Floristry Workshops

Introduction

 
Learn in our relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere at The Florist Workshop.
 
Classes include the use of aprons, scissors, wires and tapes with additional materials available to purchase during the session, such as:
– cellophane
– ribbons
– containers
– foam
– various other decorative accessories
 
*Plastic free and sustainable materials also an option
 
Light refreshments included for all sessions in the relaxed and friendly workshop environment.

 

2021-22 Workshops:

Half day workshops (Saturdays) – £45 pp

Create flowers for a loved one, a hobby, or a special forthcoming occasion. All flowers are included in this session. This workshop is subject to limited numbers due to availability.
 
26/03/2022 (10:30 – 12:30) Mothers day workshop
26/03/2022 (14:30 – 16:30) Mothers day workshop
 
13/04/2022 (10:30 – 12:30) Easter workshop
 
30/10/2021 (10:30 – 12:30) Halloween workshop
30/10/2021 (14:30 – 16:30) Halloween workshop
 
27/11/2021 (10:30 – 12:30) Advent/garland wreath workshop
27/11/2021 (14:00 – 16:30) Cascading design with chunky candle
 
04/12/2021 (10:30 – 12:30) Traditional luxury festive door garland workshop (wreath)
04/12/2021 (14:30 – 16:30) Traditional luxury festive door garland workshop (wreath)
 
11/12/2021(10:30 – 12:30)  Topiary tree design
11/12/2021 (14:30 – 16:30) Special offer class – Christmas Novelty design (£30pp)
 
18/12/2021 (10:30 – 12:30) Festive materials and succulent table runner
11/12/2021 (14:00 – 16:30) Festive door swag or fireplace garland of fragrant materials
 
 
*Special occasion group events available for weekends such as hen parties (flower crowns), birthdays, festivals or other occasions.
 

 

4 week workshop – £95 pp:

The 4 week floristry workshop is again designed to be easy to digest. It has been structured in sequential sessions to aid your development and make sure you walk away with techniques and knowledge not acquirable in the 1 day sessions, this will be represented by a certificate at the end of the 4th session. Flowers will be supplied for the first session only, All tools are provided for each session. 
 
These events will run in the evenings for your convenience from 6pm – 8.00pm
 
These are designed for beginners through to the more advanced florist to build confidence in purchasing and arranging flowers with a professional finish, harnessing tips and techniques from a qualified instructor. Arranging seasonal designs, wedding flowers, sustainable designs without foam, creating hand tied designs and simple table arrangements.
 

Workshop 1

Beginners workshop Friday evenings September 3rd – 24th 2021.
 
Session 1 – Flower preparation techniques to increase longevity of life, decorative finishes and boutonniere construction (Session 1 materials included).
Session 2 – Arrange and wrapping flowers using a selection of stylish materials (3 designs).
Session 3 – Master techniques for hand tied flowers and beautiful table centres.
Session 4 – Perfect your seasonal hand tied bouquet, packaged for a professional finish.


Workshop 2:

Rookie (beginners +) flower arranging workshop Friday evenings 29th Oct – 19th Nov 2021.

Session 1 – Limited linear arrangement in a tin bucket style container, using bold and dramatic flowers (flowers supplied to purchase at £10.00 on the night).
Session 2 – Seasonal flowers, hand tied making your own collar from fresh materials making the most of our environment.
Session 3 – Basket arrangement to be placed onto your coffee table (foam free environmentally friendly options available).
Session 4 – Front facing style arrangement for a corner of your home that you would like to brighten up (foam free environmentally friendly options available).

 

Workshop 3:

Wedding flower workshop (beginner)  Friday evenings 14th Jan – 03rd Feb 2022.

Suitable for anyone who has completed workshops 1 & 2 at The Florist Workshop, or have some prior experience.

Session 1 – Simple A range of corsages suitable for the Bride or Civil Partner, mother of the bride or attendants etc.
Session 2 – Small Jam Jar /similar hand tied of seasonal flowers for the tables. Dress your jam jars, discussing suitable options and create matching hand tied bridal bouquet of seasonal materials.
Session 3 – Small urn style arrangements for the table
Session 4 – Pew ends/ hand tied and in foam

 

Workshop 4:

Wedding flower workshop (DIY Bride). Friday evenings Dates upon request. 


Suitable for anyone who wishes to create their own wedding flowers.

Session 1 – Flower crowns or circlet headdress for a bridesmaid.
Session 2 – Bridal Posy in foam bridal holder to include handle finish (foam free alternative available).
Session 3 – Top Table rustic crate style arrangement.
Session 4 – Thank you design of your choice for someone special.

Workshop 5:

4 weeks Harvest themes back to school : September 2022 (date to be confirmed).

You will learn how to create a stunning seasonal design from your flowers, create hand tied design grouping for maximum impact, versatile techniques also focusing on colour form and texture for on trend designs.

Session 1 – Small urns/milk churns (tie them first then arrange).
Session 2 – Raised container all round design.
Session 3 – Seasonal hand tied flowers for your vase.
Session 4 – Harvest wreath for your door or table with a candle.

Workshop 6:

4 week Autumn session including plants, flowers for wellbeing & vibrant spooky Halloween and bewitching colourful designs October 2022 (dates to be confirmed). 

Session 1 – Sustainable design NO foam.
Session 2 – Plants and flowers pot ét fleur.
Session 3 – Seasonal design using twigs, branches and simple structures.
Session 4 – Halloween pumpkin.

 

Additional Saturday workshop (09:30am – 2:30pm) – £195 pp (requires minimal numbers to run):

Bridal Workshop NOW TAKING BOOKINGS! 25th Sept 2021 – One day advanced bridal workshop, all flowers provided. Constructing a range of designs for weddings suitable for the bridal party (not suitable for beginners). Limited spaces available, simply turn up and enjoy!


Content – Informal & Formal Bridal Bouquets, all round design in holder, designer buttonholes to compliment 
 
 
On-Trend Design dried flower course (dates on request – minimal numbers required). Content: – hand-tie dried flowers to create an all-round, front facing and flat designs with spiral stems. These can be placed in a vase, sent through the post as a letterbox gift or hung as a swag on the wall. Construction of a wreath frame and trimmed with a selection of dried flower material to be hung on door or wall.

 

Advanced workshops (upon request):

Advanced workshop introduction:

Due to the nature of the floristry industry, experience and subjects to cover in an advanced workshop will vary for each person or business interested in furthering their knowledge.

For this reason all advanced classes are bespoke to the individual(s) looking to attend and will require an initial discovery call.

By managing the advanced workshops this way, you can be rest assured that you will be taking away more skills and knowledge than you started the day with.

Advanced practitioner – £195 pp (includes materials):

Saturday (10:00- 15:00) – maximum of 4 people*
 
Bridal bouquet designs
– Freestanding and hanging pew markers
– Large basket designs
– Large event flowers
– Pedestal arrangements
– Flower arches
– Large Milk Churn designs
– Standing Pew ends and hanging screen designs
 
*Bespoke design on request or chosen design from list of options above. The focus will be on the principles and elements of design concentrating on colour, form, space, texture and line (elements). Proportion, balance, scale, rhythm. contrast, dominance and harmony (principles).
 

 

Gift vouchers: 

Are you struggling to find a gift for a loved one or friend? Why not buy a gift voucher for our flower arranging beginner workshop – a gift that gives back in the form of knowledge on a new craft.
 

 

Enquiries:

 
I’d love to hear from you, whether it’s to book a place on one of the courses, or to simply ask me a question about floristry.
 
My direct contact details are below or please feel free to send me a message via the contact page
 
 
 
Telephone: 07887891343