Taking floral arrangement courses at a local school can put you in touch with your creative side. There are a variety of classes to choose from, at a variety of skill levels. Take a beginner course on fresh petal arrangements or silk bouquets. Or, take an advanced course learning how to make elaborate wedding trains out of roses.
Colleges and universities often boast classes focusing on modern or contemporary flower arrangements, usually held at night. Check out your local college’s website or visit the guidance office to find instruction course listings by qualified instructors. Most teachers are florists or artists, providing insight into how to grow garden flowers, how to cut them and how to properly arrange them in a centerpiece vase.
Instructors should be creative by nature, with a gift for design, such as for paper origami or artificial flowers. They should pay close attention to detail, yet present a beautiful overall floral vase design to impress a wedding crowd, for example. Some classes incorporate certain themes, or even gift baskets with other items like candy and stuffed animals. Technique is a big part of any floral arrangement class, with focuses on areas like how to make fresh cuts, and how to hide imperfections.
Instructors teach students the different meanings of flowers like a daisy or a rose, which traditionally signifies love. They may incorporate various elements, such as fabric like nylon. Classes should be arranged according to skill level, with beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes. In addition to in-class instruction, online course offerings may be available, as well as night classes. A quick call to the school should clear this and any other course questions up.