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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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 Group 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 Group Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
Sarah-May Anderson's Saturday job in a fruit and veg shop sowed the seeds of an idea which led to her own floristry shop. And while the bunches on sale at her part-time work first fired her imagination, it was the broad spectrum of Derby College's full time Level 3 Floristry course which inspired her to enrol.
Sarah-May, now 28, completed the two year course at Broomfield College after leaving school. She took time out from floristry and admin jobs to start a family – she has a little boy, Hunter, who is now three-and-a-half. Last year Sarah-May followed her dream using the enterprise skills she gained at Broomfield and launching her business Stems From The Heart in Long Eaton.
The course appealed to me in the first place because it gave a lot more than just floristry – it was quite detailed.
It went into business planning, admin, spreadsheets, legislation relating to the workplace and insurance. I learned about design and interior design and costings.
On the floristry side, I didn't know much about flowers, or even most of their names when I started. I was at college fulltime for two years and leaned all I needed to know to start off. Put it like this - I don't think I'd be standing here without it.