Floral Design Class: Cluster Look

My 6-week “Intro to Floral Design” class at the Naperville Art League started last week. We have a great group of 8 women interested in floral design for home decor, weddings and as a career. Tonight was our second day and we did “cluster-style” arrangements. We had roses, tulips and stock in bright colors with lily grass to work with. Arrangement style #1 was a bubble bowl with a cluster of roses, stock and tulips inside (segmented by color/texture) and style #2 was a trio of 3 cylinder vases with single flower types in each vase. We also talked about color theory and color palettes and realized that many of the women had analogous palettes, one had a complementary palette, and everyone had a “summer brights” for color scheme as we had a mix of yellow, orange, pinks, white and purple flowers available for class today. Everyone seems to really be getting the hang of things and some very lovely arrangements were created.

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Next week we do “Vintage-Inspired” looks in antique/retro containers. Everyone is bringing their own container/s and we’re working with totally different flower types than today. We’ll have an ethereal mix of things and items with unusual textures including wax flower, spray roses, statice, lisianthus, thistle, and assorted premium foliage. I am very excited to see what the ladies come up with next week!

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  1. michelle hall
    Posted March 8, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    I’m getting married at Brookfield zoo July 17th and need a florist. I have a lot of ideas that I wanted to do myself but will also need a florist to do other ideas. Do you incorporate pre-made work with your own work? I live in New York but will be in town the weekend of April 9th. Also my family is in Northfield so please let me know how close you are to there.
    Thanks so much.