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This hands-on course will provide you with the fundamental techniques to work with wire and showcase many exciting applications. Our engaging and effective tutors will guide you through everything and provide you feedback as you go too.

  • Learn with world-leading experts through demonstrations and video lectures

  • Complete practical exercises and share these with your tutor and classmates for feedback

  • Complete your learning at your own pace, at any time, and anywhere

Instructor(s)

Alejandro Figueria Fernandes, AIFD

Floral Design Instructor

Alejandro Figueira Fernandes, AIFD CFD has a 20-year history in the floral industry. President and design Instructor for Alejandro Figueira Floral Artistry, Inc. and Owner of Ornatus Events in Davie, Fl. Alejandro was inducted as an accredited member of the American Institute of Floral Designers and continues to build his floral education and credentials as a Certified Floral Designer and Certified Floral Evaluator/Judge. His current concentration as student of EMC program ‘European Master Certification’ and Ikenobo Ikebana Society of South Florida continue to build his knowledge and expertise. Alejandro is an active participant in many local, state and national floral competitions where he has won or placed in the top tier of his peers.

Jackie Lacey, AIFD, CFD, AAF, 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.

Sandy Schroeck, AIFD, CFD, PFCI

Floral Design Instructor

As the owner of Trend On Design, in Eden Prairie, Minn., Schroeck lives by the mantra “educate, inspire, influence” and it shows. She thrives on the energy of a crowd, and she’s passionate about introducing even seasoned floral professionals to new products, creative mechanics and design techniques to become more innovative and profitable designers.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

  • 2

    Wire Work Overview

    • Types of Wire Part 1

    • Types of Wire Part 2

    • Types of Techniques Part 1

    • Types of Techniques Part 2

    • Quiz

  • 3

    Wearable Wire

  • 4

    Advanced Wire Techniques for Certification

    • Introduction

    • Aluminum wire

    • Bind and Rustic

    • Taping and Wiring Flowers and Foliage

    • Wire and Tape Event Centerpieces

    • Quiz

  • 5

    Summary

    • Final Quiz

    • Well done

  • 6

    Reference Materials

    • Introduction

    • Wiring and Taping Charts

    • Types of Flowers and Longevity

    • Line Diagrams

    • Geometric Forms

    • Flower Identification Chart

    • Flower Identification List

    • Ribbon Size Chart

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