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Floral Techniques are the most important skills you need to master if you want to be of any importance in this profession. Once knowing them, all your floral…
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Valentine's Day is coming soon! Heart structures will be very popular again! They can be small and commercial or a little bigger and more artistic. In the marketing part of our EFDE course we teach our students to prepare structures for the holidays well in advance so that we can provide high-quality floristry on these very busy days. It is just a matter of good time management and planning. #valentine Design, Art, Land Art, Floral, Commercial, Flora, Popular, Heart, Education
Valentine's Day is coming soon! Heart structures will be very popular again! They can be small and commercial or a little bigger and more artistic. In the marketing part of our EFDE course we teach our students to prepare structures for the holidays well in advance so that we can provide high-quality floristry on these very busy days. It is just a matter of good time management and planning. #valentine
The motto of our EFDE training: Less is more. Don't use lavish, expensive flowers and containers, but be creative. As our German colleagues often say: "In der Beschränkung zeigt sich erst der Meister!!" Translated, this means that you can really show your craftsmanship and skill when you are limited in the materials you can use. The tulips used here are on the bulb. https://floristic.com Arrangement, Florist, Modern Flower, Garden Art Diy, Floral Art Design, Floristry
The motto of our EFDE training: Less is more. Don't use lavish, expensive flowers and containers, but be creative. As our German colleagues often say: "In der Beschränkung zeigt sich erst der Meister!!" Translated, this means that you can really show your craftsmanship and skill when you are limited in the materials you can use. The tulips used here are on the bulb. https://floristic.com
Happy 2023! Let flowers make you happy!! Learning, Flowers, Happy New Year, Let It Be, Are You Happy, Happy
Happy 2023! Let flowers make you happy!!
Also, the typical Christmas decoration can be very beautiful. We always teach our students of the EFDE never to neglect the traditional customers as switching from traditional (figurative) to abstract in the blink of an eye, can chase away all your current customers before the new ones arrived! So the process of change needs to be achieved gradually if you want to keep your business alive! https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE #StefAdriaenssens #flowerevents Christmas Decorations, Workshop, Christmas, Christmas Wreaths, Décor, Christmas Floral, Flower Clubs
Also, the typical Christmas decoration can be very beautiful. We always teach our students of the EFDE never to neglect the traditional customers as switching from traditional (figurative) to abstract in the blink of an eye, can chase away all your current customers before the new ones arrived! So the process of change needs to be achieved gradually if you want to keep your business alive! https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE #StefAdriaenssens #flowerevents
Also, the typical Christmas decoration can be very beautiful. We always teach our students of the EFDE (@Sikastone) never to neglect the traditional customers as switching from traditional (figurative) to abstract in the blink of an eye, can chase away all your current customers before the new ones arrived! So the process of change needs to be achieved gradually if you want to keep your business alive! https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE #floraldesigner Traditional, Decoration, Simple, Noel, Bricolage
Also, the typical Christmas decoration can be very beautiful. We always teach our students of the EFDE (@Sikastone) never to neglect the traditional customers as switching from traditional (figurative) to abstract in the blink of an eye, can chase away all your current customers before the new ones arrived! So the process of change needs to be achieved gradually if you want to keep your business alive! https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE #floraldesigner
How to make your Christmas compositions more original? This is a very difficult task we give our students in the EFDE. Not one single festival is more traditional than Xmas so, in order to stay recognizable ( a Law of design) we need to adapt our designs to certain traditional standards! Such an interesting process!! In this composition, you can see how a simple spiralwise bent steel rod can give our Xmas tree a different interpretation and feel. https://floristic.com
Alternative Xmas tree!
