Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome!

    • More about The Instructor

  • 2

    Order Fulfillment

    • How to Take a Customer Order

  • 3

    Selecting the Right Container

    • Selecting the Right Container

    • Basic Container Selection

    • Vase Arrangement Container Selection

    • Glass and Ceramic Containers

    • Wood and Metal Container Selection

  • 4

    Adding floral Foam To the Container

    • Floral Foam Basics

    • Floral Foam Saturation

    • Adding Floral Foam to a Container

    • Securing Foam for Designing

    • Foam for Round Centerpiece

    • Foam in Clear Glass

    • Foam in Ceramic

    • Foam in Basket and Wood

  • 5

    Foundational Foliage

    • Basic Foliage for Design

    • How to Cut and Clean Foliage

    • Basic Foliage Insertion for Design(Green Up)

    • Foliage Green Up - Vase Design

    • Foliage Green Up - Basket Design

    • Adding Additional Foliage to Basket Design

    • Foliage Green Up - Cube Container

  • 6

    Selecting Flowers for Design

    • Round Vase Arrangement - Adding Flowers to Foliage

    • Designing a Standard Dozen Rose Vase

  • 7

    Summary

    • Summary

Instructor(s)

Sharon McGukin, AIFD, AAF, CFD, PFCI

Floral Design Instructor

Sharon McGukin inspires others to ‘celebrate life with flowers’. She began her career as a small town florist with floral adventures leading her around the world. She has presented flower demonstrations across the US, Canada, and Europe. From decorating floats at the Rose Bowl Parade to designing flowers in the White House, this floral fashionista has lots of flower stories to share.

Jackie Lacey, AAF, AIFD, CFD, PFCI

Director of Education, Lead Instructor

Jackie Lacey has over thirty-five years of experience in the retail floral market and floral education field. His portfolio includes an extensive background in the retail floral market and wedding/event design experience. Most recently he has been the lead consultant and director to provide distinctive event/wedding planning and décor for a Chicago Event Company and currently an advisor and Education Specialist for Floriology Institute, Fitz Design, Fiorology Mexico and Industry leader in market trends, current design trends, industry education and retail marketing.