Flower Arrangement
Flower Arrangement

Floral Design

Twin City Garden Club floral arranging classes for 2020-2021 will be an exciting year for our flower arrangers as they improve their abilities to select appropriate containers and design styles. Everyone is welcome to attend these classes.

Designers will need to supply their own containers and clippers. The club will supply foam and plant materials. We will also have containers and clippers available for guests or new members.

In the past two or three years we have explored different design types and styles, such as line, line mass, parallel, horizontal, symmetrical triangles and petite. This year you will be choosing the design type/style that best suits the schedule, space and container. Elements and principles of design will be discussed at each class and the day’s designs will be evaluated according to these characteristics. 

2020-2021 Floral Design Classes

September 15, 2020

Note: This class will be held via Zoom.  Designers will need to create a design prior to the meeting using their own container, foam and plant materials.

Class Title: SEPTEMBER SONG

Using a LOW CONTAINER, express the beauty of the beginning of Fall.

Space allotted – 12”x12”x12”; staged on a table. Underlay permitted.

Principle of the month: Balance

Element of the month: Form

 

October 20, 2020

Note: This class will be held via Zoom.  Designers will need to create a design prior to the meeting using their own container, foam and plant materials.

Class Title: BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES

Using a small BASKET, show off the harvest season.

Space allotted – 24”x24”; staged on a table. Accessory permitted.

Principle of the month – Proportion

Element of the month: Space

 

November 17, 2020

Note: This class will be held via Zoom.  Designers will need to create a design prior to the meeting using their own container, foam and plant materials.

Class Title: FALLING LEAVES

Using a LOW BOWL to support your interpretation of the colorful fall season.

Space allotted – 18”x18”; staged on a table

Principle of the month: Scale

Element of the month: Light

December 2020 (no class)

January 19, 2021

HORTICULTURE GROOMING AND JUDGING

February 16, 2021

Class Title: HEART TO HEART

Use a VASE-SHAPED container to hold your design.

Space allotted – 18”x18”x18”; staged on a table. Underlay required.

Principle of the month: Contrast

Element of the month: Size

 

March 16, 2021

Class Title: ON PARADE

Use a LOW container for “the wearing of the green”

Space allotted – 24”x24”x6”; staged on a table.

Principle of the month: Dominance

Element of the month: Texture

 

April 20, 2021

Class Title: APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS

Use a small BOWL here for exploring your ideas on the April-May connection.

Space allotted 12”x12”x12”; staged on a table.

Principle of the month: Rhythm

Element of the month:  Pattern

Twin City Garden Club is committed to holding National Garden Clubs, Inc. Standard Flower Shows.  Below is a list of flower shows held since 1990.

June 8, 1990 – SALUTE TO AMANDA (First Presbyterian Church, Urbana)

May 9, 1992 – HOME SWEET HOME  (a housewalk, Champaign-Urbana)

 

April 17, 1993 – JOYS OF CHILDHOOD  (Heritage House,  Champaign)

 

Oct. 9, 1994 – TIMES REMEMBERED  (PACA house and other homes)

 

May 25, 1996 – PARADE OF MEMORIES – PATRIOTIC SHOW (Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana)

 

Dec 4, 1999 – A WINTER SONG, A WINTER TALE (Champaign Public Library)

 

Sept. 7, 2002  – FALLING INTO AUTUMN (Illinois Terminal Building, Champaign)

 

Sept. 3, 2005 – DIAMOND JUBILEE – 75 YEARS  (Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana)

 

July 12, 2008 – PRAIRIE HOME (Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana)

 

July 9, 2010 – THE ELEMENTS – EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER (Lincoln Square Mall, U rbana)

 

June 4, 2016 – ME AND MY MONET (Clark Lindsey Village, Urbana)

 

Sept. 2019  – WASTE NOT, WANT NOT (Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Champaign)

Flower Shows