Thomas Sebenius
Thomas Sebenius Thomas Sebenius has a 25-year tradition embellishing the floral masterpieces found in his hometown, Pasadena, California's Tournament of Roses Parade. After years working in theater and flowers, Tom combined his passion for drama, pageantry, and botanicals and is now co-owner of The Arrangement Floral Design in NYC. In addition, he has been a speaker at both the Macy's Flower Show and the Society of American Florists Convention.


Classes by this instructor

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From romantic and English garden to landscape and cascade, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 materials fee.
05/04 Th 10:30am-03:00pm Sebenius
Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the techniques of styling and assembling bridal an more...
04/03 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Sebenius
There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. Take home an assortment of flowers from e more...
02/28 Tu 10:30am-03:00pm Sebenius
A loose, textural wildflower arrangement adds summer glow to a space, while making it more natural and inviting. In this session, we'll look at ways to evoke the wild meadow outside with an artistic assortment of locally sourced flowers from farmers markets, gardens, and meadows. A tour of NYBG's Se more...
05/17 We 10:00am-02:30pm Sebenius
Today's bride wants a bouquet that reflects the informal elegance of flowers hand- picked from the garden. Organic and natural clutches may look easy enough to make, but there's a real method to assembling these simple, graceful compositions. Select local and exotic blooms and arrange them to show more...
03/02 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Sebenius
Tabletop garlands and floral runners are enjoying a surge in popularity thanks to their lush and elegant beauty. Learn the techniques of color, repetition, and rhythm to create a centerpiece that spans the length of the wedding table, cleverly designed in segments for easy transport. Students wil more...
05/16 Tu 10:00am-02:30pm Sebenius
Today's brides are saying "I do!" to a more tailored, classic bouquet, incorporating styles and textures that complement the refined elegance of their contemporary gowns. Assemble locally and Dutch-grown blooms using advanced wrapping techniques and the European spiral-stems hand-tie method to cr more...
04/20 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Sebenius
A designer's bread and butter is the "weekly," a standing order of vase arrangements created for regular clients each week. While all designers have the basic skills for working with vases, this class expands those creative abilities using a variety of containers, including tall glass cylinders, more...
02/22 We 10:30am-03:00pm Sebenius
From the elite runways to the pages of Vogue, floral headpieces enhance today's chicest fashion designs. Explore the art of botanical headwear that goes well beyond the basic flower crown. Weave orchids, ranunculi, and anemones into a floral fashion statement guaranteed to turn heads. $75 materials more...
04/13 Th 10:30am-03:00pm Sebenius
The farm-to-table movement emphasizing locally sourced food has inspired a new sensibility in floral design. Discover how seasonal elements are redefining beauty all year round—whether through a foraged, wilder aesthetic, or a spare, sylvan elegance. Learn where to source unusual, locally grow more...
04/25 Tu 06:15pm-08:15pm Sebenius