Advanced Class – Parties & Events

IMG_03222023 Class Schedule

July 17-21, 2023  (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

This one-week class (40 hours) is designed to expand the participant’s use of design techniques for parties and events through the detailed study of the elements and principles of design.  Some experience with party/event designs is suggested, but not required to register for this class.

Topics/activities include:

  • hands-on practice of advanced design styles and techniques useful for party and event centerpieces
  • using and making props
  • consultations with prospective clients
  • actual event preparation, set-up, and strike

Classes are held in the floral design studio at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX (Horticulture/Forest Science Building, Room 108).  The tuition is $800.00 which includes all class materials, supplies, and printed hand-out materials.   Full  payment is required at the time of your registration.

Requested refund two weeks prior to scheduled class = full refund less $50.00 admin fee
Requested refund one week prior to scheduled class = 50% refund
Requested refund less than one week prior to scheduled class = no refund

Parking is available in TAMU Lot 74.  Parking permits may be purchased from the TAMU Transportation Department at the following link:

Parking Link

Students must bring their own set of basic tools that should include a floral knife, stem cutters/snips, wire cutters and ribbon scissors.

Online Registration Instructions – click the underlined link “Benz School Flywire’ below to register for this course online.

Benz School Flywire   – then click on the “Classes & Workshop” thumbnail and select the course that you would like 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

Additional Information

This course qualifies for 4.0 TAMU CEUs (40 hours)

For additional information, please contact Barbara Volk-Tunnell at 979.845.1699 or