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Floristry Essentials Workshop: An Introduction

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This short course, suitable for the complete beginner, will introduce you to the techniques needed to condition floral materials, before moving on to creating arrangements, hand tied bouquets and small wired designs. This course is designed to provide you with a fun introduction to basic floristry techniques, and will give you an opportunity to create a variety of floral designs for beginners. You will focus on the use of materials, colours and textures to create interesting and beautiful floral design.

Entry requirements

No previous experience or qualifications are needed to take part in this course.

Course content

During the course you will be able to practise basic techniques using a range of different media. The workshop will focus on modern arrangements, simple hand tied designs and accessories. The course is designed to be flexible to meet the interests of the group.

Assessment methods

There will be no formal assessments on this course.

Further study and career options

On completion of this course you can progress on to the more advanced floristry courses offered at Bedford College, such as Floristry Skills: Hand Tied & Floral Arrangements.

Additional information

All flowers needed for this course are included in the course fee. It is recommended you provide your own apron.

Funding information

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2021.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 day 20/03/2021 Sat 9.30 am - 12.30 pm £50 Shuttleworth College SOB825S2 Course in progress

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
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