Floral Design

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you should be able to: • Identify steps for harvesting and caring for flowers • Recall ways to design and compose flower arrangements for special occasions and life events • Recognize the tools and containers needed for floral arrangements • List the steps for cutting flowers properly and how to increase vase life • Identify the history of floral design throughout civilizations DESCRIPTION: Our Floral Design course prepares students for a career designing floral arrangements and running a successful florist business. The course balances theory with practice, covering the history of design, artistic elements, floral anatomy, and nomenclature, along with techniques, tools, and specialties. Students will be prepared for the real business world with discussions on distribution, marketing, advertising, and the other industry-specific issues needed for success in the field. CERTIFICATION: Upon successful completion this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Floral Design Associate (CFDA). Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
Make Beautiful Flower Arrangements
DURATION (time given)
12 months
6 Months
Floral Design Module 1 Harvesting and Care • Harvest Distribution • Flower Retailing • Product Presentation • Shop Layout • Careers • Continuing Education • Flower Nomenclature • Inflorescence Patterns • Postharvest Physiology • Metabolic Processes • Care and Handling • Refrigeration Floral Design Module 2 Design and Composition • Design and Style • Harmony and Unity • Color Schemes • Physiological Effects of Color • Balance • Proportion • Scale • Focal Point and Rhythm • Line and Form • Space and Depth • Texture • Fragrance Floral Design Module 3 Tools and Containers • Mechanics of Arrangement • Foundation • Wiring • Flower and Foliage Forms • Flower Shape Groups • Mixing Forms • Shapes of Floral Arrangements • Oriental Style • European Style • Geometric Design • Western Line Design • Knives and Clippers Floral Design Module 4 Special Occasions • Holidays • Expressing Sentiments • Seasonal Themes • Novelty Designs • Flowers to Wear • Corsages • Boutonnieres • Accessorizing Designs • Everlasting Design • Artificial Flowers and Foliage • Silk Flowers • Dried and Preserved Plant Material Floral Design Module 5 Oriental Style of Design • History of Floral Design • Flower Art in Ancient Civilizations • Egyptian Period • Greek Period • Sacred Lotus Flower • European Periods • Clean Lines of Nature • Simplicity • Symbolism • Careful Placement • Symbolic of Nature Floral Design Module 6 Weddings and Funeral Flowers • Contemporary Designs and Techniques • Classic-Mass Design • Traditional European Period Style • Mille Fleurs Design • Wedding Flowers • Floral Romance • Promotion and Advertising • Wedding Consultation • Sympathy Flowers • Trends and Regional Differences • Casket Sprays • Easel Sprays Floral Design Module 7 Flowers and Foliage • Cut Flowers • Plant Nomenclature • Hybrids • Cultivar • Pronunciation • Common Names • Techniques to Increase Vase Life • Conifer Greens • Grasses • Herbs • Bamboo • Leafy Stems
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