Centerpiece Design with Dried and Preserved Flowers

A course by Violeta Gladstone
Floral Stylist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined January 2020
, Floral Stylist

Create floral compositions that give life to any space and explore drying, preserving, and dyeing techniques

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (198)
  • 5141 students

Create floral compositions that give life to any space and explore drying, preserving, and dyeing techniques

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (198)
  • 5141 students
  • 12 lessons (2h 36m)
  • 16 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

Floral design is a way of telling stories and expressing yourself while also getting closer to nature. Floral stylist Violeta Gladstone has worked with brands like Vogue and Burberry and experiments with plants to create compositions that bring personality to any space.

In this course, learn to work with flowers using drying, preserving, and dyeing techniques. Follow Violeta's easy-to-follow steps to design floral centerpieces capable of filling any space with color and originality. If you'd like to keep exploring design with natural elements, learn how to create a headpiece on Violeta's other course, Floral Headpiece: Using Flowers to Create Accessories.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Material and manipulated
  • U3
    U3. Flower arrangement projects
  • U4
    U4. Retouching and maintenance
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start the course by hearing a little bit about Violeta Gladstone as she talks about her work as a floral stylist. She shares her main sources of inspiration and gives you a first glimpse into the inspiring world of floral centerpiece design.

Take a look at the different types of plants and flowers that yield the best results for centerpieces. Learn how to treat fresh flowers using different drying and preserving methods so that they stay beautiful for longer. Violeta teaches you some dyeing and painting techniques for adding splashes of color to your compositions.

Now it's time to start on your centerpiece! She walks you through her process step by step, from the initial brainstorming to selecting the color palette and materials. Using the techniques learned throughout the course, bring your first centerpiece to life using dried and preserved flowers. Afterwards, start on your second 360º design.

Finish up by retouching your arrangement by focusing on levels and color distribution. Hear some final takeaways about how to make your designs last even longer, how to transport them, and how to incorporate fresh flowers for a photoshoot.

What is this course's project?

Make two separate floral compositions: a large centerpiece with dried and preserved materials, and another smaller 360º design.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone passionate about flowers, nature, and artisanal crafts.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is needed for this course.

In terms of materials, all you need is flowers and some basic tools that can be found in craft stores or floral art stores. Your teacher will explain everything about these materials during the course.


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Violeta Gladstone

A course by Violeta Gladstone

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Floral Stylist

After 15 years of professional experience in graphic design, Violeta Gladstone decided to turn her career around and dedicate herself to floral styling. Located in Barcelona, she specializes in using flowers to tell stories in the form of botanical and floral installations, creating accessories such as headpieces and floral design for commercials.

She has dedicated herself solely to floral design for the last four years working with a range of clients, from independent clients to art directors, photographers, and companies like Puig, Rembostyling, L’Illa Diagonal, Valmont Barcelona Bridal Week, and Ifema. You can view her work on her website, social media accounts, and in various magazines.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Material and manipulated

    • Tools and materials
    • Types of flowers and colors
    • Handling flowers: dried and preserved
    • Handling flowers: dyed with dyes and spray
  • U3

    Flower arrangement projects

    • Design process: development of the initial idea
    • First arrangement: frontal 1
    • First arrangement: frontal 2
    • Second arrangement: 360º
  • U4

    Retouching and maintenance

    • Final touches
    • Maintenance and last tips
  • FP

    Final project

    • Floral Centerpiece Design with Drying and Dyeing Techniques

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Centerpiece Design with Dried and Preserved Flowers. Craft, and Design course by Violeta Gladstone

Centerpiece Design with Dried and Preserved Flowers

A course by Violeta Gladstone
Floral Stylist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined January 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (198)
  • 5141 students