Gift or centerpiece designs are a large part of floral design. In this class students will build upon their knowledge from previous classes introducing new techniques. Students will learn how to make two monochromatic low centerpieces in a 5″x 5″ and a 3″x 4″x 5″ glass vase. This will be an advanced study of the crisscross/ grid technique learned in Class One. Here we will introduce different types of flowers and learn to properly layer flowers by shape and size. This class will also include an introduction to color theory; learning how to choose the right seasonal flowers and understanding the subtleties of colors in the floral palette. We will also teach methods for wrapping and decorating the vase for a more modern and polished look.
Class 7: Hand Tied Wedding Bouquet (Day 2, 10:30am – 12:30pm)
Advancing from the Hand Tied bouquet learned in Class Four, the bridal bouquet is a more intricate and detail-oriented technique that is highly sought after in wedding work. Students will learn the characteristics of bridal bouquets and the popular styles & trends. They will learn how to improve upon the skills learned in Class Four to make a more polished, professional, balanced bridal bouquet, and how to add ribbon treatment of various styles and techniques to complement the total design.
Class 8: Large Scale Branch Design (Day 2, 1:30pm – 4:00pm)
Using seasonal elements of branches and flowers, students will learn how to put together a large-scale arrangement that is suitable for an entry way or a bar. The typical size of these arrangements is 4 ft and higher depending on the season. Students will learn how to properly condition branches for longevity and how to position them in a design using proper proportions for larger scale vases.
Class 9: Contemporary Event Design (Day 3, 10:30am – 1:00pm)
This class is an introduction to tablescaping. Students will learn how to coordinate the entire look of a table including the flatware, china, stemware, candles and of course flowers. We will create two different table designs to demonstrate how the flowers and decor can change the environment. Students will learn how to gauge the height and dimension of flower arrangements to work within sight lines, how to keep multiple arrangements similar to achieve a cohesive look and how to maintain consistency of theme and concept according to the event or client’s request.