If you are interested in learning how to make gorgeous centerpieces for your holiday table then come be apart of our eschool classes. Erin McDonald, an internationally recognized event designer, will teach you the skills needed to make stunning floral displays for your home, your special celebration or the perfect setting for your holidays. Learn the art of scale and positioning when it comes to using flowers, props, fabric and texture. Each class will include the tools to get you on your way to styling and designing your very own floral creations. Classes throughout the season will include centerpiece creation, bouquets and hand-tied styling. lush garland making, wreaths and topiaries, Christmas Kokedama's, and many more!
Each class we will work with the finest floral product available. We will be working with natural elements that are bountiful in the FLX and what better season to start than Autumn. Bring your own vessels to design in and take them home after your done or come with none and create in ours. Either way, they are yours to keep.
These classes begin at a vey intermediate level with our "collections" class and take you through a more detailed approach to flowers with our "moody fruit" class. What we want to do at the e-school is to not take it too seriously. Get your hands dirty, learn how to clean and strip flowers correctly, understand how to hold a knife or clippers to get the finest cut. Whether you are coming to learn a new trade, spend time with a few friends or are serious about the art of event styling...ALL ARE WELCOME!
Erin prides himself on his ability to mentor. He has taught thousands of people how to create breathtaking events and several of his past assistants have gone on to achieve great success, in the event industry, with their own companies
Special rates for large groups.
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Erin McDonald has been designing events for over 30 years. Erin spent 30 years in Chicago creating amazing weddings an events throughout the Second City, in some of the most illustrious venues. He has designed for President Obama, Bill Clinton, floral for Oprah Winfrey, Kyle Busch, Anthony Rizzo, and many other celebrities and dignitaries. He has designed events in Mexico, Rome, Paris and all throughout the United States. He has been published in Modern Luxury Weddings, Grace Ormonde, Town and Country Weddings, Style Me Pretty, and Martha Stewart Weddings. He has spoken on the stage at The Special Event in Vegas, been a teacher at the Event Leadership University, as well as received many awards throughout his career. He is recognized as one of Chicago's style makers in the event industry.
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