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Floral Design

 

The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer now offers floral design classes that can be taken individually or as part of the Floral Design Certificate program. This brings students a well-rounded experience with design, enabling them to transfer what is learned in class immediately into their home or business settings.

 

Read about one recent student's experience here.

 

 


Floral Design Certificate

 

To satisfy the requirements for the Mercer County Community College Floral Design Certificate, students must complete Basic Floral Design and ten additional classes equaling a total of eleven classes. Each course is three hours in length totalling 33 hours for the program. Once all eleven classes have been completed, the program final will consist of students presenting their final portfolio and floral design to three college panelists for evaluation.

 

The variety of courses offered in this certificate program cover many design techniques from corsage construction and tropical floral designs to armature design work. Students must successfully complete all eleven chosen classes within the two year time frame that begins with "Basic Floral Design."  Please note: Senior Citizen Discount is not applicable to these classes.

 

Prerequisite required for all additional floral design courses: Basic Floral Design (offered every semester)

 

1. Cascading Wedding Bouquets (offered spring of even numbered years)
2. Tropical Triangle Floral Design (offered spring of even numbered years)
3. Crescent & Hogarth Curve Floral Design (offered spring of odd numbered years)
4. Floral Designs to Accent Cakes (offered spring of odd numbered years)
5. Hand Tied Wedding Bouquets (offered spring of odd numbered years)
6. Armature Based Floral design (offered fall of odd numbered years)
7. Corsages, Boutonnieres and Hair Florals (offered fall of odd numbered years)
8. Pave’ Floral Design (offered fall of odd numbered years)
9. Floral Tablescapes (offered fall of even numbered years)
10. Horizontal and Vertical Floral Designs (offered fall of even numbered years)
11. Organic Floral Design (offered fall of even numbered years)
12. Funeral Floral Design (offered spring of even numbered years)

 

All classes are held in Mercer County Community College's
Greenhouse Complex, home of the horticulture credit program.

 

Basic Floral Design

Do you love flowers? Have you always wanted to learn floral design?  This class is perfect for beginners.  We will discuss the Principles and Elements of Floral Design.  You will learn how to create a vased floral arrangement ribbon bow and foam based floral using industry standard techniques.  The two floral designs made in class will be yours to take home and enjoy or share. Cost: $95
NCFLO-CS001-01
January 23

1 session / Tuesday / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Deborah Moyer, Floral Designer

Funeral Floral Designs
Life celebrations are beautifully complimented by flowers. In this class, learn how to design an easel spray and urn wreath to serve as wonderful tributes to a loved one. Both floral pieces created will be yours to take home at the end of the class. Cost: $95

NCLFO-CS013-01

February 20

1 session / Tuesday / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Deborah Moyer, Floral Designer

 

Cascading Floral Wedding Bouquets
A bride’s day is not complete without the beautiful shower of her floral bouquet. Using two different techniques (bouquet foam holder and chicken wire hand tied), learn how to create two cascading floral bouquets which will be yours to keep after the class. Cost: $95

NCLFO-CS002-01

March 20

1 session / Tuesday / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Deborah Moyer, Floral Designer

 

Tropical Triangle Floral Designs

The tropical regions of the world offer some of the most unique and beautiful flowers for design use. Using a triangular geometric form, learn how to work with these vibrant tropical flowers. Cost: $95

NCLFO-CS003-01

April 17

1 session / Tuesday / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Deborah Moyer, Floral Designer

 

 


Get in the spirit of the holidays with the following Personal Interest course:

 

Holiday Lantern Floral Design
Decorate for the holiday in style by creating this beautiful centerpiece.  With a candle lit lantern as your focal point, you will design this floral centerpiece using fresh flowers, evergreens and woodland accents. Join us for a festive night filled with holiday music, cookies and warm memories. Cost: $70

NCHOM-CS001-01

December 13 / 1 session / Wednesday / 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Instructor: Deborah Moyer, Floral Designer

Class meets at the Mercer County Community College Horticulture Greenhouse Complex

 


CONTACT US :

Registration Desk: 609-570-3311
Register online here.

Unless otherwise noted, Continuing Studies students must be 18 years of age or older.

REFUND POLICY
10 or more days before the beginning of a class: 100% refund

Less than 10 days before class start date: no refund

Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card; cash and check payments will be refunded via a check from MCCC.

 

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