This practical course will introduce you to the art of arranging flowers for Christmas, using Scandinavian styles as inspiration. It’s a great starting point if you’re a beginner – or are looking to gain some flower arranging confidence, and develop your skills.
You’ll need to bring your own scissors or secateurs, flowers, greenery and mechanics (that’s flower foam, containers and so on).
By the end of this course you’ll be able to
- demonstrate at least 3 different flower arrangements using fresh flowers and foliage,
- explain the care and conditioning needs of the plant materials used,
- identify the seasonal plant materials used for this style
There is no homework requirement for the course, but you will need to provide your own flowers for class each week. Students should budget approximately £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.,
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Laura Follows
Laura has had a very colourful and varied floristry career over the past 21 years; from working for the florist appointed to HRH and being privileged to make the royal families flowers, to creating celebrity flowers for Hollywood stars and designers including Louis Vuitton and meeting a few famous faces along the way! Laura has worked in some very glamorous and beautiful locations in London over the years including the Lord Mayors show, banquets for the rich and famous, prestigious London hotels and companies and even Westminster Abbey. She has covered every step of the floristry career ladder from junior to head florist and managed prestigious London based flower shops.
Teaching since 2002 Laura is qualified through City and Guilds and has a passion for flowers in her genes! She is the 4th generation of florists in the family and loves teaching people and having the privilege of passing on her knowledge and skills to others.
How will I be taught?
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. Students will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/ notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will be send a list of resources you will need to bring for the first week, please ensure we have your current email address for this.
What can I do next?
Further your knowledge and skills with floristry courses at beginners or improvers level. We offer a wide variety of Floristry courses including accredited level 2 courses. Your tutor will be able to advise or alternatively please visit our website at www.kentadulteducation.co.uk for more details.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome from beginners to tose with some experience wanting explore the popular festive Scandinavian style.
Getting to your course
Dartford Adult Education Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DAR/122704/M/LC.
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