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Chuck Schomaker

FDI Instructor

Chuck teaches in the classroom as well as working full time at Old Town Florist. An artistic soul, he has a fine arts background and is a skilled painter. His floral career began 24 years ago at the legendary Portland florist ”Flowers by Dorcas” and he is renowned for his dramatic high-style arrangements.

Chuck has been part of the Floral Design Institute team for three years and is an instructor of the certification programs Basic Floral Design, Advanced Floral Design and Advanced Wedding Specialist. Chuck also teaches Advanced Seminars and Special Interest Classes.

In addition to teaching, Chuck enjoys the study of Ikebana, the practice of Bonsai and collecting antique Christmas decor. When not in the classroom, you can track him via Instagram where he posts fabulous photos of flowers, plants, and his beloved corgi, Maggie.

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