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  • Illinois State Florists’ Association Education

    Education is a very important part of the Illinois State Florists Association.  We offer several opportunities for growth in the floral world.  From our Annual Floral Design Show in March where we present stage shows…hands-on classes…to our Illinois Certified Professional Florist (ICPF) certification classes.

    Last year we added a new series of classes…Floral Design Boot Camps (an intense period of time learning and producing of a specific subject.)  This new series of floral design classes are more in depth and will help you in all aspects of design in the floral world.

    There are four Boot Camps a year…2 days of hands-on designing each. Classes start Sunday at 10am, Monday at 8am. They are 8 hours in length, plus an hour for lunch. You will design and take home 8+ projects. All product, supplies, notebook and lunches are provided. Students must register two weeks prior to class. Class will be cancelled if less than 10 students register. See below for class schedule. 

    April 23-24, 2017

    Everyday Floral Design click here to register

    Understand the Principles and Elements of Design

    Recognizing Styles and Shapes of Floral Design

    The Art of Distinctive Everyday Floral Design

    • Design Mechanics
    • Roses, Roses, Roses
    • Bulbs and Branches
    • Fun and Fanciful
    • Web Site and Wire Service Orders
    • Flowers to Cheer

    The Art of Developing Your Signature Style

    June 11-12, 2017  

    Wedding Floral Design click here to register

    Wedding Trends   

    The Art of Round Bouquets

    • Hand Tied
    • Designing in Foam

    The Art of Cascading Bouquets

    • Do you have RHYTHM?

    The Art of Flowers to Wear

    • Wiring and Taping
    • Cold Adhesive Gluing

    The Art of Wedding Ceremony Decor

    Tools for Selling Your Weddings

    • Websites
    • Contracts
    • Pricing Your Weddings

    September 10-11, 2017

    Sympathy Floral Design click here to register

    Taking Back the Sympathy Market

    • In Lieu of Flowers
    • Funeral Work Do's and Don'ts
    • Caring for Your Fresh Flowers
    • Form...The Shape of Design
    • Flower Shapes- Line, Mass, Filler, & Form

    The Art of Personalized Family Tributes

    The Art of Foliage Enhancements

    The Art of Container Designs

    • Balance...No Tipping Please

    The Art of Standing Sprays, wreaths, and Set Piece Designs

    The Art of Flowering and Foliage Plants

    November 5-6, 2017

    Event/Holiday Floral Design click here to register



  • Classes will be held at:

    Parkland Community College

    Tony Noel Building 9W- Building Room 115

    2400 west Bradley Ave

    Champaign, Il


    ICPF Members $225

    ISFA members $275

    Non-Members $325

    For More Information:

    Judi Borah AIFD, CFD, ICPF


    What our fans are saying:

    "Learned to reach out of my comfort zone."

    "Had so much fun...gained a little more confidence."

    "Got pushed out of my comfort zone!!"

    "Wonderful Experience."

    "Being more creative in my designs..."

    "I loved seeing everyone's own style and interpretations and skill levels...and the food was great too!!"

    "This was the BEST thing I've ever experienced. The trainers were honestly interested in each participants and cared very much about the learning, the flowers, and the students."

    "Learning was well paced and very intense!"

    "Liked the bud vase project...can use this everyday in our shop."

    Refund/Cancellation Policies
    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 skpisfatreas@yahoo.com) 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.


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