Class Name :
Intro to Western Flower Design / Tue 10am-noon • FLDB181L12
Class Date :
February 20 - March 27
Meeting Times :
Tue 10am–noon (5 sessions)
Class Location :
Deb Di Bella
About this Class:
Interested in floral design as a hobby or a career? Learn the basics in this class. Explore the uses of different types of floral material while incorporating the elements and principles of design. Flower care and handling, a bit of terminology, botany and history are also included.
This is a fun mix of contemporary Western floral design styles utilizing some of the latest accessories such as aluminum wire and flat cane paired with flowers to create centerpieces, gifts, and personal flowers.
Week 1: Care and handling of fresh flowers, processing, storage, how heat/cold affect flowers, food, types of flowers—tropicals vs. spring, types of foliage, tools. Elements of design—with visuals, floral terminology. Wire work with wrist corsage/boutonniere and “flower crown.” Different types of wire—aluminum, bark, flat, round, gauges.
Week 2: Arrange 12 roses—and learn about wiring, care and handling, types (spray, SA/Ecuador, CA, local), tea, petal count, shape, etc. With filler/no filler, using a vase and a container with foam.
Week 3: Working with tropical, in foam, for a small hospital gift. Also how to dress up a store-bought orchid plant for a gift.
Week 4: European hand spiraled bouquet and presentation ideas.
Week 5: Two types of centerpieces—long and low and roundy-moundy using foam and “spring” flowers.
Artwork by Deb Di Bella
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