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Floral Arrangement 101

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Course Description

Floral arranging is much more than simply putting a bunch of flowers into a vase and filling it with water. Learning the basics of floral arranging will help you  put together a simple vase of flowers so that it looks elegant, professional and classy. In this course you are going to learn the fundamentals of floral arranging, from the basic tools you will need, to how to prepare for a big event and be able to pull it off with confidence.

In this course you will learn the elements and principles of design, how to use the flowers and foliage available to you in your area, and the mechanics of arranging flowers in vases, in floral foam arrangements, and as hand-held bouquets. You will learn how to create the classic flat bouquet and hand-tied posies, as well as bouquets that are arranged in a variety of containers, such as baskets, boxes, and bags.

Stop thinking that there are difficult rules about creating beautiful floral arrangements.  Learn to trust your own vision while you are creating a floral work of art. Flowers are meant to be enjoyed--by you and by people who love to receive them.  Once you complete this course you will have the ability and confidence to create floral arrangements for all types of events, from a Mother's Day tea party to a simple and elegant wedding.

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  • Lesson 1- History

    The way we arrange flowers today has very deep roots in the history of the world. There are two distinct schools of thought when it comes to floral arrangements.
  • Lesson 2- The Elements of Design

    This lesson will discuss the elements of design: Form, Texture, Space, Color, Types of Arrangements
  • Lesson 3- Tools and Tricks of the Trade

    In order to do a job properly, you need the right tools.
  • Lesson 4- Containers

    We'll talk about ways to design arrangements in a traditional manner, and then we'll discuss other ways of displaying flowers that are less than traditional.
  • Lesson 5- Flowers

    If you are planning on creating floral arrangements for a large event, such as a wedding, you will want to have a good wholesale supplier on your side. They are a font of knowledge. They know when flowers are available and from where.
  • Lesson 6- Silk or Real?

    Lesson 6
  • Lesson 7 - Basic Flower Arranging Techniques

    Arranging flowers does take a little bit of artistic ability. But, more than that, it takes some knowledge of what goes into creating a basic floral design that is visually appealing and will last for as long as possible.
  • Lesson 8- Flowers as Gifts

    Learning to put together a hand-tied bouquet is the most basic and most well-known form of flower arranging there is.
  • Lesson 9- Flowers for the Home

    Studies have been done that indicate people relax more, have reduced stress, even lower blood pressure when they look at beautiful things from nature, such as a bouquet of flowers.
  • Lesson 10- Wedding Flowers Part I

    If you are just starting out in your career and you wish to get involved in arranging flowers for weddings, find someone who is currently working in that field and offer to help, to assist, or apprentice. You will learn a great deal that you can apply to
  • Lesson 11- Wedding Flowers Part II

    Making the personal flowers for a wedding is very much an artistic endeavor.

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Course Title: Floral Arrangement 101
Course Number: 8900305
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $40.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $65.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the history of floral arrangement.
  • Summarize the elements of design in floral arrangement.
  • Identify tools and tricks of the trade.
  • Demonstrate container use in floral arrangement.
  • Demonstrate basic flow arrangement techniques and styles..
  • Determine what to use silk or real flowers when setting an arrangement.
  • Demonstrate techniques for arranging wedding flowers, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 1 ExamExam9
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 2 ExamExam11
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 3 ExamExam11
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 4 ExamExam12
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 5 ExamExam11
To Silk or Not to Silk?Assignment100
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 6 ExamExam11
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 7 ExamExam9
What Do You Think?Assignment100
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8 ExamExam9
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 9 ExamExam9
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 10 ExamExam7
Final ThoughtsAssignment100
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 11 ExamExam8
The Final ExamExam51
Total Points:738

Student Testimonials

  • "LOVED the class overall!!!" -- Linda C.
  • "All it was really good." -- Fatina T.
  • "Perfect...I enjoyed it so much." -- Dorothy M.
  • "I learned new techniques and enjoyed learning some history in the floral trade." -- Pennie T.
  • "The assignments were most helpful. Having to actually do something hands on after finishing the lesson was very helpful." -- Kelly F.

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