This course has concessions available

Floristry Techniques: An Introduction

Learn to work confidently with flowers to create displays for friends, family, various occasions and the home. All levels welcome, whether you are a beginner or more experienced and would like to refresh your skills. Basic materials are provided, but you will need to bring your own flowers and foliage from the second week. The tutor will give guidance on this.

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Who is this course for

Anyone who wants to learn the basics of floristry and more advanced students who want to brush up on their techniques or work more independently with the support of a tutor.

You will need to have some dexterity in your hands and fingers, however addititional support is available if required - please contact the department on 020 7269 6043 for advice.

What does this course cover

How to prepare and care for a range of flowers and foliage for use in floristry.
You will practice a range of traditional and contemporary techniques in floral design and create arrangements for different occassions, seasons, friends and family or just for pleasure.
You will also learn about the other materials you'll need for floristry and safe working practices.

What will it be like

Tutor demonstrations
Practical arranging and designing in class
One-to-one support and feedback from the tutor
Group work and discussion

What else do you need to buy or do

From week 2 you will need to buy your own flowers and foliage - the tutor will advise you on the types of flowers and foliage to purchase each week and where to do this at a reasonable cost.

Other basic materials like oasis and wire will be provided.

What this course could lead to

An advanced or a longer accreddited course at another college. Another creative course at the Mary Ward Centre.

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference.   We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’