How to make your Christmas compositions more original? This is a very difficult task we give our students in the EFDE. Not one single festival is more traditional than Xmas so, in order to stay recognizable ( a Law of design) we need to adapt our designs to certain traditional standards! Such an interesting process!! In this composition, you can see how a simple spiralwise bent steel rod can give our Xmas tree a different interpretation and feel. https://floristic.com
Why are so few florists creative with plants, although each year plants realize a bigger turnover in the flower industry? Why is it harder to be creative with plants than with flowers? I am quite sure it is just a mindset we need to change! Plants have a lot of advantages compared with flowers. Certainly, durability needs to be taken into consideration. Plants have a much longer living cycle than flowers. Here is an example with very common and cheap material but a lot of visual impact. Plants, Hanging, Hanging Decor, Abstract Floral, Abstract
Abstract hanging decoration with reeds.
Why are so few florists creative with plants, although each year plants realize a bigger turnover in the flower industry? Why is it harder to be creative with plants than with flowers? I am quite sure it is just a mindset we need to change! Plants have a lot of advantages compared with flowers. Certainly, durability needs to be taken into consideration. Plants have a much longer living cycle than flowers. Here is an example with very common and cheap material but a lot of visual impact.
Even in times with extremely expensive flowers, like Xmas, we can still create wonderful abstract compositions. Even with 1 flower. One rose stands central in this work and is wrapped in a frame of red Cornus and Salix. Such work asks for the necessary accessories like pearls, and decorative aluminum wire. As a clever student in the EFDE, he/she knows that if you keep the base a bit open, you can easily replace the rose with a new one. https://floristic.com Salix, One Rose, Create, Floral Design, Rose
1 Decorated rose can bring a stronger story than a truck of flowers!
Even in times with extremely expensive flowers, like Xmas, we can still create wonderful abstract compositions. Even with 1 flower. One rose stands central in this work and is wrapped in a frame of red Cornus and Salix. Such work asks for the necessary accessories like pearls, and decorative aluminum wire. As a clever student in the EFDE, he/she knows that if you keep the base a bit open, you can easily replace the rose with a new one. https://floristic.com
The confrontation with fellow florists from time to time is very interesting to check your place in the floral world. The most challenging is that you need much more than just your technical knowledge and experience. Time and stress management is extremely important for competitions but also in the education of young florists. So, in each Module of the EFDE we confront students with stress and time restrictions to train them for future competitions. https://floristic.com #floraleducation #EFDE Floral Education, Techniques, Competition, Confront
Floral competitions make you improve yourself
The confrontation with fellow florists from time to time is very interesting to check your place in the floral world. The most challenging is that you need much more than just your technical knowledge and experience. Time and stress management is extremely important for competitions but also in the education of young florists. So, in each Module of the EFDE we confront students with stress and time restrictions to train them for future competitions. https://floristic.com #floraleducation #EFDE
If a florist wants to be successful he needs to be able to work together with other people as you will never be able to handle such a big workload all alone! So in our EFDE classes, we oblige students to make some group works. Like designing and creating hotel lobby decorations or shop window decorations. The hardest is agreeing on the right design. As many people in the group as many designs and opinions. At such a moment you can see who has the capability to be a leader and who follows. Inspiration, Event, Flower School, Shop Window, Window Decor
If a florist wants to be successful he needs to be able to work together with other people as you will never be able to handle such a big workload all alone! So in our EFDE classes, we oblige students to make some group works. Like designing and creating hotel lobby decorations or shop window decorations. The hardest is agreeing on the right design. As many people in the group as many designs and opinions. At such a moment you can see who has the capability to be a leader and who follows.
Christmas compositions we can create in 1000 different ways. It all depends on the creativity of the designer which way will be chosen. We can limit ourselves to the very traditional approach or go for a more modern interpretation. In our EFDE education, we teach our students that in contemporary floral art we need to abstract our figurative ideas. In this example, the conical tree shape is being replaced with red wool to create Xmas trees. It is a cheap way to create a lot of visual impact. Christmas Stage, Christmas Tablescapes, Contemporary Christmas, Xmas Table Decorations, Christmas Deco, Xmas Trees, Xmas Tree
Spectacular Xmas table decoration created with wool.
