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Floral Classes by appointment

Floral Design classes by appointment

Class size: 1 or 2 students
daytime 10-6pm

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I am looking forward to meeting you in the classroom and sharing my floral passion and knowledge with you!! I love to learn new things....Hope you do too!!

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Christina Burton-Fox AIFD
floral artist & instructor


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Monday, September 3, 2012

Floral Class - 2 Week Basic Floral Design - October 22 thru November 3, 2012

Maximum 6 students
9am to 5pm 1hour lunch 
October 22 to November 3, 2012

This 2 week Basic Floral Design Class will teach the basic principals of floral design. Each day will have a morning lecture and afternoon of hands on designing. Students will participate in the processing and handling of fresh flowers each day for the lab session. The students will be trained to execute all basic forms of design to apply for a floral designer position. This class offers business information on pricing for profit. We recommend additional business classes for retail Flower Shop operations. The students will have a final exam on materials covered during lectures.

• Introduction to design
• American Floral Trends Forecast
• Color terms and theory
• Processing and handling of fresh flowers
• Flower & Foliage identification
• Blooming and Green Plants for interiors
• Hands on design of basic forms of design
• Techniques in design
• Wedding Bouquets
• Flowers to wear
• Sympathy Tributes
• Every day designs
• Plan a Party
• Pricing of floral products
• Salesmanship with FLOWERS
• Handling Customer complaints

Each student will have materials provided to execute all designs. The classroom also has additional books, supplies and flowers for purchase. This allows students to practice additional designs at home.
We will cover the Principles, Elements & Techniques of Design
• Balance, Emphasis, Harmony, Proportion, Rhythm & Unity
• Color, Form, Line, Space & Texture
• Bailing, Banding, Binding, Bunching, Clustering, Detailing, Facing, Framing, Grouping, Hand Tying, Kubari, Lacing, Layering, Mirroring, Pave, Pillowing, Sequencing, Sheltering, Stacking, Terracing, Tufting, Veiling, Wrapping & Zoning.

Floral Design Tools
The Flower Classroom provides a Notebook of Floral information, Color Wheel and a California Flower Selection guide.
Students should bring something for note taking and a hand held calculator.
Students should bring a design knife, sharp scissors and or pruners. The classroom has assorted tools available to use, new floral tools are available in the classroom to purchase. Any other tools necessary for the class will be available to use.

A certificate of completion of this class will be available with a passing grade on the final exam.
Christina Burton-Fox AIFD instructor

Fresh flowers and foliage’s and the containers will be provided for all the designs. These designs are yours to take with you at the end of each class day.
Flower selection will be seasonal. The classroom will have a wide selection of flowers to choose from for design execution. You will have permanent materials and all wire, tape, glue, etc. will be provided. Additional materials, fresh flowers & foliage’s can be purchased for continued practice outside of the classroom.

Styles of Design
• Botanical
• Circular Mass
• Formal Linear
• Line-Mass
• Triangular
• Vegetative

Class Registration
70 hours classroom time
Registration & Class Materials for a 10-day class.

This amount is due in full to reserve your design table. Payment can be made with any major credit card or with Pay Pal.

Cancelation of your space in the class is allowed up to 14 days before class for a full refund. After that a credit will be applied for classes in the future.

FLOWERS are beautiful creations. The curiosity and enthusiasm for information about flowers is contagious. Enroll in the Flower Classroom for the most up to date information….when the ordinary won’t do…take yourself somewhere new!

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