6 Week introductory florist/flower arranging courses Bristol. (£192) Each lesson lasts 2 hours
We are currently taking bookings for the next course, our next beginners course will start in December 2014, exact dates and times below. It will run for 6 weeks on each Saturday, from 12-2pm, lessons last for 2 hours. To reserve your place please email using the contact page.
6 Dec (Round Table displays), 20 Dec (Horizontal top table displays), 10 Jan (Handtied flowers), 17 Jan (Corsages), 24 Jan (Minature flowers) and 31 Jan (Contemporary flowers).
On the 20 Dec following the lesson there will be an extra optional lesson of Christmas wreath making, the price is £30 extra.
The course is suitable for beginners and improvers alike and is a great foundation for breaking into flower arranging.
We hold the course at the St Werburghs Community Centre, just off junction 3 of the M32 in central Bristol. A 50% deposit required at the time of booking, with the balance to be settled in week 1. Please call or email to reserve your place for the next course. Sign up by clicking here
Week 1: Round table posy arrangement Learn the basics of conditioning flowers and floristry, the tools required in floristry, how to use oasis and how to form a traditional table posy arrangement with foliage and flowers. We finish the lesson by looking at future creative and design ideas.
Week 2: Horizontal arrangement Building from week 1, we will use similar techniques and build a horizontal front facing low arrangement. We finish the lesson by looking at future creative and design ideas and how to use coloured wires and other items in arrangements.
Week 3: Hand-tie Aqua Pac arrangement We will learn the basics of building a spiral hand-tie arrangement, what flowers to use, how to condition and prepare the flowers. We will also introduce the basics of aqua-pacs and ribbon techniques. We finish the lesson by looking at future creative and design ideas.
Week 4: Flower Corsages We will make ladies men’s flower corsages, focusing on colours and how to use wires decoratively. We finish the lesson by looking at future creative and design ideas.
Week 5: Miniature arrangements and cupcake flowers (Bring some tiny pots/containers along for this) We will use delicate tiny flowers in miniature arrangements, showing that tiny can also be beautiful. You will need to bring some tiny pots to this lesson, small pill boxes, tiny boxes, etc. We finish the lesson by looking at future creative and design ideas.
Week 6: Contemporary arrangement We will focus on a contemporary frame style arrangement using sticks and flowers within a frame. We will finish the lesson by looking at future creative and design ideas and explore ribbon techniques in more detail.