Christmas compositions we can create in 1000 different ways. It all depends on the creativity of the designer which way will be chosen. We can limit ourselves to the very traditional approach or go for a more modern interpretation. In our EFDE education, we teach our students that in contemporary floral art we need to abstract our figurative ideas. In this example, the conical tree shape is being replaced with red wool to create Xmas trees. It is a cheap way to create a lot of visual impact.
Abstract Xmas can be as beautiful as the traditional one! Also here very minimalistic use of materials but look how many details there are inside this work. One of our favorite subjects in Module 1 of the EFDE is discovering several techniques with simple metal wire. Here, self-created chicken wire defines the outline of the composition. Christmas balls are used as water containers. As roses are big water consumers they are much more efficient than plain water tubes. https://floristic.com Metal, Composition, Roses, Wire, Metal Wire
Abstract Xmas can be as beautiful as the traditional one! Also here very minimalistic use of materials but look how many details there are inside this work. One of our favorite subjects in Module 1 of the EFDE is discovering several techniques with simple metal wire. Here, self-created chicken wire defines the outline of the composition. Christmas balls are used as water containers. As roses are big water consumers they are much more efficient than plain water tubes. https://floristic.com
One of the most fulfilling tasks for a florist is to make big decorations like hotel lobby designs. Students of the EFDE are extremely fond of learning about this type of floral art. Here is an example of a decoration at the entrance of the restaurant made at the 5* Kande Hotel in Guangzhou, China. These minimalistic structures are made with willow and Gloriosa. https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #christmas #christmasflowers #EFDE #floraldesigner #lobbydecoration Guangzhou, China, Entrance, Lobby Designs
Exceptional hotel lobby decoration in China!
One of the most fulfilling tasks for a florist is to make big decorations like hotel lobby designs. Students of the EFDE are extremely fond of learning about this type of floral art. Here is an example of a decoration at the entrance of the restaurant made at the 5* Kande Hotel in Guangzhou, China. These minimalistic structures are made with willow and Gloriosa. https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #christmas #christmasflowers #EFDE #floraldesigner #lobbydecoration
Why not divert from the usual decoration but still stay unique? This is what we teach our students on the EFDE. It is not necessary to reinvent the wheel but try to rethink it so to make it more interesting again! Thousands of wreaths are made at this time of the year. Why not cut out a piece and replace it with Cornus branches? It creates a certain tension and makes the composition more interesting for the eye! https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE Wreaths, Branches
Special Christmas wreath with Cornus
Why not divert from the usual decoration but still stay unique? This is what we teach our students on the EFDE. It is not necessary to reinvent the wheel but try to rethink it so to make it more interesting again! Thousands of wreaths are made at this time of the year. Why not cut out a piece and replace it with Cornus branches? It creates a certain tension and makes the composition more interesting for the eye! https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE
Another unusual Christmas wreath where we learn students of the EFDE to think 'out of the box'. Why can wreaths only be flat on the table or hanging on the wall? If you put it on legs, you create an extra dimension and more tension. It also gives us the opportunity to hand something under it. Oasis Floral Foam basis. @oasis.floralproducts.benelux #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE https://floristic.com Xmas Wreaths, Christmas Arrangements, Christmas Ideas, Xmas
Alternative Xmas wreath
Another unusual Christmas wreath where we learn students of the EFDE to think 'out of the box'. Why can wreaths only be flat on the table or hanging on the wall? If you put it on legs, you create an extra dimension and more tension. It also gives us the opportunity to hand something under it. Oasis Floral Foam basis. @oasis.floralproducts.benelux #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE https://floristic.com
Simple Xmas decoration made with a pine cone, red ribbon, Abies, and some typical Xmas attributes. A fast and simple way to create the right atmosphere! https://floristic.com #Xmas #christmas #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE #EFDME #StefAdriaenssens #flowerevents #florist #floralinspiration #lovemyjob #flowerpower #floralartist #Sikastone #sikastone_floristry_education #steffloraldesign #events #architecture #floralarchitecture #unique #masterclass #flowerschool #floraldesigner Architecture, Christmas Ornaments
