Come and join us at this informal and welcoming workshop - and learn how to make a beautiful spring basket design, perfect for a Mother’s Day gift.
Once complete, you can take your design home to enjoy yourself or give to a special person.
There are no entry requirements - you just need a keen interest in creating something special.
The course will cover:
• Flower and foliage knowledge
• Techniques of constructing the design
• Knowledge of gift wrapping and presentation of the design
• Information on handling and after care.
There will be no assessment.
All equipment and materials will be supplied.
If you wish to bring an apron or tabard to protect your clothing, this would be advisable.
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.
Four years ago, floristry shop owner Eleanor Holt felt trapped in a supermarket job which did not suit her. Today she is the proud owner of her own floristry shop after studying for the skills she needed at Derby College. In deciding on her course, Eleanor looked back fondly to her enjoyment of two weeks' work placement in a florists shop.
So she ditched her supermarket management course and took the college's Level 2 part-time City and Guilds in Floristry, passing with a distinction. Eleanor worked part-time during her course at Hoods Florists shop in Chesterfield and was taken on. And when the owner decided to concentrate on her business in Clay Cross, Eleanor jumped at the chance buy the shop "with a little help from the bank of mum and dad".
So I just went for it. I loved it.
The actual site at Broomfield is great. The way you can go out into the grounds and pick foliage and use the flowers in your work is brilliant.
The course taught you pretty much all you need to know to be a florist – there was a wedding unit, funeral unit, hand tied unit, things like that.
We also did health and safety as it relates to the job which was really useful.
The college gave me what I needed to do the job I'm doing now.