The Tangerine Creations Flower School is located in Boston’s South End, directly across the street from the Boston Flower Exchange. At TCFS, we focus on three main goals — to educate those who want to learn how to turn wedding floral design into a fruitful career, for those who want to design flower centerpieces for a dinner party at home, and as a donation of our time where TCFS can come to an organization or charity and teach people with low income or disabilities a skill that could lift their spirits or possibly help them find a job.
Classes at TCFS will be taught by Orly, Martha and other esteemed floral designers in the Greater Boston area. They will share their skills, design theory, and knowledge of working in the wedding industry. Below are the classes we are currently offering. Look below to find schedules and class descriptions.
To attend any of our classes, please contact us at 617-202-0299. Please book early, as space is limited.
floral designer series
Students will learn about the complete process of designing ﬂorals for an event or wedding. This includes, but is not limited to, ﬂoral design, planning, implementation, and coordination for the day of the event. The student will have the opportunity to learn about the wedding design industry through ﬂoral design professionals and guest speakers in the Greater Boston area. Take a look to our classes below to sign up.
Personal Flower Making…$250
Tuesday, June 18th. Full day class. 10am-4pm with an hour break at 1pm.
This class will familiarize students with the skills needed to process ﬂowers correctly before using them in design. Intro to design concepts and color theory. Explores bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, ring bearers, ﬂower girls and the process of delivering the personal ﬂowers to the client.
Thursday, August 15th. Full day class. 10am-4pm with an hour break at 1pm.
This class will introduce various centerpiece mediums. Explore different ﬂowers that work best with speciﬁc style centerpieces. Look back to centerpieces from the past and take a look at common themes in centerpieces today. Students can take each centerpiece they make home with them.
The Wedding Floral Design Experience…$1,300
Wednesday – Saturday, July 10th, 11th, 12th, & 13th.
An intense 3 1/2 day course of the start to ﬁnish process of designing ﬂowers for a wedding. The class will start with an evening consultation meeting with the “client.” Students will begin to develop their design based on the client’s expectations. We will have a consultation, order ﬂowers, visit the Boston Flower Exchange, and set up for the big day among other things. Look to the schedule below for a brief schedule description.
- Day 1, Half day. 5pm-7:30pm.
Students will gather to listen in on a wedding ﬂower consultation. Each group will take their information and learn how to develop a proposal. Discussion on negotiation and making the sale. Make a plan for the ﬂower order.
- Day 2, Full day. 8:30am- 4pm.
Select and purchase ﬂowers within budget. Return to the studio to process the ﬂowers and learn about special care. Connect with the bride and venue to plan for ﬁnal day details. Make a timeline for the next two days.
- Day 3, Full day. 8:30am-4pm.
Start and ﬁnish work on your centerpieces, cocktail pieces, aisle decorations and anything else that will be designed at the studio. Today is the day to get the most done at the studio and decide which pieces will be made on site.
- Day 4, Full day. 10am – 4pm.
Mock wedding day. Focus on presentation of delivering personal ﬂowers. Set up wedding at the venue with real table scape. Wrap up the course with proper etiquette skills for maintaining successful relationships with the client, venue and vendors involved.
friends with flowers
Floral design classes designed for those interested in ﬂowers as a hobby. Learn how to design for your own space, give unique ﬂower pieces created by yourself, and surround yourself with beautiful and fragrant ﬂowers while meeting others who share the same interest. Learn more about our classes below.
MAKE IT A PARTY…$550 for a party of 10 friends
This class is scheduled upon demand. Materials and refreshments will be provided.
Invite TCFS to host a party in your home. Designed to mix a social gathering with ﬂowers, your friends will love to learn how to ﬂorally design their homes for special dinners or holiday socials. Each class is tailored based on the season and the participants’ aspirations. Call us to schedule a party.
Friday, June 28th. 9:30am-12:30pm with refreshments provided.
Students will plant orchids and succulents on a piece of driftwood. This class involves using moss, properly wiring succulents, learning about proper succulent and orchid care including proper sunlight and water.
Tuesday, July 23rd. 5:30-7:30pm with refreshments provided.
Students will learn how to combine a variety of succulents with moss. Learn about proper care for succulents by discussing potting soil, drainage, water, light. Students will use materials in class to build their own succulent garden.
care for you
Let TCFS come to your non-proﬁt organization or charity for a class or series of classes. TCFS works with people in need that are looking for a visual hobby that includes working with your hands. It’s a great way to make someone smile or spark their interest in a new hobby or career path. Please let us know if you are a non-proﬁt agency that is interested in having TCFS donate our time for the participants of your program.