Certified Floral Designer

(CFD Feb - Apr 2020)

Certified Floral Designer (CFD®)

This is the first step to become an internationally recognized floral designer and one of the proper ways to participate in the AIFD PFDE (Professional Floral Design Evaluation) should you wish to take the next step in the floral design journey and to pursue AIFD accreditation.

 

Designed and taught by Dr. Solomon Leong CFD AIFD, and based on “The AIFD Guide to Floral Design: Terms, Techniques, and Traditions.”, our CFD® course focuses on the application of design principles with use of different design techniques to achieve an AIFD standard floral arrangement.   Most of all, it is delivered in a systematic way to help you to develop your floral design procedure and style.  At SOLOMON BLOEMEN Flower School, we don’t’ teach you to copy, we inspire you to create!

 

To graduate from this course, you are required to present homework for every lesson learnt, and the final lesson is a timed-constraint based evaluation session.

 

Students who have completed the CFD® and achieve at least 90% attendance will be recommended & arranged by SOLOMON BLOEMEN Flower School, an AIFD® Education Partner, to participate in the AIFD online test to pursue the CFD designation.    

 

This course is one out of the three modules under the International Accreditation Programme.

 

Admission requirement:

  • Have completed at least 4 modules in either fundamental or intermediate floral course from SOLOMON BLOEMEN Flower School

  • Have taken relevant floral design courses (an interview will be required)
     

Note:

Upon successful completion of the AIFD online test, candidates will be awarded with the CFD

designation, a CFD pin and a CFD certificate issued by AIFD.   Proper annual fees and continuing education at AIFD is required to maintained the CFD designation.


Syllabus:

Design elements (Lines / Color / Space / Form etc.)

Design principles (Proportion / Balance / Rhythm / Harmony etc.)

Design procedure

Mechanics

Design techniques



Teacher: Solomon Leong CFD AIFD

Place: Solomon Bloemen
 

Date & Time: Feb - Apr 2020, Thuesdays, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Format: 10 lessons, 2 hours each with a total of 20 hours

 

Lesson 1, 11 Feb 2020 Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lesson 2, 18 Feb 2020 Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lesson 3, 25 Feb 2020 Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lesson 4, 10 Mar 2020 Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lesson 5, 17 Mar 2020 Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lesson 6, 24 Mar 2020 Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lesson 7, 31 Mar 2020 Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lesson 8, 7 Apr 2020 Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lesson 9, 21 Apr 2020 Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm


Lesson10, 28 Apr 2020 Tuesday 7:30pm to 9:30pm


Course Fee: HK$30,000
All floral materials are inclusive
Fee exclusive of examination & certificate fees

For more information on the CFD Program,
please call our school 2521 1798 or email to info@solomonbloemen.com

For details about AIFD CFD (Certified Floral Designer), you can visit the AIFD official website:
http://aifd.org/membership/becoming-a-cfd/

 

 

About Solomon Bloemen and AIFD

Dr. Solomon Leong has been a member of the AIFD since 2002. In 2017, Dr. Solomon Leong has successfully become an AIFD Certified Floral Evaluator/Judge and is proud to be part of the AIFD Floral Demonstration in 2017 National Symposium. Only a handful of flower school in Hong Kong are able to become AIFD Education Partner and more importantly, to successfully lead the students to obtain the AIFD accreditation in the AIFD PFDE (Professional Floral Design Evaluation).

Glossary

 

AIFD – American Institute of Floral Designers

Established in 1965, the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) is, today, the floral industry’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design.    AIFD and its worldwide accredited members are in the forefront of the industry and they are an extraordinary group of talented artists.

 

 

CFD – Certified Floral Designer

In order to become an internationally recognized Certified Floral Designer (CFD), you must attend and successfully complete the appropriate floral design program from an AIFD® Education Partner, like the CFD programme in Solomon Bloemen Flower School and then pass the AIFD online test.  Students will be awarded with the CFD designation by AIFD and be listed in the AIFD online and printed directories.   Proper annual fees and continuing education at AIFD is required to maintained the CFD designation.


 

AIFD PFDE – AIFD Professional Floral Design Evaluation

This is the only way to become an Accredited member of AIFD – participate in the professional Floral Design Evaluation and achieve scores at the level required to receive an invitation to AIFD.

 

This is a four (4) hour hands-on design evaluation consisting of five (5) designs. You must also pass the AIFD online test with 80% or higher to be eligible to participate in PFDE.  Participants must have a cumulative score of 20.0 (4.0 average) with no individual design scoring below 3.75 to be invited as a member of AIFD.

 

National Symposium

Each summer, AIFD presents its acclaimed National Symposium. Considered to be the most important design education event in the floral industry, this dynamic conclave attracts designers, educators and interested individuals from all corners of the world.  And PFDE usually holds prior to the National Symposium.

 

Related References:

AIFD official link - https://aifd.org/

Becoming a Certified Floral Designer (CFD®) - https://aifd.org/membership/becoming-a-cfd/

Becoming an Accredited Member of AIFD® - https://aifd.org/membership/becoming-aifd/

 

2019 Symposium “Awaken” - https://aifd.org/2019-symposium-awaken/

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