Every party and family gathering can include fun, fresh floral design. Learn how to plan and execute your designs using a palette that ties together all of the elements of your party. You can design in one big vase, several different sizes and shapes or in a series of smaller vases as shown above. The key to party decor is learning how to tie-in flowers and greenery from mantle, to counter and buffet to table. It’s really all about how you begin, vases or garland for high or low impact, then we focus on design execution.
Cost of the class: $125
One of the most rewarding skills in floral design is the knowledge and power to make a hand-tied bouquet. This is the traditional form of giving flowers in Europe, it’s an everyday expression of love and gratitude.
We’ll design for the every day using stems and colors that you’d love to share with a close friend. This technique is addicting because it’s so fun. And, you’ll quickly learn to flex your creativity. No two bouquets are ever alike, like artwork.
Cost of this class: $125. Use the form below to sign up or call our studio at 703-779-3530.
Deadline to register: Friday, May 3.
Join Jennifer Morris, owner of J. Morris Flowers of Leesburg, for an al fresco Wine & Design floral design class at Cana Vineyards in Middleburg. With mountain views as a back-drop participants will learn how to arrange spring flowers in a vase. Come away will tips and techniques for both the beginner and experienced floral enthusiast.
The cost of this class is $55.
To register, fill out the form below or contact us at 703-779-3530 or email@example.com.
We love combining household plants in fun pots in creative designs with color and texture. We’re ready for Spring so let’s bring nature inside. You will learn the skills needed to prepare plant arrangements for friends, family and to add cool decor to your home with each season of the year.
We’ll choose a selection of plants and you’ll create the combination that works for you. Soil, water, plant care and maintenance, Jennifer will answer your questions. But, she’ll also share the design techniques that will help you get creative.
Cost of this class: $125. Sign up below!
It’s time to gear up for the first of our 2019 classes, Ikebana, Japanese Floral Design.
Jennifer taught this class two years ago and we have decided to bring it because it was so popular with our students. Ikebana is a very unique design technique that is considered an art form in Japan. Both Japanese women and men love the creative expression that is Ikebana. These are elegant designs with really cool and interesting flowers that you will love working with. Jennifer’s instruction always includes stem analysis, preparation and care for blooms and the significance of design techniques for modern culture.
This class will be held in our Leesburg, Virginia studio beginning at 7:00 pm.
Cost of the class: $105
Sign up form below.
Planning on attending a lot of classes, save 10% of each class when you sign up for 6 or more. Classes start at 7:00 pm weeknights, 10:00 am on Saturdays. Want to get a head start on your planning, contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
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We love our December class as it is time for a shift to seasonal greens and flowers. Our staff has already decked our hall, and we are ready to help you deck yours. Beginner to advanced, Jennifer will teach a skill that is useful year round but especially at the Holidays.
Learn the art of wreath making with friends news and old. The cost of this class is $90.
We can take a few more students for our very popular Thanksgiving Centerpiece class. It’s such a festive event that also allows you to tackle your T-day preparation list. Jennifer will create a design that captures the latest trend in home decor fashion. According to House Beautiful oversized florals are right on trend as well as bright colors and vintage designs. In this class, we will design on a lomey dish, so that your design can sit right on your table. This is a new topic for our classes.
Of course, Jennifer will continue to teach the most important techniques focusing on creating shape and interest, increasing your flower knowledge and important steps for preparing your container and stems.
Cost of the class is $125. Use the form below to sign up or call us at 703-779-3530.
If you've watched either Downton Abbey or The Crown (series on PBS and Netflix) then you've likely enjoyed the characters, the scenery and the flowers just as much as the team at J. Morris Flowers. Now, we bring this traditional style of design to you, right here in Loudoun County, Virginia.
This is a classic, timeless design style that has been influenced by the incredible gardens that you'll find all over Great Britian. From kitchen gardens or "cutting" gardens to royal gardens, the people of Britian have ample floral resources right at their fingertips.
Jennifer plans to use the flowers you would find in a British design and a beautiful footed bowl. Rounded and leggy flowers like Roses and Delpinium are important to the design. She'll add Freesia, Lisianthus and Carnations (wait till you see Carnations in this design). The design will include specific numbers of each bloom so that each student will be able to mimic a design that just might be seen on Queen Elizabeth's sofa table (not sure if she calls it that).
Cost of the class is $125.
Remember when you were a young person picking Spring Flowers for your mom on Mother's Day? A timeless tradition in our culture that should never go away.
We'd like to take things up a notch, helping kids honor a special woman in their life while learning a skill that helps them express their artistry. Myriam taught our first class in kid's March and it was a wild success. This time, the students will arrange in a milk picture in the color of their choosing using the warmest blooms of Spring.
