What opportunities will this course give me?
This hands-on course will provide you with the skills to create your own floral displays for a variety of occasions. Youll learn the specialist skills needed to work with flowers and foliage.
The programme offers a fun and inspiring way to develop a much-loved hobby or kick-start a new one. Youll be learning alongside other engaged and enthusiastic students.
The college runs a variety of horticultural and creative courses - please browse the website for further details.
What will I be learning?
You will learn all aspects of floristry including how to:
Correctly care and condition flowers
Gift wrap arrangements
Make suitable bows for the occasion
Create box pleating for funeral tributes
Create handtied designs using the correct spiral techniques
Use wiring and taping techniques to create the best effects
Make an arrangement using oasis.
Gifts And Arrangements:
You will make a traditional flat bouquet and how to wrap and create bows
You will learn how to create a hand tied arrangement in water, including gift wrapping and bow skills
You will learn how to create Button Holes including wiring and taping
You will learn how to create Bridal Bouquets using a selection of flowers arranged in a circular design
You will learn how to create a Table Centre
You will learn how to create a Sympathy Bouquet using tied arrangements suitable for a sympathy display
You will learn how to create a Casket Spray diamond shape arrangement with a mixture of flowers and foliage
You will learn how to create a Based Tribute Ribboned using Chrysanthemums.
An Eastleigh College certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.
Why is this course for me?
The course is run on the mentality of learning by doing, and so its perfect for learners who prefer a practical approach to their studies. Youll leave having ignited a passion for the delicate art of floral design.
You will learn through demonstrations, discussions, observation and practice.
How will my learning be enhanced?
Whilst you will not gain a professional qualification on this course, this is a great introduction to the world of floristry and design.
You will have the opportunity to explore and be creative with your materials, learning in an environment with other enthusiastic and like-minded individuals.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Here at Eastleigh College, we are proud of our comfortable, welcoming learning environment and community venues. Youll be working alongside other learners who are keen to learn the same skills, opening you up to individuals with similar interests and mindsets to you.
Your tutor is a qualified florist who has many years experience of creating floral designs for both business and pleasure. Your tutor will be both friendly and accommodating, ensuring your experience on the course is stimulating and stress-free.
There is absolutely no pressure or expectations; we just want our learners to have the best time possible and leave feeling proud of their new skills.
What do I need to sign up?
There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course. All beginners or those learners with some knowledge most welcome.
Is there anything else I need to know?
This course is suitable for anyone interested in arranging flowers for a wide range of occasions and will be suitable for both beginners and those wishing to develop their floral knowledge and design skills further.
Some materials will be provided for your course. However, you will need to bring in some materials to make your designs, e.g. flowers, foliage, containers, etc. Economy is always encouraged. You may use a range of materials - fresh artificial and preserved. A basic floristry toolbox will be required consisting of multipurpose floristry scissors, Sellotape and dispenser, a bucket, apron, and stapler. The tutor will discuss this with you at the first class.
The cost of materials/flowers each week will be approximately £15 to £20. However, the tutor does encourage learners to bring foliage from their own garden to keep the cost down and some weeks the floral displays can be deconstructed if you wish and the materials used again the following week. All additional costs are at the learner's discretion.
We would recommend that you purchase your flowers for the first session a few days in advance and from a local florist. You will then gain the experience of choosing from a more comprehensive range, and where single stem items are usually available at a competitive price. Once you have started the course, your tutor would be happy to recommend local wholesalers who will supply direct to the general public.
Learners will be notified approximately 7-10 days before the course start date what items will be required for the first week and the design which will be demonstrated.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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