Simple Xmas decoration made with a pine cone, red ribbon, Abies, and some typical Xmas attributes. A fast and simple way to create the right atmosphere! https://floristic.com #Xmas #christmas #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE #EFDME #StefAdriaenssens #flowerevents #florist #floralinspiration #lovemyjob #flowerpower #floralartist #Sikastone #sikastone_floristry_education #steffloraldesign #events #architecture #floralarchitecture #unique #masterclass #flowerschool #floraldesigner
This work we often use in our EFDE training to explain all about the Laws of Design, as most of them are present in this work. So, after learning the Laws we can analyze floral compositions objectively. If we follow these rules, we will be able to create compositions that are so strong and comfortable for our eyes. Learning theory is unavoidable if you want to create outstanding work. You can not only improve your own floral compositions but will also notice so many mistakes made in current flor Diy, Flower Stands, Floral Decor, Modern Floral Arrangements, Contemporary Flower Arrangements, Modern Flower Arrangements, Floral Art Arrangements
This work we often use in our EFDE training to explain all about the Laws of Design, as most of them are present in this work. So, after learning the Laws we can analyze floral compositions objectively. If we follow these rules, we will be able to create compositions that are so strong and comfortable for our eyes. Learning theory is unavoidable if you want to create outstanding work. You can not only improve your own floral compositions but will also notice so many mistakes made in current flor
A very important, and interesting part of the European Floral Design Education is Land Art. We invest in it for several reasons. First of all, it is the perfect opportunity to show young "big-city-youth" the importance and beauty of nature. But, also we need to consider nature as the ultimate base of our profession. By observing pure nature we can get a lot of inspiration. Also, Land Art is only Land Art when it is created with materials we find on the spot we are. Again, this means a lot of re Nature, City
A very important, and interesting part of the European Floral Design Education is Land Art. We invest in it for several reasons. First of all, it is the perfect opportunity to show young "big-city-youth" the importance and beauty of nature. But, also we need to consider nature as the ultimate base of our profession. By observing pure nature we can get a lot of inspiration. Also, Land Art is only Land Art when it is created with materials we find on the spot we are. Again, this means a lot of re
A student's interpretation of a glamelia. So nice to see them adapting the knowledge you offered them in a new original way! Split bamboo slices create the background of this wonderful composition, creating extra tension to the sterile shape of the composite flower. https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE #EFDME #StefAdriaenssens #flowerevents #florist #floralinspiration #lovemyjob #flowerpower #floralartist #Sikastone #sikastone_floristry_education #steffloraldes Nice, Floral Art
A student's interpretation of a glamelia. So nice to see them adapting the knowledge you offered them in a new original way! Split bamboo slices create the background of this wonderful composition, creating extra tension to the sterile shape of the composite flower. https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE #EFDME #StefAdriaenssens #flowerevents #florist #floralinspiration #lovemyjob #flowerpower #floralartist #Sikastone #sikastone_floristry_education #steffloraldes
The first time we used this table setting was during one of our own floral events in Belgium but afterward, we created it several times in our EFDE Module 2 as an "Alice in Wonderland" table decoration context. Every time we try to alter it a bit, according to the season or materials available. In a creative way, you can vary constantly without killing the concept. Also here the technicality of the project is quite high and asks for quite some skills and techniques to finish it properly! If you Gallery, Bloemen, Display Design, Store Displays, Party Design, Tea Display
The first time we used this table setting was during one of our own floral events in Belgium but afterward, we created it several times in our EFDE Module 2 as an "Alice in Wonderland" table decoration context. Every time we try to alter it a bit, according to the season or materials available. In a creative way, you can vary constantly without killing the concept. Also here the technicality of the project is quite high and asks for quite some skills and techniques to finish it properly! If you
The value of any floral education can be measured by the result of its students. Not just copying the work of the teacher or other florists but generating new and innovative ideas themselves! It doesn't need to be perfect from the first time. The investment of time to create new ideas in a technically acceptable way should be preferred above a perfect copy. After Module 3 of the EFDE, students only get a very limited time to prepare for their examination and their budget is ridiculously small so Ideas, Innovative Ideas, Result
