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
The Art of Developing Your Signature Style
June 11-12, 2017
Wedding Floral Design click here to register
The Art of Round Bouquets
The Art of Cascading Bouquets
The Art of Flowers to Wear
The Art of Wedding Ceremony Decor
Tools for Selling Your Weddings
September 10-11, 2017
Sympathy Floral Design click here to register
Taking Back the Sympathy Market
The Art of Personalized Family Tributes
The Art of Foliage Enhancements
The Art of Container Designs
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
ICPF Members $225
ISFA members $275
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!!"
"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."
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 email@example.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.