Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education

The Floral Artistry Institute is a unique six-month program (starting this fall and ending in spring 2014) that brings you into the local studio of Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design -- designers for world-class events in Newport and around the globe -- to learn the fresh and creative art of floral design.

Classes are taught by Stoneblossom's designers, and must be taken in sequence, starting this fall with Begin to Bloom and Wonderful Wedding Florals. In subsequent semesters, the following courses will be offered: Advanced Floral Artistry I, Advanced Floral Artistry II and Floral + Event Mastery: Interpreting the Client Process. Students finish their program of study in an externship with Stoneblossom, helping to prepare for an actual Stoneblossom-designed event.

Space in the Floral Artistry Institute is limited. Students must enroll by October 1 by completing the Institute application. Submit the application, along with the one-time fee of $25, with the course registration form.

Note: If space is available, course registrations from non-Institute students will be accepted starting October 7.

Begin to Bloom: An Introduction to Floral Design
Term: Fall / Prerequisite: None

Wonderful Wedding Florals
Term: Fall / Prerequisite: Begin to Bloom

Advanced Floral Artistry I
Term: Winter / Prerequisite: All Above Courses

Advanced Floral Artistry II
Term: Spring / Prerequisite: All Above Courses

Floral + Event Mastery: Interpreting the Client Process
Term: Spring / Prerequisite: All Above Courses