The value of any floral education can be measured by the result of its students. Not just copying the work of the teacher or other florists but generating new and innovative ideas themselves! It doesn't need to be perfect from the first time. The investment of time to create new ideas in a technically acceptable way should be preferred above a perfect copy. After Module 3 of the EFDE, students only get a very limited time to prepare for their examination and their budget is ridiculously small so
As autumn is coming, branches are available again. In our EFDE classes which take part in autumn, winter, or spring we often use multiple varieties of branches. My utmost favorite is red Cornus (Cornus alba 'Sibirica')! They are not only quite straight but also easy to 'massage'. After applying this technique they are extremely bendable and can be attached in practically any shape. The advantage of this material is that it also dries very beautifully. The black variety ('Kesselringii) also keep David, Bamboo, Art Floral
As autumn is coming, branches are available again. In our EFDE classes which take part in autumn, winter, or spring we often use multiple varieties of branches. My utmost favorite is red Cornus (Cornus alba 'Sibirica')! They are not only quite straight but also easy to 'massage'. After applying this technique they are extremely bendable and can be attached in practically any shape. The advantage of this material is that it also dries very beautifully. The black variety ('Kesselringii) also keep
Project floristry is the summum for every florist but it asks for a load of technical knowledge and skills that can only be acquired through proper education. Creating a perfect color gradation is one of the most difficult things to realize!! Here, you can see a great example of how to do so. The most important is that colors gradually change from one color to the other! Another skill that is taught consequently in our EFDE system education. https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign Floral Arrangements, Flower Arrangements, Flower Show, Beautiful Flower Arrangements, Floral Centerpieces
Project floristry is the summum for every florist but it asks for a load of technical knowledge and skills that can only be acquired through proper education. Creating a perfect color gradation is one of the most difficult things to realize!! Here, you can see a great example of how to do so. The most important is that colors gradually change from one color to the other! Another skill that is taught consequently in our EFDE system education. https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign
In Module 3 we teach you how to create minimalistic compositions like this. Only steel grass (Xanthorrhoea johnsonii) and white calla lilies (Zantedeschia aetiopica) make a strong and seemingly easy composition. Gluing the grasses stem by stem, however, is a very precise and extremely difficult job. This a great challenge for the more experienced florist. Also, these grasses dry perfectly so the composition can be refreshed over and over again with fresh flowers! Very technical composition alth
In Module 3 we teach you how to create minimalistic compositions like this. Only steel grass (Xanthorrhoea johnsonii) and white calla lilies (Zantedeschia aetiopica) make a strong and seemingly easy composition. Gluing the grasses stem by stem, however, is a very precise and extremely difficult job. This a great challenge for the more experienced florist. Also, these grasses dry perfectly so the composition can be refreshed over and over again with fresh flowers! Very technical composition alth
The optimum of the "less is more" rule we use in our EFDE education. 90 packages of Aristea confusa (Typha grass) and 1 branch of Phalaenopsis orchids for this masterpiece. Diameter of 100 cm. 70 man-hours of work knotting and weaving. The advantage of using this material is that it dries perfectly and keeps beautiful for years. What a challenge https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE #EFDME #StefAdriaenssens #flowerevents #florist #floralinspiration #lovemyjob #flowe Florist Design, Phalaenopsis, Hanging Garden
The optimum of the "less is more" rule we use in our EFDE education. 90 packages of Aristea confusa (Typha grass) and 1 branch of Phalaenopsis orchids for this masterpiece. Diameter of 100 cm. 70 man-hours of work knotting and weaving. The advantage of using this material is that it dries perfectly and keeps beautiful for years. What a challenge https://floristic.com #floraleducation #floraldesign #flowers #EFDE #EFDME #StefAdriaenssens #flowerevents #florist #floralinspiration #lovemyjob #flowe
