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1 14 Floral Design Education


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1 14 Floral Design Education

  1. 1. Floral Design Education Flower: Anthurium Term: Freelance
  2. 2. Anthurium <ul><li>Availability: year-round </li></ul><ul><li>Color: red, pink, purple, and white </li></ul><ul><li>Form is distinctive; color is in the spathe; has a waxy-looking surface; and is best if stored above 45°F and misted often with water. </li></ul><ul><li>Medium form flower: Distinctive sleek, heart-shaped form provides instant drama </li></ul><ul><li>Common in upscale holiday arrangements </li></ul><ul><li>Longevity: weeks 1-2 </li></ul><ul><li>Sold By stem: $4-5 (Winter) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Freelance Floral Designer <ul><li>Design flowers by contracting with floral shop for peak periods and special events. Must have experience in many different areas of floral design </li></ul>
  4. 4. Floral Design Education <ul><li>Community Colleges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Va. – Career Studies Certificate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose: This program is intended primarily for students who are seeking employment in the floral design business or who are presently employed in this field and wish to upgrade or enhance their skills. The program is also available for those who wish to establish credentials to demonstrate their expertise for exhibiting and judging. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Floral Design Education <ul><li>Bachelors Degree in Horticulture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virginia Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Landscaping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. For-Profit Schools
  7. 7. On-line or on location
  8. 8. On location
  9. 9. Trade Shows
  10. 10. On the job training <ul><li>Least Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Work your way up to your own shop </li></ul><ul><li>Take courses and training at conventions and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Join a professional organization </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to industry magazines </li></ul>
  11. 11. Exemptions <ul><li>People with 4 or fewer absences: </li></ul><ul><li>Tiffany </li></ul><ul><li>Shanika </li></ul><ul><li>Lauren </li></ul><ul><li>Jillian </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth </li></ul><ul><li>Michelle </li></ul>