The class will begin at 4:30 on Friday afternoon, May 11. Parents are welcome to stay.
The cost of the Class is $65.
Spring blooms are some of the very best. Tulips, Hyacinth, Spirea and Daffodil combine so beautifully with Garden Roses and Hydrangea. We are going to explore some beautiful combinations and focus on creating interesting shapes within the design.
We will select a vase from our friends at Accent Decor who offer the latest trends with excellent quality.
The cost of this class is $105.
We got your feedback, the date was not quite right!
We've postponed the class to the first weekend in April (April 7) which you've told us works so much better. Ready to take your interest in arranging flowers to the next level? Ready to advance your skills so that you can create your own designs or even consider a career in floral design?
J. Morris Flowers is ready to help. Jennifer Morris, owner and director, has created a day-long class that explores both the creative and explorative side of design, as well planning and preparation.
Floral designers begin their training by learning the mechanics: creating armatures, stem analysis and shape. But, wIthout access to unique and stunning florals, the right tools the opportunity to really practice, you may find your skills languishing.
That's why this class includes every day, wedding and event designs including centerpeices, bouquets, personal flowers and even a larger team designed floral installation. This floral installation will be on display at one of the amazing venues in Loudoun County the very next day.
Not sure your qualified? The key ingredient is desire. Want more information? Call and speak to Heather at 703-779-3530.
We are so excited to introduce classes for kids this year. Designer, Myriam Marquez, will work with children of all ages showing them how to express their artistic and creative abilities with flowers. We have selected some wonderful flowers and two vases for your youngster to choose from.
Since the class begins after school on a Friday, we will serve a light snack as the kids arrive. The cost of this class will be $55.00. Please indicate if your child has a food allergy. Parents are welcome to stay and watch.
Now we bring an internationally renowned floral arranging technique home to you - Loudoun County. Jennifer is so excited about this class becuase the designs are a truly a marriage of humanity and nature.
The Japanese use Ikebana as a form of artistry with a long and recorded history. Jennifer will teach the techniques using some of the elements that characterize these types of designs: living branches, leaves, grasses and of course blooms. This is another course that will be meaningul to both beginners and advanced designers. We will choose a beautiful vessel for the class that, as always, will be a staple in your collection.
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The cost of this class is $110. For more information about our classes, contact Heather Lipp at email@example.com.
A full schedule of classes will be available very soon including advanced classes.
Making your own wreaths and garlands will become a wonderfully relaxing part of your holiday preparations every year. A guarantee that you will always get into the spirit of things. Additionally, you become the designer, choosing greens and sizes that complement your home decor.
You'll be able to pass this skill on to your family and we'll always be here to help. In this class, you'll choose two to three different types of greens for your wreath and matching garland, fashioning a design that can hang immediately in your home. We are holding this class early in December so that you can enjoy your handiwork all month long.
The cost of this class is $125. Submit this form to sign up and we will contact you right away.
Make your own Thanksgiving Centerpiece on the Tuesday before the Holiday and have it ready for your table or buffet. We'll design in in a birch-lined metal box perfectly suited for arranging in foam. You'll love it for your own table or as a perfect hostess gift. We've listed the flower varieties that we will use. We always try to work with things that are a little unique and hard to get unless you have the luxury of working with a wholesaler.
Each of our classes is designed to accomodate beginner to intermediate designers. We'll review important techniques and expand your knowledge of floral design.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or use the form below. Cost of the class is $100.
Jennifer has chosen the beautiful Cezanne painting "The Peppermint Bottle" as her inspiration for our September class. "I love the way the soft blues and strong oranges play off each other in this piece. A timeless color combination that is re-emerging for Fall of 2017. There are beautiful fall blooms that will be perfect for a design inspired by this piece. The vase I chose is very French, a tribute to Cezanne and his heritage."
As always, Jennifer will demonstrate techniques required to arrange in water including an armiture to secure the design. From beginner to expert, there are new insights and strategies to be gained every time you begin an arrangement. She'll talk about painting as inspiration and how you can use floral arranging to amplify your home decor.
The cost of this call is $90.
Paul Cézanne [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
We have to credit brides with the table-scape concept. Now, the idea of having different floral decor items on the table has spread to the home. Jennifer loves finding lovely vases in unique sizes and shapes and pairing them with exquisite blooms and greeneries. The June class will provide you with all sorts of ideas and techniques for creating a one-of-a-kind
First, you'll need to learn how to create a garland with the trendiest greens that add texture and depths of green color. Then, Jennifer will talk about color palettes and flowers that can nestle in a garland (water tubed, of course). We will have some colored glass vases to choose from and learn about arranging in smaller vases.
We'll talk about creative uses for candles and lights. You'll leave with a garland for the center of your table, two colored glass floral arrangements and a whole bunch of ideas for your summer parties.
