Maximum 6 students
Mondays 9-5pm 1 hour lunch
January 20,27, February 3,10,17,24, March3,10,17,24th 2014
This 10 day Exploration Floral Design class will teach the basic principals of floral design, and so much more. 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 is a required class for job placement. The 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. And every class day will be more fun than you can imagine and the amount of flowers to work with and industry information is fantastic!
FLOWERS are beautiful creations, the curiosity and enthusiasm for information on FLOWERS is contagious. Take yourself somewhere new….to the Flower Classroom. Learn to be a FLOWER expert.
This class enables you to become a FLOWER expert!
· 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. 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.
A certificate of completion of this class will be available with a passing grade on the final exam.
Students that have enrolled and passed the Explore Floral Design and wish to enroll in the Advanced Floral design class that follows will be given a ½ off discount on that class price when combining these 2 classes.
Christina Burton-Fox AIFD instructor
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!
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. You will not take apart your designs to execute the next floral design.
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
· Circular Mass
· Formal Linear
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.
PayPal link for payment of Class
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.
Hotels & Restaurants are located in the Kansas City downtown area. A short commute to the Classroom. Call for more information. 913-708-2988