Circular Arrangements Modified by Georgia Agriculture Education Curriculum June, 2002
Circular Arrangements Mass designs are one of the more popular styles of arrangements Consist of many flowers arranged in a geometric pattern
Circular Arrangements Visualize the geometric pattern of the arrangement and how the finished design will look before beginning. Geometric patterns become a framework that guides the designer.
Circular Arrangements Creativity of the designer is expressed by varying the size of the arrangement, the compactness of the design and the amount of depth of the arrangement
Circular Arrangements Mass designs are based on either the triangle or the circle Four variations of the circle include mounds, cones, ovals, and fans
Circular Mound Design Mound design, also called the nosegay arrangement is designed to be viewed from all sides. Mound Arrangements do not have a focal point
Circular Mound Design Designs may be compact or light and airy Radiation rhythm is important in the construction of a mound All the stem are the same distance from the center of the design.
Circular Mound Design Stems appear to radiate from one point with the mound forming a sphere A line drawn across the top of the design forms a half circle
Circular Mound Design Space between flowers is equal throughout the design. Usually arranged in low round containers. If the container is taller that it is wide, an oval design would be more appropriate
Circular Mound Design Flowers should be evenly distributed over the design Only mass, filler, and sometimes form flowers should be used. Line flowers are never used- they will give the arrangement a spiked appearance.
Circular Mound Design Select one type of mass flower to serve as the primary flower and place all of them into the design at one time. Add secondary or filler flowers afterwards
Circular Mound Design Mass and filler flowers such as carnations, roses, tulips, mums, statice, and baby’s breath, are recommended for mound design Size of flowers is dictated by the size of the design
The Conical Design First introduced in the Byzantine period (A.D. 320- 600) Foliage was arranged in containers to resemble cone-shaped trees.
Conical Design Flowers and fruit often spiraled from the base to the top of the arrangement Design is often varied from its original design to appear less formal
Conical Design The cone is similar in shape to the pyramids even though it is rounded
Oval Arrangement Holds the viewer’s eye within the circular pattern created by the design. Sometimes used at the altar of a church or at the end of a room Large oval designs are also used at wedding receptions and parties
Fan Arrangement One sided arrangement The arrangement gets its name from the open fan silhouette created by the design
Fan Arrangement Fan arrangements are often used as flowers for the church altar, banquet arrangements, and basket designs for sympathy flowers