 classes||June 22 - 24||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Fri. - Sun.|
Not part of the Floral Design Certificate of Completion (see above)
Come on your own or with friends and create a beautiful arrangement for your home or as a gift for someone special. Beginners are welcome in all classes unless a prerequisite is listed.
A Career in the Floral Industry
Considering a career in the floral industry? Find out about working in a floral shop. Explore career opportunities.
|Subject code: XFLD 10097||2.5 Hours. Fee $49+GST|
|CRN 50268||1 class||May 15||6:30 - 9 p.m.||Tues.|
Bunnies and Blooms
Create a beautiful Easter basket that will add flair to your celebration. A collection of assorted seasonal fresh flowers in shades of purple, pink, yellow and white is sure to delight your Easter guests or make a welcome hostess gift.
|Subject code: XFLD 10080||2.5 Hours. Fee: $65+GST|
|CRN 30952||1 class||March 28||6:30 - 9 p.m.||Wed.|
Fresh Floral Jewelry
Jewelry made of fresh flowers is a new trend in accessories. Craft four or five wearable floral art pieces of jewelry.
Recommended: Floral Design, Level 2 or minimum 1 year in the floral industry
|Subject code: XFLD 10121||6 Hours. Fee: $169+GST|
|CRN 50499||2 classes||May 14 - 16||6:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Mon., Wed.|
Floral Wedding Design, Level 2
Gain the edge over your competition by enhancing your portfolio of advanced floral wedding techniques. Create elegant floral wedding design compositions each class, and expand on your historical and cultural knowledge of flowers and their ever-present appearance at weddings through the ages.
Recommended: Introduction to Floral Wedding Designs
|Subject code: XFLD 10108||18 Hours. Fee: $429|
|CRN 30957||6 classes||April 10 - 26||6:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Tues., Thurs.|
Dynamic Line Designs
Expand your knowledge of the Oval, Hogarth and Crescent floral arrangements that were introduced in Floral Design, Level 2. Explore the similarities and differences between these dynamic line designs. Create and take home a beautiful Crescent arrangement.
Recommended: Introduction to Floral Wedding Designs
|Subject code: XFLD 10119||6 Hours. Fee: $179+GST|
|CRN 30956||2 classes||April 9 - 11||6:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Mon., Wed.|
Trio of Terrariums
Use your creativity to make three small terrariums to take home or give as gifts. Terrariums are a popular natural decoration used in homes, offices and restaurants. This type of plant – succulents, air plants, cacti, moss and tropicals – live for a long time and are easily cared for. All materials, containers and plants will be supplied.
|Subject code: XFLD 10126||3 Hours. $89+GST|
|CRN 50501||1 class||May 28||6:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Mon.|
Fairy Garden Terrarium
Sign up with your child (5-13) to each make a fairy terrarium. Children over 14 can attend class alone. Please phone in to register.
|Subject code: XFLD 10128||1.5 Hours. $59+GST|
|CRN 50502||1 class||June 29||10 - 11:30 a.m.||Fri.|
Decorating with Flowers
Floral design can enhance home staging, entertaining or beautifying your daily space in simple, beautiful, economical ways. Create six fresh floral arrangements to take home while learning about flower combinations, colours and containers suitable for décor.
|Subject code: XFLD 10123||9 Hours. Fee: $229+GST|| Not offered this semester |
|CRN 50267||3 classes||June 18 - 20||6:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Mon. - Wed.|
If you enjoy tropical flowers, come and make an arrangement to take home. You will learn about tropical flowers and which ones are suitable for arrangements.
|Subject code: XFLD 10131||3 Hours. Fee: $79+GST|
|CRN 30955||1 class||April 4||6:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Wed.|
Learn how the colours and fragrances of flowers and affect you and others in your environment. Create two arrangements that create differing moods.
Instructor: Lea Romanowski, whose company Designing on the Edge won a 2015 international Gala award
|Subject code: XFLD 10122||6 Hours. Fee: $159+GST|
|CRN 50500||1 class||May 12||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Sat.|
Yvette was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic with background in visual arts and design. She moved to Amsterdam where she discovered her passion for flowers and floral design. Yvette came to Calgary in 1981 and pursued a career in the floral industry in both the retail and wholesale part of the industry. With 34 years of experience in floral design, Yvette enjoys teaching floral design at MRU and passing on her knowledge to her students.
Lea Romanowski AIFD CAFA CAFD CFD
Lea Romanowski, 30+ year in the floral industry, won her first FTD sponsored competition in 1984 at a local convention and was “Hooked!!!” Believing that being competitive helps keep a designer “On their toes creatively” she has won over 20+ awards in the past 15 years. This includes local, provincial, industry magazines, 2009 CAFA Cup and a International GALA Award for best dining table design in 2015.
Lea has made and art and profit out of pushing the boundaries of design. Investing in education she became involved with Flowers Canada in the late 90’s after receiving her Canadian Accredited Floral Designer designation. She was then inducted into the American Institute of Floral Design in 2003, the following year into the Canadian Academy of Floral Art.
Her work has been featured in Canadian Florist, Floriology, Canadian Special Events, Wed LUX, Metro and Avenue magazines. She has served on both Flowers Canada Alberta and CAFA national boards. Lea is the owner of “Designing on the Edge” in Calgary, Alberta, a studio that specializes in innovative Design and Decor for Corporate Events, Themed Parties, Structural Custom Props and Weddings. Always being asked to come up with “A fresh look” is a great challenge for Lea. She has since been nicknamed “McGyver” the problem solver in Calgary’s event world. With over 1000 events and 2000 weddings under her belt including the 1988 Olympics, 2008 Juno’s and recently volunteering on Tournament of Roses parade floats she is excited for the next big design challenge.
For information about these courses or the certificate program:
403.440.6867 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6
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