Floristry for Beginners

Learn how to make beautiful flower designs. This course is for those who love bringing flowers into their home, or who are flower arranging for events or considering a career in floristry. An introduction into basic floristry techniques so that you will be able to create designs for your home. Materials and equipment are extra.

START DATE AND TIME:
Wed, 20th September 2017
1900 - 2100
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL015A
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

Katherine Turnbull

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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Learn how to make beautiful flower designs. This course is for those who love bringing flowers into their home, or who are flower arranging for events or considering a career in floristry. An introduction into basic floristry techniques so that you will be able to create designs for your home. Materials and equipment are extra.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Learn how to care for and condition your flowers.
  • Make designs and arrangements to take home each week.
  • Learn common and botanical flower names.
  • Learn basic wiring and taping skills.
  • Learn about colour, form and texture.

  • COURSE CONTENT

    You will learn how to create a range of different kinds of flower arrangements. You will also learn about different types of flowers and foliage, colour schemes and design. You will also learn how to wire flowers in preparation for more advanced wedding work. You will learn how to care for your flowers to prolong their life.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    Observing and listening to demonstrations each week and creating your own interpretation of the design.
    One to one help and advice.
    Discussions.
    Handouts.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    You should enjoy being creative with flowers and have a desire to learn new floristry skills in a fun evening class, creating your own arrangements.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    We will all look at our work, take photographs and use constructive criticism.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Read and enjoy flower books.
    Look in florist shops to acquaint yourself with the different flowers available.
    Visit any local or national events or competitions, i.e. The South of England Show, The Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    – A bucket in which to place your flowers.
    – Sturdy scissors or secateurs and a sharp knife.
    – A cloth and a bin liner for your waste.
    – Paper to work on to clear away flower waste.

    Oasis, containers, cellophane, wires and other equipment can be purchased from the tutor, or you can bring your own.
    A list of items will be provided nearer the course start date, detailing items that need to be brought to the first evening session. The tutor will give you a handout for the materials for the next week at the end of each session.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    A continuation course in the Spring.

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