In this class learn techniques that are the building block of many floral projects. Laurie will share her secrets in creating solid and comfortable bases for head wreaths, wrist corsages and so much more! Participants are asked to bring the following in their tool box:
Sissors, wire cutters, floral knife, measuring tape and one 8” x 10” square of basil green felt,  and 10 green pipe cleaners.

​​cfa member:  $99       

non member: $129

Jorge will share his experience in designing unique and fashion forward floral designs. In this class learn how to adorn and enhance bouquet holders, using organic and unusual elements to make the ordinary and common into pieces of floral art. This hands-on workshop will focus on European design and techniques. 

​​cfa member:  $99     

non member: $129

Create a true Work of Art by designing a magnificent masterpiece made with amazing architectural elements and textures! Using traditional techniques along with a few new secret tricks participants will loop, weave, wind, veil, pave…  their way to spectacular design. All created in a beautiful wooden box to be hung on a wall or placed on a table for a unique low centerpiece. This Picture Perfect Design is not only stunning but cost effective to create and easy to sell to all of your event clients.

​​cfa member:  $99     

non member: $129

Fresh Flower Frames “ Picture This Pave ”

​​instructor: Yoli LaGuerre, CFD, AIFD

sunday  |  9am-11am ​ king george

sponsored by: Connecticut Florists Association

Everyday Trends

​​instructor: Donald Yim, AIFD, CFD, CPFD

saturday  |  2pm-4pm  ​ king edward


​​​​​​​Who Knew?? Glue!

​​instructor: Laurie Lemek  CFD, AIFD,  PFCI

saturday  |  8:30am-10:30am   ​ king george

sponsored by: Connecticut Florists Association

European Centerpiece

​​instructor: Jorge Uribe 

​saturday  |   2pm-4pm  ​ king george

sponsored by: Connecticut Florists Association

To  participate in hands-on workshops  you must be registered for NEFE.

There is an additional fee for each workshop. 

All materials and supplies are provided,  however participants must bring their own tools.

Due to the varied levels of experience, the instructor will pace the class accordingly.

Space in each workshop is extremely limited. 

sponsored by:  Oasis Floral Products

By using armatures and wire work, simple every day flowers will be brought to life by using the Destinations Collection to spice up your everyday designs in a whole new level of experiences. 


​​cfa member:  $99       

non member: $129

​​​sponsored by: Connecticut Florists Association               The Northeast Regional Chapter of AIFD

Wedded Bliss

​​instructor: Darcie Garcia  AIFD

sunday |  9am-11am   ​ king edward

We all make “the wad” but today’s bride wants something

different.  Learn ways of combining materials to create a less structured bouquet that marries sophistication with trend. Each participant will design their own bouquet and matching

boutonniere using time saving techniques and mechanics.


cfa member:  $99    

non member: $129

sponsored by: Connecticut Florists Association

A Perfect Marriage

​​instructor: Michael Derouin AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA

saturday  |   8:30am-10:30am   | ​ king edward 

Join Darcie as she shares some secret mechanics in creating the ever so popular hand-tied cascading bouquet. Learn a different twist on the cascade that will focus on mechanics

and executing a clean design that is sure to send your bride into wedded bliss.

​​cfa member:  $99       

non member: $129