Sparks Florist offers many types of classes to the public, each at our large, state-of-the-art Floral Design Center at 1440 Hymer Avenue in Sparks.
Design and Wine Floral Classes
Grab a friend (or two!) and join us for our brand new DESIGN & WINE floral classes where you make your very own floral arrangement while sipping a glass of wine! Sure, Pinterest makes it look easy, but there is a real art to making your perfect design. The good news? We’ve made thousands of them and we can show you the basics steps and techniques you need to make your own. In this fun, hands-on class you’ll learn the proper way to care for fresh flowers, best practices for cutting and prepping, plus you get to drink wine!!
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At the end of the event you’ll have an amazing arrangement that you can take with you and show off to all of your family and friends. These classes are held on Thursday evenings and Saturday evenings at Sparks Florist Floral Design Center. View our Design and Wine Floral Class Schedule Here.
DIY Floral Design
Looking for something fun to do in Reno and Sparks? Join us in our DIY floral classes where you make our very own flower arrangement that you get to keep. We’ll guide you step by step in creating a different arrangement at each DIY class based upon a unique or seasonal theme, and are usually offered twice a month. These classes are lots of fun and provide a great opportunity for you to express your creativity while arranging a piece you take with you for your home, office, or a friend. These affordable classes start at 11:00am, on Saturdays, at Sparks Florist Floral Design Center and we provide all of the materials and instruction at a cost equal to or less than our normal retail price for the given design. View our DIY Floral Design Schedule Here.
Sparks Florist is now hosting Birthday Parties! Looking for new and fun venues for your child's birthday? Look no further. Join Sparks Florist at our Floral Design Center to have your kid and all of their friends design their very own floral arrangement! Our goal is to make child's birthday party hassle free and incredibly convenient for you. Find more information HERE
Customized DIY Events
You tell us when, what, and how many, and we will customize a class or design party specifically for your group, providing facilities, tools, materials, with the level of instruction or assistance completely up to you, on an a la carte basis, with flowers, greens, containers, and other hard-goods available in bulk quantities at greatly reduced prices through our Marketplace division. These classes are perfect for Girls-Night-Out parties, birthday parties, youth groups, Church groups, fraternal clubs, company team- building exercises, marketing programs, and the ever popular wedding flower design parties for brides on a budget. View more on parties and events Here.
This is a great entry-level class conducted in a working traditional retail florist setting, and is offered in conjunction with the Community Services Division of Truckee Meadows Community College. This fun, popular, and very successful class is scheduled for 10 continuous weekday sessions over a two-week period, each 3-hours long during the afternoon. The goal is to provide basic training for students to be hired as a Care and Handling Associate, Design Assistant, Office Assistant, or Sales Associate in a retail floral business. The only complaint students have about this class is that it just isn’t long enough! View more information and register for the TMCC class Here.
Floral Arranging for Fun
This class also is offered in conjunction with the Community Services Division of Truckee Meadows Community College, and is setup to teach design fundamentals to the hobbyist. Always different, fun, and interesting, this 3-week class is offered at the Floral Design Center as is Florist Business Fundamentals, but for one two-hour session every Thursday evening. We supply the materials, you supply the tools, such as knife and scissors. Don’t miss it! Sign up Here.
Watch this short video for more information about Sparks Florist's floral industry training course.