Hand-tied bouquets are a European art form and it is normal in these countries to give someone a hand-tied bouquet in lieu of an arrangement. We love the idea! Why do we only get to snuggle with a bouquet as a bride or bridesmaid? They are so elegant and they feel so special.
Now you can learn how to make one, too. Join our next class and learn how to use your own hand, a clipper and some tape to make a toss that appeals to you. And, when you're done, you can share your work with your favorite mom.
You will learn how to analyze each stem, prep the flowers and weave the blooms creating an interesting focal point. We'll talk about ribbon styles and help you plan your practice own sessions. Don't worry, these arrangements look stunning in glass cylinders or mason jars and can stand in perfectly as a centerpiece.
Cost of the class is $125. Bring a guest and save $25 on your fee or your guests fee. Or split it between you.
Ready to add "indoor gardener" to your list of skills. We talk about arranging cut flowers all the time, in fact, we live and breathe it. Now let's talk about growing things in your home that look like a cut-flower arrangement. It's all the rage with retailers to bring greeneries in to your decor. But, they are not real. With a living arrangement, you can have both. We can add stunning flowering plants, shades of green with contrasting textures and foliage, and talk about how to add roses and other showy blooms to glam it up. We have a fantastic pottery bowl for this arrangement that will hold soil for your living arrangement but versatile enough to become a household go-to vessel.
We are planning to select from a wide variety of Succulents, Bulb plants (Crocus or Iris), Mosses like Baby Tears or Irish Moss, flowering plants like Primrose and Campanula, Pussy Willow Branches, Maiden Hair Fern and a tropical or two.
You'll learn about these varieties but also how to arrange them to create critical focal points. Cost of the class is $100. Call to reserve your space at 703-779-3530, email us at email@example.com or complete the form below.
Here's the 2017 class schedule.
The "French Market" class is appropriate for all levels - beginner to advanced.
In order to fully develop your floral design skills, you will need to learn how to create your own designs. That's why our March class is designed to give you the chance to get creative while practicing the important techniques that result in professional-looking arrangements.
We will create a French Flower market right here in our Leesburg studio. You'll choose from a variety of colors, varieties and greeneries. You will also choose from one of two vases, a design decision that will help you begin to develop your arrangement's shape.
We will discuss which Armature you will use to secure your stems and how to green in your design. We will analyze different stems and help you decide on a focal point for your design. As you create your one-of-a-kind arrangement, we'll provide you with individual guidance and tips. And, of course, we will sample more wine from our own Loudoun County Vineyards as we talk about pairing flowers with with your menu for home entertaining.
The cost of the class is $90. Sign up below or call our studio to reserve your spot at 703-779-3530.
All levels: Beginner to Advanced
For the first time, we are offering our class on two different nights. No more waiting lists!
Our January design may be our very class design to date. Since we are entertaining the cold-weather months, we want to reflect the hidden beauty of winter. We also think that it is very important to bring a hint of sunny colors and warmth into your home. We started with Birch paper covering a glass cylinder so that we could work with water (Techniques #1 and #2). Birch is popular year-round in Loudoun County and learning to adapt your vessel makes an ordinary cylinder very versatile.
We always want to teach you about the unique and un-explored flower varieties that are available to us here in the United States. Using different varieties forces you to become better at stem analysis (Technique #3). So, we are using very special Double and Ruffled Tulips, Ranunculus, Astilbe, white Hellebore, Privet Berry, Geranium Leaves and the incredibly-scented Eriostemon.
Additionally, this arrangement has an S-shape design (Technique #4). All of our classes this year have been in symmetrical shapes. Now, we help you learn how to create movement in your design.
Lastly, forcing bulbs (Technique #5) is an age-old method of bringing lasting floral beauty in to the home. There are many home methods and tips that have been used over the years to urge these lovely "geophytes" out of their protective home in the simplest of vessels. You'll leave with a second arrangement that will appear soon after our class.
We have highlighted a few of the techniques that we will cover, and yet, we will cover so much more. We are excited to have you bring a friend, sip some wine in the warmth of our studio. Then, we will head to our production space to get to work on the arrangement and the smaller forced bulb in a cylinder space.
Cost of the Class: $125
Send us a sign-up form and we will contact you right away.
This is a very versatile Holiday arrangement that can be used as a centerpiece or an accent for your living space. We will be using foam to secure the flowers in a gold, pedestal vase. And, to add even more "glam" to this design, we will spray the Salal leaves to add more gold to the arrangement.
The flowers include: Protea, "Hearts" Roses and Ivory Spray Roses. Our greenery will include Pepper Berry, Huckleberry, Boxwood and Cedar. And because we are using Artichoke we will be able to talk about using fruits and vegetables in florals. You'll also learn how to "break the line of the container" creating an elegant, cascading design.
