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, BUT DON'T BE AFRAID TO GO BIG!
XGID-104

In this workshop led by Master florist Taylor Patterson, explore the fundamentals of composition, proportion, and scale by making designs for your home. Learn how floral designs can be scaled up or down to suit the space for which they are made.

Create designs using pin frogs and discover the versatility they bring to your composition. Using seasonal materials from flowering branches to flowers still on the bulb students will be encouraged consider spaces in their homes to create interesting and unique compositions that can easily be replicated at home.

TUESDAY | TAYLOR PATTERSON
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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Graphic Floral Design for MODERN INTERIORS: APARTMENTS WITH A VIEW
XGID-103

A graduate of the Academy of Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela, Oscar Mora brings an in-depth knowledge of interior design to his floristry for home décor. One of Oscar’s current projects includes designing floral arrangements for the model apartments at Hudson Yard. Guided by Oscar learn to analyze and create the optimal designs for every type of setting. In this workshop you will deploy a mix of tropical materials for a bold graphic feeling and use seasonal flowers to add color and create volume.

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

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A WILD DUET: CELEBRATIONS OF THE ARTS VIA FORAGED MATERIALS
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. Bella says, “I love bringing in foraged material from the forest.....and I love the challenge of responding to an artistic creation encountered.” 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.

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