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Preston Bailey's Fundamentals of Floral Design

Floral design is an integral part of every Preston Bailey event. The Preston Bailey Fundamentals of Floral Design course, Part 1 in the Floral Design series, is an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of floral design from Preston Bailey, the industry’s most highly regarded floral design expert.

The course is designed for beginners who have no experience with flowers, flower arranging, or floral design. Students learn the tricks that every good professional floral designer depends on. They also gain a strong foundation in the basics, which prepares them for learning the more complex techniques of Preston’s unique floral designs. Students who complete this course also have the unique opportunity to apply for internships with Preston and his team at Preston Bailey Designs.

6 Months / 240 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Gateway Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Preston Bailey's Fundamentals of Floral Design

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES239

What You Will Learn
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding and fundamental knowledge of floral design tools
  • Understand the purpose for processing and how it affects the outcome and longevity of a floral design
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the methods used to process flowers for design
  • Learn the basic fundamentals of purchasing flowers wholesale when preparing for the design of flowers for an event
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 240 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Learn all the information needed to become a professional florist or floral designer
  • Understand the tools, techniques, floral encyclopedia, and wholesale ordering tips that will help any student launch a business in the floral industry
  • Know how to identify, approach, and set up an internship in your local area
  • Receive notices of internship opportunities and industry conferences and events

Outline

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Introduction and Experiments

Create a floral design tool kit, learn about business licenses, and discuss processed and non-processed experiments.

Reference Binder and Industry Insight

Research and create a reference binder. Explore alternative floral design techniques and share a floral design technique.

Non-Floral Material

Discuss non-floral materials, research and create a portfolio on non-floral materials.

Ideas and Practice

Explore corsages, boutonnieres, ceremony décor, collages, rose and orchids, and the 3-loop bow.

Bridal Bouquets

Study the art of arranging a bridal bouquet including round and long bridal bouquets.

Centerpieces

Create a vase arrangement, small topiary, long and low centerpiece, and a two-foot garland.

Details
  1. Introduction
    1. Create Floral Design Tool Kit
    2. Research Business License
  2. Experiments
    1. Processed experiment
    2. Non-Processed experiment
  3. Reference Binder Project
    1. Research
    2. Create a Reference Binder
  4. Industry Insight
    1. Alternative Floral Design Techniques
    2. Sharing a Floral Design Techniques
  5. Non Floral Material
    1. Discuss Non floral materials
    2. Research
    3. Create a Portfolio of non floral materials
  6. Ideas and Practice
    1. Corsages and boutonnieres
    2. Ceremony Décor
    3. Creating a collage
    4. Rose Boutonnieres
    5. Orchid Boutonnieres
    6. Creating a corsage
    7. 3-loop bow
  7. Bridal Bouquets
    1. Round Bridal Bouquets
    2. Long Bridal Bouquets
  8. Centerpieces
    1. Create a vase arrangement
    2. Create a small topiary
    3. Create a long/ low centerpiece
    4. Create 2-foot garland
  9. Final Project & Exam
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Instructors & Support

Preston Bailey

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 EntertainingFantasy WeddingsInspirations, 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

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.”

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, we recommend that you take Certified Wedding Planner and Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding & Event Design prior to enrolling in this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

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

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • 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.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint is recommended but not required.
  • Windows Media Player or a similar program.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

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

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Does this course prepare for a certification?

No.

When can I start the course?

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.

How long does it take to complete this course?

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.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

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.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) 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.

What happens when I complete the course?

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

Am I guaranteed a job?

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.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. 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. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

¿Se prepara este programa para una certificación? / Once I complete a course, do I receive a certificate?

Sí, el Examen de Certificación es incluido. / Yes, you will receive a certificate that you can display from Preston Bailey and The Wedding Planning Institute.

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