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Course Description

Express your creativity in the popular art of floral design with this hands-on class! While creating your own arrangements, learn principles of basic floral arranging/design while creating beautiful arrangements. Under the guidance of our expert instructor, learn to properly condition fresh flowers, use floral foam, tape and wire. This hands-on course is designed for beginners, but is open to all skill levels. This class is the first in our 5-part series leading to the Floral Design Certificate. It is a prerequisite for all other floral design classes in the certificate series. Completion of the entire certificate series has given skilled students the opportunity to pursue careers in the floral design field. Current floral designers may attend this program to update and expand their skills.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to handling and designing fresh flowers and foliage
  2. Basic centerpieces
  3. Working with floral foam
  4. Care and handling of flowers
  5. Bow making.
  6. Corsage and boutonniere making

Learner Outcomes

Students will learn:

  • How to properly handle and care for fresh flowers and foliage
  • How to create basic centerpieces using fresh flowers and foliage
  • How to make bows
  • How to make basic corsages and boutonnieres 
     

 

Notes

  • Students purchase flowers and floral supplies for each class. (Students must provide current email address for pre-class communication from instructor, listing supplies needed for first class.)
  • This class is a required pre-requisite for all other floral design classes offered at Central Piedmont.
  • First day attendance is MANDATORY for this course.
  • There is no required book for this class.
  • Students must pass each individual skill taught in this class in order receive a passing grade, a requirement to receive a floral certificate.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Basic Floral Designs
FIS ID
324686
Type
Discussion / Lecture
Days
M
Time
9:30AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Aug 26, 2024
Type
Discussion / Lecture
Days
M
Time
9:30AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Sep 09, 2024 to Sep 30, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.5
Location
  • Central Campus / CPCC
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $175.00
Additional Fee(s)
Accident Insurance $1.60 Mandatory
CAPS Fee $12.00 Mandatory
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 19, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 19, 2024
Instructors
  • Carolyn Shepard
Reading List / Textbook
No required text.
Section Notes
This class is a mandatory prerequisite for all additional floral design classes. First day attendance is MANDATORY for continuation in the course. Students purchase supplies for each class period and must update email and contact information at the time of registration in order to receive pre-class information from instructor.
Section Title
Basic Floral Designs
FIS ID
324532
Type
Discussion / Lecture
Days
M
Time
6:30PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Aug 26, 2024
Type
Discussion / Lecture
Days
M
Time
6:30PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 09, 2024 to Sep 30, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.5
Location
  • Central Campus / CPCC
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $175.00
Additional Fee(s)
Accident Insurance $1.60 Mandatory
CAPS Fee $12.00 Mandatory
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 19, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 19, 2024
Instructors
  • Carolyn Shepard
Reading List / Textbook
No required text.
Section Notes
This class is a mandatory prerequisite for all additional floral design classes. First day attendance is MANDATORY for continuation in the course. Students purchase supplies for each class period and must update email and contact information at the time of registration in order to receive pre-class information from instructor.
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