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Floristry- Foam Free Flower Arranging

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Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Mixed Level
10:00 - 12:00
4 weeks

Get right on trend with by going flower foam free.

You’ll need to bring your own scissors or secateurs, flowers, foliage and mechanics (that’s flower foam, containers and so on - some of these items will be available to buy from the tutor, by prior arrangement).

By the end of this course you’ll be able to confidently:

• use a variety of mechanics as a substitute for flower foam
• design and create a simple table arrangement
• arrange flowers in a tall container
• design and create a modern/grouped arrangement in a footed bowl
• arrange flowers in natural style a narrow trough

There is no homework requirement for the course, but you will need to provide your own flowers for class each week.

Students should budget £10-15 per session for flowers. Buying flowers from the supermarket and supplementing these with greenery from your garden is a cost effective way of providing the necessary course materials.

Mechanics will be available to purchase week by week from the tutor – floral foam, plastic dishes, and so on (by arrangement).

This course will be taught by Julie Davies flower workshops – Julie is an awarding winning florist – BFA Florist Tutor of the year 2016.

There is limited parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby and on-street parking.

To find out more about our floristry courses, watch this short video:

Find out what to expect on our Floristry courses by watching this video.

Floristry video

How will I be taught?

You’ll be taught in person in a classroom setting. There will be a demonstration after which, you’ll be working on your own under the guidance of your tutor. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and answers.

What do I need to bring with me?

Students should budget £10-15 a week to buy their own materials. Some items (mechanics) will be available to buy in class (by prior arrangement), greenery and decorative materials will need to be provided by students.

For the first week you’ll need:

• shall container – a cereal bowl would work well
• pot/anchor tape*
• selection of flowers and greenery

* these items will be available to buy from the tutor (£2.00) by prior arrangement –

It may be cost effective to by a mixed supermarket bunch of flowers for this project, additional greenery will help.

What can I do next?

Further floristry courses with KAE.

What do I need to join the course

This course is for anyone with an interest in learning to arrange flowers, suitable for beginners and those with more experience. .

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/115290/K/NC.