Floral Design

Floral Design

ClassroomFloral Design Certificate of Completion

Your creativity and technique will blossom with these floral design courses, whether you're looking to join the industry or create your own arrangements for a special event. 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 

All required materials are provided as part of the listed course fees. There are no additional costs for materials in this program.

  • 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)
Please make sure to register for the correct CRN code when phoning in to register for the Block Code Discount so that you are registered into the correct section; either the September/October section or the November section. Students may not switch between sections.

Block Code Fee: $1,221.30 Daytime Fast Track - Jan./Feb. Section
(Block Code for Level 1, 2 & 3 running in November)
Jan. 24 - 26
Jan. 31 - Feb. 2
Feb. 7 - 9
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 30043 6 classes Jan. 21 - Feb. 6 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tues., Thurs.
CRN 30042 3 classes Jan. 24 - 26 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri. - Sun.
CRN 30293 3 classes Feb. 22 - 29 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat., 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 30129
3 classes Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri. - Sun.
CRN 30569 6 classes Feb. 11 - 27 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tues., Thurs.
CRN 30294 3 classes March 7 - 14 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat., 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 30130 3 classes Feb. 7 - 9 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri. - Sun.
CRN 30570 6 classes March 3 - 19 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tues., Thurs.
CRN 30131 3 classes March 21 - 28 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat., 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 in Calgary.

Subject code: XFLD 10097 2.5 Hours. Fee: $49+GST  
CRN 30400 1 class Jan. 18 9 - 11:30 a.m. Sat.

All That Glitters
Create a holiday arrangement that sparkles for yourself or as a gift.  Have a fun Saturday morning by signing up with a friend.  All plants and container is included.

Subject code: XFLD 10079 2.5 Hours. Fee: $65+GST  Not offered this semester.

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 10088 4 Hours. Fee: $129+GST  Not offered this semester.

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

Subject code: XFLD 10129 2.5 Hours. Fee: $89+GST  Not offered this semester.

Christmas Table Centre 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 10089 6 Hours. Fee: $149+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 101302.5 Hours. Fee: $59+GST 
CRN 305721 classApril 49 - 11:30 a.m.Sat.

Tropical Arrangement
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 101313 Hours. Fee: $79+GST 
CRN 305731 classApril 4noon - 3 p.m.Sat.

Easter Blooms
Create a stunning Easter floral design incorporating hydrangea, trachelium, roses, curly willow and Easter eggs. Explore the technique of interlacing flowers to create a natural grid within the vase and create a nest-like armature from the curly willow that frames the entire design.

Note: No experience necessary – beginners welcome.

Subject code: XFLD 10104 2.5 Hours. Fee: $85+GST  
CRN 30432 1 class April 8 6:30 - 9 p.m. Wed.

Flowers for a Modern Wedding
You will learn non-traditional wedding bouquet designs, more creative floral wear, modern boutonnieres, corsages and how to develop a bridal theme. It is recommended that students take Floral Design level 3, or have worked in the industry for at least 1 year or have taken Introduction to Floral Wedding Design before participating in this course.

Subject code: XFLD 1012012 Hours. Fee: $399+GST 
CRN 304344 classesApril 7 - 166:30 - 9:30 p.m.Tues., Thurs.

Parallel Floral Arrangements
Learn to construct clean, striking line designs with advanced floral techniques.  Explore vertical and diagonal parallel designs.  Create and take home your finished arrangement.

Subject code: XFLD 10118 6 Hours. Fee: $179+GST  
CRN 30571 1 class April 5 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun.

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 ssdata_ce_romanowski
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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