Flowers. Image courtesy of fleursBELLA

Pratt Institute, one of the finest art and design schools in the United States, partners with Eileen Johnson, a leader in the floral industry for over 30 years, to offer this new, one-of-a-kind, fine art-inspired floral design program led by master florists.  Explore topics in art, art history, interior design, and fashion, all of which inform and inspire this certificate program intended for artists, interior designers, design professionals, and floral design enthusiasts. Special thanks to fleursBELLA for hosting the workshops at their beautiful studio location. Courses can be taken individually or take all three to earn a certificate.

CERTIFICATE FEE

$100, nonrefundable. Please contact 212.647.7199 to pay the certificate fee.

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

Successful completion of all three courses, XGID-103, XGID-104, XGID-110 totaling six hours of study.

PLEASE NOTE: All courses take place off-campus at
fleursBELLA
55 E 11th Street
New York, NY, 10003


SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL: BIG DESIGNS FOR SMALL SPACES
XGID-104

Explore fundamentals of composition, proportion, and scale to create large-scale floral designs that suit any space.

TUESDAY | TBA
MAR 10 | 6:30–8:30 PM
.3 CEUs | $395
Materials fee: $75.  Pay fee directly to fleursBELLA, day of course.  

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MODERN INTERIORS: APARTMENTS WITH A VIEW
XGID-103

Called “Fashion’s favorite florist” Oscar Mora brings an in-depth knowledge of interior design to his floristry for home décor. With a degree in Interior Design from the Academy of Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela, Oscar began his career designing for photo shoots, fashion boutiques, and private parties. Since then, his floral creations have graced the pages of top editorial magazines and runways of NY Fashion Week. Guided by Oscar learn to analyze and create the optimal designs for every type of setting.

TUESDAY | OSCAR MORA
MAR 3  | 6:30–8:30 PM
.3 CEUs | $395
Materials fee: $75.  

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HAUTE BOHEMIANS
XGID-110

Bella Meyer holds a PhD in art history from the Sorbonne and has a long and illustrious career in the arts crowned by decades as a floral designer. A deeply culturally informed person she draws connections and inspiration from fine art, dance, literature and classical music in her floral practice. Reach new heights guided by Bella designing avant-garde floral designs that reflect an interdisciplinary approach.

TUESDAY | BELLA MEYER
MAR 17 | 6:30–8:30 PM
.3 CEU | $395
Materials fee: $75.  

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

Bella Meyer, Founder and Creative Director of fleursBELLA, was born in Paris and grew up immersed in art and painting. After having attained a Ph.D. in Medieval Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris, she moved to New York where she focused on puppetry as well as creating theater costumes, props and masks. Over the years Bella incorporated flowers into her work, and in 2005 the studio was born. Flowers have always been close to Bella’s heart. Their unique ability to inspire people to smile, or to bring a moment’s peace, is important to her. Bella creates arrangements much in the way an artist paints, just as she had watched her grandfather, Marc Chagall, paint bouquets that brought joy to the world.

Celebrity floral designer Oscar Mora, of Oscar Mora Floral Art & Design, is most noted for his stylish integration of modern and classical design, which has graced the pages of top editorial magazines, adorned the runways of New York Fashion Week, and embellished top movie premieres.

Mora’s creations have been hailed as “exquisite” by top fashion designers such as Valentino and L’Wren Scott. Many celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Karl Lagerfeld, Madonna, Nicole Kidman, and Marc Jacobs have received his customized floral creations. He has recently become a regular guest on the Martha Stewart Show, sharing his unique designs and expertise with millions of viewers.

Oscar Mora is highly regarded as an expert in tropical floral design.  Born and raised in Caracas, he received his degree in Interior Design from the Academy of Las Mercedes in Caracas, Venezuela.

Mora’s artistic vision allows him to capture the remarkable and transform each event into a fresh, colorful, tangible creation guided by the intention and feelings of the occasion for a perfect fusion of art and nature.

Image: Courtesy of fleursBELLA