Floral Design -- Not Just Flower Arranging
What you'll learn
- Learn floral design basics: balance, scale, color, combination elements
- Know how to prepare your arrangements for maximum freshness
- Understand the importance of visual and physical balance
- How to create whimsical designs suitable for all occasions
Created for up-and-coming floral artists and anyone who enjoys playing with flowers, this course is packed with things you never knew about floral design. Sandy’s high energy and positive encouragement will leave you ready to explore the field of professional floral design. This course introduces the basic concepts of floral design in lectures targeted to illustrate the connection between many aspects including an array of tools of the trade, color combinations, and visual balance. Led by an instructor with a lifetime of experience and a knack for teaching, topics zone in on the key components that set floral design above mere flower arranging.
Each section includes a video or illustrated audio lecture to explain how the topic relates to the foundational instruction. Summary text, Checkpoint Challenges, and brief quizzes help make sure the big concepts stick as you begin applying your new skills. The discussion forum is a great place to exchange ideas with other burgeoning entrepreneurs. And Sandy is always responsive to messages sent from the class interface.
Savvy shoppers will appreciate the budget conscious recommendations for the array of tools professional designers use and where to find them. Insider quick-tips including flower preservation and scissor sharpening using products already in your home. Participants learn the importance of the dozens of choices made to create a single arrangement. Samples are effortlessly assembled before your eyes while essential information is presented regarding color, balance, containers, and supplementals.
Encouragement to "break the rules" and mix artificial with fresh florals to create memorable designs will anchor the course through inspirational examples. Insider industry secrets put you on the fast track to generating another stream of income or developing a new career path. Creative spirits looking for memorable floral gifts ideas for friends, family, or profit will find a wealth of information to spark success in this course.
Who this course is for:
- up-and-coming floral artists
- creative kindred spirits
- gardeners who like to share the love
I love to teach and enjoy sharing the tips and techniques I've acquired over the years. As one person with two passions: computer skill development and floral design I enjoy applying creative concepts in an organized manner. I balance my instruction the same way, delivering key concepts through familiar analogies and example. Friends ask me how I manage to accomplish so much in a given day. I'm self-motivated -- just like you!
An educational technology consultant and computer skill developer by professional I've developed my knowledge and techniques over the past 15 years. As a Microsoft Office Certified Specialist teaching adult learners I am the often requested guide. I enjoy working with adults looking to improve their skill-set and understand how to target topics that directly support the competencies employers seek. I hope to meet you in "12 Microsoft Excel Examples."
Colleagues encouraged me share my floral design wisdom by developing an online course. Hence the creation of, "Floral Design -- Not Just Flower Arranging," in 2014.
Join my floral design course to learn core concepts to begin your floral design career. I believe that good designs are based on creativity, not budget, and encourage you to make every day a celebration. Floral creations are a natural, non-fattening, feel-good complement to any occasion. I'll show you ways to combine fresh flowers and greenery with silk floral accents and whimsical supplementals such as vegetables, fruits, ribbons, beads, and picture frames to accent life's special moments with your memorable gifts.
Floral design has long been my passion. I've collected an abundance of knowledge through classes, workshops, floral-focused events, and life experiences with my network of like-minded gardeners and designers. I was highly-honored to be selected the people's choice winner of the Container Garden Challenge at the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show.
I'm also continually learning and look forward to discussions that my udemy courses inspire.