Course Code: GES240
Cover the basic floral design principles regarding assessment, spaces, logistics, concepts, and scope.
Understand floral recipes, instruction forms, container forms, and placements.
Learn how to style tall centerpieces by looking into style, type, floral recipes, instructions, containers, and placement.
Explore itemization, recipes, calculation, instructions, and accessories.
Explore descriptions, recipes, instructions, and placements.
Complete the course by learning about the scope of work required, budget calculations, instructions, production, and create a final project for the course.
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. Angie has over 20 years of experience in the floral industry operating floral shops in multiple locations from San Ramon to El Dorado Hills, CA. Angie obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco in 1989. Currently, she operates her floral design company out of El Dorado Hills, CA and is the instructor and author of Preston Bailey’s Fundamentals of Floral Design 1 course offered by The Wedding Planning Institute and the lead instructor for Preston Bailey’s Intermediate Floral Design 2.
Students should have already completed Preston Bailey’s Fundamentals of Floral Design 1 before enrolling in this course.
This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions), and Windows Media Player, which is available as a free download.
It is recommended that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.
Use of Skype is recommended by not required.
Students are also required to source local flowers to complete their final project.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register you receive six (6) months to complete this program.
Yes, students are required to source local flowers to complete their final project.
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 program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
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