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AVO8710

Course
AVO8710
Course Title
Sympathy Flowers

Description

In this class specializing in the art of floral tributes, you will learn to create expressions of sympathy that range from fruit/plant baskets, wreathes and crosses or hearts on easels to varying types and sizes of casket sprays. Basic flower arranging skills are helpful, but not required. This class is one in our 4-part series leading to the Floral Design Certificate.  Strongly recommended supplemental text: Flower Arranging - Step-By-Step Instructions For Everyday Designs - Teresa P. Lanker 

Objectives

  • 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

Content

1.Introduction

  • 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

  • Fruit and Plant Baskets
  • Fireside Baskets
  • Take Home Baskets

 6. Cremations-Specialty Pieces

  • Memorial Pieces
  • Wreathes

Prerequisites

None.

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture
  • Demonstration
  • Hands-on practice

Evaluation

  • Class attendance and participation
  • Demonstration of skills