Floristry for Intermediates

Take your floristry skills to the next level. Learn to design stunning arrangements suitable for weddings and other events.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 9th January 2018
1900 - 2100
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL016B
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

Katherine Turnbull

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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Take your floristry skills to the next level. Learn to design stunning arrangements suitable for weddings and other events.

COURSE CONTENT

You will learn how to create 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 preparatin wedding work. We will have a few weeks focusing on wedding designs, so that you will be alble to make flowers for your friends or family.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Learn to make more complicated designs.
  • Learn to make different styles of wedding bouquets.
  • Learn common and botanical flower names.
  • Explore your creativity.

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

Students will require some basic knowledge, e.g.: those that have already completed the Autumn Term will be well-prepared but this is not essential.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

We will 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 variety of flowers available.
Visit any local or national events or competitions, e.g. The South of England Show, The Chelsea Flower Show and The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

If there is enough interest, a field trip to Hampton Court may be arranged this term.


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 Summer Term.

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