Welcome To Flower School. Welcome to Rittners School of Floral Design
At Rittners Floral School we are floral design experts. We specialize in teaching floral designing. Our school enjoys a long and proud multigenerational history. Long enough in existence to really know what we're doing. Yet dynamic and fresh in our approach.
We are a REAL floral design school, licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, not a flower shop running classes out of a back room or basement, a part time program in a retail or wholesale location or a designer running from one city to another to run temporary "schools."
In other words, we are the real thing... An actual school of floral designing where teaching is our primary business. Folks from all over North America and abroad attend our school, attracted by the excellence of our programs and by the outstanding reputation of our school in the teaching of floral art.
We are known for great teaching.... We pace our courses carefully so that students can learn and absorb the information. And when the course is over--we are here for you, and we are known for strong backup and support.
In other words, our school where you go if you want to learn floral designing and want it taught well-- and our school features not only great floral designers but a staff that includes real teaching credentials. Yes the QUALITY of your teaching DOES make a difference in how easily you will learn, how much fun you will have and how much you will retain after the course is over.
And our school is located in one of the nicest residential neighborhoods of Boston.
People take our floral design programs for various reasons.
For rest and relaxation-- to reduce anxiety...for stress reduction and to have a great time.
To take your current floral design skills to an even higher level....
To work in or own your own floral business
To do events/parties and weddings out of your home or by appointment......
To add floral decorating services to your existing allied business (e.g. caterer, or interior decorator, etc.)
For cultural purposes.
As an artist, to learn an art form utilizing natural media.
For the satisfaction and enjoyment of learning a new skill or improving a preexisting one.
Flower shops like to encourage employees and potential employees to attend our school for they know that trained and capable designers can be far more productive.
To just get out and have some well deserved fun!!!
Regardless of your reason for seeking floral design education, if you are really fascinated with
and floral art we are the place to study!!
In the past, to learn professional floral designing skills required long years in trial and error apprenticeship approaches......Today people from all parts of North America, as well as from various sections of the globe come to The Rittners School of Floral Design in Boston, to enjoy our outstanding hands-on workshop Diploma Floral Courses taught by flower arranging experts who are also great teachers.
At Rittners, we not only want to teach you floral design, but we work hard to provide the kind of school where you will have fun and really enjoy yourself! The ultimate compliment that folks say about our school is "Wow. Rittners Flower School is a school that doesn't feel like a school! It's a great experience and a fun place to go!"
Floral Art is a skill that can enhance your life. Learning Floral Art can be a wonderful experience....
Perhaps your goal is to reduce stress and earn some well deserved fun, or to earn bragging rights with your friends and family......Or maybe you would like to unleash your creativity and enjoy the pleasure of making beautiful things using natural media. Perhaps you would like to learn new Money Making Skills....
Regardless of your goals...we have a variety of amazing hands-on workshop courses for you...
Six Month Day Course -- Our most comprehensive Floral Art Program. People take this one not only for vocational purposes but also because it is a wonderful and fun course to enjoy! Starts Sept 2019- still space available (phone us at 617-267-3824)
Short Day Courses--For those seeking a very detailed part time program in floral art--that gives amazing value during the day time. Starting April 1 and again starting June 3. Recreational! Fun! Make your spring/summer count! If interested call us at 617-267-3824
Concentrated Spring Evening Course--A detailed part time program in floral art--that gives amazing value in a very short period of time. Great for local folks who want to learn as much as they can in an enjoyable after work format. Mon and Weds Evenings. This course is also a great one for those who want to learn a lot, but don't want a rushed or stressed experience. The pacing on this one is really nice, yet you'll be impressed at how much you will learn in a very short time. Runs April 22-May 15. If interested call us at 617-267-3824
The Amazing Floral Design Week--You want to learn a huge amount of floral art and you want to learn it very quickly. We have the perfect program for you. This is an intense yet fun Day Program in Floral Art that runs for a week period Mon-Fri mornings from May 20-May24 . If interested call us at 617-267-3824
12.5 Week Evening Course--For those seeking a very detailed part time program in floral art--that gives amazing value. Tues and Thurs Evenings. Offered twice a year this year starting Jan 31, 2019 and Oct, 2019. If interested call us at 617-267-3824
Single Session "Fun With Flowers Workshops"----Offered occasionally. Upcoming sessions for our Fun With Flowers --- March 16, April 13, May 18 (Limited enrollment..Reserve now!)
