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Flower Arranging: Special Occasions

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You will make a variety of arrangements suitable for special occasions such as birthdays, outdoor events, anniversaries, parties and gifts. This is a mixed-ability class suitable for beginners and those with some experience of flower arranging.

The class will cover a variety of techniques and principles of flower arranging.  

There will be demonstrations and practical work to give you the confidence to develop your own style and create a variety of floral designs suitable for special occasions such as birthdays, outdoor events, anniversaries, parties and gifts.  

You will work at your own pace with our friendly and experienced tutor's guidance.

Scroll down for details on the entry requirements and how you'll learn.

What I'll learn

You will learn the following: 

  • conditioning and preparation of plant material
  • know the characteristics of fresh plant materials
  • techniques and mechanics needed to create a variety of contemporary and traditional designs
  • practical experience of constructing a variety of creative arrangements

 

How I'll learn

Teaching methods include:

  • formal instruction
  • discussion
  • individual tuition
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience

Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.

 

Entry Requirements

You will need to bring:

  • a notepad and pen
  • approximately seven to nine focal flowers such as roses, gerbera or similar
  • two or three stems of filler flowers such as chrysanthemums or spray carnations
  • two ro three stems of lisianthus  or similar (optional)
  • dish, bowl or flower pot approximately 6-10” diameter  depending on size of flowers
  • selection of garden foliage
  • floral foam     
  • scissors

Floral foam can be purchased from the tutor 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.