April 29 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm - June 24 (Wednesday) 9:00 pm
Coleridge Community College
Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
length of course
Brief Description: Arrange cut summer flowers in a variety of interesting ways on this course using flower arranging and floristry techniques. Be amazed at what you can create using readily available summer
Arrange cut summer flowers in a variety of interesting ways on this course using flower arranging and floristry techniques.
Be amazed at what you can create using readily available summer flowers and foliage. We will create a variety of floral designs including table centrepieces, themed work and floristry. Some prior flower arranging experience will be of benefit. Materials for week 1 are included in the course fee.
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
A love of flowers. Some knowledge of flower arranging or floristry will be an advantage ie prior course or workshop or have made flowers for friends
By the end of this course the participants will be able to:
• Create stylish traditional and modern, seasonal and festive floral designs
• Understand how to buy and prepare seasonal flowers to maximise their cut flower life
• Gain confidence and experience handling a variety of cut plant material
• Employ secure floral mechanics in your arrangements
• Estimate the commercial cost of a design
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:
You will provide your own flowers and foliage each week although the tutor can provide some flowers and foliage for a reasonable price.
Expect to pay around £10 a week for flowers although actual price will depend upon the design and where you shop. It will be much less if you have your own foliage or flower and berry source.
A starter pack containing containers used on the course, basic floristry equipment, foam, dish, tape, wires etc. may be purchased at the start of the course for your convenience at approx. £15. Floristry scissors are available to order for £8.00 if desired.
For the first session you will need to bring:
Your fee includes the cost of materials for the first weeks design.
Strong scissors, Binbag, notebook and pen, camera (optional) to record work completed in class. Apron, hand wipes
Also a crate or semi rigid bag (eg supermarket bag) to transport your design.
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
Saturday Floral workshops at Coleridge Community College
Eg 17 May foam free flowers
The Adult Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sunday’s , you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.
Helen AllenI have many years’ experience in floral design with my creations appearing in international magazines. I won ‘student of the year’ for my ANC floristry exam. Being freelance as ‘Verdila flowers’ I teach many different groups including sheltered schemes, and I am busy with wedding and event work especially in the summer months.