The TSFA School of Floral Design is open and waiting for you! Let your career bloom!

Please be advised, in the interest of public health, the following Texas School of Floral Design Classes have been cancelled, if you have already registered for the classes being held on April 18, or April 24-26, TSFA will be in contact with you.

The Texas State Florists’ Association is sad about cancelling; however, the safety and well-being of our guests and communities is our top priority. Out of precaution, the TSFA Board of Directors have decided that this is the best course of action for our members and the communities the events were scheduled.

We look forward to the remainder of the 2020 Texas Floral Events to continue to promote education to the Texas floral industry. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.  Please don't hesitate to contact TSFA at 512.528.0806 with any questions or concerns.  Check back for more updates.

TSFA has a corporate discount available at the Hyatt Place Austin  I  Cedar Park

Hotels in the area:
Hyatt Place Austin | Cedar Park
1315 E. New Hope Dr.
Cedar Park, TX 78641
800.992.7061  I  512.337.3001

Rate: Standard/Deluxe Queen or King $129
Rate: Standard/Deluxe Double $101
Please use Corporate Code 126206 to get the discounted rate at this hotel.

or choose to stay at the Holiday Inn less than 5 miles down the road!

Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Leander
Rates beginning at $80 per night
247 W. Metro Rd. Drive, Leander, TX 78641
(512) 690-5678
Note: No corporate discount available at this hotel.
 

You must attend all class meetings listed below for each class to receive the full content knowledge for that class. Failure to attend every meeting will result in missed content and deem the student as not having completed the class. Certificates of Completion are issued at the end of each class, on the last class meeting day.

*April 18, 2020TSFA School of Floral Design
413 S. West Dr.
Leander, TX  78641Registration Deadline: April 9, 2020
Class limited to 12 Students
*THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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*April 24-26, 2020TSFA School of Floral Design
413 S. West Dr.
Leander, TX  78641Registration Deadline: April 10, 2020
Class limited to 12 Students
*THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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July 17-19, 2020TSFA School of Floral Design
413 S. West Dr.
Leander, TX  78641
Registration Deadline: July 3, 2020
Class Limited to 6 Students
REGISTRATION FORM

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November 13-15, 2020TSFA School of Floral Design
413 S. West Dr.
Leander, TX  78641
Registration Deadline:  October 29, 2020
Class Limited to 6 Students
REGISTRATION FORM

TSFA has taken provisions to safely hold class due to COVID-19 with a maximum of 6 students per class. Tables are will be set 6 ft. apart to abide with social distancing guidelines.  Please bring a mask. Transfers/Substitutions are welcome prior to the date of the event. Cancellations received in writing at the TSFA office five (5) days prior to the event will receive a refund - minus 20% handling fee. If you do not cancel or transfer prior to the event date, the entire fee is non-refundable

Class Outlines

BASIC FLORAL DESIGN

Class cost: TSFA Members- $385, Non-Members- $445

You will construct several basic designs and learn the best mechanics, such as proper balance, proportion, and depth, to create beauty, stability, and lasting quality that looks traditional or contemporary, large or small, elaborate or simple. The constant guidelines of composition, harmony, focal point, balance, proportion, line, rhythm, texture, and color that all governs floral design. You will learn the difference between principles and elements of design, gain an understanding of the function of color and learn color terminology and harmony.

WEDDING DESIGN

Class cost: TSFA Members- $310, Non-Members- $355

Wedding work can quickly "make or break" a florist's reputation because of the cost and emotional investment it carries. Great customer satisfaction will be derived from good design, and greater profit and efficiency will come from good mechanics. Learn to construct basic wedding designs with the most efficient mechanics including bridal and attendant bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and hair pieces. Instructions are also included for wedding aisle markers, arches, flower pompander balls and the mechanics for designing flower for the wedding cake.

SYMPATHY DESIGN

Class cost: TSFA Members- $310, Non-Members- $355

Funeral flowers are more than an expression of sympathy; they are symbols of faith and respect that express courage and love to those grieving. Learn to make the arrangements that will be the most appropriate for the personalized family tribute, including sprays, baskets, casket covers, and wreaths.

FLORAL MANAGEMENT

Class cost: TSFA Members- $75, Non-Members- $115

To be a successful retail florist, you must be more than an excellent designer. You must also have a thorough understanding of the business side of owning a flower shop. The combination of exceptional floral designs and a mastery of the basics business principles will lead to a successful and profitable retail flower shop. Learn the process of opening a retail flower shop, how to read a monthly financial statement, how to determine a breakeven point, understanding cost of goods sold, marketing for the retail flower shop, and inventory.

Cut flowers undergo the same aging process as the mother plant, only faster. However, the rate of deterioration can be slowed down considerably by supplying the cut flower with its basic needs. Learn to care for your product, including the factors that affect quality like moisture balance, temperature, humidity and more, so the flowers still have plenty of life left in them for the customer to enjoy!


To register for classes, visit the TSFA School of Floral Design website.

For more information, please contact the TSFA office by phone at (512) 528.0806 or by email at txsfa@sbcglobal.net

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