Advanced Floral Design
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This Advanced Floral Design Distance Learning Program is designed to provide advanced training for the experienced floral designer wishing to expand their base of floral design studies, develop new skills, learn new techniques and advance their floral design career. A prerequisite of Basic Floral Design or 500 hours of on-the-job experience as a floral designer is required.
Offering the same training as our Learning Center program, the professional Advanced Floral Design certificate course is designed to provide advanced training for the experienced designer in Wedding Design, Contemporary, European and Asian Design, Tropical Flowers and Floral Marketing.
This training will benefit the experienced designer in securing additional wedding, party, home decorating and advanced design work. Students who complete the program, and pass both a written and a design examination, will receive the Floral Design Institute Advanced Floral Design Certificate. Students completing both the Basic and Advanced Certificate programs are awarded the right to use the title, Floral Design Institute Certified Floral Designer.
How it all works – We make it fun and easy! Our distance learning programs provide learning material via instructional DVDs, text book and study guides, internet reference, online and phone communication plus finished design project photo evaluations. Included with the program are all floral design tools, floral supplies and design materials (with the exception of fresh flowers) that you need to complete the program. With our direction and guidance you will purchase fresh flowers needed for the completion of your assignments and exercises. You will view each module DVD, taking notes in your study guide and stopping when instructed to work on your hands-on floral design project. After completing your floral design projects, you will photograph them for your portfolio and submit the photographs to us for critique.
Working at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home and following the step-by-step training in our proven distance learning program, you will expand your understanding of floral theory and master contemporary techniques and design mechanics. Our proven teaching methods will prepare you to progress rapidly in your floral career and establish yourself as a true professional. You will learn to utilize the Fibonacci sequence, the golden measure and to master the science of design. You will learn to design with expanded flower varieties, foliages and their related care, handling and mechanics. We will cover the latest trends and techniques found in contemporary floral design today. Yes, you will learn a lot!
Our training is broken down into Five Instruction Modules and 10 separate Learning Segments. Each module consists of a reading assignment, lectures and demonstrations on DVD, completion by you of one or more hands-on projects (which you will photograph and return to us for evaluation), critique and suggestions, a study quiz, and additional suggested training exercises.
Care and Handling Review
Tools Used by Professional Florists
Adhesives for the Advanced Floral Professional
Current Floral Design Trends
Sourcing and Creating Unique and Innovative Containers
Personalizing your Floral Designs
Calculating the Flowers Needed for Events
Instruction Module Two
Pricing Strategies for
the Profitable Florist
Traditional Mechanics of Floral Design
Contemporary Mechanics of Floral Design
Creating Armature Based Bouquets
Designing Within Armature Structures
Creative Mechanics for Floral Design
Sympathy Tribute Trends and Techniques
Advanced Study of the Elements and Principles
Contemporary Casket Spray Design
Interpretive Floral Wreath
Mechanics of a Funeral Spray
Sympathy Terminology and Practices
Styles in Design
Instruction Module Four
Gardenia Care & Handling
Stephanotis Care & Handling
Advanced Wiring Techniques
Creative Bridal Mechanics
Spiral Hand Tie Techniques
Trends in Personal Flowers
Instruction Module Five
Tropical Flower Care &
Fibonacci Theory in Design
Advanced Theory of Line in Design
Contemporary Design Applications
Foliage Manipulation Techniques
Marketing Yourself as a Floral Artist
Sourcing Flowers Today
What is the difference between Advanced Floral Design, Classroom Study and Advanced Floral Design, Distance Learning?
While the curriculum and the syllabus are nearly identical, more effort and initiative is required of the Distance Learning student. In the classroom, we buy all of the fresh flowers and organize your classroom day for you. When you study at home, you have to obtain your fresh flowers, plus plan and organize your study time. If you are a motivated individual, and you finish all Instruction Modules fully and completely, then the resulting quality of training is nearly the same. Some students have reported that the experience of purchasing flowers actually increased the value of their experience over a classroom experience.
Can I use different fresh flowers than those suggested for my design projects?
The answer is yes and no. In some projects you may substitute flowers.While others require specific flowers (usually the more common flowers). We will offer a listing of acceptable substitutes where appropriate.
What if I cannot find the flowers that I need for my design projects?
Flowers have such
widespread distribution today, that you will be able to find the
flowers needed for your projects. Even if you live in the
middle of nowhere, there are flowers-by-mail sources that we can
Are there any Time Limits for completing my design projects?
I won't be able to watch over your shoulder as you complete you projects. However, developing good speed in design is critical to profitability. We will offer suggested time benchmarks that you will aim for in designing your projects.
Can I enroll at any time for the Distance Learning Program?
Yes, you can enroll at any time, and proceed at your own pace.
Our distance learning program provides all of the books, learning materials, floral design tools, floral supplies and design materials (with the exception of fresh flowers) that you will need to complete this program.
On receipt of your enrollment and payment we will ship to you your Floral Designers Tool and Supply Kit. This kit contains all of the tools and supplies that you will use throughout the program. The kit will also contain your Floral Design Study Guide and your reference textbook, The American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) Guide to Floral Design.
