Monthly Archives: August 2014

Now Accepting Enrollment at the Orange County School of Flower Design

The American Schools of Flower Design would like to announce the establishment of their newest location, the Orange County School of Flower Design! The Orange County School has opened its doors and is excited to be accepting enrollment for all of the tuition options offered by the other American Schools of Flower Design locations.

At the Orange County School of Flower Design, founded by celebrity florist, Michael Gaffney, their students learn a large variety of different floral designs. Everything from traditional to contemporary design work is covered during their exciting 4- or 8-week semester. A gorgeous mix of fresh flower and green materials are provided to the students during each day’s class (all materials, books, containers, tools & flowers are included with the tuition cost), as well as live demonstrations, flower market field trips, instructor assistance and best of all, hands on designing by the students themselves. Michael Gaffney who has been featured on the Hallmark Channel, Today Show and Huffington Post states, “In my book Design Star, there are 100 tips to flower design, but in class there are 1000. Being in class and having that one-on-one access to an instructor is important to learning good design habits and techniques.”

The Orange County School of Flower Design is conveniently located off of the 405/55 freeway split and is the perfect location for those traveling from areas of Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties. The school is located minutes from Disneyland, shopping, dining and hotels, so even someone visiting the area can take advantage of the classes offered at this location.

Classes in Orange County are offered in the afternoon and evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week during the semester. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. If you would like more information about classes and how to register, please call 1-877-32-BLOOM today!

Annual Holiday Design Workshop 2014

Don’t miss this years Annual Holiday design Workshop!!

During this exciting event we will be learning 3 popular holiday designs using a variety of fresh evergreens, beautiful flowers, berries, novelty items, coach lanterns and more! All tools, flowers and materials are included and pre-registration is required. So don’t hesitate to reserve your seat today!

Date: Saturday, Nov. 8th, 2014

Time: 1pm-4pm

Place: A to Z Floral Wholesale Supply, 3043 Oak St., Santa Ana, CA 92707

Cost: $200.00 per person

Reservations: Call 1-877-322-5666 OR Email:

Online Videos

Just a friendly reminder that if our in class schedules do not work with your personal schedule…we offer several online videos for your viewing pleasure at your own convenience. Check them out!!

Fall LA Women’s EXPO

Don’t miss out on the fall Ultimate Women’s EXPO on Oct. 25th & 26th, 2014 @ the LA Convention Center!! They have asked the Los Angeles School of Flower Design to represent the ‘Flower Design Stage’ that weekend. Kim Rivas, our LA Instructor, will be there sharing her knowledge in the art of floral design and doing demonstrations throughout the day Saturday & Sunday. This is a fantastic event, so mark your calendars!!!

Masters Classes

During the Masters Courses students can look forward to expanding their resumes to include: gorgeous event pieces, funeral sprays, cascading bouquets and much more as they progress through the 4 week course.

At the Orange County School of Flower Design, we run a masters class at the end of each ‘Design Star’ semester with the intention of expanding our students flower design knowledge. The Masters course focuses on the larger event, wedding and funeral pieces that are often requested in the industry today. Once our students obtain and fine tune the instructions that they receive during this course, they can then go out into the industry and put into motion all that they have learned…becoming a true ‘Master of Design’. We believe at the American Schools of Flower Design, that to be a true ‘Master’, you must gain ‘real life’ experiences in the field using the building blocks that have been given during the school session, like any other professional field.

We encourage all of our Design Star Graduates to take the masters classes, as we want all of our students to be fully prepared for success in the Floral Design Industry.