Learn how to make beautiful floral designs. This virtual ten week course is for those who love bringing flowers into their home, who may already be flower arranging for events or who are considering a career in floristry. There will be an introduction into basic floristry techniques so that you will be able to create the various designs at home.
You will learn how to create a range of different kinds of floral styles. You will also learn about different types of flowers and foliage, colour schemes and design ideas. Furthermore, you will also learn how to wire flowers in preparation for more advanced floristry work. And 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 virtual evening class environment.
Before this virtual course commences, you will need the following materials to complete the course and you will need to pick them up before the course commences (in a Hove location). The mechanics and sundries will cost £60.00, payable in advance.
Weekly you will need to supply your own flowers and foliage. You will be given help each week on what to buy and where to buy from.
Double and single trays
Metal heart shape
Pearl headed pins
Stemtex and pot tape
Observing and listening to the virtual demonstration (for approximately 30 minutes) each week and then going away and creating your own interpretation of the design (for approximately 1 hour) before reconvening for another virtual session to share and discuss the work.
Everyone will be encouraged to offer constructive criticism so that we all learn together.
We will all look at the work which has been produced, submit photographs and use constructive criticism to help us develop our own styles.
Read and enjoy flower books and magazines.
Look in florist shops to acquaint yourself with the different flowers available. Study the variety of foliage available.
Visit any local or national events or competitions once Covid-19 allows... Find designer florists to follow on Instagram and Facebook. During class Nina will recommend some of her favourites.
A continuation course in the Summer.