THE FIRST TERM OF THE FLORISTRY COURSE COVERS
When to pick flowers. How to condition them for the longest possible life. The use of preservatives. How to treat woody stems. How to seal the ends of certain stems. Special treatments for camellias, orchids, roses, violets, water lilies and gardenias. How to handle flowers. How to treat wilted flowers.
Freestyle Floral Designs. We include instructions on how to make many modern floral designs. Once you have completed the lessons you will then be able to create your own artistic freestyle designs.
Tools Needed. A minimum of tools are needed for floristry. These include wire snips and scissors.
Florist Accessories. You will be working with the same type of bowls, baskets, bases, boxes, florist foam, cellophane, bouquet holders, wire, floral tape and ribbons that professional florists use.
The Various Styles of Flower Arranging. Vertical, circular, triangular, horizontal, crescent, mass and modern designs.
Latest Contemporary Floral Designs. European style and Asian influence arrangements including parallel, vegetative, landscape, new convention, new wave, waterfall, botanical, framing, basing, grouping, layering, terracing, binding, biedermeier and pave.
The Rules of Balance and Proportion. These are basic rules used in flower arranging.
Texture. Using different textures together to give more interest to your floral designs.
Harmony. How to choose materials that complement each other in your designs.
Correct Placement. Where to position flowers and foliage in a design. How long to cut each stem. The order in which the flowers are placed.
Different Flower Shapes. Where to position specific flower shapes in a design.
Dramatic Flowers. Using dramatic flowers to show them to their best advantage in your floral designs.
The Focal Point. Where to place the focal point in an arrangement.
Colour. The meaning of colour. Choosing colours that compliment each other.
Wiring Flowers and Foliage. The various methods of wiring flowers and foliage are fully explained.
Flower Arranging Tips. Throughout the floristry course we will share all the tips, techniques and shortcuts of the floristry trade with you.
The Principles of Good Design. You will learn the basic principles used in flower arranging to ensure each floral design has that professional finish.
Wiring and Taping Stems
We will teach you how to wire flowers for extra support and cover stems with floral tape.
Special Wiring Techniques. You will be taught special wiring techniques for camellias, gardenias, orchids, gladioli, roses and hyacinths.
Ribbons – The various types and widths of ribbon used in floristry and where to use each type. How to make bows, ribbon loops and streamers. How to cover a bouquet handle with ribbon.
Flowers and Foliage A-Z – Flowers and foliage most commonly used in floristry. The seasons when they are available. Special treatment and wiring instructions for each variety.
Learn The Techniques That Florists Use
Our florist school will teach you the quickest and easiest ways to go about creating many different styles of floral designs.
The floristry correspondence course also known as floristry distance learning is specially designed so you will learn a lot in a short amount of time.
The online video lessons for each term make it easy as it is just like being in the classroom – without the travelling involved.
In the first term, you will learn the basic principles of floral designing and how to make the ten practical lessons with step-by-step illustrated instructions that are very easy to follow.
By the end of the first term of the florist correspondence course you will be surprised at how much you have learnt.
You will then have the necessary skills to be able to create more advanced designs, enabling you to make stunning floral arrangements suitable for so many different occasions.
I am sure you will be delighted with the many different floristry tips and techniques and the specialised knowledge of the floristry trade you will learn in each term.
Once you have completed the first term, you can then continue onto the second term.