February 26 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm - March 26 (Tuesday) 9:00 pm
Trumpington Community College
Lime Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 9FD
length of course
Brief Description: You will use simple flower arranging and floristry techniques to create beautiful floral designs for the home and a number of occasions for the spring festive season. We will
You will use simple flower arranging and floristry techniques to create beautiful floral designs for the home and a number of occasions for the spring festive season. We will work with wet floral foam, cellophane, chicken wire and vases to create a variety of floral designs including table centerpieces, themed work and gift-wrapped floristry. No experience necessary. Course fees include materials for a design in week 1.
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
A love of flowers. No experience required
By the end of this course the participants will be able to:
● Create simple, traditional and modern spring floral designs for the home and spring occasions
● Understand how to buy and prepare seasonal spring flowers to maximise their cut flower life
● Gain confidence and experience handling a variety of seasonal flower and spring branches
● Employ secure floral mechanics in your arrangements
About Your Tutor:
Helen Allen has many years’ experience in floral design with her creations appearing in international magazines. She won ‘student of the year’ for her ANC floristry exam. Being freelance as ‘Verdila flowers’ she teaches to many different groups and is busy with wedding and event work especially in the summer months
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 plus a sundries pack for around £12-£15.
Expect to pay around £8-£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 twig source.
Floristry scissors are available to order for £8.00 if desired.
For the first session, you will need to bring:
There is a small materials fee in the cost of the course to cover your first week’s design.
Strong scissors (florist scissors can be ordered from tutor week 1), bin bag, spare plaster, notebook and pen, camera (optional) to record work completed in class, apron and 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?
Cut flowers for beginners: Summer
16 March 2019 10-2pm ‘Joyful Germini ‘
18 May 2019 10-2pm ‘Summer Cones including Succulents’
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
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.