Preston Bailey's Intermediate Floral Design

Preston Bailey's Intermediate Floral Design, Part 2 of the Floral Design series, builds upon a florist's knowledge of manipulation of flowers to create the breathtaking and detailed designs that Preston Bailey is most famous for when using a Table Top approach in designing an event. This course breaks down the many layers of design including table size, shape, materials, and flowers incorporated into table top designs.

You will learn the process for creating and building each design layer...

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6 Months / 240 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment
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George Mason University

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Course code: GES240

What you will learn

  • Receive notices of internship opportunities and industry conferences and events
  • Blend table sizes to achieve an overall extraordinary design within an event space
  • Determine what designs are appropriate for each table shape
  • Design and construct low centerpieces with layers of detail
  • Create containers other than a vase or bowl to support a low centerpiece
  • Determine which centerpiece options are most appropriate and used as statement pieces
  • Incorporate the statement pieces into the design of the overall table design
  • Incorporate accessory items and statement pieces into the design of the overall table design

How you will benefit

  • Receive notices of internship opportunities and industry conferences and events.
  • Become able to create stunning statement floral piece designs, accessory floral design items, and low and tall centerpieces
  • Develop the floral design skills needed to satisfy a wide range of venues' and clients' needs
  • Set yourself apart from your competitors by receiving professional training in floral design
  • Discover methods for pricing designs that will help you become a successful floral designer with a thriving business

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 240 course hours
  1. Design
    1. Assessment
    2. Spaces
    3. Logistics
    4. Concept
    5. Scope
  2. Low Centerpiece
    1. Floral recipe
    2. Instruction form
    3. Container form
    4. Placement
  3. Tall Centerpiece
    1. Styles form
    2. Types form
    3. Floral Recipe form
    4. Instruction form
    5. Container form
    6. Placement
  4. Floral Accessory
    1. Itemization form
    2. Recipe form
    3. Calculation form
    4. Instruction form
    5. Accessory placement
  5. Floral Statement
    1. Description form
    2. Recipe form
    3. Instruction form
    4. Placement
  6. Tablescape
    1. Scope of work form
    2. Budget calculations form
    3. Instruction form
    4. Production
    5. Final Project – Design and produce the floral designs for one table place setting

Preston Bailey has been considered one of the world's premier event designers and tastemakers. With 30-plus years of experience with his namesake company Preston Bailey Designs, he is best known for his ability to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients' fantasies into awe-inspiring realities. His one-of-kind events have attracted clients as Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Uma Thurman, Joan Rivers, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Matt Lauer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ivanka Trump, and others. An author, he has written four bestselling books entitled Design for Entertaining, Fantasy Weddings, Inspirations, and his newest book, Celebrations, which was released by Rizzoli in October 2009. Headquartered in New York City, Preston Bailey Designs maintains international offices in Indonesia and the Middle East.

Angie Zimmerman is the CEO and founder of Angie Zimmerman Designs, a full-service floral design firm specializing in weddings and special events. She has more than 20 years of experience in the floral industry, operating floral shops in multiple locations in northern California. Currently, she is the instructor of "Preston Bailey's Fundamentals of Floral Design," a course offered by the Wedding Planning Institute and the lead instructor for Preston Bailey's Intermediate Floral Design.

Angie Zimmerman es la CEO y fundadora de Angie Zimmerman Designs, una firma de servicios de diseño floral especializada en bodas y eventos especiales. Tiene más de 20 años de experiencia en la industria floral, operando tiendas de flores en varios lugares en el norte de California. Actualmente, es la instructora de "Preston Bailey's Fundamentals of Floral Design," un curso ofrecido por el Wedding Planning Institute y el instructor principal para el "Preston Bailey's Intermediate Floral Design."

Prerequisites:

You should have already completed Preston Bailey's Fundamentals of Floral Design 1 before enrolling in this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
  • Skype is recommended but not required.
  • Windows Media Player or a similar program.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • You are required to source local flowers and other floral arrangement supplies to complete assignments. (not included in enrollment)
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Customized internships are set for each graduate that applies. There is a $95 application fee, and you are required to submit a cover letter and resume with each application. You will then participate in an interview with Lovegevity Wedding Planning Institute (LWPI) prior to participating in an interview with a potential internship host. Job placement assistance is also available once the internship is completed and positive feedback from the host is received.

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This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

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This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.