Learn the basics of floral design including best practices for fresh floral processing to extend the life of floral designs as well as an overview of the elements and principles of floral design. An emphasis on line, form, space, proportion, color and texture as well as proper mechanics will be applied to each fresh arrangement created with popular varieties of flowers and foliage. Basic floral pricing will be discussed as well as general information on commercial and local growers and suppliers. Students will take home completed projects including a basic round arrangement, bud vase arrangement, corsages, boutonnieres, traditional vase arrangements, and a Spring-themed garden basket. Students should plan to bring floral cutters to each class.
3 Week Session
Week 1 – Students will enjoy an overview of:
Fresh floral processing basics.
Elements of floral design: line, form, space, texture, pattern, size/proportion, color, fragrance;
Introduce basic floral design styles (round, triangular, asymmetric, linear, oval, Ikebana, Biedermeier, pavé)
Intro to floral materials used for line, form, mass, and filler
PROJECTS: Create a basic round vase arrangement & simple two stem rose vase arrangement
Week 2 - Intro to floral growers and resources.
Intro to bows.
PROJECT: Creating a bow: large bow for memorial/wreaths and small bow for corsage work
Intro to corsages and boutonnières
Traditional floral wiring and taping as well as use of floral adhesive
PROJECTS: Create a corsage (mount on wristlet) and coordinating bout.
Week 3 – Intro to floral foam medium.
PROJECT: Create a Spring garden basket arrangement w/ Oasis floral foam
"I loved this class and can’t wait until September for the 2nd class. Lisa is very sweet, helpful, and a wonderful teacher. In only 3 classes, I learned so much and had fun doing it." Iris Carsella
"I have greatly enjoyed your Basics of Floral Design class. You have given us a very good overview of floral design basics. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge with us. The projects you have chosen have been well thought out and the quality of flowers and supplies tremendous! And, all your printouts have been very helpful." Deborah Cudak