Floral Design

The group accommodates all levels of abilities; class participants work on different styles of design. You can just come and observe too. Bring your own container (no clear glass) or purchase 2 basic black containers (square and rectangle) for $20 and use them throughout the year.

Time: Third Thursday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Home of Lynn MacFarland

Home is on a court. You may park in the driveway and if you park your compact all the way forward, another compact can park behind.
Design members are willing to drive others who do not wish to drive at night. Please contact Lynn before the Tuesday so she can arrange your carpool.

For more information, please contact Lynn MacFarland at FloralDesign@lavgc.org.

Our designs will follow the Handbook for Flower Shows, using the Elements of Design and the Principles of Design.

Flower Design Group will be making a monochromatic line or line mass design at Lynn MacFarland's home on January 18 from 7 to 9 PM.

Monochromatic: one (1) color (hue) and all its related tints, tones and shades excluding pure achromatic colors (black, white, grey). Container should be the same color as the flowers or an achromatic color (white, black or grey only).

Foliage and line material should be the color you have chosen or achromatic. Our group may use any color of foliage that is becoming to your design.

Bring plant material with varying shapes, sizes and textures.

September 2017 Vertical Design

October Horizontal Design.

November NO MEETING. Happy Thanksgiving!

December NO MEETING. Happy Holidays!
Wreath-type design is often seen during the holidays. You are welcome to the lesson and ideas from the internet.

January, 2018 Monochromatic line or line mass design


The National Handbook describes both Creative and Traditional styles. These are not design types, but how you present your plant material. Creative designs use contrast and dominance with plant material and voids to create rhythm (positive and negative space or "plastic organization".) We are going to concentrate on the two elements of design (size and space) and particularly appreciate contrast, dominance and rhythm. All elements of design and all principles of design should be followed. Look at art and apply the principles to your creative designs.

Ikebana has many schools of floral design. For more information see Ikebana International San Francisco . They meet on the 3rd Friday during the day.

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