How will I be taught?
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and craftspeople and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time. You will undertake critical evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance personal skills.
Your tutor will give you individual feedback on your progress throughout the course.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring on the first lesson:
- 5/6 Roses or Iris or Carnations.
- 5/6 Leaves about the size of the Palm of your hand.
- Handful of small leaf foliage. I will bring Hebe, but Box or heather are all good.
- Florist Foam, (Oasis)
- Low small dish or saucer
You will be advised each week on the following week's project and what you will need to bring.
What can I do next?
Students can progress onto the intermediate floristry course and from there to higher level accredited floristry courses and professional practice. The tutor will be able to give you more detailed advice.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join this course.
This course is suitable for the complete novice and would be perfect for those who are interested in floristry, perhaps thinking of a career move, but do not want to commit to a full time course. It would be equally suitable for those just wanting to have the confidence to design flowers for friends and family and wanting to extend their knowledge of floristry beyond flower arranging.