You will learn all the floristry construction techniques for producing creative designs with flowers from the garden. The course will be mainly practically based but will include some theory to consolidate your learning in the subject.
This course is aimed at learners wishing to explore how to make the most out of their flowers from their own gardens.
There is no formal entry requirement.
The course will cover:
• Design, styles and techniques
• Construction methods
• Identification and care of materials
There are no formal assessments to complete. However, producing a portfolio to document your progression and development of the subject is mandatory.
You will be required to supply your own:
• Flowers, foliage and sundry items
• Writing materials
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Floristry and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College website or Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
As a five-year-old girl, Nadia Di Tullio would sit enthralled watching the florist at work next door to her parents’ newsagent business. It sparked a lifelong love of flowers – a passion which she has transformed into a thriving career, with help from Derby College.
Today, her business – Nadia Di Tullio Flowers – has earned a national reputation for exquisite wedding florals. Her distinctive work has featured in leading magazines and wedding blogs, and she is regularly called upon to provide specialist articles giving advice on floristry.
An interest in flowers has stayed with me since childhood – and, as the years went by, I was determined to move away from a conventional career and dedicate my working life to creating something I love. I thoroughly enjoyed the learning process at Derby College, gaining insights from professional tutors who really knew what they were doing and being part of a varied group of learners who all contributed different skills, knowledge and perspectives.