This course will help you to understand the different constructions used when making floral designs. You will be informed about how to prepare your materials before commencing a design. You will also be instructed on how to make two different types of designs during the session.
The designs will be demonstrated in a step-by-step format. You will construct the designs yourself, with help, support and feedback given throughout.
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There are no formal entry requirements.
A keen interest in floristry and a creative mind would be an advantage, but not essential.
The course will cover:
•Care of cut materials
•Identification of flowers and foliage
•How to prepare materials for use
•How to construct two different types of floral designs
There is no formal assessment for this course, although feedback will be given throughout the session.
You will be required to supply your own:
•Closed-toe flat shoes
•Apron or tabard
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Floristry and Flower Arranging, as well as a wide variety of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College 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.