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apprentice program with susan davis

 

The opportunities for learning in our industry are like no other time since I began designing in 1988.  The reason I share so much of what I know is because I remember how I would study every single arrangement wondering "how did they do that"???  Then I would find every book available and go to every wholesaler show I could find.  Man how things have changed!!


So... after 32 years and lots of practice I am finally offering a 3 month Virtual program where we will delve deeper and more thoroughly into Event Floristry from start to finish.

I want to open it up to a small number of designers who are ready to invest their time into growing their craft and scaling their business.  I am going to teach EVERYTHING I know.
A quick breakdown of what we will be doing...

February 2021 - FOCUS BOUQUETS

Week 1 - Floral Basics 
  wiring and taping, conditioning, basic mechanics for all event design
  welcome zoom - let's get to know each other
  working with corsages and boutonnierres

Week 2 -  Let's get Started 
  bouquet intensive
  finding you in your design work and monetizing that
  basic business chat
  weekley zoom chat with me

Week 3 - 
 bouquet intensive
 design and critique
 color theory
 weekly zoom meeting with me

Week 4 -
 bouquet intensive
 design and critique
 line theory
Week 4 - 
 bouquet intensive
 design and critique
 texture theory
 weekly zoom meeting with me 

March 2021 - FOCUS CENTERPIECES

Week 1 -
low centerpiece intensive
design and critique
 weekly zoom meeting with me 

Week 2-
low centerpiece intensive
design and critique
scaling your wedding business
 weekly zoom meeting with me 

Week 3 -
tall centerpiece intensive
design and critique
creating inventive designs
 weekly zoom meeting with me 

Week 4 -
tall centerpiece intensive
design and critique
creating big and working small
weekly zoom meeting with me 

April 2021 - FOCUS INSTALLATIONS

Week 1-
basic installation mechanics
design and critique
pricing and selling installation work
weekly zoom meeting with me 

Week 2-
climbing installations
design and critique
transporting vs onsite design
weekly zoom meeting with me 

Week 3 -
hanging installations including ceilings
design and critique
rigging and lighting
hiring and contracting effectively
weekly zoom meeting with me 

Week 4 -
staircases
design and critique
final zoom meeting with me  - Certificate of Completion Sent!

Optional Event Hours
After the course you will be invited to join our team on a live event to put all you have learned into practice!

This is going to require a weekly commitment of at least 10 hours from each apprentice.
I am going to commit my time and focus to each one of you and will be available to you.
You will be required to purchase flowers and hard goods for practice and if you want or need to I will be creating a kit of artificial floral for you to purchase.
all tickets are non refundable and must be purchased after being approved for the program  
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