Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own, “perfectly you” floral arrangement? City Editor Stephanie here. I recently took a floral design class through Greenville Technical College‘s Corporate and Continuing Education division and had a blast.
This four-week class focuses on a different technique each week, and gives you the creative reigns to craft your own floral masterpiece.
The floral design course is one of many offered by the Personal & Professional Enrichment (PPE) program and is growing in popularity. New classes are offered every semester, and other PPE courses range from photography and cake decorating to conversational Spanish and wedding planning.
What we tried:
Our class was focused on creating a “flowing” centerpiece for your table. Typically, students bring in their own materials to create something that is uniquely them, but my materials were provided by Dahlia A Florist. And boy, were they pretty.
What not to miss:
Be sure to sign up for these classes early, as they tend to fill up. You can either bring your own supplies, or you can purchase a kit from Dahlia A Florist.
If you’re anything like me and don’t have the greenest of thumbs, the pre-picked kit is a winner. If you’re adventurous, you will be provided with a “recipe” different types of flowers to get.
What we’re still talking about:
I am not a big flower person but this was so enriching and I felt my creative muscles flexing. The other students told me they found the class “super informational” and that everything was explained in a way that everyone could understand.
How you can experience this:
Find a program that fits your personal interests or professional needs and register for an upcoming course. You won’t regret it.