American Floral Art School
2519 W. Altgeld St. Suite 100| Chicago, IL| 60647-1910| (312)922-9328

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Our 75th Anniversary

For 75 years we have committed ourselves to the teaching of basic and advanced floral design. The interests of our students and our long-term commitment to them always comes first. We seek to constantly provide the latest information on modern floral designs in a friendly atmosphere, as we dedicate ourselves to professionalism and to providing quality teaching.

 

PROFESSIONAL FLORAL DESIGN--2012

WE ARE THE ONLY CHICAGO FLORAL DESIGN SCHOOL APPROVED BY THE ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION--this protects YOU and your TREMENDOUS investment of time and money!



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About The School

The American Floral Art School is the leading school in the world offering intensive training. Students receive practical instructions in the best of modern floral design used by leading florists. They use great quantities of fresh flowers and foliage’s in practice work supervised by expert and talented teachers.

Beginners need the right start. It is amazing how much can be learned in just three weeks of expert training. Thousands of beginning florists have profited from this intensive basic instruction. The school's workshops are operated as much as possible like the workrooms of leading flower shops, giving the students 3 weeks of concentrated experience and allowing them to get their first job as a beginning designer. Established florists can learn more modern methods, profitable new ideas, efficient shortcuts, and greater artistry. They gain important self-confidence and find the training a profitable investment.

International School Profile

The American Floral Art School is known around the world for its superior methods as well as its quick and effective results. More than 19,000 florist students have profited from this valuable training during the last 75 years. Ambitious people wanting the best in florist training have come to this school in Chicago from all parts of the U.S. and Canada as well as 56 other countries. It is highly recommended by leading florists who have sent several employees to our school; four from a Florida flower shop, seven from an Illinois shop, and nine from a florist in Ohio. The school has trained ambitious students of all ages, from 10 to 84 years old! The school has trained many second and even third and fourth generation students. The school has excellent equipment. The comfortable seats with tablet arms, in the lecture hall, are arranged in tiers for better vision during the lecture-demonstrations and critiquing sessions. All teaching is done with visual props including an adult casket for funeral decorations, many colors of bridal fabrics for showing accents and contrasts in wedding bouquets. Students enjoy the two synchronized slide projectors, adding additional depth to the teaching, and helping to cover much additional information during the lectures. An excellent library of periodicals, books (over 6,000) and photographs, as well as video tapes are available for the students to use.

Everything is planned to help the student advance quickly and easily. The school is located in downtown Chicago, near famous Michigan Avenue and the beautiful lakefront. It is convenient to hotels, numerous restaurants, rapid transit, subway trains, bus lines, railway stations, and airline offices. Pleasant background music is provided during the work periods. Equipment and supplies at the individual work table are convenient for utmost efficiency as seen in modern florist workrooms.