2012 Floral Design Class Schedule

Join us at Helen Olivia Flowers in Old Town for floral design classes. Each workshop has a different theme and students of all skills levels (even those with no experience) will learn something useful. Class sizes are small so there is opportunity for individual attention.

Payment in full is required to reserve a place in the class. However, you are always welcome to put your name on the waiting list for no charge.  There are often cancellations so please put your name on the waiting list if you are interested in a class that is full. 

Workshops are held at Helen Olivia's retail location at 128 N. Pitt Street in Old Town Alexandria.

Register at workshops@helenolivia.com or by calling 703.548.2848

Fruit and Flowers - Waiting list only
Saturday, September 15 -- 4 p.m.
Combine the interesting shades and shapes of fruit and vegetables with gorgeous blooms. This class is perfect for fall, for it really feels like the county of the harvest. We will create two designs both ideal for centerpieces.

Dried Arrangement: Fall -- Waiting list only
Wednesday, Sept 26 -- 7 p.m.
In this workshop, students will use dried flowers and pods to create a long-lasting display for the home. A medium height arrangement will be created in the earthy tones of fall.

Haute Halloween -- waiting list
Saturday, October 27 -- 4 p.m.
Have some Halloween fun with two holiday designs. Create a stunning arrangement in a pumpkin that could also be repeated for Thanksgiving. Then make a spooky array utilizing orange blooms, black floral paint and ribbon.

Terrific Tabletops -- waiting list
Wednesday, November 14 -- 7 p.m.  (waiting list)
In this class students will create two arrangements. First, we will create a long and low arrangement, ideal for a dining room table. Non-floral elements will be mixed with stunning blooms to create a traditional centerpiece. Secondly, we will mix floating candles with loose blooms to add romantic light to your next dinner party.

Bow-Making Workshop - Waiting List Only
Saturday, November 17 -- 4 p.m.
Learn how to assemble a beautiful bow from our famous selection of ribbon. One wide, wired bow perfect for a wreath (spring or holiday) will be created in each of these workshops.

Holiday Wreath - Waiting List Only
Wednesday, December 5 -- 7 p.m. (waiting list only)
Draw from Helen Olivia’s stash to create your own customized holiday wreath for your door. Start with a fresh evergreen base, add decorations, and top with a beautiful bow.

Happy Holiday -
Wednesday, December 19 -- 7 p.m.--Waiting List Only
Saturday, December 22 -- 4 p.m.--  waiting list
Use long-lasting evergreens combined with seasonal blooms to create two arrangements to take you through the holidays. We will use evergreens, flowers, dried elements, ornaments and ribbon in our two displays. We will discuss ideas and inspirations to change the look from Christmas to New Year’s.