Techniques/Contemporary Class Info

2015 Class Schedule

June 27 & 28, 2015
(Saturday & Sunday)
(9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.)


The Contemporary Design Class will expand your knowledge and vocabulary, creativity, mechanics and understanding of European and Oriental Design concepts. Learn the latest design styles and design techniques:

Formal Linear Style

  • Vegetative Style
  • Interpretive Style
  • Parallel Style

Each student will also learn the newest design techniques, such as  basing, binding, facing, framing, faux finishes, pavë, plaiting, shadowing, sheltering and making armatures. Fresh as well as permanent botanical floral materials will be used to create design.  There will be ample opportunity to discuss the newest concepts into your own daily work.

Upon completion of this 16 hour class, students will receive a Texas A&M University Certificate of Completion from the Benz School of Floral Design.

The classes will be held in the floral design studio at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. The tuition is $375.00 which includes all class materials, supplies, and a generous amount of printed hand-out materials.   A DEPOSIT OF $175.00 is required with your registration. Request for deposit refunds must be made five (5) business days notice prior to the first day of class.

Students are encouraged to bring their own set of basic tools that would include a floral knife, stem cutters/snips, wire cutters and ribbon scissors.


If you would like to register for this two day course, please click on the following Registration Form link or contact Ann Boney at (979) 845-1699

Electronic (Web) Registration Instructions –click on the following link to web register for this course.  Use the ‘organization’ search parameter pull down and choose “Benz School,” then the course you wish to register for. 

There are many  motels/hotels in the Bryan/College Station area from which to choose.  Please click the following link for a list from the B/CS Visitors Bureau:

Lodging List from B/CS Visitor Bureau