ISFA Bootcamp Program
The ISFA Bootcamps are design focused with individualized attention given to each student while fostering floral education within a floral community. The classes are designed to be taken as a series, starting with the first class in April. Each class is two-8 hour days filled with intensive learning, which combines: lecture, demonstrations, hands-on projects and critiquing of designs.
These bootcamps are currently on hold until we're able to host in person workshops safely again.
POSTPONED Everyday and Holiday Expressions
POSTPONED On Trend Wedding Bouquets and Personal Flowers
POSTPONED Celebrating a Life…Saying Good-Bye
POSTPONED The Art of the Party
POSTPONED Advanced Bootcamp (Pre-request: Must have completed ALL Four Bootcamps)
Judi Borah AIFD CFD ICPF Certified Evaluator
Trisha Locke AIFD CFD ICPF Certified Evaluator
Jonathan Reiman AIFD CFD ICPF
Julia Marie Schmitt AIFD CFD ICPF EMC PFCI
Carrie Waterman CFD ICPF
COST: $375/Non-ISFA members, $325/ISFA members (ICPF members will receive a $25.00 rebate check at completion of class). Registration includes: lunch, all fresh materials and supplies for projects. Must bring your own tools.
TYPICAL LOCATION: Champaign County Farm Bureau, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Typical Class Schedule
PART 1: EVERYDAY AND HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS - POSTPONED
Start off the Bootcamps by creating floral expressions that will boost your creativity. You will explore new ways to create sellable arrangements for birthdays, major holidays, and everyday designs, including a variety of rose creations.
PART 2: ON TREND WEDDING BOUQUETS AND PERSONAL FLOWERS - POSTPONED
Continue your Bootcamp journey by creating a wide range of bridal bouquet styles including cascades, wire and tape, composites, and hand ties, just to name a few. In addition, there will be focus on techniques and mechanics related to corsages, boutonnieres, floral jewelry, halos and other flowers to wear.
PART 3: CELEBRATING A LIFE…SAYING GOOD-BYE - POSTPONED
You will create sympathy pieces that will make a statement at any memorial services. Learn the newest trends in sympathy and ideas to help boost your funeral business. Workshop will include tropical flower care, cremation designs, easel sprays, plant designs and much, much more.
PART 4: ART OF THE PARTY -POSTPONED
Complete your Bootcamp design focused journey with “The Art of the Party”. In this wedding and event focus class, you will learn to create ceremony settings, and mechanics needed for large event installations. Experience different trending design styles and learn the techniques to create all the finishing touches. This class will cover intimate pieces to large table décor for events big and small!
ADVANCED BOOTCAMP - POSTPONED
Pre-request: You must have finished all 4 Bootcamps before registering for this course.
This class feels like a mini floral family reunion for those who have completed all four Bootcamp classes. We have lots of ideas in the works, including guest instructors (TBA)
The Illinois State Florists’ Association (ISFA) reserves the right to cancel an event (or partial event) due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable.
If ISFA cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.
Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, ISFA has the right to either issue a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.
Transfer Policy: ISFA members may transfer the financial value of their registration to a co-worker for no charge if written notification (to firstname.lastname@example.org) is given 30 business days before the event – unless specifically stated on registration materials. After that point, the transfer service fee is $25. Companies who are not members of ISFA can transfer their registration at any point for a $25 service fee.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given; please plan accordingly.
Hotel Block discount rates are available for ISFA Boot camp students at La Quinta Inn in Champaign, IL.
Details: reserve a room 2 weeks in advance and Mention ISFA Bootcamp for discount
Contact Information: 217.356.4000 +5 for Champaign location
Click the registration links above.