"Bridal Boot Camp for the Do It Yourself Bride"----You don't want a whole series of classes. You want one or two design sessions so that you can learn how to make a bouquet, or a centerpiece, boutonniere and corsage. You want it at a reasonable price. You have come to the right place. We've got the solution for you. Learn a lot and have a great time! Next Class Date: April 6, 2019
"Events For YOUR Group"----A Fun With Flowers Class is a wonderful way to have a memorable time for your group. Whether your goal is team building, stress reduction, or social, the advantage of coming to us for a floral class is that we have the experience and teaching skills to provide an amazing floral art experience that will always be remembered. Combine a birthday experience, bachelorette party or celebrating any occasion with floral art! Call us and make your arrangements with us!
A wide range of options are available, from our Distance Education Lessons, To our one session "Fun With Flowers" to contributing to the cost of one of our longer programs like our Amazing Concentrated Day or Evening Courses....
Any questions feel free to phone us at 617-267-3824!
This is a wonderful Christmas, Valentine, or Birthday Gift. It is a wonderful romantic or "unexpected" gift.....Your gift is the gift of a wonderful experience, and a great memory. It will be remembered as unique, unusual and a lot of fun!
Exciting Spring and Summer Fun Floral Art Workshop Diploma Course--Run Days Starting:
April 1, 2019
June 3, 2019
Our Spring and Summer Fun Concentrated Courses are incredibly popular programs. Offered three times each year, in April, June and July/Aug.
It is designed for folks who want to learn a lot in a short period of time. It covers the same content as our longer 12.5 Week Evening Course, but is offered over user friendly shorter periods of time during daytime hours.
The Concentrated Course starts simply (NO PRIOR FLORAL BACKGROUND REQUIRED) but also includes intermediate and advanced techniques. It is very practical and no prior background is necessary. It is a diploma program.
The designing is amazing and ranges from the handtied bouquet so popular with today's bride, to designing under water ( no scuba gear necessary ), to designing with exotics and even novelty designing such as the poodle made of flowers!
This course is awesome!! Have fun and learn money making skills! Impress your family and friends. Earn bragging rights as you bring home all of the neat floral designs that you will make!
Special Concentrated Spring Evening Course-Floral Design--
Mon & Weds Evenings. April 22-May 15
This course is designed for busy professionals and for those whose obligations during the day require an after-hours kind of program. Specifically, this program is ideal for those seeking a professional level course in floral designing at night of short duration and for folks on a very tight budget. Our Spring Evening Program is a great way to enjoy a few hours after work in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere!! This class usually has quite an interesting mixture of folks from many diverse backgrounds. This program provides a terrific way to get out, meet new people, reduce stress and have a great time, while learning practical commercial floral art skills! The primary emphasis in The Evening Course is on the hands-on workshop floral designing. Impress your family and your friends with all the neat floral designs that you will be bringing home and with the skills that you will acquire! This unique course is offered only once a year, this year starting on April 22nd.
Limited Enrollment--First Come, First Served.
Please follow the link below for more detailed information:
You are seeking an intense floral designing experience where you can learn as much as possible in as short a time as possible.
Well we have the perfect program for you. It's called "The Amazing Floral Design Week."
This program gives an amazing overview of floral art skills. You will learn over 20 designs in an intensive week of hands-on workshop designing. Designing includes hemispherical floral art, high style approaches, contemporary floral ideas such as parallel and pave, water based floral art in addition to foam based florals. You will learn hand tied approaches, flowers to wear, how to create informal floral looks, and designing with exotics.
Earn bragging rights! Your family and friends will really be impressed with the floral art skills that you acquire at Rittners Floral School.
And you will be learning in a real floral school, licensed by the Commonwealth--not a temporary part time program. No prior background required. Limited Enrollment--First Come, First Served.
Please follow the link below for registration information:
Our Six Month Day Course is our longest running program and one of the finest programs of its kind in North America.
Have some well deserved fun and learn practical money making skills in this hands-on floral art course. No prior background is necessary. Amaze your friends, familyand acquaintances with all of the wonderful floral art that you will bring home!
Our Six Month Day Course assumes no prior background. It starts simply but includes intermediate and advanced skills.
Floral Designing daily from mid September till mid March produces very capable floral designers!
"When you learn enough about floral designing, you may think of yourself as floral designer, but it's only when you can successfully market and sell those designs that you can consider yourself a professional.... "The Six Month Day Course meets this very practical need and goes into detail about specialized floral business related subjects.
Earn bragging rights.
Make them all envious!
This amazing program is offered only once each year.
