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 and classy. In this class you are going to learn the basics 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.


In this course you will learn the elements and principles of design, how to use flowers and foliage available to you, and the mechanics of arranging flowers in vases and 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 flowers.  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.

Course Requirements

Anyone who's interested in learning about Floral Arrangements is welcome to enroll in this class. This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level.

Course Outline


Lesson 1- History

Lesson 2- The Elements of Design

Lesson 3- Tools and Tricks of the Trade

Lesson 4- Containers

Lesson 5- Flowers

Lesson 6- Silk or Real?

Lesson 7 - Basic Flower Arranging Techniques

Lesson 8- Flowers as Gifts

Lesson 9- Flowers for the Home

Lesson 10- Wedding Flowers Part I

Lesson 11- Wedding Flowers Part II

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a written and practice assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.

A brief 25 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course with a 70% or higher grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know the history of floral arrangement.
  • Know 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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction5
Lesson 1 Assignment25
Lesson 1 Exam9
Lesson 2 Assignment25
Lesson 2 Exam11
Lesson 3 Assignment25
Lesson 3 Exam11
Lesson 4 Assignment25
Lesson 4 Exam12
Lesson 5 Assignment25
Lesson 5 Exam11
To Silk or Not to Silk?100
Lesson 6 Assignment25
Lesson 6 Exam11
Lesson 7 Assignment25
Lesson 7 Exam9
What Do You Think?100
Lesson 8 Assignment25
Lesson 8 Exam9
Lesson 9 Assignment25
Lesson 9 Exam9
Lesson 10 Assignment25
Lesson 10 Exam7
Final Thoughts100
Lesson 11 Assignment25
Lesson 11 Exam8
The Final Exam51
Total Points:738

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