This class is designed for individuals interested in pursuing floral design as a career and prepares students in the design and creation of flowers necessary to do a complete wedding. Topics include current wedding styles and trends, the care and handling of wedding flowers, bridal bouquets, corsages, church flowers, reception decor, and centerpieces. Students must have basic floral design skills to register for this class. Prerequisite: Introduction to Floral Design or permission from the instructor. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
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 course fee 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. Material fee includes fresh flowers, containers, and equipment for each project. Transcript available. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.