NO PRIOR FLORAL BACKGROUND IS REQUIRED!
Want to join the fun? Limited Enrollment. First Come, First Served. Still some space availability.
Great Evening Course in Floral Designing At Rittners Floral School
Evening Course--12.5 Weeks
Starts Jan 31, 2019
Starts Oct 2019
One of our best programs.....This amazing course is for local folks who want to learn floral designing after work hours and who want to have a great time! It is designed specifically for folks seeking floral art skills, yet want a fun course scheduled so that it won't interfere with their daily work. It appeals to complex work and lifestyle schedules as well as to the pocketbook. NO PRIOR FLORAL BACKGROUND IS REQUIRED. People take this one for stress reduction, to develop as a floral artist, or to learn money making skills. Starts in October and again in January. Tues and Thurs Evenings. Call us at 617-267-3824 for more information.
Just want just go out -- play with flowers -- have a great time -- but not seeking a more involved course?
This workshop came about by popular demand... Many folks have been asking us for a wonderful hands-on floral art workshop-- a one session workshop run in a real school of floral art.... The dates are listed above.
Make an incredible floral design with seasonal materials. All your flowers, and materials are provided for you... Take your completed floral art home to show off to your family and friends!! Makes a wonderful activity to do with a friend or loved one. Many people have used this as a birthday, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day Gift.
Ok. This video is very short and was a lot of fun to create. It also is pure unabashed self promotion.
And... Why not?
Our School has a lot to be proud of. Rittners Floral School is one of the finest floral training centers in North America. Our school has a great mix of disciplined learning and pure joy! Our approach is that learning floral designing can and should be fun and enjoyable.... And we have the floral know how, the teaching skills and the educational resources to do it right... Our students have a great time. They are taught by people who really know how to teach and enjoy sharing floral art. They design with flowers everyday and take home every design they make to impress their family, neighbors and friends. Our whole approach is based not only on learning floral art.... but enjoying the process. I think you can get a quick sense of that approach in this short video... Wonderful and pleasant teaching, a creative environment, playing with beautiful flowers and learning how to profit from your design skills... Life doesn't get any better than that! It is not surprising that many of our graduates tell us that taking a course here at Rittners Floral School is one of the nicest things they've ever done for themselves.
Need more information? Want information sent to you by email? Have questions? Need more guidance as to which course is right for you? We are easy to reach and the phone is the quickest way to ask a variety of questions. Phone us at 617-267-3824.
We are often asked, when is our "deadline" for admissions for our various courses. We don't have "deadlines." We take pride in being a small school with personalized classes. Once a course is filled we close enrollment to that program. The application process is easy. To assure yourself a space in a course, please register soon!
We have been receiving many requests from all over the world for some form of distance floral design online education. Well, We hear you!! This incredible new resource is for you!
Digital floral design instruction, available in pdf format, inexpensively priced, and profusely illustrated........Best described as lots and lots of step-by-step photographs and how-to make-it instructions that are easy to download....and easy to understand....on both Windows and Mac computers...Over seventy-five lessons now available featuring over one hundred floral designs.....Step-by-step, world class floral art instruction. Inexpensive. Enjoyable. Available to you at any time of day or night at the click of a button! (After you pay for them of course! And they are only $12.50 per lessson. That's right........$12.50.......... A really great deal!!! Smiling.)
For more information please call us at 617-267-3824.
Yes our school is renowned for its hands-on workshop courses. But for those seeking distance education, we have cutting edge, outstanding materials for you too!
There's something for everyone at Rittners Floral School!
Please note that our school offers Gift Certificates for all of our programs and for our distance online digital lessons. Giving a gift certificate for a floral art course at Rittners or distance lessons is a very special and unique kind of gift... It will give your loved one the gift of creativity and great memories that will last a lifetime!.....The perfect gift for the holiday season, for a birthday, valentine or ....
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For your convenience here is a free book all about stepnanotis. It is called Stephanotis and the Art of Floral Design! Click on the link below to download. Enjoy!!
At Rittners Floral School, we support our local sports teams. Press "Go Sox" to visit our floral design salute to the Boston Red Sox! (Lots of graphics here so please be patient as it loads.)
Lots of Great Free Floral Design Resources---Over 5000 Original Photos of florals in Albums!! Tons of resources available to you free. "Like" us to be informed of updates.
Yes Rittners School is a REAL school of floral designing--Not a basement of a flower shop, or a back room of a retail or wholesale business!! ..... We are the REAL thing. And we are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure, Office of Private Occupational School Education