Whatever color trendwatchers want us to promote for Christmas, red and green are unbeatable. The traditional X-mas colors were in our 34-year florist career selling best. Even up to a rate of 80/20 percent. So trendy colors were never really popular. A proof that massive marketing can not always influence consumers' behavior. Traditions sometimes are stronger than we realize. At the EFDE we inform our students of future trends but also warn them for the traps that traditions can inflict in thei Holiday Decor, Christmas Tree, Red, Green, Trends
Whatever color trendwatchers want us to promote for Christmas, red and green are unbeatable. The traditional X-mas colors were in our 34-year florist career selling best. Even up to a rate of 80/20 percent. So trendy colors were never really popular. A proof that massive marketing can not always influence consumers' behavior. Traditions sometimes are stronger than we realize. At the EFDE we inform our students of future trends but also warn them for the traps that traditions can inflict in thei
In autumn we traditionally work with warm colors. What about the idea to create our own container with wire, paper, and glue and cover the surface with peat moss? If you do it in the technically correct way as we teach in the EFDE, you will also not lose a drop of peat moss after it dried thoroughly and you brushed it! A perfect way to create a wonderful container you can refill always when you want! Then you only need to use local and seasonal flowers. A good example of ecological and durable f Pots, Seasonal Flowers, Peat Moss, Flower Arrangement
In autumn we traditionally work with warm colors. What about the idea to create our own container with wire, paper, and glue and cover the surface with peat moss? If you do it in the technically correct way as we teach in the EFDE, you will also not lose a drop of peat moss after it dried thoroughly and you brushed it! A perfect way to create a wonderful container you can refill always when you want! Then you only need to use local and seasonal flowers. A good example of ecological and durable f
Christmas will be coming again soon. Even in areas in the world where there is no religious connection to this feast, it is booming commercially over the last decade. Consumers love the cozy and warm atmosphere of this feast. So, for florists all over the world, this is becoming the busiest period of the year. Wreaths are very popular at this time. Advent starts 4 Sundays before X-mass so, 4 candles on a wreath are used to symbolize this period. Each week the following candle will be lit. In th Candles, Dekoration, Advent
Christmas will be coming again soon. Even in areas in the world where there is no religious connection to this feast, it is booming commercially over the last decade. Consumers love the cozy and warm atmosphere of this feast. So, for florists all over the world, this is becoming the busiest period of the year. Wreaths are very popular at this time. Advent starts 4 Sundays before X-mass so, 4 candles on a wreath are used to symbolize this period. Each week the following candle will be lit. In th
An exceptional education like the EFDE needs to attract exceptional students. We are so honored to have gathered a such big amount of students during the last years who were eager to learn all about techniques, marketing, and management! In a time where high standards seem to have lost their value and everything in our community seems to become grey and mediocre, teaching the proper floristry makes me ecstatic. For a teacher in floral art, the ultimate goal is to teach young people as they will People, Teaching, Community, Students, Concert
An exceptional education like the EFDE needs to attract exceptional students. We are so honored to have gathered a such big amount of students during the last years who were eager to learn all about techniques, marketing, and management! In a time where high standards seem to have lost their value and everything in our community seems to become grey and mediocre, teaching the proper floristry makes me ecstatic. For a teacher in floral art, the ultimate goal is to teach young people as they will
Most people only use the rose glamelia for wedding purposes but if you create it the proper way, you can also use it in a vase as it will dry perfectly! In this composition, the central rose is chosen for its thick and rigid stem. The vulnerability of the rose is fortified by gluing a lot of rose pins on the stem to create a strong contrast. The upward spiral of Eucalyptus leaves makes a connection between the vase and the enormous flower head. floristic.com/ #floraleducation #floraldesign #flo Exterior, Vase, Vases
Most people only use the rose glamelia for wedding purposes but if you create it the proper way, you can also use it in a vase as it will dry perfectly! In this composition, the central rose is chosen for its thick and rigid stem. The vulnerability of the rose is fortified by gluing a lot of rose pins on the stem to create a strong contrast. The upward spiral of Eucalyptus leaves makes a connection between the vase and the enormous flower head. floristic.com/ #floraleducation #floraldesign #flo