Floristry - Introduction | St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Floristry - Introduction at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Floristry - Introduction at St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone

Price: £168.00 Starts: 23/09/2019 Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tutor: Jackie Brooks Ends: 09/12/2019 Location: St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: MON Duration: 11 weeks

This course has started, but is still accepting enrolments. This course has already started but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 2222 and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running.

About this course

This course is perfect for complete beginners who wish to learn the basics principles of floristry. We will cover conditioning of your flowers, how to wet foam, how to attach it to different vessels, how to design a hand tied bouquet, button hole, posy styles and much more. This course will lead on to the intermediate course for those wishing to learn more. Each week you will produce a flower arrangement in a different style.

By the end of the course you should be able to:
- create a variety of differing styles of floral arrangements using fresh flowers and foliage
- confidently apply floristry techniques to an appropriate level
- understand the care and conditioning needs of a variety of plant material
- show a knowledge and understanding about seasonal plant material
- demonstrate an awareness of basic design and colour theory

Homework is not a requirement of the course, but you will need to source flowers for your class each week.

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
- Scissors
- Pen
- Notebook

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.

About the Tutor: Jackie Brooks

Jackie Brooks is a very experienced teacher of Floristry and also runs her own floristry business. She specialises in contemporary and modern styles.

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Getting there

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
ME14 1LH

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code MAI/76864/H/LC.
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