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The Art & Craft of Floral Arranging


Adult Enrichment / Create -
Winter/ Spring 2021

New!  Classes are scheduled to run in-person, but will also have live streaming for customers who want to design with us from home.  Please select "virtual" option when registering. 

Learn the secrets of floral design to create everything from small arrangements to dramatic centerpieces. You’ll learn how to condition cut flowers and how to select the best shapes and colors for an arrangement. 

April Blues: We’ll use moody hues and lovely-smelling foliage to put us on the right track to something magical. Create a sumptuous vase arrangement to bring color and scent into your home when the outside world is otherwise less than inviting. 

Mother's Day Spring ArrangementIn this highly creative class, we'll teach you how to make a tall vase arrangement using a variety of dazzling spring flowers such as tall tulips, crisp fresh viburnum, the much-loved pussy willow and spring blossoms. The approach of this workshop will be contemporary in feel with an emphasis on the beauty of nature.


Come alone or as a group and join us for one or all classes in this series. Registration will close 3 days prior to the class start date to allow enough time to acquire adequate course materials. Please bring a box for transporting your arrangements.

All materials and flowers are included.

Marie Raley

Marie Raley is the owner and lead designer/stylist at Laine Moire Floral Design and Event Styling. Early on in life she learned to appreciate the natural aesthetics and overall beauty of flowers and greens. Her parents and grandparents are avid gardeners. Marie and her mom would go into the woods and pull grape vine to make wreaths. Her dad would take Marie on walks and teach her all the different trees so she could differentiate them by their leaves and needle structures. Every season the mantle was decorated with flowers and greens from their gardens and the woods. Today, she has her own gardens for fresh picked bouquets and children to take on nature walks. She is so excited that she can use her love of nature to design and style events.


What our students say about Marie: "Very good [instructor]. So fun and lots of materials to chose from."

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Minnetonka Community Education Center : 221 Deephaven Room (Large) and 221 Deephaven Room (Small)
Saturday, May 8
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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