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Floral Certificate Part 5: Sympathy Flowers


As you focus on the art of floral tributes, you will learn to create expressions of sympathy ranging from fruit/plant baskets, wreathes, crosses or hearts on easels to various types and sizes of casket sprays. Basic Floral Design (AVO 8573) is a per-requisite. This class is one in our 5-part series leading to the Floral Design Certificate. 


  • Learn the differing types of arrangements suitable for sympathy/funeral designs
  • Create several finished pieces
  • Learn about changing trends in the industry: example cremation and memorial pieces



  • Supply list distributed and discussion of different types of arrangements
  • Traditional Arrangements
  • Specialty Arrangements

 2. Hearts and Crosses, Standing Sprays and Standing Wreathes

  • Easels
  • Ribbons vs. Greenery

 3. Casket Sprays

  • Half & Quarter Sprays
  • Full Casket Sprays

 4. Casket Pieces

  • Corsages & Boutonnieres for the Deceased
  • Inside Casket Pieces-Floral Rosary, Pillow, Heart, etc.

 5. Baskets

  • Plastic Funeral Baskets
  • Take Home Baskets

 6. Cremations-Specialty Pieces

  • Memorial Pieces
  • Wreathes

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture
  • Demonstration
  • Hands-on practice
  • Web-enhanced


  • Class attendance and participation
  • Demonstration of skills