The Specific Courses Offered At Rittners Floral School---

First....Our Approach--Funky, Dynamic and Fun!

Our approach to teaching floral art is funky, dynamic and fun!

We include both classical as well as cutting edge design styles into our teaching, for both approaches are practiced in the field.

Our curriculum has been developed by folks who are not only great floral designers but who know educational theory and practice as well. In fact your staff even includes a doctorate in education, quite unusual for a private school of floral design.....

Because education is our specialty, we know how to teach both the cognitive information and motor performance skills that must be mastered in floral design. We also know how to do it in a way that will be pleasant and fun!

We use the latest teaching techniques and approaches to assure that you will not only learn, but enjoy the process.....

In other words we offer a unique approach to floral art education that is forward looking, progressive and very much "with it!"

Secondly, Our Philosophy of Value.....

At Rittners, our whole philosophy has always been based upon giving people quality & value....To provide the kind of training that one would recommend to family and friends.

This means that we feel that students deserve a well planned & complete program, one that provides a quality, educationally sound approach to floral art instruction--not a piecemeal "a la carte" approach that makes the student keep coming back for more and more design programs at additional expense.

All of our courses assume no prior background. They start simply but go on to include intermediate and advanced design skills that give you great value, and make them far more practical.

We also believe that you deserve to attend a school where you are a person, not a number. At Rittners we make no claims at training thousands of students a year, nor do we want to. Our whole approach is to provide a personalized atmosphere, one where the actual owner of the school ( Third generation of Rittners!) is actually one of your instructors--not a figurehead, and where we can get to know you and help you develop as a floral designer.....

The course that you will choose will depend upon your scheduling needs---

We have great design course options for you:

•A Comprehensive Day Course that runs from Sept through mid March,

A 12.5 Week Evening Course offered in Oct and again in January,

•A Concentrated Program that is offered during the day time in April, June and August.

•We also sometimes offer a Special 4 Week Evening Class in Sping/Summer.

Some things to know about Rittners Floral School

How you benefit from taking a course At Rittners Floral School?

Of the various courses offered which one may be the best match for me?

The Actual Courses---

Comprehensive Day Course-Floral Design/Floral Business Skills--Sept

Our most comprehensive program, and we believe it to be the finest of its kind in the country. This course runs every day Mon-Fri (with the exception of vacations) from mid- September through mid March. Students design with flowers every day and get detailed and dynamic instruction in floral art as well as floral business skills.

If you really want to learn floral art in detail take this one!

It's the finest that we offer.

Attracts folks from all over the country and abroad. No prior background required.

And yes, it is perfectly OK. to take this course with no vocational plans at all, just to have fun and enjoy a wonderful floral art program.

Please follow the links below for more detailed information:



Twelve and One Half Week Evening Course-Floral Design--October and January

This course is designed for busy professionals and for those whose obligations during the day require an after-hours kind of program. Our Evening Division is a great way to enjoy a few hours after work in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere!! This class usually has quite an interesting mixture of folks from many diverse backgrounds. This program provides a terrific way to get out, meet new people, reduce stress and have a great time, while learning practical commercial floral art skills! The primary emphasis in The Evening Course is on the hands-on workshop floral designing. Impress your family and your friends with all the neat floral designs that you will be bringing home and with the skills that you will acquire! No prior background required.

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Concentrated Day Course-Floral Design--April, June and July/Aug


If you want to learn floral design skills and need to acquire those skills in a short time in a day time format, this course is for you! A no-nonsense program that covers a wide range of design skills and techniques ranging from vase arrangements, and designing in water to wedding designs to novelty floral art. Personalized instruction and hands-on workshop floral art training at its best....This one attracts folks from all over the country and abroad! It is quite similar to our 12.5 Week Evening Course in content. What is different is the way the courses' hours are structured. No prior background required. Questions? Call Dr. Steve at 617-267-3824.

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Bridal Boot Camp (Various Times Throughout The Year)


Want to save lots of money on your wedding flowers? Want the satisfaction of doing it all yourself? Want to enjoy bragging rights? We have just the short, fun, hands-on workshops for you. Inexpensive and enjoyable! Learn how to create your own hand tied bouquets, centerpieces and flowers to wear!

Please follow the link below for more detailed information:

  • Bridal Boot Camp I and II


    Fun With Flowers (Various Times Throughout The Year)

    Looking for a one session workshop to get out, and reduce stress while having fun with flowers?

    Our Fun With Flowers Floral Art Workshop is for you! Enjoy the thrill of creating a floral masterpiece to take home and show off to your family and friends...

    Please follow the link below for more detailed information:

  • Fun With Flowers --- One Session --- Floral Art Workshop



    Floral Entrepreneur Boot Camp-- Our Floral Business Skills Seminar

    A separate non designing program in Floral Business Skills. This course is often taken by folks in the Evening Division or in the Concentrated Course to get even more background in how to make money from floral designing!

    Easy to follow, fun and entertaining discussions on critical industry specific information! Give yourself an edge if you want to make money from your floral art skills with very industry specific information.

    Please follow the link below for more detailed information:



    Links To Our Various Courses---

    The links to the various courses in one place:

  • Comprehensive Day Course
  • Management Segment of The Day Course
    • Evening Course-12.5 Weeks

    • Concentrated Spring and Summer Day Courses

    • Floral Entrepreneur Boot Camp--Our Floral Business Skills Seminar

    • If you have any questions or would like to speak to us personally, please call us at 617-267-3824, and we will be happy to help you!