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Art and design


The Cornerstone,
Norreys Ave,
Wokingham, RG40 1UE

This is a mixed-ability course suitable for beginners and those wishing to improve their flower arranging skills and techniques. 

Enjoy the abundance of spring and early summer flowers and create exciting flower arrangements suitable for your own home or as gifts for special occasions. 

  • Learn how create exciting flower arrangements
  • Understand the basic elements and principles of flower design
  • Learn new techniques and mechanics to create a selection of traditional and contemporary designs
  • Practical experience of creating and completing a variety of inspiring designs

Activate Learning offer a range of learning for leisure Flower Arranging courses and workshops throughout the year at various locations 

Please note: There are additional costs associated with this course.  Following a demonstration in the first week, you will need to supply your flowers and foliage, together with a container and oasis (as and when necessary).

What I'll learn

You will get the chance to develop your skills and techniques, ideas and designs for flower arranging. 


How I'll learn

The course will cover a selection of elements and principles of flower arranging, together with a variety of techniques. There will be a demonstration followed by practical work enabling you to leave each week with a completed flower arrangement. 

You will be able to work at your own pace with the friendly and expert guidance from our experienced tutor. 

Teaching methods include: 

  • Formal Instruction 
  • Discussion and Research 
  • Individual Tuition 
  • Practical Demonstration 
  • Practical Experience 


Entry Requirements

You must bring:

  • Clear Glass or Clear Acrylic Round Bowl –about 9”-10” in diameter with a side depth of 2.5”-3”.  Please note: can be a square dish but must be clear and with these measurements 
  • Aluminium Wire–to match or contrast with your flowers 
  • Note pad and pen 
  • Scissors 


  • Large quantity of Laurel Leaves – or similar.  Medium sized leaves and at least a quantity of 80+ will be used 
  • Optional - some delicate trailing foliage such as Ivy, Clematis or Jasmine 


  • Selection of your choice and colour.  Smallish, dainty seasonal flowers such as Spray Carnations, Spray Roses, Chrysanthemums, Clematis  

These are suggestions only.  The flowers/foliage and colours are your choice. The tutor will have a supply of the Aluminium Wire, if required.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.