Art of Flowers class coming to Bonifas

ESCANABA — Have you always wanted to learn how to plant bulbs or how to make professional-looking floral arrangements from a professional florist? A new series of classes being offered at the Bonifas Arts Center can show you how.

Dr. David Gafner, a nationally-recognized florist, has worked on Oscars ceremonies, is associate and friend with some of the world’s top florists and horticulturists, participates in many prestigious national flower shows, and has travelled the world in search of rare and exotic flowers and plants. Dr. Gafner is a resident of the U.P.

In Session I, on Thursday, Oct. 18, students will take home bulbs, with Dr. Gafner guiding the class in how and when to plant bulbs flown directly from Holland for beautiful spring gardens. Registration for Session I is due by Friday, Oct. 12.

In the next two sessions, students will learn how to arrange flowers and plants with contemporary style and flair.

Session II, held Thursday, Nov. 15, will teach participants how to make a Thanksgiving centerpiece, with participants taking home their own Thanksgiving centerpiece (low vase) for their holiday table. Registration for this session is due by Nov. 8.

Session III, held Thursday, Dec. 6, will teach how to make Christmas arrangements, with participants taking home their own Christmas arrangement, with 16-inch taper red or white candles. Registration for this class is due by Dec. 1.

All three classes are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There is a fee to attend the classes.