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Floristry - Ikebana Japanese Arrangements

Day of week:
Dartford Adult Education Centre, Dartford
Level 1
10:00 - 12:00
3 weeks

Delve into this sensitive, delicate and emotional art form.
You will learn how to consider color, line, form and function to guide construction. The symbolism and seasonality of the flowers used wiill be introduced.

By the end of the course you will be able to -
Explain the orgins of Ikebana
Demonstrate 2 different arrangments
Identify the symbolism of the flowers and branches you have used
Explain the health and safety comsiderations for the resources and tools used

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Laura Follows

Laura has had a very colourful and varied floristry career over the past 21 years; from working for the florist appointed to HRH and being privileged to make the royal families flowers, to creating celebrity flowers for Hollywood stars and designers including Louis Vuitton and meeting a few famous faces along the way! Laura has worked in some very glamorous and beautiful locations in London over the years including the Lord Mayors show, banquets for the rich and famous, prestigious London hotels and companies and even Westminster Abbey. She has covered every step of the floristry career ladder from junior to head florist and managed prestigious London based flower shops.
Teaching since 2002 Laura is qualified through City and Guilds and has a passion for flowers in her genes! She is the 4th generation of florists in the family and loves teaching people and having the privilege of passing on her knowledge and skills to others.

View all courses taught by Laura Follows here

How will I be taught?

At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. , You will complete tasks and assignments according to the course syllabus. You will receive feedback from your tutor.

What do I need to bring with me?

A list of resources will be available shortly, please ensure we have your current email address so we can send these to you.

What can I do next?

Floristry Improvers courses or a Level 2 NCFE course such as DAR/110806/K/NC

What do I need to join the course

Suitable for those who have completed beginner level courses.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course. If you need to bring a carer with you,or be accompanied by another person please ask to speak to the Curriculum Leader before you enrol.

Getting to your course

Find us

Dartford Adult Education Centre
Summerhill Road

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DAR/122710/M/LC.