2013 Floral Design Class Schedule

There is nothing more fun than creating beautiful designs with gorgeous flowers.  Helen Olivia makes it easy to learn how to create lovely floral arrangements.  Every class is accessible and interesting for everyone -- from novices to advanced designers.  Best of all Helen Olivia floral design classes provide everything -- the tools, the premium flowers and the materials.  Students take all of their creations home with them so they can enjoy their work for days to come.  You will not find a more rewarding and fun hobby than a floral arranging class at Helen Olivia.  Please call us at 703-548-2848 with questions or to register.
All 2013 classes are on a waiting list.  If you are interested in a class, please add your name to the wait list.  There is no charge and no obligation.  Look for our 2014 schedule to be announced by the end of the year.

Twigs and Things
Tuesday, September 24th from 7 to 9 p.m. (waiting list)
Branches, bark and pods are classic elements of floral design.  Create two designs focusing on these popular elements.

Gorgeous Garlands
Wednesday, September 25th -- 7 p.m. (waiting list)
In this workshop, we will create a gorgeous centerpiece garland using a beautiful mix of different styles of greenery and then embellishing it with fresh flowers.

Delicious Dahlias
Thursday, October 3rd from 7 to 9 p.m. (waiting list)
Tuesday, October 8th 7 to 9 p.m. (1 spot left!)
Dahlias are the autumn season's most amazing flower but it can be difficult to work with .  Practice using these amazing (locally grown!) flowers in two designs.

Clever Candlelight
Wednesday, October 16th — 7 p.m.  (waiting list)
In this class, students will create two arrangements.  First, we will create a cylinder with immersed blooms accented by decorative wire, LED light and a floating candle.  Secondly, we will try a new spin on an old classic.  Long table arrangements with taper candles have been a dinner party staple for years.  We will find a new twist to create a design that is fresh and exciting.  

Haute Halloween
Wednesday, October 30th -- 7 p.m. (waiting list)
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.

Autumn Color
Tuesday, November 5th from 7 to 9 p.m. (waiting list)

Helen Olivia Flowers loves to play with color. Autumn doesn't need to be brown and dull. It can be a symphony of vibrant yellows, oranges and reds or a serenade of taupes, peaches and creams

Holiday Wreath: Silk
Wednesday, November 13th-- 7 p.m.  (waiting list)
Start with a high quality artificial evergreen wreath base and accent it with ornaments, cones, pods and a beautiful holiday bow for a festive wreath that will last for years.

Thanksgiving Tabletop
Thursday, November 21st from 7 to 9 p.m. (waiting list)
Why not create your own Thanksgiving centerpiece.  In this class we will create and long, rectangular, low arrangement filled with gorgeous long-lasting flowers, fruit and pods.

Bow-Making Workshop
Saturday, November 23rd  -- 3 p.m.  (waiting list)
Learn how to assemble a beautiful bow in gorgeous red and green holiday ribbon.   Students will be able to stay after the workshop is over and select and purchase from Helen Olivia's gorgeous assortment of holiday ribbons for more of their own bows. 

Holiday Wreath Fresh
Tuesday, December 3rd from 7 to 9 p.m. (waiting list)
We had so much fun in this workshop last year that we had to bring it back.  Helen Olivia provided the materials and the know-how and the students provided their own creativity to each create a unique holiday wreath for their front door.
Scottish Walk Design and Decor
Thursday, December 5th from 7 to 9 p.m. (waiting list)
Free (must have completed at least 2 workshops to participate)
Helen Olivia each year participates in the Scottish Walk Tour of Homes.  These days Helen Olivia floral class students are creating the masterpieces to display in the home.  Come help a good cause while learning something at the same time.

Happy Holiday
Wednesday, December 11th — 7 p.m. (waiting list)
 or Wednesday, December 18th — 7 pm. (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.
Magnificent Mantel
Tuesday, December 17th from 7 to 9 p.m. (waiting list)
Create your own magazine cover worthy mantel for your holiday home decor.
Happy Holiday

Wednesday, December 18th — 7 pm.
(waiting list)
Wednesday, December 11th — 7 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. 

Registration and

cancellation policies

To register please call 703-548-2848 or e-mail

workshops@helenolivia.com or fill out and return the form opposite.  Full payment is required to register for a workshop.  Twelve students maximum are registered for each workshop.  A waiting list is created once a workshop is full.  No payment is required to be placed on the waiting list.

Registration for a workshop may be cancelled for a full refund if cancelled no later than 5 days in advance (the Friday before a Wednesday workshop or the Monday before a Saturday workshop).  If registration is cancelled within 5 days of the workshop, refund is based on our ability to fill the spot with someone on the wait list.  If the participant cannot be replaced, all materials and flowers will be available for pick up the day of the workshop or the day after. 

We make every attempt to place a reminder phone call or e-mail within 7 days of the workshop.  However, we get busy too so please place a reminder on your calendar for your registered workshop.

Private workshops

We are happy to hold private workshops for groups of 6 or more.  One arrangement workshops are one hour and cost $65 each (or a $390 minimum).  Two arrangement workshops last two hours and run $95 (or a $570 minimum).  Workshops may be held at Helen Olivia’s retail location or at a outside location. Please call 703-548-2848 to schedule a private workshop.