Palomar District’s Floral Design Forum
Hosted At: Shinoda Design Center San Diego Location
7170 Miramar Road, San Diego
1st Monday – October-May, 12:30 p.m.
Questions: Contact Chairman, George Speer
- Objectives: To bring the finest floral designers to San Diego County; promote appreciation of floral art forms; develop skills in critiquing floral art; improve individual skills for in home floral decorating; learn skills for flower show exhibition; encourage members to enter flower shows and promote floral arts in the community. The forum is open to anyone interested in floral design.
- Fees: Choose $70/all 8 program season pass (save $50 off non-member session tickets) or $12/ session for NGC/CGCI members or $15/ session for non-members
2017-18 Floral Design Forum Schedule
September 17, 2017: 9am-3pm – FREE Special Program“Fall – Holiday Show” at Shinoda Design Center. Matt Wood AIFD, Creative Director Winward International, gets your creative juices flowing with products off the shelves with permanent and fresh botanicals.
October 2, 2017: Robert Gordon, AIFD Professor of Ornamental Horticulture A perennial favorite, Bob kicks off our 25th Anniversary season with designs: “Through the Years.”
November 6, 2017: Rene van Rems, AIFD world renowned designer and teacher. Don’t miss this one.
December 4, 2017: Holiday Designs with Gudrun Kimmel returns. A NGC Master Judge, she is full of ideas for using unique plant materials.
January 8, 2018: New Designs from National Garden Clubs. Education, Inspiration and Enjoyment – just in time for the Spring Flower Show Season. Over 20 designs, arranged like a FS, to view and learn about as NGC Judges explain the ins and outs of each one. Also see innovative ways to display Horticultural specimens
February 5, 2018: “FLOWER POWER” our most popular program. Watch as local college student designers race against the clock to complete a Surprise Package design from material, container and theme. Then, like a 3 ring circus, they show a “signature Design,” a “round robin,” and then a “wrap up” design.
March 5, 2018: Joyce Dean and Marilyn Hafermaltz, Creative Designers and NGC Flower Show Judges from the Palms to Pines District. This tag team will get your creative juices flowing.
April 2, 2018: Noel Tribby, AIFD, a Floral Designer, Special Events designer, Freelance designer and creates the end cap designs in San Diego and Santa Ana Shinoda Design Centers. Always educational, entertaining and inspiring.
May 7, 2018: Camille Van Ast, Instructor Sogetso School of Ikebana. Enjoy the simplicity, meaning and grace of her designs. We are pleased that Camille could fit us in. The Sogetso style is very much like NGC’s creative Designs.