FFGC Educational Project - Floral Design Study Series:
Design Study Series is a unique series of lectures/demonstrations and
critiqued, hands on Workshops that are offered under the sponsorship of
for any club wishing to schedule the program for their area. Talented, accredited instructors are
available throughout the state to teach the classes.
comprehensive, copyrighted program was written by Bob
Thomas, internationally renowned floral designer from
Florida. Bob was responsible for the
Basic Six Units, and Florida’s own Wilma
Paulauskas wrote the curriculum for the Three Advanced Units. The Program focuses on Basic Floral Design
for the home and for Flower Shows using fresh LIVE plant material and
flowers. There is a series of classes,
different subject matter, with detailed objectives.
attending workshops for Units I-IV and
Units VII-XI will receive Certificates suitable for framing. Line materials, greens and flowers are
supplied for the first three classes. Registration
Containers, Basic Tools &
Plant Material & Triangle Designs
Elements and Principles of Design
& Curved Designs
Table Settings &
Accessories, Features and Bases
& Expressive Designs
Unit VII Dried
Unit VIII Advanced
Creative Containers & Designs
Floral Design Study is a series of six units of basic design, and three
in advanced design. The objective is to
develop an understanding of the art of floral arranging.
Each unit is held on one day with three hours
of lecture/demonstrations in the morning and a two hour supervised,
workshop held after lunch break.
should be completed within a time span of one year.
The units are taught by accredited NGC Flower
Show Judges. The cost is covered in
advance by students.
showing examples of the various units, information and local clubs now
the series go to the FFGC's
held a workshop in 2009-10 with a number of members completing Units
VII-IX. Future workshops will be offered,
depending on member interest.