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Floristry for Beginners – term 3

Concessionary Fee: £100.00
Course Level


Start Date

Wed 4 May 2022


10 Weeks

Concessionary Fee: £100.00

Course content

  • 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.


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.

Course content:

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.

What do I need to do this course?

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.

Floristry scissors

Double and single trays

Floral bowls

Hat box

Metal heart shape

Floral foam

Oasis fix

Various wires

Pearl headed pins


Cold glue

Stemtex and pot tape

Teaching Methods

  • 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.

    How is your progress checked?

    We will all look at the work which has been produced, submit photographs and use constructive criticism to help us develop our own styles.

    Extra study or practice required at home.

    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.

    What can I do after this course?

    A continuation course in the Summer.

Concessionary Fee: £100.00

Course details

  • Tutor: Nina Tucknott
  • Time: 1900 - 2100
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Summer
  • Location: Chalky Road
  • Full fee: £115
  • Concessionary fee: £100


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