About the Course
At the home of LuLu I run courses/day workshops from my garden room/summerhouse nestled within a beautiful array of woodland surroundings. I have over 10 years worth of fabulous exciting experience of retail floristry and events. Four years of passing on and inspiring others through my teaching is a constant ambition of mine. Creating with flowers is just my passion!
Floral art for beginners
This course aims to demonstrate to students how to use plant material to its best advantage, exploring how to select and condition the plant material they will be using. This will include a woodland walk to forage materials and pruning techniques will be explored.
The course will also cover seasonal designs with a focus on the theme of Autumn/Winter, principles and elements of design within floristry, floristry techniques, wiring, spiralling and gift wrapping your products.
Week One Students will create an arrangement in Oasis floral foam, using seasonal flowers and foliage. Students will explore how to use a variety of different containers and accessories. Students will explore how the colour wheel is used within the floristry industry and how to incorporate different shaped designs and colours based on a specific finished arrangement. A practical session with tutor demonstrations.
Week Two Students will cover the basics in wiring techniques and create a buttonhole, corsage or accessory piece that can be worn to any occasion. The theme of autumn/winter will be used as a strong design focus, using glittered twigs, beads, buttons and foraged seed heads and foliage. Students will be required to bring flowers, foliage and an item they wish decorate. A practical session with tutor demonstrations.
Week Three Students will create a hand-tied posy of flowers demonstrating the spiralling technique. Students will focus on Christmas gifts and table centrepieces in this lesson. Students will explore how to gift wrap an aqua bouquet (hand tied arrangement in a water bubble) using ribbon to create a bow and incorporating accessories into the design. Students will use techniques from week 2 to customise their design with beads, twigs, baubles and cinnamon sticks. Students will be required to bring flowers and foliage, a small amount of Cellophane, wire edged Christmas ribbon, watering can/jug, 2 sheets of tissue paper and string.
Week Four Students will be set a design brief given on week 3 which will involve a theme and the option of creating one of three designs they have learnt over the first 3 weeks of the course, which are:
◾An arrangement in oasis floral foam
◾A wired accessory piece
◾A hand tied posy
Students will make a mood board encompassing the theory design basics learnt so far and the reason why they have chosen to create their specific piece. This will be an optional homework task on week 3. A Practical lesson where students will be free to create their chosen piece based on the theme 'winter wonderland'.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Discover how to construct beautiful arrangements using flowers and foliage. Students will explore a variety of different designs, with both contemporary and traditional techniques being demonstrated. A basic floristry toolkit would be advantageous as students are required to bring their own tools. Recommended items: Oasis multipurpose scissors, secateurs, wire cutters, floristry pot tape, floristry gutta tape, ball of gardening string, sellotape, stapler.
Flowers are to be supplied by the learner each week and a list will be provided upon signing up. We can provide materials but feel that choosing your own materials is all part of the learning environment.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.