Floral Design

Floral Design

ClassroomFloral Design Certificate of Completion

Your creativity and technique will blossom with these floral design courses. Learn the skills to design and care for fresh flower arrangements. Individual seasonal floral courses are open to everyone.  All fresh flowers are included in course fees.

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  • 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 CodeFee: $1,221.30Daytime Fast Track - Fall
(Block Code for Level 1, 2 & 3)
Please mention Semester: 201814 when registering.
Nov. 16 - 18
Nov. 23 - 25
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2
(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.

Required Courses

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 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 903953 classesNov. 16 - 189 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 903973 classesNov. 23 - 259 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 90400 6 classes Oct. 29 - Nov. 9 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Mon., Wed., Fri.
CRN 90399 3 classes Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 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.

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 101263 Hours. $89+GST Not offered this semester

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 101281.5 Hours. $59+GST Not offered this semester.

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.

Minimalist Floral Design
Create a minimalist floral arrangement. Learn to use leaves and foliage with a modern approach, using leaf sculpting and minimal flowers.

Subject code: XFLD 10130 2.5 Hours. Fee: $59+GST  Not offered this semester

Outdoor Fall Container
The beauty of your garden can continue long past the growing season. Create a beautiful outdoor fall container using greenery, branches and berries, and enjoy your creation throughout the fall and winter.

Subject code: XFLD 100952.5 Hours. Fee: $99+GST Not offered this semester

Contemporary Autumn Basket
Create a delightful fresh centrepiece that is overflowing with autumn leaves, wheat, miniature gourds and pumpkins, and flowers that can be left to dry. This display makes a wonderful addition to any festive Thanksgiving or fall table setting.

Subject code: XFLD 100432.5 Hours. Fee: $69+GST Not offered this semester

Holiday Cheer
Light up your festive atmosphere with a fresh, sophisticated arrangement that includes candles, fresh flowers, berries and seasonal winter foliage. This cheerful holiday piece will brighten up any room this season.

Subject code: XFLD 100092.5 Hours. Fee: $69+GST 
CRN 906791 classDec. 46:30 - 9 p.m.Tues.

Outdoor Christmas Container
Make a stunning outdoor Christmas container for your garden or front yard using an assortment of greens such as cedar, pine, fir, branches and pine cones as well as seasonal ribbon. Enjoy your outdoor Christmas container creation throughout the holiday season.

Subject code: XFLD 101062.5 Hours. Fee: $129+GST 
CRN 900981 classDec. 89:30 a.m. - noonSat.

Fresh Christmas Wreath
Excite your senses with the smell of fresh Christmas greens as you create your own Christmas wreath for your front door. This fresh Christmas wreath is created using a wire wreath form, amaryllis blooms, berries, twigs and an assortment of pine and cedar boughs.

 Subject code: XFLD 100884 Hours. Fee: $129+GST 
CRN 901321 classDec. 812:30 - 4:30 p.m.Sat.

Christmas Grinch Table Center
Create your own Grinch tree using cedar branches, bring your own ornaments to decorate this long lasting Christmas arrangement.

Subject code: XFLD 101292.5 Hours. Fee: $89+GST 
CRN 904361 classDec. 196:30 - 9 p.m.Wed.


Christmas Table Center and Decor
Create a festive table for Christmas. Build a fresh floral centre piece with mixed Christmas greens, fresh flowers, ribbon and candles. Create your own festive napkin rings, and design ten place cards for your holiday table. Explore how to create a theme for your festive table. All materials are included in the course.


Subject code: XFLD 100896 Hours. Fee: $149+GST 
CRN 900701 classDec. 209 a.m. - 4 p.m.Thurs.

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, 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. 

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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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