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THE SCHOOL OF BLOOM is a mobile floral design school with classes for children & adults to both educate and empower others to confidently love floral design, themselves, and to create connections with nature on a deeper level.

Sharla Flock of Sharla Flock Designs in San Francisco is deeply passionate about flowers and with over 20+ years of experience in the floral industry, she bring her first-hand knowledge and expertise to the table with love and enthusiasm for her craft.

Our classes are rooted in kindness and the evolution of self-confidence + joy through playing with flowers. Exploring flowers and what they bring to our lives never felt (or looked + smelled) so good!

Looking forward to celebrating my love for flowers with you!

Offerings

Flower Child

A course designed to bring floral design into the public and private school system in the Bay Area.  Exposing children to the hands-on exploration of flowers, nature, and art with the underlying theme of mindfulness and kindness for themselves and others. These courses will ensure our children are exposed to organic, art related material to balance their academic growth and social development in a beautiful way. Classes begin at $40 per student.

Soul Bloom

A course designed specifically for elderly, at-risk, and other individuals who would benefit from floral therapy to create experiences of happiness with hands-on floral design classes. This course is structured for a relaxed group setting with a minimum of 8 participants who are given freedom to play with flowers in a gentle, nurturing way. Classes begin at $50 per student.

We Bloom

A fun, interactive, and completely customizable class. Choose from a hands-on floral design class at a client’s home with a group of friends; at a place of work with a group of colleagues for a team-building experience; or at a public café or restaurant paired with wine and appetizers. This class is ideal for groups interested in exploring basic floral design, color theory, and floral identification. This course can be scheduled with a minimum of 8 participants. Classes begin at  $75-$150 per student.

You Bloom

A crash course to being a freelancer floral designer in wedding world. We’ll discuss the ins and outs of being a freelancer, the helpful hints to wedding floral design, understanding the scope of the wedding work and the pressures that come with, proposal writing, and hands-on detail work to ensure you book work you want. A perfect follow-up to the floristry program at San Francisco City College. Limited to 6, starting at $500 per student.

Happy Saturday! #theschoolofbloom

Working with kids will look very different this school year, but working with flowers, crayons, colored pencils, and paper will feel beautifully therapeutic. Looking forward to connecting soon! Stay tuned for updates! #theschoolofbloom

Looking to create some fun teaching videos for the kiddos to continue our classes this fall. Raise your hands if you’re interested?!? #theschoolofbloom #flowertherapy

With the SIP I’ve needed to shift, big time! My dream to build the confidence of others through flowers with intimate workshops has been on pause. Our first FLOWER POWER HAPPY HOUR was on March 12th of this year and it felt beautiful and bittersweet….. with the unknown awaiting us. For those of you in San Francisco who need some flower therapy, @bloomtuesday is the answer to your floral prayers. We’re delivering locally sourced flowers to your door, every Tuesday and delivery is free! My shift is filled with layers of beauty and I’m incredibly grateful. So, until we can meet in person you can play with flowers at home. #bloomtuesdayflowers #bloomtuesday #theschoolofbloom #flowertherapy

Interested in a IG live floral workshop? Me too! I’d love to hear from you. What days/times work best? What would you like to learn? Share away! Thank you!
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Our first round of virtual workshop kits are headed out for delivery. Thank you @deyoungmuseum for your support and we look forward to a virtual bouquets to art in the coming months. If you’re interested in finding out more, shoot us an email. Happy to flower with you! #theschoolofbloom

Countdown to our live zoom floral workshop with our friends and supporters of Bouquets to Art and @deyoungmuseum #virtualbouquetstoarts

This coming Thursday I will have the honor of leading a zoom workshop for 700+ members and am deeply humbled by this opportunity ❤️Thank you @deyoungmuseum for including me in your #virtualbouquetstoarts event!

Gearing up for our first zoom workshop with the @deyoungmuseum Auxiliary + Members for Virtual Bouquets to Art and cannot wait! #vbta2020

Resilience 💕 These are from our FLOWER POWER HAPPY HOUR and I can’t believe they are continuing to look this amazing. Like these ranunculus we too shall come through this as beautiful as before because we are resilient. Together we are capable of lifting one another up, dusting off the heaviness of this crisis, and support one another one step at a time. Until we get to the other side, continue to put your love out into the world….. your beautiful, resilient love 💗