Pollen Nation, owned by Collin Abraham – floral designer for such names as Beyoncé, Rachel Ray, Diddy and President Clinton – has just announced their Spring 2010 semester of classes.
Each class will tackle a different discipline within the realm of floral design, from simple care and handling to arranging, Pavé and Ikebana-style. Pollen Nation will provide all flowers and supplies for the classes, and participants will take home whatever work they create each session. The price is $120 per class or $900 for the semester (which is 8 classes). The first class, Flowers 101: How to Tell a Rose From a Peony, is scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2010 at noon. Each subsequent class will take place Saturdays at noon.
The full schedule:
Flowers 101: How to Tell a Rose From a Peony [04.24]
Flowers 112: Handling & Care – How NOT to Kill Your Flowers [05.01]
Flowers 202: The Art of Simplicity [05.08]
Arranging 235: The Gourmet Basket – Fruit & Luxury [05.15]
Design 305: The English Garden – Perfect With Tea [05.22]
Design 315: Japanese Ikebana – Moss & Stones [05.29]
Design 364: French Pavé – Color & Texture [06.05]
Design 395: The Tropics – Taking It to Trinidad [06.12]
If you’re interested in signing up for classes, email email@example.com, call 212.860.2022 or stop by the store. Speaking of which, if you haven’t been by recently, Pollen Nation has an amazing collection of exotic vases and home decor Collin and his wife Kelly have collected on their travels. The store is located at 11 E. 125th Street. You can also follow them on twitter (@PollenNation) for specials.