After the class, you will have an opportunity to order the flowers that you will need to replenish this arrangement closer to the Holidays. The cost of this class is $100. Special note: One fortunate class participant will win a free facial by Michael, the Lead Esthetician at Salon Cielo & Spa in Landsdowne.
Watch this video to learn and learn more about Jennifer's approach to teaching floral arranging designs and techniques.
To sign up for our December class, simply complete this form and we will contact you to reserve your space.
Watch this video and learn more about Jennifer's approach to teaching floral arranging classes.
Learn how to use these lovely flowers and greenery, during the class and the week of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving, the delightful colors associated with this festive holiday, the gorgeous foods and desserts all beg for the perfect table setting. Now, you can learn how to make one yourself. Jennifer's next flower arranging class provides you with this opportunity. This class is designed to teach you skills that you can use any time you need a table arrangement and allow you to duplicate the design that you will learn just a few weeks later. Your guests will be so impressed.
First the techniques
Members of Jennifer's last class learned so many techniques for arranging in water. Now we move in to working with foam. You will learn:
Pave (french term): Pave is a technique from French flower arranging that allows you to create arrangements as close to the vase, vessel or container as possible. This means you will be able to adorn your table with an arrangement that allows you, your family and your guests to see each other.
Terracing: Learn how to use leaves and greenery to cover the foam.
Sheltering: Take your first step toward learning how build a structure using grasses and branches around flowers and stems.
Stem Analysis: A t key to floral design, especially when working in foam. You will learn how to judge the length and usefulness of each stem so that you can create that professional looking shape.
Additionally, Jennifer will provide you with tips and ideas about how to use candles in this arrangement - both pillars or tapers.
Now the flowers:
Jennifer is motivated by the beautiful and modern colors of fall. We will use orange roses, creamy white spray roses, blue thistle, magnolia leaves, succulents and other greens to duplicate the colors of a beautiful fall day in Loudoun County. The lovely low, wooden box can be used throughout the year anytime you need a long, narrow arrangement for the center of your table.
Recreate this arrangement for your own table:
We will make sure that you have the supplies that you will need to re-create this design in the days leading up to the busy holiday. Simply come back to our studio Monday through Wednesday of Thanksgiving week to purchase the foam, clippers, liner, flowers and greenery that you will already know how to use. Information will be provided during the class about how to order the replenishment supplies.
Cost of the class: $90.00
This class will be held at our studio in Leesburg.
Fall Class blends earthy beauty and "hip" design
Jenn has discovered a beautiful design created by NYC florist, Lindsey Taylor. She will be helping you mimic the design shown here. We have asked the vintners at Stone Tower Winery to suggest a pairing for this design the we will share with you during the class. Local grower, Leah Foster, will be supplying some of the flowers. Jenn plans to teach you some of the methods that designers use to create beautiful and artfully arranged flowers in water. She will be using some of Leah's beautiful early fall blooms plus some cut flowers to create a tall, bountiful arrangement that will bring the colors of fall in to your home. The flowers we plan to use include Dahlia, Zinnia, Red Sunflowers, Purple Basil, Rosemary, Dill, Yarrow and Queen Anne's Lace. (Subject to availability, any replacements will be gorgeous.)
Please check out the blog posting that provides even more detailed information about this class.
You will get: • all of the flowers you will need for your arrangement • a beautiful pottery vase for your arrangement • additional floral supplies • quality instruction and skills to last a lifetime.
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Learn the art of the European Hand-Tied bouquet, the standard floral gift in Europe and now the go to bouquet for American brides. Easy and fun to make, so easy in fact you will be using flowers from your garden to make these gorgeous arrangements. You will learn floral techniques, new flower varieties - information you'll use for a lifetime.
$75.00 for class and materials.
To register for this class, call (703) 779-3530, or email Studio@jmorrisflowers.com. Space is limited.
If you've ever brought home a grocery store bouquet and wondered what to do with it this class is for you! Jennifer Morris, owner and master designer of J. Morris Flowers will demystify the classic vase design and share the tips and trips for making a professional looking bouquet every time. You will also learn a list of techniques, flower varieties and tips for long lasting flowers. All in a french theme!
To register for this class, call (703) 779-3530, or email Studio@jmorrisflowers.com. Space is limited.
A 90-minute floral design workshop, presented by Jennifer Morris, where you'll learn how to create an a-symmetrical centerpiece in foam using multiple techniques. We will use flowers such as garden roses, Ranunculus, tea roses, and Veronica with fresh fruits to resemble the still-life paintings of the most famous Dutch Painters. Tools, flowers and materials are included. A very exciting night!
To register for this class, call (703) 779-3530, or email Studio@jmorrisflowers.com. Space is limited.