Express your creativity in the ever popular art of floral design. You will learn proper care and handling techniques, the elements and principles of design and basic flower arranging skills as you create beautiful arrangements in fresh or silk flowers. Topics include conditioning fresh flowers, using floral foam, tape, wire and more. Bring in outside supplies (even from your own gardens) to finish arrangements in varying styles as you work under the guidance of our expert instructor. This fun and informative course is designed for beginners, but is open to all skill levels. Suggested supplemental text: flower arranging - Step-By-Step Instructions For Everyday Designs - Teresa P. Lanker. This class is the first of four needed to achieve CPCC's Floral Design Certificate.