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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Observing and listening to demonstrations each week and creating your own interpretation of the design.
We will all look at our work, take photographs and use constructive criticism.
Read and enjoy flower books.
A continuation course in the Spring.