This is the most complete, highest quality Advanced Floral Distance Learning Program for Floral Design ever offered. Even more exciting is the very reasonable price!
Course Fees of $485 include registration, tuition, books, training DVD and supplies. Additional fees include a tool kit, $175 and shipping & handling, $110. The student will have to provide at their own expense various fresh flowers and foliages, a camera, and a calculator.
The fee breakdown is as follows:
Registration Fee $45.00
Tuition Costs $200.00
Books, DVD-videos, Supplies $240.00
Total Program Fees $485.00
Tool Kit $175.00* free with full payment enrollment
Shipping & Handling $110.00, (continental U.S.)
Full Enrollment $595.00
Thank You FDI for the incredible training, which inspired my design confidence! I just landed a great design job! Kim
have thoroughly enjoyed the videos and the kind of communication your
school is known for. I feel that my status as a student in your
distance learning means that I am cared for by the school. This is
not an easy thing to accomplish via distance learning. You all do a
fabulous job making this an intimate and a positive experience for
the distance learner. Bottom line, I really am enjoying your school.
You all are doing a fabulous job serving those of us in the distance
learning community. Bravo! Gwen
I just want to take a moment after finishing my module 7 (almost half of the course!!) to let you know how I'm feeling about this great distance learning experience. I am very happy with the course and although it is challenging, and a bit stressful, what I'm learning and experiencing is really, really worth it all. I have been learning a lot and feel that these lessons are exactly what I was looking for. Ana
Finding FDI was the best thing that could have happened to me! After being home with my kids for 10 years, floral design had been a love and a hobby of mine for many years. As my kids all went off to school I had to opportunity to figure out what I really wanted to do career wise. To be able to pursue my education in floral design from my home was a dream-come-true. And to be able to get such a great education and continued support was more than I could have hoped for. Thank you! Kimberly
Design Institute is licensed to conduct a private vocational school
by the Oregon Department of Education. Floral Design Institute is a
member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Education
Partners and is an Approved Educational Pathway to AIFD Certification
FLORAL DESIGN INSTITUTE is part of Floral Design Institute, Inc., an Oregon Corporation. Floral Design Institute, Inc. is located at 1138 NW 17th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 503-223-8089. Floral Design Institute, Inc. is held solely by Leanne and David Kesler. Leanne serves as the Corporation President and Director of Floral Design Institute.
REFUND SCHEDULE AND SCHOOL POLICIES:
Any student may cancel enrollment by giving written notice to the
5 business days after the date of enrollment, or prior to delivery to the student of
any lesson materials, whichever occurs later. If cancellation occurs during that
5 day period, all monies paid to the school by the student shall be refunded. If
lesson materials are in route at the time that the student cancels then the
student must return all materials unopened and in original shipping boxes in
order to receive any refund. The school may retain a fee for all shipping and
2) If the student
cancels their enrollment in the period between the delivery of any
lesson materials and receipt by the school of the first completed lesson materials
the school may retain the registration fee of $45. The “Tool Kit” is a separate item,
may not be returned to the school, and no refund will be given for the tool kit.
The school may retain a fee for all lesson materials, books, videos, and supplies
shipped to the student. The school may retain a fee for all shipping and handling.
3) If the student
cancels their enrollment after receipt by the school of the first
completed lesson and up to 50 percent of the completed lesson assignments,
the student shall be entitled to a pro rata refund of the total tuition cost of the
distance learning program. The “Tool Kit” is a separate item, may not be returned
to the school, and no refund will be given for the tool kit. The school may retain a
fee for all lesson materials, books, videos, and supplies shipped to the student.
The school may retain a fee for all shipping and handling.
4) If the student
cancels their enrollment after receipt by the school of 50 percent of
the completed lesson assignments, the school may retain 100 percent of the total
tuition costs, plus the registration fee. The “Tool Kit” is a separate item, may not be
returned to the school, and no refund will be given for the tool kit. The school may
retain a fee for all lesson materials, books, DVDs, and supplies shipped to the
student. The school may retain a fee for all shipping and handling.
5) Cancellation of
the program is acknowledged to have occurred when written notice
is provided to the school by the student. When a cancellation occurs, a calculation
of allowable charges shall be made using the last completed lesson as the base line.
All course lessons must be completed within one year of enrollment.
teaching materials which make up the Basic Floral Design Distance
Learning Program, including
Lesson Plans, Instruction Design, Curriculum, Study Guides, Training DVDs, Floral Design Training
Techniques, Floral Designs / Arrangements, Quizzes / Exams, Instruction Methods and Techniques
are the intellectual property of Floral Design Institute, Inc., and are © 1988 - 2012, Floral Design
Institute, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Permission is granted to
an exclusive single user for the use of these materials for the
of completing the Basic Floral Design Distance Learning Program. Any other use, including, but not
limited to; reproduction, distribution, republication, and classroom training is strictly prohibited without
prior written permission of Floral Design Institute, Inc.
You all are doing a fabulous job serving those of us in the distance learning community. Bravo! - Gwen
What I'm learning and experiencing in this great distance learning program is really, really worth it all. - Ana
To be able to pursue my education in floral design from my home was a dream-come-true. Finding FDI is the best thing that could have happened to me! - Kimberly