This class is designed for individuals interested in pursuing floral design as a career and prepares students in the design and arrangement of flowers used in sympathy arrangements. Topics include floral preparation, floral selection, traditional sympathy designs such as a casket saddle, a standing spray, and standing baskets. Students will also work with contemporary designs such as a casket cross, rosary, and a casket heart. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Explore the basic principles of artistic floral design, the history of floral design, color coordination, design construction techniques, and floral design nomenclature. This course covers the construction of basic geometric designs, accessory usage, container selection, the proper use and maintenance of tools of the trade, and the skills necessary to select and use quality materials in design construction. Learn basic care, processing, packaging and storage of perishable and non-perishable materials used in floral design and examine the identifications, availability, grading, and characteristics of the materials. **One class will be designated as a field trip to the local floral wholesaler (date to be determined by the instructor on the first night of class). Transcript available. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Create colorful, eye-catching, fresh floral arrangements. Course presents the basic principles of floral design to both the prospective professional and the hobbyist. Take home a completed arrangement each week. Supply fee includes fresh flowers, containers, and equipment for each project. Transcript available. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.