Beyond Beginning Design Workshops

Unlimited Creativity...

Take the fear out of learning design

Until the 2023 schedule is available, several Floral Design videos by members of Judges Council (including Larry Huzi, Trish Manfredi, and Cathy Ritch) have been placed on the Federated YouTube channel. Learn something new and/or review some basics in the world of Floral Design. More videos will be added as time permits, so check the channel from time to time. FYI, three of the videos were filmed during a program at Riverside GC. Thank you Riverside for letting us share them.

Workshops to resume in 2023

The Beyond Beginning Floral Design Workshops began in Fall, 2015.  They were started by the Design Coordinator of the State Flower Show with the help of three other CT Flower Show Judges.  The goal was to provide a learning environment that would encourage creativity and enable participants to practice.  All supplies are provided.   NGC Accredited Judges from Connecticut demonstrate a specific design, but offer alternative ways to use the materials in the design to encourage individual creativity.

In a recent state Flower Show, 22 participants from BB workshops entered designs.  Of those 22, several went on to win NGC Top Exhibitor Design Awards, including the Design of Excellence, Designer’s Choice, Table Artistry, and Artistic Craft.

This is proof that these workshops really increase design skill.  Consider signing up for these popular workshops now.