How will I be taught?
The planned design will be demonstrated by the tutor prior to commencement of the practical session during which assistance will be provided by the tutor on a 1:1 basis as required. Other aspects relating to the style of design and materials used will also be covered. At the end of the session the group will come together to review and assess the completed work.
What do I need to bring with me?
Students need to provide their own plant material i.e. foliages and accessories. Good scissors and secateurs, a notebook and pen, a table covering together with a camera/phone for recording your work.
We will be making a swag of about one metre in length. Besides the twine and the binding wire/s (available at minimal cost), the main component of the design is foliage. Listed below are some suggestions though do bring what is available to you.
Foliage Suggestions: with consideration to a variety of shapes and textures:-
Conifer all varieties and colours, Needled Foliages such as Pine/Blue Spruce, Holly (Ilex) variegated and plain with or without berries, beware some hollies are very prickly! Ivy (Hedera helix) – variegated, plain and/or Berried Tree ivy, Eucalyptus, Viburnam Tinus plain flowered or berried. Preserved foliages
Seasonal Decorative Suggestions: Ribbon. Pine Cones, Nuts, Dried Fruits, Artificial flowers and festive decorations as you think appropriate. Berries fresh and artificial.
What can I do next?
We have a range of courses in Floristry. Please ask at Reception or go to our website at www.kent.gov.uk/adulted.
What do I need to join the course
All are welcome !
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.