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.
This brief introductions gives you an idea of how much useful information is packed into this course. I hope to meet you in the discussion forum! Sandy
Floral design involves more than arranging a bouquet from the supermarket. This course will teach you how to make incredible creations from commonly available ingredients.
Here's a rundown of the staple supplies that you can find online through Amazon, or at your local hardware, craft, and dollar stores. If you're looking for something in particular, post a question to the discussion or email me.
It's important to keep your cutting tools in peak condition. Here's an easy technique to keep your scissors sharp.
Pin Frogs are metal, plastic, or ceramic discs with small vertical spikes. Used in the ichibana style of floral arranging, these useful devices help you perfectly set displays in teacups and shallow dishes as well.
Test yourself to determine if you remember the big ideas about floral design tools.
Exploration of opposing color wheel combinations and more helpful tips are included in this section.
Test yourself to determine if you remember the big ideas about how color impacts floral design.
Let's see if you understand the big ideas about balance and perspective.
How much do you remember about the 4 types of elements that are integral to memorable arrangements?
Containers are an important part of your arrangements. Do you remember the important tips from this section?
Supplementals can add significant "wow" factor and enhance the impact of your floral displays. The trick is knowing when to stop so that your arrangement isn't overwhelmed by the additions.
Although this section is small there are a few key ideas about supplementals to take away.
Now that you’ve learned the floral design basics, take charge and begin experimenting to develop your individual style. Mix fresh and artificial elements like I do. Fold origami accessories, or play with feathers, this is where the fun begins! Developing a signature style is the first step to becoming famous for your floral creations; in your own circle of friends or as a celebrity designer.
What have you learned about the Secret Sauce of successful floral design?
Take this self assessment to make sure you remember the most important things. Remember, you've purchased this course and can review the sections most appealing to you as often as you'd like.
This presentation contains numerous samples to inspire your own creations
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Your Partner in Creativity ~ Sandy
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.